Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone

​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. 

Born: Nov 10, 1928 In Rome, Italy

Credits: 331

Known For
Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence MalickAdolfo Celi, a Man for Two WorldsGiuseppe Tornatore - Ogni film unElio Petri: Notes About a FilmmakerGiuliano Montaldo: Quattro volte ventThe UntouchablesThe Great SilenceThe Mission
Il etait une fois Sergio LeoneIl etait une fois Sergio Leone
Role: Ennio Morricone
Sad Hill UnearthedSad Hill Unearthed
Role: Himself
The Glance of MusicThe Glance of Music
Role: Himself
Black and White Stripes: The Juventus StoryBlack and White Stripes: The Juventus Story2016
The CorrespondenceThe Correspondence2016
The Hateful EightThe Hateful Eight2015
Giuseppe Tornatore - Ogni film un'opera primaGiuseppe Tornatore - Ogni film un'opera prima2014
Ennio Morricone et les cinéastesEnnio Morricone et les cinéastes
Role: Himself
The Best OfferThe Best Offer2013
Giuliano Montaldo: Quattro volte vent'anniGiuliano Montaldo: Quattro volte vent'anni2012
No Redemption With... Don MitragliaNo Redemption With... Don Mitraglia2012
Ennio Morricone: Music in His BloodEnnio Morricone: Music in His Blood
Role: Interviewee
Filumena MarturanoFilumena Marturano2010
Ennio Morricone: Peace NotesEnnio Morricone: Peace Notes2007
A CrimeA Crime2006
Adolfo Celi, a Man for Two WorldsAdolfo Celi, a Man for Two Worlds2006
The Unknown WomanThe Unknown Woman2006
Karol: The Pope, The ManKarol: The Pope, The Man2006
Sergio Leone: The Way I See ThingsSergio Leone: The Way I See Things2006
The Spaghetti WestThe Spaghetti West
Role: Himself
Elio Petri: Notes About a FilmmakerElio Petri: Notes About a Filmmaker
Role: Himself
Guardiani delle nuvoleGuardiani delle nuvole2004
Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio MorriconeYo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone2004
Marxist Poetry: The Making of 'The Battle of Algiers'Marxist Poetry: The Making of 'The Battle of Algie...
Role: Himself
Ennio Morricone: Arena concertoEnnio Morricone: Arena concerto2003
The Good Pope: Pope John XXIIIThe Good Pope: Pope John XXIII2003
Ripley's GameRipley's Game2002
Black AngelBlack Angel2002
Cinema ParadisoCinema Paradiso2002
Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence MalickRosy-Fingered Dawn: A Film on Terrence Malick
Role: Himself
Sergio Leone: cinema, cinemaSergio Leone: cinema, cinema
Role: Himself
Mission to MarsMission to Mars2000
Padre Pio: Tra cielo e terraPadre Pio: Tra cielo e terra2000
Before Night FallsBefore Night Falls2000
The Legend of 1900The Legend of 19001998
The Phantom of the OperaThe Phantom of the Opera1998
Cartoni AnimatiCartoni Animati1997
U TurnU Turn1997
Samson and DelilahSamson and Delilah1996
The Stendhal SyndromeThe Stendhal Syndrome1996
The NymphThe Nymph1996
According to PereiraAccording to Pereira1995
The Star MakerThe Star Maker1995
Lo schermo a tre punteLo schermo a tre punte1995
A Pure FormalityA Pure Formality1994
Love AffairLove Affair1994
Genesis: The Creation and the FloodGenesis: The Creation and the Flood1994
In the Line of FireIn the Line of Fire1993
Jonah Who Lived in the WhaleJonah Who Lived in the Whale1993
The Long SilenceThe Long Silence1993
The EscortThe Escort1993
