Morto Maestro

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“Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but some of my best ideas come from playing Bee-Gees records backwards at half speed.”

Ennio Morricone
Composer, conductor, continentale.
November 10, 1928 – July 6, 2020.
Aged 91 years.

Most recognized for: During a career that spanned 7 decades, Mr. Morricone composed scores for over 400 international films and TV productions. He worked on all of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns, including “The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly”… which stands as one of the most influential film scores in the history of cinema. But after complications from a nasty fall, he quickly went from sharp to flat.