Luis Enríquez Bacalov (30 March 1933, Buenos Aires) is a prolific Argentine, naturalized Italian, composer of film scores. Early on in his career, he composed scores for Spaghetti Western films, including Django, Storm Rider aka Il Grande Duello and The Price of Power.
Bacalov has been nominated twice for Academy Awards: for Scoring of Music—adaptation or treatment for The Gospel According to St. Matthew in 1967 and winning the award for Original Music Score for Il Postino in 1996.
In the early 1970s, he collaborated with Italian progressive rock bands New Trolls, Osanna and Il Rovescio della Medaglia.
In recent years, Bacalov has also composed significant works for chorus and orchestra, including his Misa Tango, a work setting a Spanish-language adaptation of the classic liturgical Mass to the tango rhythms of his native Argentina. The standard Mass text has been significantly truncated in accordance with Bacalov’s desire that the work appeal to those of all Abrahamic… read more