Beyond JusticeBeyond Justice1992
Pontecorvo: The Dictatorship of TruthPontecorvo: The Dictatorship of Truth
Role: Himself
La thuneLa thune1991
Husbands and LoversHusbands and Lovers1991
Desert LawDesert Law1991
State of GraceState of Grace1990
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!1990
The bachelorThe bachelor1990
The Big ManThe Big Man1990
Tre colonne in cronacaTre colonne in cronaca1990
Casualties of WarCasualties of War1989
The UntouchablesThe Untouchables1987
The Gold Rimmed GlassesThe Gold Rimmed Glasses1987
Mosca addioMosca addio1987
The MissionThe Mission1986
C.A.T. SquadC.A.T. Squad1986
The TrapThe Trap1985
The RepenterThe Repenter1985
Red SonjaRed Sonja1985
La Cage aux Folles 3: The WeddingLa Cage aux Folles 3: The Wedding1985
Once Upon a Time in AmericaOnce Upon a Time in America1984
Thieves After DarkThieves After Dark1984
Who Was Edgar Allan?Who Was Edgar Allan?1984
The KeyThe Key1983
Treasure of the Four CrownsTreasure of the Four Crowns1983
The OutsiderThe Outsider1983
The Scarlet and the BlackThe Scarlet and the Black1983
Spy, Stand UpSpy, Stand Up1982
The ThingThe Thing1982
White DogWhite Dog1982
Blood LinkBlood Link1982
Tragedy of a Ridiculous ManTragedy of a Ridiculous Man1981
Bianco, rosso e VerdoneBianco, rosso e Verdone1981
The ProfessionalThe Professional1981
Lady of the CameliasLady of the Camelias1981
So FineSo Fine1981
The Life and Times of David Lloyd GeorgeThe Life and Times of David Lloyd George1981
Si salvi chi vuoleSi salvi chi vuole1980
Uomini e noUomini e no1980
The Blue-Eyed BanditThe Blue-Eyed Bandit1980
The IslandThe Island1980
Stark SystemStark System1980
Fun Is BeautifulFun Is Beautiful1980
La BanquièreLa Banquière1980
Birds of a Feather IIBirds of a Feather II1980
The Good ThiefThe Good Thief1979
Buone notizieBuone notizie1979
La LunaLa Luna1979
Dedicated to the Aegean SeaDedicated to the Aegean Sea1979
Operation OgreOperation Ogre1979
I... For IcarusI... For Icarus1979
The HumanoidThe Humanoid1979
La Cage aux follesLa Cage aux folles1978
Stay as You AreStay as You Are1978
Il prigionieroIl prigioniero1978
Days of HeavenDays of Heaven1978
Orca: The Killer WhaleOrca: The Killer Whale1977
I Am the LawI Am the Law1977
Exorcist II: The HereticExorcist II: The Heretic1977
Forza Italia!Forza Italia!1977
The CatThe Cat1977
Hitch HikeHitch Hike1977
Rene the CaneRene the Cane1977
Stato interessanteStato interessante1977
San Babila-8 P.M.San Babila-8 P.M.1976
One Way or AnotherOne Way or Another1976
The Desert of the TartarsThe Desert of the Tartars1976
Per amorePer amore1976
Pedro Páramo - El hombre de la media lunaPedro Páramo - El hombre de la media luna1976
A Sold LifeA Sold Life1976
Late Night TrainsLate Night Trains1975
The Two Seasons of LifeThe Two Seasons of Life1975
Eye of the CatEye of the Cat1975
Libera, My LoveLibera, My Love1975
The Flower in His MouthThe Flower in His Mouth1975
Lips of Lurid BlueLips of Lurid Blue1975
Down the Ancient StairsDown the Ancient Stairs1975
End of the GameEnd of the Game1975
A Genius, Two Friends, and an IdiotA Genius, Two Friends, and an Idiot1975
Fear Over the CityFear Over the City1975
Salò, or the 120 Days of SodomSalò, or the 120 Days of Sodom1975
The Sunday WomanThe Sunday Woman1975
The Infernal TrioThe Infernal Trio1974
The AntichristThe Antichrist1974
