Angelo Francesco Lavagnino

Angelo Francesco Lavagnino was interviewed in Rome in June 1984 for CinemaScore by Italian correspondent Alessandro Panuccio, from a list of questions assigned by the editor. Marco Werba translated the printed interview into English. Panuccio’s interview with Italian composer Mario Nascimbene is scheduled for a forthcoming issue.

Angelo Francesco Lavagnino

Our family was fairly musical. My grandfather and his brother were both musicians, in fact grandfather played first viola under Carlo Felice at Genoa during the time of Verdi and Franchetti. He was also choir-master at St. Ambrose’s church, hence our connections with religious music, some of which he composed himself. Grandfather died shortly after I was...