Armando Trovajoli (1917-2013)

Posted: March 3, 2013 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

armando-trovajoliArmando Trovajoli has passed away in Rome, Italy at age 95. The Italian film composer and jazz pianist has composed the music for numerous films, including Vittorio De Sicca’s 1960 drama Two Women (La ciociara), for which Sophia Loren received an Academy Award for her lead performance. Travajoli also collaborated with De Sicca on a number of other romantic comedies, including Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, oggi, domani) and Marriage Italian Style (Matrimonio all’italiana), both starring Loren & Marcello Mastroianni. His other credits include the 1977 romance A Special Day (Una giornata particolare) directed by Ettore Scola and starring Loren & Mastroianni, which was honored with two Academy Award nominations and a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. The composer’s best known non-film work was the piece Roma nun fa’ la stupida stasera written for the 1962 stage musical Rugantino.