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My chaotic encounter with composer Ennio Morricone

By Ray Bennett  LONDON – The late Ennio Morricone was a giant in film music but the Italian composer could be a difficult man as I found out when I went to interview him in London. He was in town … Continue reading

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Composers Williams, Morricone up for Bafta film awards

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The nominees for original music in the Bafta Film Awards announced this morning are Thomas Newman for “Bridge of Spies”, Ennio Morricone for “The Hateful Eight”, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Carsten Nicolai for “The Revenant”, Jóhann Jóhannsson for … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: Ennio Morricone’s 75th birthday concert

By Ray Bennett LONDON – The machine-gun drum of his Oscar-nominated score for “The Untouchables” opened Ennio Morricone’s 75th birthday concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Nov. 10 and signalled that the Italian maestro’s film music enthrals even without … Continue reading

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