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The world mourns the loss of the master Ennio Morricone, honorary citizen of L'Aquila

L'AQUILA - L'Aquila mourns the loss of Maestro Ennio Morricone, who died overnight in a Roman clinic where he was hospitalized a few days ago with a broken thigh bone. A family press release informing of the death of the great musician and composer also announces that the funeral will be strictly private in relation to the sense of humility that has always shaped every moment of his existence. He adds that his departure took place in the comfort of faith "in full clarity and great dignity" until his last breath, after greeting his beloved wife, Mary, and thanking his children and grandchildren for their love and care. that they made reservations for him. Ennio Morricone would have turned 92 on November 10th.
The world mourns the loss of the master Ennio Morricone, honorary citizen of L'Aquila
The world mourns the loss of the master Ennio Morricone, honorary citizen of L'Aquila

Great emotions and emotions accompany the death of EnnioMorricone, honorary citizen of L'Aquila, a great friend of the capital of Abruzzo, he "Ehren-Aquilano" together with Arthur Rubinstein andGoffredo Petrassi for music, like Vittorio Storaro for the cinema and AntonioCalenda for the theater, three areas in which the cultural vocation of L'Aquila has been expressed at a high level nationally and internationally. Ennio Morricone received two Oscarder Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Academy awards in 2007 for his career and in 2016 for the music for the film The Hateful Height by Quentin Tarantino, and has enchanted cinema lovers with his extraordinary music. Its known many masterpieces of the seventh art, like a handful of dollars, the good, the bad and the ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, A Citizen's Investigation of Suspicion, Mission, There Was a Time in America, New Cinema Paradiso, Sacco and Vanzetti, The Unknown.

Today, however, I want to remind you of all the love Maestro Morricone always had for our city. He has been to L'Aquila several times to give highly acclaimed concerts, on the memorable day of the conferral of honorary citizenship and the immediacy of the tragic earthquake of 2009 when he visited the wounded city with a deep sensitivity for the people of L'Aquila. I also fondly remember the unforgettable day the maestro spent in L'Aquila when the precious Morricone biography was presented. Cinema and Beyond, written by Gabriele Lucci and published by Electa / Accademia dell'Immagine, one of the jewels in this line of cinematic monographs and dictionaries produced by the publishing division of the Academy of the Image under the direction of Luccier. A great volume, so rich in evidence of the maestro's work, with a number of fragments of signed scores and an abundance of references to his musical oeuvre beyond the cinema, Gabriele Lucci spent almost three years working on this work, including numerous days in the studio of the great musician in order to overcome his natural reserve.

On November 26, 2007, when the Massimo cinema was like an egg and answered Lucci's questions, Maestro Morricone told many anecdotes from his professional life and many testimonials. Finally, he revealed his preferences for Bach, Frescobaldi, Monteverdi and Giovanni da Palestrina, but also for Stravinsky, Nono and Petrassi, while images of the most famous films flowed on the big screen, to which Morricone gave his unforgettable music. The Oscar, finally awarded to Maestro Morricone for QuentinTarantino's film, was added to the numerous awards (including the Grammy Award, 3 Golden Globes, 6Bafta, 10 David di Donatello, 10 Nastri d 'Silver and numerous other awards) after 5 nominations his long career. Musician among the most versatile, sensitive and sophisticated, since his earliest works he proved that he had reached unthinkable qualitative heights. Even if EnnioMorricone did not begin his great adventure with a series of extraordinary compositions until 1961 with the film Il Federal by Luciano Salce, which impressed his inspiration for world cinema and gave mankind the most beautiful sides of the music, with which she was married seventh art.

Ennio Morricone, born on November 10, 1928 in Rome, attended the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia at the age of 10 in the class of Umberto Semproni's trumpet. The teacher of complementary harmony, Roberto Caggiano, senses his precocious skills and suggests concentrating on his composition studies, which he will begin in 1944. Two years later he graduated in trumpet and engaged for the first time as an instrumentalist and arranger in retrospect and then the first commission to compose secondary music for the prose theater. In 1952 he received a diploma in band instrumentation and two years later a diploma in composition under the direction of Maestro Goffredo Petrassi. But in 1955, Ennio Morricone, with his greatest inclination, began to arrange music for the cinema and to work together as an arranger for television versions. In 1961 he composed his first soundtrack for the film "Il Federal" by Luciano Salce.

In 2002, Ennio Morricone began another branch of his artistic life and dedicated himself in particular to conducting. On September 11, 2004, Morricone conducted a concert "against all massacres in human history in the Arena di Verona, the most important open-air theater in the world "and presented his composition Voices from Silence for the first time. The concerts of Ennio Morricone in L'Aquila with the RomaSinfonietta Orchestra in Perdonanza 2001 and in November 2009 in the Auditorium of the Guardia di Finanza School are unforgettable. Ennio Morricone leaves a great legacy of exceptional scores to world culture and music. The eagle will remember him for the sincere love he cultivated for the city, expressed in gestures of rare sensitivity, grace and refinement, an expression of the discreet friendliness that is forever typical of the great master, the honorary Aquilano.

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