Ennio Morricone

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Ennio Morricone
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Years of Life 10 November 1928 - 6 July 2020 • 91 years
Place of Birth Italy
Site http://www.morricone.it/
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Early Life and Education

Ennio Morricone was born in Rome, Italy, on November 10, 1928. His parents, Mario Morricone and Libera Ridolfi, were both musicians. His father played the trumpet in a jazz band, while his mother was a homemaker. Morricone grew up in a musically-rich environment and began playing the trumpet at a young age. He was also exposed to classical music through his father's work as a trumpet player in the Rome Symphony Orchestra.

Morricone attended the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, where he studied trumpet, composition, and orchestration. He graduated with a degree in trumpet in 1954, and soon after began working as an arranger and conductor for various Italian radio and television programs. During this time, he also began composing music for film and theater productions.

Career: Morricone's career as a film composer began in the early 1960s. His breakthrough came in 1964, with his work on the film "A Fistful of Dollars" directed by Sergio Leone. The film's success helped to establish Morricone as one of the most innovative and influential film composers of his time. He went on to collaborate with Leone on several other films, including "For a Few Dollars More," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," and "Once Upon a Time in the West."

Morricone's style was characterized by the use of unconventional instruments and sound effects, as well as his ability to blend various musical genres. He often used electric guitars, whistling, and the harmonica in his scores, and he was known for his use of haunting vocals by the Italian singer Edda Dell'Orso. He also collaborated with other musicians, including the composer and conductor Bruno Nicolai.

Over the course of his career, Morricone composed music for over 400 films and television programs. Some of his most notable scores include "The Battle of Algiers," "The Mission," "Cinema Paradiso," and "The Untouchables." He also wrote the scores for several Italian horror films, including "The Bird with the Crystal Plumage" and "The Cat o' Nine Tails."

In addition to his work in film, Morricone also composed music for the concert hall. He wrote numerous works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, and solo instruments, including a trumpet concerto that he performed himself. He also collaborated with other composers, including the avant-garde musician John Cage.

Morricone received many honors and awards for his contributions to music, including several Academy Award nominations and an honorary Oscar in 2007 for his lifetime achievement. He also received numerous accolades in his home country of Italy, including the Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and the Gold Medal for Merit in Culture and the Arts.

Personal Life

Morricone was married to Maria Travia, whom he met while studying at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory. They had four children together and remained married until his death.

Morricone was known for his reserved and private nature, and he rarely gave interviews. He was a devout Catholic and was known for his charitable work, particularly in support of children's charities.

Death and Legacy

Ennio Morricone passed away on July 6, 2020, at the age of 91. His death was mourned by fans and colleagues around the world, and his contributions to the world of music continue to be celebrated and studied today.

Morricone's influence on film music cannot be overstated. His innovative use of instrumentation and unconventional sound effects, as well as his ability to blend various musical genres,



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