Ennio Morricone

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Ennio Morricone


Ennio Morricone (10 November 1928, Rome, Italy – 6 July 2020, Rome, Italy) was an Italian composer and conductor.

In his youth he played trumpet and received his education from the Roman Conservatory at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, graduating by the age of fourteen. In the 1960s he began composing film soundtracks.

Among numerous other awards, Morricone earned two Grammys, two Golden Globes, and the Academy Honorary Award “for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music." Maestro Morricone continued to compose film music, and travel the world as a conductor and composer until his death

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