Saturday 9 May 1992


Born: August 7th, 1956, Florence (Italy)
Nationality: Italian

In due course, the short impression below will be replaced with a more extensive career overview


Pianist, composer, and arranger Marco Falagiani wrote songs for Pupo and Laura Pausini and orchestrated pieces by Marco Masini and Francesca Alotta. The year 1992 was very successful for him, given that, in the San Remo Festival, his composition ‘Gli uomini non cambiano’, which was interpreted by Mia Martini, finished second, while the duet ‘Non amarmi’ (performed by Aleandro Baldi and Francesca Alotta) won the competition for debut artists in that same contest. In 1999, ‘Non amarmi’ was covered by Jennifer Lopez & Marc Anthony in Spanish, ‘No me ames’. 

In 1994, Falagiani again composed a song for Baldi, ‘Passerà’; with it, the blind singer won the San Remo Festival. Both ‘Non amarmi’ and ‘Passerà’ were co-written by Aleandro Baldi and Giancarlo Bigazzi, and conducted by Falagiani himself. ‘Passerà’ was later covered by Il Divo. Marco Falagiani has regularly appeared as a conductor in the San Remo Festival; in the 2007 edition of San Remo, he was again involved in a winning performance, ‘Pensa’ by Fabrizio Moro. In total, Falagiani was involved as a conductor in 13 editions of the San Remo Festival between 1991 and 2010, conducting 19 entries.


After Mia Martini finished second in the 1992 San Remo Festival with 'Gli uomini non cambiano', co-composed, arranged, and conducted by Marco Falagiani, she was asked by RAI to represent Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest of that same year, in Malmö. There, she performed the intense ballad ‘Rapsodia’ (written by Giuseppe Dati and Giancarlo Bigazzi), which finished fourth. Marco Falagiani wrote the arrangement and conducted the Eurovision orchestra for her.


Country – Italy
Song title – "Rapsodia"
Rendition – Mia Martini 
Lyrics – Giancarlo Bigazzi
Composition – Giuseppe Dati
Studio arrangement – Marco Falagiani
Live orchestration – Marco Falagiani
Conductor – Marco Falagiani
Score – 4th place (111 votes)


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