Savona, Virgilio

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Savona, Virgilio Gender: M
Antonio Virgilio Savona
born on 21 December 1919 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place Palermo, Italy, 38n07, 13e22
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Bordoni
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 28°50' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 21°10 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 27°43'

Virgilio Savona (1950s)


Italian composer, arranger, and singer in the Italian vocal group, the Quartetto Cetra.

On 19 August 1944 Virgilio Savona married the singer Lucia Mannucci, who later joined Quartetto Cetra to replace Enrico De Angelis, who left the group in 1947.

Besides singing, Savona composed and arranged for the group. He wrote the music while Tata Giacobetti, also a member of the quartet, wrote the lyrics. They collaborated for four decades and produced hundreds of songs which made up Quartetto Cetra's vast repertoire.

Savona composed music and wrote scripts for radio and TV programs, stage shows and films. During the 1970s, he was active as pianist, orchestra conductor, arranger and producer. He extensively researched on folk songs. In 1971, he wrote "Angela," a song for Angela Davis, Afro-American communist leader, innocent in prison at this time.

He died in Milan on 27 August 2009 from complications of Parkinson's disease.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Chiusano, Felice (born 28 March 1922). Notes: Co-member of Quartetto Cetra
  • associate relationship with Giacobetti, Tata (born 24 June 1922). Notes: Co-member of Quartetto Cetra
  • spouse relationship with Mannucci, Lucia (born 18 May 1920). Notes: 1944-2009


  • Relationship : Marriage 19 August 1944 (Lucia Mannucci)
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  • Death by Disease 27 August 2009 (Parkinson's disease, age 89)
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Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni database, 'entertainment' file quotes birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Parkinson's
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Quartetto Cetra)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.