Ennio Morricone

Italian composer, orchestrator and conductor (1928–2020)

Ennio Morricone (November 10, 1928 – July 6, 2020) was an Italian classical composer famous for making movie scores. He composed the scores for more than 500 movies and television programs. He is well known for composing the scores to Western movies, particularly Spaghetti Westerns.

Ennio Morricone in 2007

In 2007 he received the Honorary Academy Award for his many great movie scores. In his career, the composer sold over 50 million records worldwide.[1][2] In 2016, he won an Academy Award for his work on The Hateful Eight.

Morricone was born in Rome. He died at a hospital in Rome on July 6, 2020 from problems caused by a fall, aged 91.[3][4]

Influences change

Morricone stated composers like Bernard Herrmann, Nino Rota, Max Steiner, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Marvin Hamlisch, Alex North, Victor Young and Franz Waxman as influences.

References change

  1. "Zammerumaskil, Roma". Archived from the original on 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  2. "Fondazione Italiani". Archived from the original on 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  3. "Morto Ennio Morricone, aveva 91 anni: fatale una caduta, si era rotto il femore". www.ilmessaggero.it (in Italian). 6 July 2020. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  4. McFadden, Robert D. (6 July 2020). "Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning Composer of Film Scores, Dies at 91". The New York Times.