Riziero "Riz" Ortolani (Italian pronunciation: [ritˌtsjɛːro rits ortoˈlaːni]; 25 March 1926 – 23 January 2014) was an Italian film composer. Ortolani scored over two-hundred films working mostly within the Italian genres of Mondo, Giallo, and the Spaghetti Western. Ortolani also scored many Hollywood films and has had some of his compositions reused in films like Drive and Django Unchained. Ortolani's most famous composition is More, which he wrote for the infamous film Mondo Cane. It won the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Theme and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 36th Academy Awards . The song was later covered by Frank Sinatra, Kai Winding, Andy Williams, Roy Orbison, and others.
Birth and Death Data: Born March 25th, 1926 (Pesaro), Died January 23rd, 2014 (Rome)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954 - 1963
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, performer, composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor (International)||2E5VB-0784||10"||approximately 1954||I tre timidi||Orchestra Riz Ortolani ; Katyna Ranieri||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||leader|
|Decca||113831||7/22/1963||Donna twist||Riz Ortolani||performer|
|Decca||113832||7/22/1963||Soldati e soldatesse||Riz Ortolani||performer|
|Decca||113833||7/22/1963||Sirena e strada chiusa||Riz Ortolani||performer|
|Decca||113834||7/22/1963||Baci a Parigi||Riz Ortolani||performer|
|Decca||113835||7/22/1963||Night Las Vegas||Riz Ortolani||performer|
|Decca||113836||7/22/1963||Rancho Hotel||Riz Ortolani||performer|
|Decca||113837||7/22/1963||Pin up girls||Riz Ortolani||performer|
|Decca||113838||7/22/1963||Jerum blues||Riz Ortolani||performer|
|Decca||113840||7/22/1963||La Croisette (Theme from Women of the world)||Riz Ortolani||performer|
|Decca||113841||7/22/1963||Finale Lourdes||Riz Ortolani||performer|
|Decca||114027||9/18/1963||La Donna nel mondo||Riz Ortolani||performer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ortolani, Riz," accessed May 12, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/335753.
Ortolani, Riz. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 12, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/335753.
"Ortolani, Riz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 12 May 2021.
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