Happy Birthday 92 years Ennio Morricone, legend of international music

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Happy Birthday 92 years Ennio Morricone, legend of international music

Morricone, the maestro who set the stage to music would have turned 92.Today 10 November 2020, Ennio Morricone, would have turned 92. Almost a century, in which the master saw Italy and his Rome change. His bond with music has been strong since he was a child, having his father, an experienced trumpet player, who was part of several bands at home. And in fact in the same instrument he graduated in Rome at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia. Still in this same institute he graduated in 1954 also in composition with an evaluation of 9.75 / 10 with maestro Goffredo Petrassi, another giant of Italian contemporary music. In the 1960s the world of music was a constant ferment and Morricone, not making differences between cultured culture and pop culture, always feeling them artistic expressions

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Ennio Morricone was born 92 years ago: the soundtracks that made him famous “

Morricone, in fact, over time signed unforgettable soundtracks that on some occasions became more famous than the film itself. His unique ability to enter the atmosphere of the situations of the films and to link them through recurring themes, almost created an alternative emotional narrative to that of the film. Soundtracks of films such as Once Upon a Time in America, For a Fistful of Dollars, Cinema Paradiso, Mission now live their own life beyond the film and this is worth much more to a musical composer than any prize. The directors with whom the teacher has collaborated are many but among the best known are: Sergio Leone (his schoolmate), Luciano Salce, Lina Wertmuller, Bernardo Bertolucci, Duccio Tessari, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Sergio Corbucci and John going overseas. Carpenter, Brian De Palma, Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino. National and international awards that in any case arrived and abundant in the life of the master, two Academy Awards (one of which for Lifetime Achievement), a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, three Golden Globes and Grammy Awards, ten David di Donatello and many others.

The Oscar-winning composer passed away on 6 July

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