Famous Italian Conductors

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 1 Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone
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Famous As: Greatest Film Composers of All Time
Birthdate: November 10, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: July 6, 2020

Regarded as one of the world’s greatest film composers, Ennio Morricone was an Italian composer, orchestrator and conductor who scored music for over 500 films in his career spanning seven decades. Morricone covered a wide range of music styles and is best known for scores in the Dollar Trilogy and Once Upon a Time in the West.

 2 Antonio Salieri

Antonio Salieri
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Famous As: Composer, Conductor
Birthdate: August 18, 1750
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Legnago, Italy
Died: May 7, 1825

Antonio Salieri was an Italian classical composer, conductor, and teacher considered a key figure in the development of late 18th-century opera. He was a protégé of eminent composer Christoph Willibald Gluck. For several years, he served as the director of the Italian opera by the Habsburg court. His works were performed widely across Europe during his lifetime. 

 3 Claudio Abbado

Claudio Abbado
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Famous As: Conductor Who Was One of the leading conductors of his Generation
Birthdate: June 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: January 20, 2014
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 4 Riccardo Muti

Riccardo Muti
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: July 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Naples, Italy

 5 Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: March 25, 1867
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Parma, Italy
Died: January 16, 1957

 6 Nino Rota

Nino Rota
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: April 10, 1979

 7 Carlo Ponti

Carlo Ponti
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: December 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
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 8 Muzio Clementi

Muzio Clementi
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 23, 1752
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 10, 1832

 9 Mantovani

Mantovani
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 15, 1905
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Venice, Veneto, Italy
Died: March 29, 1980

 10 Riccardo Chailly

Riccardo Chailly
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: February 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

 11 Ezio Bosso

Ezio Bosso
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 13, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Turin, Piedmont ,Italy
Died: May 14, 2020

 12 Carlo Maria Giulini

Carlo Maria Giulini
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: May 9, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barletta, Italy
Died: June 14, 2005

 13 Pino Presti

Pino Presti
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Famous As: Bassist
Birthdate: August 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

 14 Piero Piccioni

Piero Piccioni
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Famous As: Film score composer
Birthdate: December 6, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: July 23, 2004

Italian composer Piero Piccioni began his career with the radio and his jazz band 013. He also composed using the American name Piero Morgan, and starting with the score for La Tempesta, he became a regular in Hollywood. He had composed more than 300 film soundtracks, ranging from horror to romance.

 15 Alfredo Casella

Alfredo Casella
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Famous As: Composer, Conductor, Pianist
Birthdate: July 25, 1883
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: March 5, 1947

 16 Vittorio Monti

Vittorio Monti
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 6, 1868
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: June 20, 1922

 17 Giovanni Bottesini

Giovanni Bottesini
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 22, 1821
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Crema, Italy
Died: July 7, 1889

 18 Giuseppe Sinopoli

Giuseppe Sinopoli
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: November 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: April 20, 2001

 19 Fabio Luisi

Fabio Luisi
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: January 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Genoa, Italy

 20 Bruno Maderna

Bruno Maderna
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: April 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Venice, Italy
Died: November 13, 1973

 21 Goffredo Petrassi

Goffredo Petrassi
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: July 16, 1904
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Zagarolo, Italy
Died: March 3, 2003

 22 Giorgio Gaslini

Giorgio Gaslini
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Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: October 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: July 29, 2014

 23 Gianandrea Gavazzeni

Gianandrea Gavazzeni
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: July 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bergamo, Italy
Died: February 5, 1996

 24 Bruno Bartoletti

Bruno Bartoletti
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: June 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Died: June 9, 2013