The TempterThe Tempter1974
Sarah's Last ManSarah's Last Man1974
Le SecretLe Secret1974
Moses the LawgiverMoses the Lawgiver1974
Sex AdviceSex Advice1974
The Murri AffairThe Murri Affair1974
Arabian NightsArabian Nights1974
Crescete e moltiplicavetiCrescete e moltiplicaveti1973
Giordano BrunoGiordano Bruno1973
When Women Had TailsWhen Women Had Tails1973
When Love Is LustWhen Love Is Lust1973
My Name Is NobodyMy Name Is Nobody1973
The SerpentThe Serpent1973
Woman Buried AliveWoman Buried Alive1973
Property Is No Longer a TheftProperty Is No Longer a Theft1973
For Love One DiesFor Love One Dies1972
The Return of Clint the StrangerThe Return of Clint the Stranger1972
My Dear KillerMy Dear Killer1972
Even if I wanted to work, what do I do?Even if I wanted to work, what do I do?1972
Slap the Monster on Page OneSlap the Monster on Page One1972
Winged DevilsWinged Devils1972
La cosa buffaLa cosa buffa1972
The Sicilian CheckmateThe Sicilian Checkmate1972
Chronicle of a HomicideChronicle of a Homicide1972
Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?Life Is Tough, Eh Providence?1972
This Kind of LoveThis Kind of Love1972
The AssassinationThe Assassination1972
The Master and MargaretThe Master and Margaret1972
When Man is the PreyWhen Man is the Prey1972
What Have You Done to Solange?What Have You Done to Solange?1972
Devil in the BrainDevil in the Brain1972
Who Saw Her Die?Who Saw Her Die?1972
When Women Lost Their TailsWhen Women Lost Their Tails1972
...Correva l'anno di grazia 1870...Correva l'anno di grazia 18701972
The Master TouchThe Master Touch1972
The Canterbury TalesThe Canterbury Tales1972
Fiorina the CowFiorina the Cow1972
Tre donne - L'automobileTre donne - L'automobile1971
The Wind Blows FreeThe Wind Blows Free1971
The Case Is Closed, Forget ItThe Case Is Closed, Forget It1971
Tre nel milleTre nel mille1971
The Working Class Goes to ParadiseThe Working Class Goes to Paradise1971
Without Apparent MotiveWithout Apparent Motive1971
Tre donne - 1943: Un incontroTre donne - 1943: Un incontro1971
Lizard in a Woman's SkinLizard in a Woman's Skin1971
Tre donne - La sciantosaTre donne - La sciantosa1971
Short Night of Glass DollsShort Night of Glass Dolls1971
Veruschka - Poetry of a WomanVeruschka - Poetry of a Woman1971
Lady CaliphLady Caliph1971
Duck, You SuckerDuck, You Sucker1971
Tis Pity She's a WhoreTis Pity She's a Whore1971
The Cat o' Nine TailsThe Cat o' Nine Tails1971
The DecameronThe Decameron1971
Sacco & VanzettiSacco & Vanzetti1971
Four Flies on Grey VelvetFour Flies on Grey Velvet1971
The BurglarsThe Burglars1971
The Fifth CordThe Fifth Cord1971
Black Belly of the TarantulaBlack Belly of the Tarantula1971
Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above SuspicionForbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion1970
Two Mules for Sister SaraTwo Mules for Sister Sara1970
Hornet's NestHornet's Nest1970
5th Day of Peace5th Day of Peace1970
The Bird with the Crystal PlumageThe Bird with the Crystal Plumage1970
Violent CityViolent City1970
Investigation of a Citizen Above SuspicionInvestigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion1970
The Most Beautiful WifeThe Most Beautiful Wife1970
Kill the Fatted Calf and Roast ItKill the Fatted Calf and Roast It1970
The Year of the CannibalsThe Year of the Cannibals1970
