Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

 

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Ennio Morricone, Grand Officer OMRI (Italian: [ˈɛnnjo morriˈkoːne]; born 10 November 1928) is an Italian composer, orchestrator, conductor, and former trumpet player. He composes a wide range of music styles, making him one of the most versatile, experimental and influential composers of all time, working in any medium.[1] Since 1946 Morricone has composed over 500 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. His filmography includes over 70 award-winning films, including all Sergio Leone films since A Fistful of Dollars (including For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West and Once Upon a Time in America), all Giuseppe Tornatore films (since Cinema Paradiso), The Battle of Algiers, the Animal Trilogy, 1900, Exorcist II, Days of Heaven, several major films in French cinema, in particular the comedy trilogy La Cage aux Folles I, II, III and Le Professionnel, The Thing, The Mission, The Untouchables, Mission to Mars, Bugsy, Disclosure, In the Line of Fire, Bulworth, Ripley's Game and The Hateful Eight.[2]

After playing the trumpet in jazz bands in the 1940s, he became a studio arranger for RCA Victor and in 1955 started ghost writing for film and theatre. Throughout his career, he has composed music for artists such as Paul Anka, Mina, Milva, Zucchero and Andrea Bocelli. From 1960 to 1975, Morricone gained international fame for composing music for westerns. His score to 1966's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is considered one of the most influential soundtracks in history[3] and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[4] With an estimated 10 million copies sold, Once Upon a Time in the West is one of the best-selling scores worldwide.[5] He also scored seven westerns for Sergio Corbucci, Duccio Tessari's Ringo duology and Sergio Sollima's The Big Gundown and Face to Face. Morricone worked extensively for other film genres with directors such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Mauro Bolognini, Giuliano Montaldo, Roland Joffé, Roman Polanski and Henri Verneuil. His acclaimed soundtrack for The Mission (1986)[6] was certified gold in the United States. The album Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone stayed 105 weeks on the Billboard Top Classical Albums.[7]

Morricone's best-known compositions include "The Ecstasy of Gold", "Se Telefonando", "Man with a Harmonica", "Here's to You", the UK No. 2 single "Chi Mai", "Gabriel's Oboe" and "E Più Ti Penso". He functioned during the period 1966–1980 as a main member of Il Gruppo, one of the first experimental composers collectives. In 1969, he co-founded Forum Music Village, a prestigious recording studio. From the 1970s, Morricone excelled in Hollywood, composing for prolific American directors such as Don Siegel, Mike Nichols, Brian De Palma, Barry Levinson, Oliver Stone, Warren Beatty and Quentin Tarantino. In 1977, he composed the official theme for the 1978 FIFA World Cup. He continued to compose music for European productions, such as Marco Polo, La piovra, Nostromo, Fateless, Karol and En mai, fais ce qu'il te plait. Morricone's music has been reused in television series, including The Simpsons and The Sopranos, and in many films, including Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained.

As of 2013, Ennio Morricone has sold over 70 million records worldwide. In 1971, he received a "Targa d'Oro" for the worldwide sales of 22 million.[8] In 2007, he received the Academy Honorary Award "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music." He has been nominated for a further six Oscars. In 2016, Morricone received his first Academy Award for his score to Quentin Tarantino's film The Hateful Eight (2015), at the time becoming the oldest person ever to win a competitive Oscar. His other achievements include three Grammy Awards, three Golden Globes, six BAFTAs, ten David di Donatello, eleven Nastro d'Argento, two European Film Awards, the Golden Lion Honorary Award and the Polar Music Prize in 2010.

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Highlights69

Love Revealed
Album
Love Revealed is an album by musical artist Ennio Morricone, released on February 9, 2018.
Ennio Morricone Piano Musik
Album
Ennio Morricone Piano Musik is an album by musical artist Ennio Morricone, released on January 29, 2018.
Ennio Morricone The Greatest Hits
Album
Ennio Morricone The Greatest Hits is an album by musical artist Ennio Morricone, released on December 14, 2017.
Western Music Collection Vol. 2 - Ennio Morricone
Album
Western Music Collection Vol.

