Giovanni Fusco

Giovanni Fusco (10 October 1906, Sant'Agata dei Goti, Benevento – 31 May 1968, Rome) was an Italian composer, pianist and conductor, who has written numerous film scores since 1936, including those of Alain Resnais's Hiroshima mon amour (1959) and La guerre est finie (1966), as well as of most of the 1948-1964 films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, from N.U. (Nettezza Urbana) to Il deserto rosso, except for La notte (soundtrack by Giorgio Gaslini) and some of his early short films. Two of his soundtracks, those of Antonioni's Cronaca di un amore and L'avventura, won Silver Ribbon for the best film score from Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists in 1951 and 1961, respectively.

His brother Tarcisio Fusco was also a composer. His daughter is the operatic soprano Cecilia Fusco.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 10th, 1906 (Sant'Agata de' Goti), Died May 31st, 1968 (Rome)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0BA7617 10-in. 2/22/1951 Ciurri, ciurri Gian Mario Guarino ; Nilo Ossani Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  


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