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Giuseppe "Pino" Donaggio (born 24 November 1941) is an Italian musician, singer, and composer of film and television scores. A classically-trained violinist, Donaggio is known for his collaborations with director Brian De Palma, and for his work in both European and American genre cinema. He has won two Italian Golden Globe Awards, and has been nominated for two David di Donatello, four Golden Ciak, two Nastro d'Argento, and a Saturn Award.

Pino Donaggio
Pino Donaggio 65.jpg
Pino Donaggio in 1965
Background information
Born (1941-11-23) 23 November 1941 (age 77)
Burano, Venice, Italy
GenresFilm score, Pop
Occupation(s)Musician, composer, singer, orchestrator, arranger, songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, violin, piano
Years active1955–present
Websiteclancelentano.it

Life and careerEdit

Born in Burano (an island of Venice), into a family of musicians, Donaggio began studying violin at the age of ten, first at the Benedetto Marcello conservatory[1] in Venice, followed by the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory[2] in Milan. At the age of 14, he made his solo debut in a Vivaldi concert for Italian radio, then went on to play for both the I Solisti Veneti and the Solisti di Milano.[3] The discovery of rock and roll during the summer of 1959 ended Donaggio's classical career when he made his singing debut with Paul Anka. He then began to write his own songs and established himself as one of Italy's prominent singer-songwriters. He took part in the Sanremo Festival with "Come sinfonia" (1961) and had a string of successes including "Una casa in cima al mondo".

However, his greatest hit was the 1965 hit "Io che non vivo",[4] which sold 80 million records worldwide and was performed most popularly in English as "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley.[5]

His first film was the British/Italian horror film Don't Look Now.[6] Since then he has composed music for several films, including Dario Argento's Two Evil Eyes, Trauma and Do You Like Hitchcock?. He also composed the scores for several horror films including Piranha, Tourist Trap, The Howling and Seed of Chucky. He works regularly with US director Brian De Palma, scoring De Palma's Carrie,[6] Home Movies, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Body Double,[6] Raising Cain and Passion.

In 2012 he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the World Soundtrack Academy.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

1970sEdit

Year Title Director Notes
1973 Don't Look Now Nicolas Roeg
1975 Smiling Maniacs Marcello Aliprandi
1976 A Whisper in the Dark
Haunts Herb Freed 1st American film
Carrie Brian De Palma 1st collaboration with De Palma
1978 Damned in Venice Ugo Liberatore
Piranha Joe Dante
China 9, Liberty 37 Monte Hellman
1979 Tourist Trap David Schmoeller
Home Movies Brian De Palma 2nd collaboration with De Palma
Senza buccia Marcello Aliprandi

1980sEdit

Year Title Director Notes
1980 Dressed to Kill Brian De Palma 3rd collaboration with De Palma

Nominated- Saturn Award for Best Music

Desideria: La vita interiore Gianni Barcelloni
1981 The Howling Joe Dante
The Black Cat Lucio Fulci
The Fan Ed Bianchi
Blow Out Brian De Palma 4th collaboration with De Palma
1982 Tex Tim Hunter
Beyond the Door Liliana Cavani
Vatican Conspiracy Marcello Aliprandi
Via degli specchi Giovanna Gagliardo
1983 Hercules Luigi Cozzi
The World of Don Camillo Terence Hill
1984 Over the Brooklyn Bridge Menahem Golan
Body Double Brian De Palma 5th collaboration with De Palma
Nothing Left to Do But Cry Roberto Benigni
Massimo Troisi
1985 The Lie Giovanni Soldati
Déjà Vu Anthony B. Richmond
Ordeal by Innocence Desmond Davis Rejected score
Replaced by Dave Brubeck
The Adventures of Hercules Luigi Cozzi
The Berlin Affair Liliana Cavani
Nothing Underneath Carlo Vanzina Nominated- Golden Ciak for Best Score
Savage Dawn Simon Nuchtern
1986 Crawlspace David Schmoeller
The Moro Affair Giuseppe Ferrara Nominated- Golden Ciak for Best Score
7 chili in 7 giorni Luca Verdone
1987 Hotel Colonial Cinzia Th. Torrini
The Barbarians Ruggero Deodato
Gor Fritz Kiersch
Jenatsch Daniel Schmid
Going Bananas Boaz Davidson
Devils of Monza Luciano Odorisio
Scirocco Aldo Lado
Dancers Herbert Ross
1988 Phantom of Death Ruggero Deodato
Zelly and Me Tina Rathborne
Catacombs David Schmoeller
Appointment with Death Michael Winner
Kansas David Stevens
High Frequency Faliero Rosati Nominated- Golden Ciak for Best Score
The Gamble Carlo Vanzina
Outlaw of Gor John Cardos
1989 Night Game Peter Masterson
Indio Antonio Margheriti
Ritual of Love Aldo Lado