Photos - Ennio Morricone512

Popular Albums503

Album Appearances & References182

Popular Songs78

Song Appearances & References10

Live Album Appearances & References2

Musical Groups7

Films112

Soundtrack Film Appearances6

Minor Film Appearances & References231

TV Shows9

Minor Play Appearances & References1

Book References & Influences2

Video Game References2

Collaborators & Influencers196

Other Music-Related Relationships16

Personal & Professional Relationships5

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships3

Awards & Nominations30

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Upcoming Concerts7

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Ennio Morricone to play last UK show in November
  –  March 20, 2018
The concert is part of Morricone's '60 YEARS OF MUSIC' world tour, which has seen him play more than 40 concerts in 30 different European cities over the past few years, selling over 500,000 tickets. Presale tickets for Ennio Morricone's last ever UK show ...
Quentin Tarantino Already Has Ennio Morricone Scoring His Next Movie, Whatever It May Be
  –  February 17, 2018
Composer Ennio Morricone, who previously worked with Tarantino on Django ... with him even long before in order to have the time to work, to think about the music, and also to exchange more ideas with him about what I am going to score for him.
Like Metallica, Ennio Morricone and Paul McCartney: Afghan Institute wins the Polar award
  –  February 17, 2018
Between 1996 and 2001 the Taliban banished all forms of music. Founder: such a prestigious award "is ... Ray Charles, Paul McCartney, Ennio Morricone, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Bruce Springsteen.
La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage)
  –  April 7, 2018
It all makes for one hell of a culture clash that bounces along with gusto thanks to Molinaro’s economical direction, Ennio Morricone’s surprisingly buoyant score, the colourful performances and the riotous script from the director, Marcello Danon ...
Telling the Pop-Star-Goes-Country Story Again
  –  April 6, 2018
It’s Ennio Morricone’s theme from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, repurposed for the gay bar. This is a camp move, but also a statement of purpose. Minogue’s 14th studio album portrays her as a rodeo queen toting a bedazzled six-string (literally ...
Escondido Soak Up the Splendor of Joshua Tree In Video For “You’re Not Like Anybody Else”
  –  April 4, 2018
Indie folk duo Escondido formed in 2011 in Nashville when Jessica Maros and Tyler James bonded over Ennio Morricone’s Spaghetti Western soundtracks. The two went on to record their debut album, The Ghost of Escondido, in one day. “We wanted it to be ...
ENNIO MORRICONE – LEGENDARY ITALIAN WESTERNS / O.S.T.
  –  March 30, 2018
31 selections from the man who forever defined the way a Western should sound, including snatches from Once Upon a Time in the West (including that great Man with a Harmonica); a Fistful of Dollars; for a Few Dollars More; Death Rides a Horse; a Gun for ...
A Pistol for Ringo & The Return of Ringo (1965) | The classic Ennio Morricone-scored spaghetti westerns get a 2k restoration
  –  March 26, 2018
From Arrow Video comes the newly-restored 2k release of director Duccio Tessari's original Ringo films on Blu-ray In A Pistol For Ringo, the eponymous hero, played by Giuliano Gemma, infiltrates a ranch of Mexican bandits to save a beautiful hostage.
Ennio Morricone announces last ever UK performance
  –  March 23, 2018
The legendary film composer has announced that he’ll be retiring at the end of this year, after “one last big concert in London” at the O2 Arena on 26 November. His final performance will be backed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and the ...
Ennio Morricone to play last UK show in November
  –  March 20, 2018
The legendary film composer will appear at London's famous O2 Arena on November 26, 2018 in what will be his final show on British soil before his retirement at the end of the year. Joined by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and the Crouch End ...
James Ivory Becomes Oldest Oscar Winner on Record in Any Category
  –  March 5, 2018
At age 89 years and 270 days, Ivory beat out previous record holder Ennio Morricone, who was 87 when he won. The Academy only keeps comprehensive records in the acting and directing categories. Ivory penned the screenplay for “Call Me by Your Name ...
Quentin Tarantino Already Has Ennio Morricone Scoring His Next Movie, Whatever It May Be
  –  February 17, 2018
Composer Ennio Morricone, who previously worked with Tarantino on Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight, has revealed that he’s planning to reunite with Tarantino for a future project. Though it’s not clear if even Morricone knows what that is at this ...
Like Metallica, Ennio Morricone and Paul McCartney: Afghan Institute wins the Polar award
  –  February 17, 2018
Anim was founded in 2010 to give hope to young Afghans and save the country's musical tradition. The focus on the most disadvantaged children and girls in particular. Between 1996 and 2001 the Taliban banished all forms of music. Founder: such a ...

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