Thursday, November 6, 2014

Happy 90th Birthday Bruno Canfora

Bruno Canfora was born on November 6, 1924 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. Bruno is an Italian composer, conductor and music arranger.
At a young age Canfora studied piano, then graduated in oboe at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan. He started working during the Second World War, in Trieste, accompanying with his group several revues. After the war he moved to Turin and became conductor of the Castellino Danze Orchestra.
A conductor in a number of variety television and music shows, Canfora is also well known for his work in pop music, particularly for his collaboration with Mina, for whom he composed, among others, the songs "Brava" and "Come tu mi vuoi"; he was also author of a great number of successful songs for Rita Pavone, Ornella Vanoni, Shirley Bassey and Kessler Twins. Canfora also composed theme songs for television shows and TV series and several film scores, including one score for the Euro-western “The Last of the Mohicans” (1965)
He was the official conductor for Sanremo Music Festival in 1961.
Today we celebrate Bruno Canfora’s 90th birthday.

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