BiographyMonteleone, Umbria, Italy
An all-round composer of songs, film scores and television shows, Carlo Innocenzi was born in Monteleone di Spoleto in 1899. He married his lyricist Marcella Rivi (who wrote the words for many of his hit songs including "Il Primo Amore", "Prigoniero di un Sogno", "Addio Sogni di Gloria", "Bocca Desiderata" and "Tu M'Incatenerai".) Innocenzi's work for the cinema began in 1938 and covered a huge number of features, documentaries and several re-scores of Hollywood movies for Italian release. Read more... untimely death occurred in 1962. Such was the quality of his symphonic music that several of his cues continued to be used in a number of subsequent Italian epics. In his honour the local musicians in his home town of Monteleone di Spoleto have formed the ensemble Corpo Bandistico "Carlo Innocenzi." As an additional commemoration the location of their headquarters is now called the Piazza Carlo Innocenzi.