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Goffredo Petrassi (1904–2003)

Acclaimed as the most significant Italian composer of the mid-20th century (along with Luigi Dallapiccola), Goffredo Petrassi was born in Zagarolo in 1904, the son of Elissio and Erminia Petrassi. He didn't begin scoring Italian documentary films until the 1940s; unfortunately, his massive output of classical works and teaching commitments left ... See full bio »


(age 98) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Family Portrait Composer
Bitter Rice Composer


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 2004 L'anima e le forme, un ricordo di Goffredo Petrassi (Documentary short) (music written and performed by)
 1984 Après la nuit (Short)
 1949 Bitter Rice
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 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... (musical advisor - uncredited)
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 1972 C'è musica & musica (TV Series documentary)
- Fuga a più voci (1972) ... Self
- Ouverture (1972) ... Self
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 2004 L'anima e le forme, un ricordo di Goffredo Petrassi (Documentary short)

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Member of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 41st Venice International Film Festival in 1984. See more »

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