Thriller tracks contained in this CD were composed expressly for a TV program of RAI in 1968 by a great musician composer born April 7, 1920 in New York during a tour of the father in the U.S., who also was a great composer and conductor, very famous in world. Maestro Gino Marinuzzi Jr. died in Rome on November 8, 1996 at age 76, he started his musical career very young and before graduating from the Conservatory of Milan, the city where he lived, composed at the age of sixteen his first opera titled Concertino for piano and many others compositions.
In 1943 at the age of 23, he was locked up by the Nazis in various concentration camps where he remained for two years. In one of these camps he heard folksongs from Russian prisoners of war, and, to remember them, he wrote them down with bits of charcoal or pencils on the empty sacks of cement, then, after his returne to Italy, he worked them out in a composition for four hands piano, which he called Lager Lieder.
In 1946 Marinuzzi left his adopted hometown of Milan and moved to Rome where he worked briefly as a substitute teacher at the Opera House and then as a composer and teacher.
In 1956, still in Rome, opened the first laboratory for electronic music at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana, who later took the name of Centro Elettronico dell'Accademia and he designed the Fonosinth, the first centralized system, designed and developed in Europe, for the production and the electronic processing of music.
This unit was built by the engineers Ketoff and Strini in collaboration with Maestro Marinuzzi.
Since the 60s Gino Marinuzzi devoted himself mainly to the composition of several original soundtracks for films, stage plays and radio, and also composed lots of music for TV series and miniseries, and also arrangements and direction of orchestra.
In 1967 he founded the studio R/7, an electronic laboratory for experimental and concrete music andactively collaborated with the Maestri of the Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza.
His last classical composition The Concertone for piano and orchestra, was dedicated to his father and was performed at the Auditorium of Foro Italico in 1985.