August 5, 2017
Died at Tavernelle Bruno Canfora, wrote for Mina, Rita Pavone and the Kessler
The famous orchestra director was protagonist in numerous Italian TV series from the 60's onwards, has been living in Umbria for a long time and was 92 years old
Bruno Canfora, the famous orchestra conductor, died yesterday at 92, in his Tavernelle home where he lived for a long time with his family. Milanese, Canfora marked a piece of the history of Italian TV, in particular the television variety from the 60's onwards, until 1995, his last appearance in the TV program Papaveri and Papere.
Divided to Rai, for which he has been conductor of numerous historical programs such as Studio Uno, Senza rete, Sabato Sera , Premio Italia and various editions of Canzonissima , as well as the Sanremo Festival, where he also had written many songs for the contest. And he was also the orchestra conductor of the last edition of the Eurovision Song Contest hosted in Italy, the one in Rome 1991, hosted in Cinecittà.
Among the songs written by him, some are left in the story: Da-da-un-pa and La notte è piccola by the Kessler twins, Fortissimo and Il ballo del Mattone by Rita Pavone, Sono come tu mi vuoi, Zum Zum Zum and Mi sei scoppiato dentro al cuore by Mina. His collaboration with Garinei and Giovannini was also important, for which he wrote the music of many musical comedies. The family celebrated the funeral in private, with a religious ceremony at the cemetery.
Born: 11/6/1924, Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Died: 8/4/2017, Tavernelle, Perugia, Italy
Bruno Canfora’s western – composer:
The Last of the Mohicans – 1965 [with Francesco Lavagnino]