Reflections on the Music of Ennio Morricone: Fame and Legacy

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2020 - 198 pages
Reflections on the Music of Ennio Morricone: Fame and Legacy provides new contextualized perspectives on Ennio Morricone's position as a radical composer working at the cutting edge of music within the frame work of his cinematic compositions. The Italian composer has reached world fame as the creator of some 500 film scores and hundreds more arrangements for commercial recordings; however, Sciannameo argues that Morricone's legacy must include his concert works, a catalogued list of more than 100 titles. By analyzing the composer's formative years as a music practitioner and his transition into the world of composing for the screen, Franco Sciannameo reconsiders the best of Morricone's popular compositions and reveals the challenging concert works which have been an intimate expression of Morricone's lifelong creative season. Reflections on the Music of Ennio Morricone explores Morricone's legacy, its nature, and its eventual impact on posterity.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Ch01 In the Open City
9
Ch02 Once Upon a Time Babylon
31
Ch03 In the Lions Den
47
Ch04 Toward a New Consonance
77
Ch05 Scoring Social Justice
95
Ch06 Legacy
117
Appendix 1 Piccolo Concerto 1961 and 1962 Programs
143
Appendix 2 Canto Morricone
159
Bibliography
169
Index
173
About the Author
185
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Franco Sciannameo is College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Professor of Music in the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University.

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