Saturday, May 31, 2014

Remembering Mario Migliardi

Mario Migliardi was born on May 31, 1919 in Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy. A pianist, organist and conductor, Migliardi was always at the forefront of pop music. He also did experiments in radio broadcasting electronic music. From 1955 he was part of the Sextet Blue RAI, directed by Alberto Semprini, where he played the Hammond organ. In 1956 at the IV Festival of Neapolitan Song he directed the Orchestra on "Full Moon" made ​​up of male and female voices in replacement of musical instruments (importing the style of Ray Conniff ). The other orchestra was conducted by Luigi Vinci.
In 1958 he returned with the Sextet Blue RAI directed by Alberto Semprini with the execution of the songNel blu dipinto di blu’ sung by Domenico Modugno. In 1962 he participated in the Xth Festival of Neapolitan song along with other famous conductors: Eduardo Alfieri , Gino Conte Carlo Esposito, Marcello De Martino, Luciano Wonder, Gino Mix , Fluffy Piero and Luigi Vinci.
His tape library, consisting of over 600 magnetic tapes containing experimental music, soundtracks, and music for the radio dramas and performances on Rai, and MICS are preserved in the museum of Rome.
Mario composed the soundtracks for three Euro-westerns: “Matalo”, “Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead” (both 1970) and “The Price of Death” (1971).
Migliardi died on August 9, 2000 in Rome, Italy.
Today we remember Mario Migliardi on what would have been his 95th birthday.

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