Legendary musician, Italian composer, well-known conductor Ennio Morricone has conducted a concert in Azerbaijan for the first time.
Film composer Ennio Morricone, who has been nominated five times for an Oscar and who received an honorary statuette in 2007, performed with over 200 members of the Azerbaijan State symphonic orchestra at the Heydar Aliyev Palace.
The concert was co-organized by the “Buta” Art Center, and Ministry of Culture and Tourism, with the support of the Italian Embassy in Azerbaijan and sponsored by the “Fireland Vineyards” and “Nar Mobile” companies.
Listing Morricone's most famous movies scores can be a difficult task simply because there are so many — "A Fistful of Dollars," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Once upon a Time in the West," "The Mission," "The Untouchables," "Cinema Paradiso," and "Bugsy" among them.
Morricone has worked regularly with many famous filmmakers, including Sergio Leone, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Brian De Palma and Warren Beatty. His other scores include "The Battle of Algiers," "Days of Heaven," "In the Line of Fire" and "Once Upon a Time in America," Leone's New York gangster saga-as-opium-dream.