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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).

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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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Album of the day: Franco Cerri & Elena Casoli

Today on IBS.it, the Limenmusic’s production dedicated to Franco Cerri and Elena Casoli, is considered one of the Albums of the day!

This album, CD+DVD, belonging to DUETS series, where Jazz meets contemporary music.
Franco Cerri, considered the most representing jazz guitarist, extremely committed to the spread of jazz culture and the study of guitar, in this album proposes 6 unpublished pieces, in which is accompanied by leading jazz musicians: Alberto Gurrisi (organ) Mattia Magatelli (double-bass) and Riccardo Tosi (drums).
Elena Casoli, italian guitarist, extremely active in Europe, United States and Japan, which has always engaged in the research of new shapes and colors for her instrument by drawing on the literature of the past and present, closes this album offering to the audience her intense and suggestive interpretation of Ennio Morricone, Gian Francesco Malipiero, Sylvano Bussotti and Maurizio Pisati’s pieces.
Special guest of this production: Sylvano Bussotti.

You can appreciate a preview of this beautiful album on Limenmusic Web Tv:

Elena Casoli plays Malipiero, Bussotti and Morricone
go to the concert

For more details about the album please click here, or visit our Press Area.
You can buy this Album on IBS.it, clicking here.

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Franco Cerri meets Elena Casoli – DUETS vol. 3

From May 2nd, 2011 will be available in major music stores and e-commerce sites the third volume belonging to DUETS series, where Jazz meets contemporary music.

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Franco Cerri – Elena Casoli
La chitarra tra il jazz e il ‘900 eurocolto

organ: Alberto Gurrisi
double-bass: Mattia Magatelli
drums: Riccardo Tosi

Special guest: Sylvano Bussotti

LIMEN Jazz – DUETS – vol. 3

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Two roads running parallel, but in the end seem to reflected one inside the other: the intense and elegant jazz of Franco Cerri, and the contemporary music of Elena Casoli.
Franco Cerri, considered the most representing jazz guitarist, extremely committed to the spread of jazz culture and the study of guitar, in this album proposes 6 unpublished pieces, in which is accompanied by leading jazz musicians: Alberto Gurrisi (organ) Mattia Magatelli (double-bass) and Riccardi Tosi (drums).
Elena Cerri, italian guitarist, extremely active in Europe, United States and Japan, which has always engaged in the research of new shapes and colors for her instrument by drawing on the literature of the past and present, closes this album offering to the audience her intense and suggestive interpretation of Ennio Morricone, Gian Francesco Malipiero and Maurizio Pisati’s pieces.
The value of this volume of DUETS’ series is increased by the extraordinary partecipation of one of the greatest italian artists and composers, considered the leading exponent of the New Italian Music, Sylvano Bussotti, which accompanies Elena Casoli in the performance of “Ultima R.A.R.A”.

You can appreciate a preview of this beautiful album on Limenmusic Web Tv:

Elena Casoli plays Malipiero, Bussotti and Morricone
go to the concert

For more details about the album please click here, or visit our Press Area.

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