Armando Trovajoli Dies: ‘Voice of Rome’ Composer Dies at 95

By Alex Johnston
Epoch Times Staff
Created: March 2, 2013 Last Updated: March 29, 2013
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Armando Trovajoli dies: The Italian film composer for hundreds of films, Armando Trovajoli, described as the “the voice of Rome,” died recently.

Armando Trovajoli, a Italian composer of music for more than 300 films and who worked with some of the greatest jazz musicians, died this week in Rome. He was 95.

Gianni Alemanno, the mayor of Rome, said that when he died, “the voice of Rome has been extinguished,” according to The Associated Press. Trovajoli’s widow, Maria, said that her husband died a few days ago, but did not elaborate when.

“He’s gone—a man who was musically great and a beautiful person,” Maria Paola Trovajoli said, according to the Italian language Avvenire publication. Trovajoli was “my husband for more than 40 years—my life,” she added.

“He worked until the last day,” she said, adding that he was still working on a composition when he died.

Trovajoli, who was a pianist, provided music for movies including “Two Women,” which starred Sophia Loren, and “Riso Amaro (Bitter Rice.)”

He also played with jazz legends Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong.

His hit song was “Roma nun fa’ la stupida stasera,” meaning “Rome don’t be stupid tonight” in English, which was popular among tourists, according to the BBC.

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