Happy birthday Ennio Morricone…

On November 10 1928 was born the Italian conductor and composer Ennio Morricone.
During his career he touched a wide range of composition genres, ranging from absolute music to applied music, working as conductor of many orchestras all over the world (Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Academy, Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of  La Scala Theatre, the London Simphony Orchestra, ecc.), and as a composer for for theatre, radio and cinema.
He is best know for his film scores  (496 at the moment), including some award-winning as well as several synphonic  and choral pieces.
He has collaborated with leading Italian and internazional directors, such as Sergio Leone, Gillo Pontecorvo, Pierpaolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuseppe Tornatore, Line Wertmuller, Oliver Stone, Roman Polansky, Warren Beatty, etc.).
He started his film music career in 1961 with “Il Federale“, directed by Luciano Sale, but he became famous worldwide thanks to the collaboration with Sergio Leone, creating some of his most famous musics: 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).
In 2007 he received, together with a standing ovation of the audience, an honorary Academy Award “for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music“.

On Limenmusic Web Tv you can find a composition for guitar written By Ennio Morricone in 1957, performed by Elena Casoli: Quattro Pezzi (here we propose the IV movement).

This piece is a track of the album, published by Limen music & arts in 2009, entirely dedicated to the guitar, thanks to the performances of Franco Cerri and Elena Casoli.
For more info about the album, please click here.


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