MORRICONE
conductor
film composer
arranger
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composer
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MORRICONE
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Ennio Morricone is rightly considered one of the world’s greatest film composers, a legend whose work has reached far beyond the scorched desert-scapes of Almeria (A Few Dollars More) and the tumultuous waters of Iguazu Falls (The Mission).
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Ennio Morricone was born in the family of jazz trumpeter Mario Morricone and housewife Libera Ridolfi. The boy was the eldest of 5 children. The creative atmosphere contributed to the fact that Ennio could not imagine himself without music.
Date of birth
November 10, 1928
Date of death
July 6, 2020
"MY CHILDHOOD WAS
I grew up in Rome during World War II. First the Germans occupied the city, then the Allies arrived. Sometimes we didn't have enough food. When the war ended, I found out what terrible events had happened in other places, and I realized that I was lucky."
studies at the St. CECILIA
Conservatory
1938
At the age of 9, he entered
the Conservatory of St. Cecilia
1944
At the age of 16 , the second place of the trumpet in the ensemble of Alberto Flamini
Diploma in pipe class
1946
1952
Diploma in orchestra class (fanfare)
1953
Diploma in composition class
Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
1938
1953
the first official
soundtrack
Salce invited Ennio Morricone to write music for the film "The Fascist Leader" — this is the composer's official debut in film music.
“Il federale” (1961)
comedy
After the Conservatory, Morricone made arrangements for famous composers and singers, wrote music for theatrical productions directed by Luciano Salce.
1961
The music written for Leone's films has become a classic of the genre – he gained a reputation as a co-author of Leone and the author of music for spaghetti westerns.
“Per un pugno di dollari” (1964)
western
The real fame for Morricone, as a composer, came after the music for the first film of the spaghetti western master Sergio Leone from the "dollar trilogy— - "For a handful of Dollars" (1964) with Clint Eastwood. It is noteworthy that in the credits the Italians passed under pseudonyms - Morricone was listed as Dan Savio, actor Jean Maria Volonte as Johnny Wells, and Leone himself as Bob Robertson.
"I've worked on 400 films, and only 30 of them were westerns. In other words, I'm not an expert [in westerns] because I've tried everything. I am an expert in music"
As Leone's biographer Christopher Frayling explains, the film was promoted as American in order to lure Italians tired of national westerns to cinemas.
1964
and my worst music"
"This is Leone's worst movie
"COMPOSED, ARRANGED
BY MORRICONE"
He did not speak English and, judging by the interview, he was rather cool about the Hollywood industry — he criticized composers for borrowing, for resorting to the help of arrangers.
Morricone composed music from and to and did not resort to the help of arrangers. He was generally quite principled and stubborn in his decisions. Despite his close ties to Hollywood, he continued to live in Rome.
AND PERFORMED
"Bernard Hermann wrote all the music himself. Bach, Beethoven and Stravinsky did the same. I don't understand what's going on in the film industry right now."
"I like composing music,
with my family"
Morricone was happily married to Maria Travia. The couple have been together for more than 50 years. The wife supported her husband in any endeavors. There was no room for quarrels in their union.
but I love being
"Meeting my wife Maria and our marriage are the most romantic moments of my life"
1957
1961
1964
1966
Spouse
Maria Travia
Children
Marko
Alessandra
Andrea
Giovanni
a little more
5 Euro, 2021, Italia
In 1977 he wrote the official theme for the FIFA World Cup, in 1978 - in Argentina.
Ennio used creative pseudonyms: Dan Savio and Leo Nichols.
He is recognized as one of the most famous composers of our time and one of the most famous film composers in the world.
One of Ennio Morricone's hobbies is chess. His playing partners were, among others, famous Russian chess players - G. Kasparov and A. Karpov.
Morricone was nominated for an Oscar six times and received his first competitive statuette at the age of 88.
Metallica opened all its concerts with the composition The Ecstasy of Gold in the late 1980s.
Twice during his career he starred in films for which he wrote music, and in 1995 a documentary was made about him.
A favorite hit in Russia Chi Mai, associated with the French with ... advertising dog food: The popular Royal Canin video was released in 1986.
In 2007, Morricone was awarded an honorary Oscar for his contribution to cinematography, and the composer received his first statuette for a particular film only in 2016 — for the music for Quentin Tarantino's film The Abominable Eight.
"Especially considering that "Around Midnight" won, where unoriginal music was played. Herbie Hancock did a great arrangement, but he used existing music. So there could be no comparison with the "Mission". It was stealing! But, of course, if I had to decide, I would win an Oscar every two years."
By the way, the director used Morricone's music from spaghetti westerns in several of his films and was in awe of the composer in every way. Morricone himself believes that he should have received an Oscar in 1986 for Roland Joffe's "Mission".
"I don't regret the Oscars
I didn't get"
2016
2007
In 2007, Morricone was awarded an honorary Oscar for his contribution to cinematography, and the composer received his first statuette for a particular film only in 2016 — for the music for Quentin Tarantino's film The Abominable Eight.
"Especially considering that "Around Midnight" won, where unoriginal music was played. Herbie Hancock did a great arrangement, but he used existing music. So there could be no comparison with the "Mission". It was stealing! But, of course, if I had to decide, I would win an Oscar every two years."
By the way, the director used Morricone's music from spaghetti westerns in several of his films and was in awe of the composer in every way. Morricone himself believes that he should have received an Oscar in 1986 for Roland Joffe's "Mission".
"I don't regret the Oscars
I didn't get"
On July 6, 2020, Ennio Morricone passed away. The cause of death of the famous composer was an injury received on the eve of his death — he fell and received a fracture.
A close friend of Ennio said that he managed to say goodbye to his family. In the last days of his life, his wife and children did not leave him for a minute.
"I'm sorry to leave you,
Maria"
Death of the maestro
From an obituary written by Morricone
Longrid was created as part of the course "Text Design"
Design: Svetlana Shestakova
Not a commercial project
"Thanks to you, I learned about the incredible love that kept us together. I'm sorry to leave you. The most painful thing for me is to say goodbye to you."
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