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Roberto Pregadio

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Roberto Pregadio

Roberto Pregadio (born 6 December 1928 in Catania; † 15 November 2010 in Rome) was an Italian film composer, musician and conductor.

Life

Pregadio studied piano at the Naples Conservatory and played this instrument in the RAI orchestra of the 1960s. Soon he also took on conducting duties and wrote numerous film scores from 1966 onwards.

Pregadio provided most of his work for radio and television; among other things, he was musically responsible for the programme La corrida for forty years from 1968. In the 1980s he also had a swing orchestra, the Sestetto Swing di Roma, with Franco Chiari (vibraphone), Baldo Maestri (clarinet), Carlo Pes (guitar), Alessio Urso (double bass) and Roberto Zappulla (drums); with the group he recorded the album Five Continents for the Fonit-Cetra label.
He was also a lecturer at the Conservatorio Licinio Refice in Frosinone.

Filmography (selection)

  • 1966: Il gioco delle spie
  • 1967: Rocco – I’ll kill you (L’ultimo killer)
  • 1968: Ciccio perdona… io no!
  • 1968: Commissioner X – Three golden snakes
  • 1968: A hole in the forehead (Un buco in fronte)
  • 1968: Naked Among Apes (Eva, la Venere selvaggia)
  • 1969: His bullets whistle the death song (Il pistolero dell’ Ave Maria)
  • 1969: Two fools as gunslingers (Franco e Ciccio sul sentiero di guerra)
  • 1971: Django – Relentless to the Death (Il mio nome è Mallory… “M” come morte)
  • 1971: I quattro pistoleri di Santa Trinità
  • 1973: …E così divennero i tre supermen del West
  • 1973: The night of the rolling heads (Passi di danza su una lama di rasoio)
  • 1980: Mondo Cannibale 3 – The blonde goddess of the cannibals (Mondo cannibale)
  • 1982: Gunan – King of the Barbarians (Gunan il guerriero)

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