Carmine Coppola

Composer, Conductor, Flautist
A former flutist under Arturo Toscanini with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Coppola scored several films directed by his son Francis (including "The Godfather, Part II" 1974, "Apocalypse Now" 1979 and "Gardens of Stone" ... Read more »
Born: 06/11/1910 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (25)

Syriana 2005 (Movie)

("Train" and "Church Scene" from The Outsiders) (Music)

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse 1991 (Movie)

music from film("Apocalypse Now") (Music)

The Freshman 1990 (Movie)

song adaptation("Guantanamera") (Song)

The Godfather, Part III 1990 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Godfather, Part III 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Blood Red 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Blood Red 1989 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

("Life Without Zoe") (Music)

Tucker: the Man and His Dream 1988 (Movie)

("Tucker Jingle") (Music)

Gardens of Stone 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

The Outsiders 1983 (Movie)

("Stay Gold") (Song)

The Outsiders 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

The Black Stallion 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Apocalypse Now 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Mustang... The House that Joe Built 1974 (Movie)

songs("Giuseppe Caro" "I've Got a Girl in Reno) (Song)

The Godfather, Part II 1974 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Godfather, Part II 1974 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

The Godfather 1972 (Movie)

Additional Music("Mall Wedding Sequence") (Music)

The Rain People 1969 (Movie)

music associate (Music)

Tonight For Sure 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Napoleon 1929 (Movie)

(re-released version) (Music Conductor)

Napoleon 1929 (Movie)

(Music)

The Last Day (TV Show)

Music

The People (TV Show)

Music
Actor (3)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

Street Musician (Actor)

One From the Heart 1981 (Movie)

Elevator Man (Actor)

Harry and Walter Go to New York 1976 (Movie)

Conductor (Actor)

Biography

A former flutist under Arturo Toscanini with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Coppola scored several films directed by his son Francis (including "The Godfather, Part II" 1974, "Apocalypse Now" 1979 and "Gardens of Stone" 1987), He also created a new score in 1981 for the restored version of Abel Gance's "Napoleon" (1927) presented by Francis.

Relationships

Maria Coppola

Mother

Nicolas Cage Actor

Grandson
Born Jan. 7, 1964 to August Coppola and Joy Vogelsang; won an Oscar for "Leaving Las Vegas" (1995)

Italia Coppola

Wife
married April 30, 1934

August Coppola

Father
came to USA from Naples as Enrico Caruso's piano accompanist

Francis Ford Coppola Executive Producer

Son
Born April 7, 1939; mother, Italia Coppola; directed "The Godfather" (1972) trilogy Shared an Oscar with his composer father for "The Godfather, Part II" (1974)

August Coppola

Son
born in 1934 has served as dean of School of Creative Arts at San Francisco State University involved with "Audio Vision", which provides a taped soundtrack of a narrator describing visual information for blind movie goers father of actor Marc Coppola (born 1957), director-screenwriter Christopher Coppola (born 1962) and Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage (born 1964 as Nicolas Coppola) died October 27, 2009 of a heart attack

Antonio Coppola

Brother
born in 1917 conductor of symphony and opera with the San Francisco Opera and New York City Opera also conducted several Broadway shows including "My Fair Lady" and "The Boyfriend" served as opera advisor on "The Godfather Part III" (1990)

Archimedes Coppola

Brother
born in 1909 played oboe and violin died in 1927

Michael Coppola

Brother
born in 1914

Jason Schwartzman Actor

Grandson
Born June 26, 1980; son of Talia Shire and Jack Schwartzman; starred in "Rushmore" (1998) and "The Darjeeling Limited" (2007)

Talia Shire

Daughter
born in 1946 co-starred in "The Godfather" films and in the "Rocky" films married and divorced from composer David Shire (with whom she had a son) later married to and widowed by producer Jack Schwartzman, with whom she had two sons, actor-musician Jason Schwartzman and actor Robert Schwartzman

EDUCATION

The Juilliard School

New York , New York 1933
graduated

Manhattan School of Music

New York , New York 1950
(Music)

Milestones

1981

Composed new score for restored version of Abel Gance's "Napoleon" (1927; original Arthur Honegger score was lost; Carl Davis previously had created a new score for Kevin Brownlow restoration in the 1970s) and conducted orchestra at New York premiere in 1

1979

Composed first opera, "Escorial"

1976

First appearance on screen as conductor in "Harry and Walter Go to New York"

1975

Wrote songs for the documentary "Mustang...The House that Joe Built"

1972

Wrote first score for TV movie, "The People" (executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola)

1968

Moved to Los Angeles in mid-1960s to assist scoring on B-films of Roger Corman and assist on son's film version of "Finian's Rainbow"

1962

First film as composer, son Francis Ford Coppola's "Tonight for Sure"

During the 1960s, conducted touring companies of Broadway shows

Played in pit orchestra of Broadway shows: "The Great Waltz" (1934), "Kismet" (1953), "La Plume de Ma Tante" (1958), "Once Upon a Mattress" (1959), "Stop the World--I Want to Get Off" (1962), "110 in the Shade" (1963)

Worked with the Detroit Symphony, the NBC Symphony Orchestra (hired by Toscanini as first flutist), and as music director with Merrick Productions and L.A. Civic Opera

Played flute on "Ford Sunday Evening Hour"

Joined music staff of Hartford radio station WTIC before becoming first flutist of Radio City Music Hall in the 1930s

Bonus Trivia

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He received the Arts and Letters Medal of France (1985)

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