Monday, May 28, 2018

RIP Pippo Caruso

Pippo Caruso, the "master" of Pippo Baudo has died

He died at 82 and had worked for many years with the presenter, from Fantastico to Sanremo. And Baudo said: “destroyed by the loss of a dear friend.”

Corriere Della Sera
May 28, 2018

The master Pippo Caruso, who was born in Belpasso (Catania), died at age 82. He has directed the Rai orchestras of Rome and Milan, the symphony orchestra of the Rai and of the Sanremo Festival, that of Rome and Lazio and many others. The funeral will be celebrated on May 29, at 4 pm, in the church of Santa Croce in Passo Corese, a fraction of the Municipality of Fara in Sabina in the province of Rieti.

The career

He has linked his story to successful television programs, conducted by his friend and mentor Pippo Baudo, as various editions of the Sanremo Festival, Fantastico, Evening of honor, Numero Uno, Domenica in and others. Together with Baudo, he contributed to the launch of Heather Parisi and Lorella Cuccarini. But he has worked with many other artists, from Ornella Vanoni to Domenico Modugno passing through Loretta Goggi, Mia Martini, Enzo Jannacci and Pippo Franco. He has also directed several international artists such as Liza Minnelli, Céline Dion, Michael Bolton. And he also wrote soundtracks for films, TV fiction and theater performances.

The memory of Pippo Baudo

The news was confirmed by Pippo Baudo, who said he was "destroyed by the loss of a dear friend". "He was a very sweet teacher, he was very much loved by his musicians. He marked the history of our song, an important era of entertainment and culture in Italy. A fraternal friend went with him, "said Baudo. “He was good and fast - he remembers moved - he was able to compose songs of success in a very short time: he produced lots of them, and they were all beautiful. She was a very dear person and an extraordinary artist to whom I was very attached. I will miss”.

Born: 12/22/1935, Belpasso, Catania, Italy
Died: 5/28/2018, Passo Corese, Rieti, Italy

Pippo Carusso’s western – composer:
Kill Johnny Ringo – 1966

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