Armando Trovajoli (also Trovaioli, 2 September 1917 – 28 February 2013) was an Italian film composer and pianist with over 300 credits as composer and/or conductor, many of them jazz scores for exploitation films of the Commedia all'italiana genre. He collaborated with Vittorio De Sica on a number of projects, including one segment of Boccaccio '70. Trovajoli was also the author of several Italian musicals: among them, Rugantino and Aggiungi un posto a tavola.
Trovajoli was the husband of actress Pier Angeli. He died in Rome at the age of 95 on 28 February 2013.
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Birth and Death Data: Born September 2, 1917 (Rome), Died February 28, 2013 (Rome)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1952 - 1955
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer
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|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||MBS-093925||10-in.||before 5/19/1953||Anna (El Negro Zumbón)||Tony Camargo ; Pérez Prado Orchestra ; Carmencita Pernett||Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet||composer|
|Gramophone||0GA1949||10-in.||1952||Thelō apopse na chorepsōme mazy (Θελω αποψε να χορεψωμε μαζυ)||Egia Stēl (Εγια Στηλ) ; Trio Kitara (Τριο Κιταρα)||Female vocal solo and vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|RCA (International)||2E5VB-1088||10-in.||before 10/10/1955||Fontana degli amanti||Rino Luigi Sentieri ; Sestetto "Cabala"||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|RCA (International)||2E5VB-1164||10-in.||before 8/23/1955||Dans la vie||Nilla Pizzi ; Armando Trovajoli||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||leader|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Trovajoli, Armando," accessed March 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352771.
Trovajoli, Armando. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/352771.
"Trovajoli, Armando." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Trovajoli, Armando - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n92064355
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