At the age of 91 years: film composer Ennio Morricone is dead

for his memorable film scores known Italian composer Ennio Morricone is dead. He died early Monday morning in Rome, as a lawyer for the family confirmed on Mond

At the age of 91 years: film composer Ennio Morricone is dead

for his memorable film scores known Italian composer Ennio Morricone is dead. He died early Monday morning in Rome, as a lawyer for the family confirmed on Monday the German press Agency. In the Roman district of Trastevere-born Morricone was reached in the sixties to world fame, when he began his collaboration with Sergio Leone. He was 91 years old.

In the following years, he wrote the Soundtrack to the great Spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone - from "play me the song of death" and "A fistful of dollars" to "Two glorious scoundrels". Also for classics such as "The Mission" and "once upon a time in America" – with Hollywood star Robert de Niro in the main role, the musician with the striking glasses evocative and moving melodies. The delicate oboe sounds with Jeremy Irons receives as father Gabriel in "The Mission" contact with the people of the Guaraní, brought the award-winning Morricone one of his many Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe. In total, he composed more than 400 film scores.

Morricone began his musical studies as a trumpet player. He attended the Roman Conservatory of Santa Cecilia. Later, he also composed sacred works, most recently including a mass for Pope Francis in the parts of his film music for the Jesuit drama "The Mission" were incorporated. Despite numerous nominations, the composer was awarded only in 2016 at the age of 87 years, the coveted Oscar Statue for his musical work on the Soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's Western "The Hateful 8", whose snowy he landscapes musically, the mood gave. For his life's work, he had been there for a long time, namely 2007, to get an Oscar.

Morricone has toured even in old age, with great pleasure by the world. In Germany he filled stadiums with his concerts were often sold out. His farewell tour has led him to 2019, among other things, to Berlin. At the time, he announced to want to in the future, his family and the music devote.

"I only work with Directors for whom I have friendship and respect", Morricone has once said. This also includes Bernardo Bertolucci, Brian De Palma and Roman Polanski were. Important only one, the Maestro was but in the end: "the composer remains always true to itself".

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 04:20

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