Tony De Vita

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Tony De Vita
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Born10 February 1932 (1932-02-10)
Milan, Italy
Died14 January 1998 (1998-01-15) (aged 65)
Ospedaletti, Italy

Antonio De Vita (10 February 1932 – 14 January 1998), best known as Tony De Vita, was an Italian composer, conductor, arranger and pianist.

Born in Milan, De Vita graduated at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in his hometown. [1] He started his career as a pianist, accompanying artists such as Johnny Dorelli and Betty Curtis. [1] In 1963 he debuted on television as the conductor in the variety show La fiera dei sogni, and from then he appeared in dozens of popular shows, including Senza Rete , Fantastico and Domenica in . [1] [2]

De Vita composed over five hundred songs and musical scores. [1] He is best known for his long collaboration with the singer Mina. [2] Among his best known compositions, the song "Piano", which was later recorded by Matt Monro (1962), Doris Day (1963) and Frank Sinatra (1964) with the title "Softly, as I Leave You". [1] [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Claudia Provvedini (15 January 1998). "Morto il maestro De Vita con lui Mina trionfo' in tv". Corriere della Sera . Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 Aldo Grasso, Massimo Scaglioni. Enciclopedia della Televisione. Garzanti, Milano, 1996 – 2003. ISBN   881150466X.