Saturday, August 29, 2020

Who Are Those Composers? ~ Gian Piero Reverberi

Gian Piero Reverberi was born in Genoa, Italy on July 29, 1939. He is a composer, arranger, conductor and pianist. He is the brother of Gian Franco Reverberi. He graduated in piano and composition from the Niccolo Pagani Conservatory in Genoa. Under the tutelage of Sergio Lauricella he began performing at the age of 24. At the same time he became interested in popular music. In 1957 he began his career as an arranger with the song La gatta by Gino Paoli. He also worked with Luigi Tenco and Fabrizio De André during the 1960s. He also had important releases with Lucio Battisti. As a producer he was active such groups as the New Trolls and Le Orme. During the 1970s and 1980s he worked with such artists as Mina, Ornella Vanoni, Lucio Dalla, Paul Anks, Patty Pravo and Sergio Endrigo. In 1979 he founded the Rondò Veneziano a group which reached their pinnacle of success by selling 30 million copies throughout Europe, with a repertoire of original themes in the Baroque style on a modern rhythmic basis.

REVERBERI, Gian Piero (aka G.P. Reverberi, Giampiero Reverberi, Gianpiero Reverberi, P. Reverberi) [7/29/1939, Genoa, Liguria, Italy -     ] – composer, conductor, arranger, songwriter, brother of composer, Gianfranco Reverberi [1934-    ], married to Laura Giordano (1966-1976), founder, conductor of ‘Rondo Veneziano’.
A Colt in the Hands of the Devil* - 1967
Viva Django – 1968

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