Rota's score was also nominated for Grammy Award for Best Original Score for a Motion Picture or TV Special at the 15th Grammy Awards. Rota was announced the winner of the category on March 3 at the Grammys' ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee. Rota had received a nomination for the Best Original Score at the 45th Academy Awards. Upon further review of Rota's love theme from The Godfather, the Academy found that Rota had used a similar score in Eduardo De Filippo's 1958 comedy Fortunella. This led to re-balloting, where members of the music branch chose from six films: The Godfather and the five films that had been on the shortlist for best original dramatic score but did not get nominated. John Addison's score for Sleuth won this new vote, and thus replaced Rota's score on the official list of nominees.
\"Love Theme from The Godfather\" is an instrumental theme from the 1972 film The Godfather, composed by Nino Rota. The piece was lyricized in English by Larry Kusik into \"Speak Softly, Love\", a popular song released in 1972. The highest-charting rendition of either version was by vocalist Andy Williams, who took \"Speak Softly Love\" to number 34 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 and number seven on its Easy Listening chart.
Larry Kusik wrote the original, English lyrics, and Nino Rota wrote the music, that was used in Fortunella, a 1958 Italian film directed by Eduardo De Filippo with script by Federico Fellini. Different sets of lyrics for the song were written in French (Parle plus bas), Italian (Parla più piano), Portuguese (Fale baixinho), Sicilian (Brucia la terra), and Spanish (Amor háblame dulcemente). Dalida sings the French version; the Sicilian version is sung by Anthony Corleone (Franc D'Ambrosio) in The Godfather Part III. It was first heard in America in 1969 on The Merv Griffin Show sung by Angela Bacari in English and Italian.
Iconic music of Broadway, Franc D'Ambrosio, and comedian, actor, and radio talk show host Joe Piscopo will be the highlight of the Benefit Christmas Concert that will take place at the Merkin Hall in NYC, on December 5, 2019 at 7:15 PM, and that it will be sponsored by the Saint Pio Foundation.Franc D'Ambrosio is an American singer and actor, best known for his impressive portrayal of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical \"The Phantom of The Opera,\" for which he was awarded the distinction of being the \"World's Longest Running Phantom,\" having performed it more than 2,300 times in a decade. Franc's extraordinary achievements also include an Academy Award-nominated film, an Emmy Award-nominated television show, a four-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway show, two Grammy Considerations, and a National Theater Award Nomination.Franc is also known worldwide for being the actor and singer who played the part of Anthony Corleone, the opera-singing son of Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) and Kay Adams-Corleone (Diane Keaton) in the film \"The Godfather: Part III.\" Franc sang the Academy Award-winning theme song \"Speak Softly Love\" (Brucia la Terra) for both the film and the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. 59ce067264