Film music made him world famous: the Star-composer Ennio Morricone is dead

Italian media reports that he had died of the consequences of a fall. Morricone composed the film music for numerous spaghetti Western films, such as "play m

Film music made him world famous: the Star-composer Ennio Morricone is dead

Italian media reports that he had died of the consequences of a fall.

Morricone composed the film music for numerous spaghetti Western films, such as "play me the song of death", but also to U.S. films, including "The untouchables", "Bugsy" or "The Hateful Eight". In 2007, Morricone Received an honorary Oscar for his life's work, in 2016, he even won the Oscar for best film music ("The Hateful Eight"). The summer sale has begun!

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Morricone went through a training in classical music. He received in 1946 his trumpet diploma to study and then composition at the prestigious Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome. His first concert pieces he wrote at the end of the 50s. His career as a composer for film music began in 1961 with the Film "Il Federale". In total, he wrote the music for more than 500 Film and television contributions. In addition, he also composed about chamber music and sacred works, a mass for Pope Francis (2015).

Morricone defendant last decline of the music from the film

In an Interview last autumn, Morricone said he wanted to slow things down and can hardly compose. "I just rejected only five films, three Italian and two American, I want to compose any Soundtracks more," he said at the time. He will be conducting prefer concerts. At the same time, Morricone defendant a downfall of the film music. "In the past it was money, now there is a tendency to save with synthesizers and a dilettante in music," he said.

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Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 20:26

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