With his peerless versatility and productivity, Ennio Morricone has been one of the most famous and influential film composers since the 1960s. Drawing from classical, jazz, rock, Italian folk, and avant-garde influences, Morricone’s 400-plus scores have accompanied every conceivable movie genre; his innovative soundscapes for Sergio Leone’s 1960s Westerns, however, were enough to ensure his lasting reputation. His list of directorial collaborators a veritable Who’s Who of post-1960 international cinema, Morricone’s music has masterfully accompanied the films of most notably Leone, Bernardo Bertolucci, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Giuseppe Tornatore, Roland Joffe, Brian De Palma, and Warren Beatty.
A lifelong Rome resident and classically trained musician, Morricone began studying at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia at age 12. Advised to study composition, Morricone also specialized in playing trumpet and supported himself by playing in a jazz band and working as an arranger for Italian… read more
The greatest composer, and also my favourite. His music is what so many scores aren't: timeless. For me, up there with Mozart.