Ennio Morricone


Country: ITALY

Genre: Soundtrack, Neo-classical, Contemporary Jazz, Easy Listening


Ennio Morricone was born in Rome on 10 November 1928. His long artistic career includes a wide range of composition genres, from absolute concert music to applied music, working as orchestrator, conductor and composer for theatre, radio and cinema.

He graduated in 1954 at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia and wrote his first concert works in the late 50s, then worked and as arranger for RAI and RCA-Italy. His career as film music composer started in 1961 with Il Federale directed by Luciano Salce but world fame follow through the Sergio Leone westerns: A Fistful Of Dollars (1964), For A Few Dollars More (1965), The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966), Once Upon A Time In The West (1968) and A Fistful Of Dynamite (1971). It is indeed impossible to think of any of these Leone’s classics without the Maestro’s music.

Since 1960, Morricone has scored over 450 films working with many other Italian and international directors including Gillo Pontecorvo, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuliano Montaldo, Lina Wertmuller, Giuseppe Tornatore, Brian De Palma, Roman Polanski, Pedro Almodovar, etc.

The rest is history. 

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