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Ennio Morricone Maestro of emotions, in 2016 at 87 he won the Golden Globe, the BAFTA award and an Academy Award for Best Original Score.

The 87 years old composer of the soundtrack of "The Hateful Eight" was not present at the ceremony in Los Angeles. The prize was collected by the director Quentin Tarantino, who said: "It's a great thing: do you realize that Ennio Morricone is my favorite composer? And I do not mean a movie composer, I mean someone like Mozart, like Beethoven, like Schubert!"

Ennio Morricone dirige il concerto in Piazza San Marco a Venezia - Ennio Morricone conducts the concert in Piazza San Marco in Venice

Ennio Morricone trembling and moved after five nominations and an honorary award for his career, has been able to turn up the Oscar for best soundtrack and dedicated the award to his wife Maria. In the same year he won the Bafta award (the British Oscar) and the Golden Globe in 2016 for best soundtrack with his music for the film "The Hateful Eight" by Quentin Tarantino.

Morricone wrote the music for more than 500 films (including those by Sergio Leone and Giuseppe Tornatore) and TV series. His music won the prize of the Academy Award for Days of Heaven, Mission, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon a Time in America.

The 87 years old composer of the soundtrack of "The Hateful Eight" was not present at the ceremony in Los Angeles. The prize was collected by the director Quentin Tarantino, who said: "It's a great thing: do you realize that Ennio Morricone is my favorite composer? And I do not mean a movie composer, I mean someone like Mozart, like Beethoven, like Schubert!"

 

In 1994, he is the first non-American composer to receive a lifetime achievement award from the "SPFM - Society for Preservation of Film Music".

In 1995, during the 52nd Venice Film Festival, he received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement (the first composer to receive such recognition) and the award "Rota", established by the "Editions CAM" together with the most important periodical of American entertainment, Variety.

In 2007 Ennio Morricone received the Oscar Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

In 2010, he was the first Italian to receive the Polar Music Prize by the Royal Swedish Music for the following reasons: "The exciting compositions and arrangements by Ennio Morricone carry our existence on another level, making our daily life similar to the scenes of a movie. When, in 1964, Ennio Morricone wrote the soundtrack for the western movie "A Fistful of Dollars" budgetary constraints prevented him from using a full orchestra. So he created a new kind of music that, for half a century, has dictated the style of film music; he has also influenced and inspired a large number of musicians, in the spheres of pop, rock and classical music".

In 2010, in Taormina, he was also awarded the honorary laurel wreath of Europclub of Sicilian Region.

In 2012, in Rome, he won the prestigious Golden Eagle Award, for the Musical section, with the following motivation: "To have been able to combine and spread two different languages, that of music and that of movies, blending them and live in their entirety, excelling as an artist worldwide, thus bringing the name of Italy at a unique and unattainable cultural heights.

 


Ennio Morricone - Once Upon a Time in the West (directed by Sergio Leone) - Concert in Venice 10.11.07



"Playing Love" from the movie The Legend of the Pianist on the Ocean



The theme of "Gabriel's Oboe" from the movie "The Mission"



Ennio Morricone - Giù la Testa (Regia di Sergio Leone)- Concerto a Venezia del 10.11.07



Ennio Morricone - Cinema Paradiso (Giuseppe Tornatore) - Concert in Venice 10.11.07



The Great Ennio Morricone in 2004 performed at the concert in Monaco with Cockey's Song (from the film masterpiece "Once Upon a Time in America" with Robert De Niro and directed by the great Sergio Leone), the main instrument is the pan flute, one of the oldest musical instruments with their sound can convey emotions like few other instruments.



Performance by Ennio Morricone in the picturesque setting of the Arena di Verona on 22.08.13, accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the RAI and the Lyric Choir of the City of Verona.


More information: http://www.enniomorricone.org/