Riz Ortolani (Pesaro, 25 March 1926 - Rome, 23 January 2014) is an Italian composer and Orchestrator, who wrote the music for about 300 movies. At the age of 12 he went to the Conservatorio Gioachino Rossini, Pesaro from his hometown to study composition and flute . At the beginning of the 1950s he moved to Rome and entered service with the arranger at RAI as the Symphony Orchestra of that broadcaster.
From 1955 to 1960 Ortolani worked abroad as a conductor of dance bands to return in his homeland in 1961. Together with Nino Oliviero , he wrote the soundtrack for the film Mondo cane by Gualtiero Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara and Franco Prosperi. The title track (More) won a Gammy Award and dong in 1963 to an Oscar for best original song. In 1970, the song Till love touches your life the same nomination.
Riz Ortolani In 2013 received a World soundtrack Award for his entire oeuvre.
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- 1964: Mondo Cane