Nicola Piovani

Nicola Piovani is an Italian light-classical musician, theater and film score composer, and winner of the 1998 Best Original Dramatic Score Oscar for the score of the Roberto Benigni film La Vita è bella, better known to English-speaking audiences as Life Is Beautiful.
After high school, Piovani enrolled at the Sapienza University of Rome, receiving his degree in piano from the Verdi Conservatory in Milan in 1967, and later studied orchestration under the Greek composer Manos Hadjidakis.
Among his more popular works is the score for the Federico Fellini film Intervista, his second of three collaborations with the famous director, the others being Ginger e Fred and La voce della luna. Years later, he composed a ballet titled Balletto Fellini.
In 2000 his Academy Award-winning score for La Vita è bella was further nominated for a Grammy Award in the "Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media" category, losing to Randy Newman. In 2005 he was a member of the jury at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Pantomima per archiPiovani Cantabile1:33
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La carezza della Vergine (From "Nel nome del Padre")The Soundtrack Collection Vol. 23:46
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Note di sabbia (Bonus Track From "Tutti al mare")Ciliegine (Dal film "Ciliegine" con Bonus Tracks dal Film 'Tutti al mare')1:07
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Nel pancione della TV (From "Ginger e Fred")Nicola Piovani Collection5:36
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Ginger e Fred (From "Ginger e Fred")Cinema in Lounge, Vol. 22:49
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Lullaby (From "Il treno per Istanbul") (Version 2)Music in Love - Film Soundtracks2:49
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Au bord de la piscineLa Conquête (Bande originale du film)1:22
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AndreaLa stanza del figlio un film di Nanni Moretti2:29
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Lullaby (From "Il treno per Instanbul") (Version 2)Sterling Soundtracks Vol. 22:49
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Il teatro dei transeuntiI grandi maestri3:06
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