He and SheHe and She1969
Machine Gun McCainMachine Gun McCain1969
The Invisible WomanThe Invisible Woman1969
Dirty AngelsDirty Angels1969
The Five Man ArmyThe Five Man Army1969
Season of the SensesSeason of the Senses1969
One Night at DinnerOne Night at Dinner1969
The Sicilian ClanThe Sicilian Clan1969
The Red TentThe Red Tent1969
Fraulein DoktorFraulein Doktor1969
Ecce Homo - I SopravvissutiEcce Homo - I Sopravvissuti1969
What Did Stalin Do to Women?What Did Stalin Do to Women?1969
The Magnificent Tony CarreraThe Magnificent Tony Carrera1969
A Quiet Place in the CountryA Quiet Place in the Country1968
Come Play with MeCome Play with Me1968
Commandments for a GangsterCommandments for a Gangster1968
Death Rides a HorseDeath Rides a Horse1968
C'era una volta il westC'era una volta il west1968
Listen, Let's Make LoveListen, Let's Make Love1968
A Sky Full of Stars for a RoofA Sky Full of Stars for a Roof1968
The MercenaryThe Mercenary1968
Danger: DiabolikDanger: Diabolik1968
Bandits in RomeBandits in Rome1968
Appunti per un film sull'IndiaAppunti per un film sull'India1968
A Fine PairA Fine Pair1968
The Great SilenceThe Great Silence1968
Once Upon a Time in the WestOnce Upon a Time in the West1968
Eat ItEat It1968
Operation Kid BrotherOperation Kid Brother1967
Face to FaceFace to Face1967
Her HaremHer Harem1967
Gruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova ConsonanzaGruppo Di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza
Role: Himself
The HellbendersThe Hellbenders1967
China Is NearChina Is Near1967
The RoverThe Rover1967
The WitchesThe Witches1967
Seven Women for the MacGregorsSeven Women for the MacGregors1967
Long Days of VengeanceLong Days of Vengeance1967
The Good, the Bad and the UglyThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly1967
Mi vedrai tornareMi vedrai tornare1966
The Battle of AlgiersThe Battle of Algiers1966
Seven Guns for the MacGregorsSeven Guns for the MacGregors1966
The Hills Run RedThe Hills Run Red1966
El GrecoEl Greco1966
Wake Up and DieWake Up and Die1966
Navajo JoeNavajo Joe1966
How I Learned to Love WomenHow I Learned to Love Women1966
A Bullet for the GeneralA Bullet for the General1966
The Big GundownThe Big Gundown1966
Hawks and SparrowsHawks and Sparrows1966
Agent 505 - Death Trap BeirutAgent 505 - Death Trap Beirut1966
Almost a ManAlmost a Man1966
For a Few Dollars MoreFor a Few Dollars More1965
Se non avessi più teSe non avessi più te1965
Altissima pressioneAltissima pressione1965
Idoli controluceIdoli controluce1965
Fists in the PocketFists in the Pocket1965
Nightmare CastleNightmare Castle1965
The Return of RingoThe Return of Ringo1965
A Pistol for RingoA Pistol for Ringo1965
Snow JobSnow Job1965
A Fistful of DollarsA Fistful of Dollars1964
Eighteen in the SunEighteen in the Sun1964
Bullets Don't ArgueBullets Don't Argue1964
Before the RevolutionBefore the Revolution1964
Full Hearts and Empty PocketsFull Hearts and Empty Pockets1964
Il successoIl successo1963
I basilischiI basilischi1963
Gunfight at Red SandsGunfight at Red Sands1963
Everything is MusicEverything is Music1963
The Little NunsThe Little Nuns1963
La cuccagnaLa cuccagna1962
I motorizzatiI motorizzati1962
Crazy DesireCrazy Desire1962

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