Ennio Moricone celebrates its 90th anniversary
The world-famous composer, author of nearly 500 films, Enio Moricone, is now 90 years old. Six decades of them are devoted to his musical activity. Just on this day, the musician began his great tour "60 years of music", which began last year.
A few days ago, Moricone led his work in St. Petersburg and Moscow. The concerts have achieved amazing success, like everywhere where the master presents himself. Regardless of his advanced age, the composer, who turned to conducting only in 2000, continues the tour, albeit in a less active rhythm.
The route, which is actually a farewell, covers various European cities. On one of London's last concerts on November 26, additional tickets were sold.
Sometimes his creator had to give up opening speeches because of severe back pain. A few years ago, Moricone underwent treatment and it seemed that it was no longer in place.
However, the musician likes to lead an orchestra that performs his compositions. "First of all, I still organize concerts because I'm invited to do it, I mean, people want it." Secondly, I love it, I love it very much, and from a financial point of view it is not bad either: I can earn money and not write new things, "he joked in a recent interview with TASS.
The first success
Moricone was born on November 10, 1928. In Rome. His father is a professional musician playing the trumpet in a jazz band, and his mother is an ordinary housewife. The future composer is the largest of five children.
The musician himself believes that part of his success is the result of diligence, hard work and good preparation. His first real success came after working with Sergio Leone. The composer fixes his westerns with his music.
In his long career, Moricone cooperates with many Italian and foreign directors. He wrote music for characteristic bands such as "Once Upon a Time" by Sergio Leone (1984), "The Invincibles" by Brian De Palma, "New Cinema Paradise Giuseppe Tornatore & # 39; a".
The film almost always guarantees success if it sounds like Moricone's music. Some of his compositions are becoming more and more popular than the tapes to which they were written.
Despite the fact that the composer has dozens of the most prestigious awards and six Oscar nominations, he won his first "golden warrior" only in 2007 for a full contribution to the cinema.
The second Oscar was awarded to him in 2016 for "The Hated Eighth," in which Moricone agrees to experiment with director Quentin Tarantino, inspired by "spaghetti-westerns".
The American Film Academy statuette has received many films for which Moricone creates music. According to the sales results, 27 albums with compositions of his compositions became "gold" and 7 "platinum".
On the occasion of the jubilee, the Italian television has prepared special shows dedicated to the creative path of music. "The Hero of the Day", as announced, will be a guest of the popular evening program in the first channel of the state television "RAI" on Sunday. He will be accompanied by the director of Tornatore, with whom Moricone is still working on new projects. / BGNES