Saturday, September 28, 2019

Who Are Those Composers ~ Mario Migliardi

Mario Migliardi was born in Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy on May 31, 1919. He was a composer , pianist and conductor and was very active in the composition of soundtracks in the period between 1961 and 1972.

Pianist, organist (Hammond) and conductor, he was always been at the forefront of pop music. Mario also did experiments in radio broadcasting electronic music. From 1955 it was part of the workforce Blue Sextet of RAI, directed by Alberto Semprini, where he played the ' Hammond organ. In 1956 the IV Festival of Neapolitan Song (21:03:56 to 23:03:56) he directed the ' Orchestra "Full Moon" made ​​up of male and female voices to replace musical instruments (an imported style similar to Ray Conniff ). The other orchestra was conducted by Luigi Vinci.

In 1958 he returned with the Sextet Blue RAI (always on the Hammond organ) directed by Alberto Semprini with the execution of the song “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu” (Volare) sung by Domenico Modugno. In 1962 he participated in the X 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.

In the early 70s Migliardi composed the scores for three Euro-westerns

MIGLIARDI, Mario [5/31/1919, Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy – 8/8/2000, Rome, Lazio, Italy] – composer, conductor, songwriter, musician (piano, organ).
Matalo!* – 1970
     Song: “Matalo” sung by Giano Ton
Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead* - 1970
     Songs: “Who is That Man”, “One Trick Pony” sung by Ann Collin 
The Price of Death – 1971

*Available on CD

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