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Armando Trovajoli

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.

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,

Trovajoli, Armando. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 28, 2023, from

"Trovajoli, Armando." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 March 2023.

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