(1909 - 1987)
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino was born on the 22nd  February 1909 in Genova, Italy.  He graduated in violin and composition at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milano.  Lavagnino deserves a special place in film music for his contribution to documentaries.  He gave reportages a new dimension; he did not elaborate folkloristic themes, neither he passively adapts the instruments of a certain musical civilization: he identifies the elements that characterize a country under the sound profile and gives a plausible equivalent. For this aim, Lavagnino uses all the possibilities given by modern technology, his goal is to "build" a sound. The main collaborator of a musician is no more the orchestra director, but the sound engineer. This attitude did not prevent Lavagnino from producing great orchestra music. In the classical field, he wrote a Concert for violin and orchestra and a Mass for chorus and orchestra.

He began composing for cinema in 1951, for Orson Welles' Othello. Since then, he wrote music for hundreds of films.He died in Gavi, Italy, on August the 21st 1987 leaving behind a legacy of music!

Attentato Ai Tre Grandi / Africa Ama (CD)
€ 19.95
Western music of Angelo Lavagnino  (CD)
€ 16.95