Prague Dailu Monitor with reference to the head of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra announced that 82-year-old Italian composer and arranger, Ennio Morricone (born on November 10, 1928), came to Prague to record music for a new movie. On schedule recording was to be held in the studio of Hostivar orchestra from 11 to 13 December 2010. The title of the film and the name of the director are not disclosed.
Ennio Morricone, who is famous for having written the music for more than five hundred films and television productions, already has experience with the Czech Symphony Orchestra. Last year, he visited Prague to record music with Czech musicians.
Ennio Morricone became famous by catchy tunes written for subsequently became popular Spaghetti Westerns of the Italian director Sergio Leone, such as “A Fistful of Dollars -1964”, “For a Few Dollars More – 1965”, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – 1966” and “Once Upon a Time in the West – 1968”.
Over many years of his career Ennio Morricone collaborated with many iconic European and Hollywood film directors, among them are such famous names as Roman Polanski, Oliver Stone, Brian De Palma, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Zeffirelli, Giuseppe Tornatore, etc. He also wrote the music for the famous Italian TV series “Octopus” (La piovra), which was popular in the Soviet Union.
This year the maestro was awarded with the prestigious Swedish Polar Music Prize 2010, established in 1989 by the former manager of the legendary musical group ABBA, Stig Anderson.
Photo: Ennio Morricone at the 66th Venice Film Festival
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