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Ennio Morricone

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Rome, Italy

Ennio Morricone born 10 November 1928 in Rome is an Italian composer especially noted for his film scores. He has composed the scores of more than 500 motion pictures and television series, in a career lasting over 50 years. His scores have been included in over 30 award-winning films as well as several symphonic and choral pieces. Morricone is most famous for his work in the spaghetti westerns directed by his friend Sergio Leone. Morricone’s sparse style of composition for the genre is particularly exemplified by the soundtracks of the classic spaghetti westerns The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Sergio Leone, 1966) and Once Upon a Time in the West (Sergio Leone, 1968).

Born in Rome, Morricone took up the trumpet as a child and attended the National Academy of Santa Cecilia to take lessons on the instrument at the age of nine. He formally entered a conservatory at the age of 12, enrolling in a four-year harmony programme. He received his trumpet diploma in 1946 and started working professionally, composing the music to “Il Mattino” (“The Morning”). Morricone soon gained popularity by writing his first background music for radio dramas and quickly moved into film.
In the 1950s he received the “Diploma in Instrumentation for Band” (fanfare) where he won a diploma in Composition under the composer Goffredo Petrassi.

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  • A-W-A-X

    When you have to talk, TALK. Don't shoot.

    19 Jan 7:55pm Reply
  • ZombiePanda3

    When you have to shoot, SHOOT. Don't talk. [3]

    14 Jan 10:36pm Reply
  • FirebearerDA

    When you have to shoot, SHOOT. Don't talk. [2]

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • PFdark

    the songs by his hand for the films are always an important part in the artwork.the beautiful rhythm,the original touching from one's heart ,and most important is true feelings when comes to the scenes.the film and music are really one whole at last.

    30 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ixab_

    Happy Birthday :)

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Exzart

    Happy Birthday maestro

    10 Nov 2014 Reply
  • nickmagic

    Ennio Morricone assicura che non ci sarà, ma sul circuito Ticket One si continuano a vendere i biglietti per il concerto del 9 novembre all'Unipol Arena. Il 13 ottobre il maestro ha dato l'annuncio ufficiale: non farà più nessun concerto fino alla fine dell'anno per motivi di salute. "Sin dalla primavera scorsa - affermava all'Ansa - ho dichiarato a mezzo stampa che nessun concerto da me diretto si sarebbe tenuto almeno fino al corrente anno". Morricone ha poi puntato il dito contro "l'imbarazzante situazione di equivoco che si è creata con alcuni organizzatori che avrebbero comunque pubblicizzato concerti con la sua presenza, avvertendo di aver incaricato il suo legale di intraprendere le opportune azioni legali". Biglietti in vendita ovunque, anche per l'estero, quindi si parla di centinaia di migliaia di euro, nessuno ti risponde alle mail, mi sembra un modo vergognoso per finanziarsi a interessi zero e il rimborso se ci va bene arriverà nel 2015

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • nickmagic

    Ennio Morricone dovrà interrompere i suoi concerti e tournée. Il maestro, spiega il suo legale Giorgio Assumma, «è affetto già da qualche mese da una noiosa ernia del disco che gli preclude la direzione di orchestra e le lunghe trasferte che essa comporta». Morricone, assicura il legale, continua il suo impegno per la composizione di colonne sonore per il cinema.Su «tassativa indicazione dei medici», precisa l’avvocato Giorgio Assumma, Morricone ha dovuto rifiutare molte offerte di lavoro formulate da impresari italiani e stranieri.Il maestro, assicura comunque il legale, continuerà tuttavia regolarmente il suo impegno nella composizione delle colonne sonore cinematografiche «sperando che un ristabilimento delle sue condizioni di salute, che comunque non si prevede a breve scadenza, potrà consentirgli la partecipazione futura a tre concerti, da tenersi nella sola città di Roma».

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • menswear2112

    When you have to shoot, SHOOT. Don't talk.

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • dharma24

    Got a UK tour coming up, i am tempted to go...

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Nov_Rain

    Genius.

    16 Jul 2014 Reply
  • EmptyWords7

    Godspeed You! Ennio Morricone. :lookaround:

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • ixab_

    U.S. tour got canceled... I'm anxious about his health :(

    19 May 2014 Reply
  • palecha

    Moricone/ This is not compozer-this is interpretorer/ i,m think...

    16 May 2014 Reply
  • GhostFame

    Metallica. That is all.

    6 May 2014 Reply
  • R_Barrientos

    Hate those inconsistent name tracks.

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • dr_bun

    i really liked his giallo music, can anyone help me with other stuff of his that's kinda similar i should check out?

    29 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Slim_rafa

    This hombre made tantos clássicos!!!Trilha sonora pra vida.Pio belo.

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • xfriki

    the baddest man alive.

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • jossymart

    Un Maestro.

    17 Apr 2014 Reply
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