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Italian musician and composer Armando Trovajoli died aged 95

Italian musician and composer Armando Trovajoli died aged 95. He wrote the scores for about 300 films.

 

Mar 3, 2013 18:35 IST
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Italian musician and composer Armando Trovajoli died aged 95. He wrote the scores for about 300 films.During his long stint, he worked with some of the world's great jazz musicians, including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. His most famous song was a romantic serenade to Rome earned so much popularity with the tourists that it was regarded as the city's theme tune.

Mayor Gianni Alemanno paid tribute to Trovajoli as the voice of Rome.
He composed the soundtracks for Italian classics such as Two Women, starring Sophia Loren, Scent of a Woman and Bitter Rice.

However, it was his song Roma nun fa la stupida stasera - translated as Rome don't be stupid tonight – was the most popular.

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