Ennio Morricone

Overview

​Ennio Morricone was born in Rome on 10.11.1928. His long artistic career includes a wide range of composition genres, from absolute music, which he has always produced, to applied music, working as orchestrator as well as conductor in the recording field, and then as a composer for theatre, radio and cinema. In 1946 Ennio received his trumpet diploma and in 1947 he was engaged as composer for theatre music. In 1953 he made his first arrangement for a series of evening radio shows. In 1954 he received his diploma in Composition at the Conservatory under the guidance of Goffredo Petrassi. In 1958 he obtained a job at RAI (Italian Television) as music assistant, but he resigned on the first day of work.  His career as film music composer started in 1961 with the film “Il Federale” directed by Luciano Salce, but he became famous worldwide with Sergio Leone’s westerns: A Fistful Of Dollars (1964),For A Few Dollars More(1965), The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966), Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)and A Fistful Of Dynamite (1971).  In 1965 Morricone entered the group of improvisation “Nuova Consonanza”;  in 1984, he and other composers founded the I.R.TE.M. (Institute Of Research For Musical Theatre) in Rome.  Since 1960, Morricone has scored over 400 films working with many Italian and international directors (among whom Sergio Leone, Gillo Pontecorvo, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuliano Montaldo, Lina Wertmuller, Giuseppe Tornatore, Brian De Palma, Roman Polanski, Warren Beatty, Adrian Lyne, Oliver Stone, Margarethe Von Trotta, Henry Verneuil, Pedro Almodovar and Roland Joffè). His most famous films include: The Battle Of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; The Legend Of 1900, Malena; The Untouchables, Once Upon A Time In America; The Mission and U-Turn. His absolute music production includes over 100 pieces composed since 1946 to this day. Here are some titles: Concerto per orchestra 1 (1957); Frammenti di Eros (1985); Rag in Frantumi (1986); Cantata per L’Europa (1988); UT, per tromba, archi e percussioni (1991); Ombra di Lontana Presenza (1997); Voci dal Silenzio (2002); Sicilo ed altri Frammenti (2006); Vuoto di Anima Piena (2008).  Ennio Morricone has conducted many orchestras worldwide, including the Orchestra of the Santa Cecilia Academy for many symphonic seasons. He also conducted the Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Theatre, the Rome Opera House Orchestra, the Budapest Opera House Orchestra, the Orquesta Nacionales de España (ONE), the National Brazilian Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio Munich Rundfunk, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra and Chorus of the Spanish Television. Morricone often works with the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra for many concerts both in Italy and abroad as well as for the recordings of film scores.  On 2nd February 2007 Maestro Morricone and the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra held an important concert at the United Nations General Assembly Hall to celebrate the UN Secretary General Ban-ki Moon taking office.  In his long career, Ennio Morricone has received many awards other than the Golden Lion and the Honorary Oscar, among which 8 Nastri D’argento, 5 Baftas, 5 Oscar Nominations, 7 David Di Donatello, 3 Golden Globes, 1 Grammy Award and 1 European Film Award. In the 2009 the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, has signed a decree appointing  M° Ennio Morricone to the rank of Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor.  In the recording field, Morricone has received 27 Golden Records, 7 Platinum Records, 3 Golden Plates and the “Critica discografica” award for the music of the film “Il Prato”. The soundtrack from the film The Good, The Bad and The Ugly has been included in the list of inductees for the Grammy Hall of Fame 2009. 


Ratings evolution

Movies

The Hateful Eight
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The Hateful Eight

Baarìa
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Baaria

The Unknown Woman
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La sconosciuta

A Crime
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A Crime

Zombiez
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Zombiez

Fateless
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Sorstalansag

Ripley's Game
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Ripley's Game

Before Night Falls
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Before Night Falls

Malena
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Malena

Vatel
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Vatel

Mission to Mars
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Mission to Mars

Esther
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Esther

U Turn
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U Turn

Lolita
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Lolita

The Nymph
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Ninfa plebea

Jacob
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Jacob

In the Line of Fire
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In the Line of Fire

The Escort
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La scorta

Hamlet
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Hamlet

Bugsy
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Bugsy

State of Grace
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State of Grace

Casualties of War
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Casualties of War

Frantic
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Frantic

The Untouchables
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The Untouchables

Red Sonja
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Red Sonja

The Trap
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La gabbia

The Outsider
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Le marginal

The Thing
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The Thing

White Dog
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White Dog

The Good Thief
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Il ladrone

The Professional
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Le professionnel

The Island
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The Island

La Banquière
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La banquiere

La Cage aux Folles
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La cage aux folles

Operación Ogro
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Operacion Ogro

Bloodline
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Bloodline

1900
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Novecento

Orca: The Killer Whale
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Orca

Leonor
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Leonor

Almost Human
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Almost Human

Killer
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Le tueur

The Decameron
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Il Decameron

The Burglars
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Le casse

Lady Caliph
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La califfa

Violent City
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Citta violenta

Metello
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Metello

Burn!
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Queimada

H2S
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H2S

The Great Silence
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Il grande silenzio

Theorem
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Teorema

The Mercenary
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Il mercenario

Grazie, zia
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Grazie, zia

Danger: Diabolik
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Diabolik

Face to Face
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Faccia a faccia

The Big Gundown
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La resa dei conti

The Hills Run Red
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Un fiume di dollari

Un uomo a metà
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Un uomo a meta

Navajo Joe
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Navajo Joe

Death Rides a Horse
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Da uomo a uomo

A Pistol for Ringo
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A Pistol for Ringo

Fists in the Pocket
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I pugni in tasca

The Return of Ringo
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Il ritorno di Ringo

La cuccagna
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La cuccagna

The Fascist
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Il federale

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