1990sEdit

Year Title Director Notes
1990 Meridian: Kiss of the Beast Charles Band
Two Evil Eyes George A. Romero
Dario Argento
1991 The Devil's Daughter Michele Soavi Replaced Simon Boswell
Indio 2: The Revolt Antonio Margheriti
A Demon in My View Petra Haffter
Un amore sconosciuto Gianni Amico
1992 All Ladies Do It Tinto Brass
Raising Cain Brian De Palma 6th collaboration with De Palma
A Fine Romance Gene Saks
1993 Trauma Dario Argento
Where Are You? I'm Here Liliana Cavani Nominated- Nastro d'Argento for Best Score
Giovanni Falcone Giuseppe Ferrara
1994 Oblivion Sam Irvin
Troublemakers Terence Hill
Power and Lovers Aldo Lado
1995 Un eroe borghese Michele Placido Nominated- David di Donatello for Best Score
State Secret Giuseppe Ferrara
Mollo tutto José María Sánchez
Palermo - Milan One Way Claudio Fragasso Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Nominated- David di Donatello for Best Song
Soldato ignoto Marcello Aliprandi
Never Talk to Strangers Peter Hall Composed with Steve Sexton
1996 Oblivion 2: Backlash Sam Irvin
The Mysterious Enchanter Pupi Avati Nominated- Nastro d'Argento for Best Score
Festival
Marching in Darkness Massimo Spano
Squillo Carlo Vanzina
1997 The Game Bag Maurizio Zaccaro Nominated- Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
La terza luna Matteo Bellinelli
1998 Snake Eyes Brian De Palma Rejected score
Replaced by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Monella Tinto Brass
Gunslinger's Revenge Giovanni Veronesi
1999 Prima del tramonto Stefano Incerti
A Respectable Man Maurizio Zaccaro
Terra bruciata Fabio Segatori

2000sEdit

Year Title Director Notes
2000 Trasgredire Tinto Brass
Up at the Villa Philip Haas
On the Beach Beyond the Pier Giovanni Fago Nominated- Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
2001 Tra due mondi Fabio Conversi
The Order Sheldon Lettich
2002 The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair Giuseppe Ferrara
Soul Mate Sergio Rubini
2004 Pontormo – Un amore eretico Giovanni Fago
Seed of Chucky Don Mancini Nominated- Fangoria Chainsaw Award for Best Score
2005 Do You Like Hitchcock? Dario Argento
2006 Our Land Sergio Rubini Nominated- Golden Ciak for Best Score
Anthony, Warrior of God Antonello Belluco
2007 Guido che sfidò le Brigate Rosse Giuseppe Ferrara Nominated- Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Milano Palermo - Il ritorno Claudio Fragasso
2008 At a Glance Sergio Rubini
Winter in Wartime Martin Koolhoven

2010sEdit

Year Title Director Notes
2011 Sotto il vestito niente - L'ultima sfilata Carlo Vanzina
2012 Passion Brian De Palma 7th collaboration with De Palma

Nominated- IFMCA Award for Best Original Score for a Thriller Film

2013 Patrick Mark Hartley
2014 La buca Daniele Ciprì Nominated- Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
2016 La grande rabbia Claudio Fragasso
2017 Where I've Never Lived Paolo Franchi Italian Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
2018 My Name Is Thomas Terence Hill
Mare di grano Fabrizio Guarducci
2019 Domino Brian De Palma 8th collaboration with De Palma

TelevisionEdit

  • Strada senza uscita (1986)
  • The Fifth Missile (1986)
  • Tabloid Crime (1987)
  • Ocean (1989)
  • Non aprite all'uomo nero (1990)
  • I misteri della giungla nera (1991)
  • Gesucht wird Ricki Forster (1991)
  • La stella del parco (1991)
  • Scoop (1992)
  • Colpo di coda (1993)
  • Missione d'amore (1993)
  • Klippen des Todes (1993)
  • L'ispettore Sarti - Un poliziotto, una città (1993-94)
  • Ho un segreto con papà (1994)
  • Inka Connection (1995)
  • Das kalifornische Quartett (1995)
  • Die Straßen von Berlin (1995-96)
  • Nach uns die Sintflut (1996)
  • New York Crossing (1996)
  • Die Stunden vor dem Morgengrauen (1997)
  • Racket (1997)
  • Inquietudine (1997)
  • Rescuers: Stories of Courage (1998)
  • Il tesoro di Damasco (1998)
  • Le ragazze di Piazza di Spagna (1998-99)
  • Avvocati (1998-99)
  • Nur ein toter Mann ist ein guter Mann (1999)
  • Die Sünde der Engel (1999)
  • Commesse (1999-2002)
  • Don Matteo (2000-14)
  • Sospetti (2000-04)
  • Lo zio d'America (2002-06)
  • Un caso di coscienza (2003-06)
  • Provaci ancora prof (2005-07)
  • La moglie cinese (2006)
  • Il segreto di Arianna (2007)
  • Fuga con Marlene (2007)
  • La vita rubata (2008)
  • Fidati di me (2008-09)
  • Ho sposato uno sbirro (2008-10)
  • L'uomo che cavalcava nel buio (2009)
  • Sisi (2009)
  • La donna che ritorna (2011)
  • Dove la trovi una come me? (2011)
  • Rossella (2011-12)
  • Un passo dal cielo (2011-12)
  • Cesare Mori - Il prefetto di ferro (2012)
  • Madre, aiutami (2013-14)
  • La strada dritta (2014)
  • Il sistema (2016)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Benedetto Marcello Conservatory". Conseve.it. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  2. ^ "Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory". Consmilano.it. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  3. ^ "Solisti di Milano". Solistiaquilani.it. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  4. ^ "Music of "Io che non vivo" song". Zafara.org. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  5. ^ Pino Donaggio - Biography
  6. ^ a b c "Ordeal By Innocence - Pino Donaggio". Retrieved 1 April 2018.

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