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Quotes by Ennio Morricone on music, wife, death, experience, politics, science, writing, music, etc.

9 Notable Ennio Morricone Quotes

Famous As: Composer
Born On: November 10, 1928
Died On: July 6, 2020
Born In: Rome, Italy
Died At Age: 91
Ennio Morricone was a famed Italian trumpet player, orchestrator, composer, and conductor. He is renowned for writing music in varied styles. He scored over four hundred scores for television and cinema, and over hundred classical works. He is credited with creating one of the most influential soundtracks in history, ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.’ Some of his most noteworthy compositions include ‘E Più Ti Penso,’ ‘Se Telefonando’, ‘Chi Mai,’ ‘The Ecstasy of Gold,’ ‘Here's to You,’ ‘Gabriel's Oboe,’ and ‘Man with a Harmonica.’ Here is a list of popular sayings by Ennio Morricone on writing, death, music, Hollywood, decision, history, success, family, fear, power, surrender, etc.
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You can see my decision as either a distinctive factor or as a limitation. I don't feel it is a limitation.

Ennio Morricone

We live in a modern world, and in contemporary music the central fact is contamination. Not the contamination of disease but the contamination of musical styles. If you find this in me, that is good.

Ennio Morricone

There was a theft! But, of course, if it was up to me, every two years I would win an Oscar.

Ennio Morricone

Music is an experience, not a science.

Ennio Morricone

I was offered a free villa in Hollywood, but I said no thank you, I prefer to live in Italy.

Ennio Morricone

I come from a background of experimental music which mingled real sounds together with musical sounds.

Ennio Morricone

I also used these realistic sounds in a psychological way. With The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I used animal sounds - as you say, the coyote sound - so the sound of the animal became the main theme of the movie.

Ennio Morricone

Bernard Herrmann used to write all his scores by himself. So did Bach, Beethoven and Stravinsky. I dont understand why this happens in the movie industry.

Ennio Morricone

Popularity doesn't bother me. It attests to the affection and comprehension of the public. The important thing is to retain the pioneer spirit. I profoundly love the profession, and I work on each film as if it were the first - and the last. Giving the best of myself. Many of the 'greats' ask their arranger to write their scores for them. Me, I write all alone, from the first note to the last. All.

Ennio Morricone