ITL #6: Remembering Ennio Morricone

Chris and Sridhar honor the passing of the legendary composer Ennio Morricone. They discuss the iconic status of his film scores, his gifts as a melodist, his use of non-orchestral instruments, his role in the evolution of Hollywood music, and his passion for chess.

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Ennio Morricone: wikipedia

Watch “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” on Netflix

Watch “Cinema Paradiso” on Amazon

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” soundtrack

“Cinema Paradiso” soundtrack

“The Hateful Eight” soundtrack

“The Battle of Algiers” soundtrack

“Django Unchained” soundtrack

Morricone receiving an Honorary Oscar

Morricone wins Best Original Score for “The Hateful Eight”

“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” standoff

“Ecstasy of Gold” on theremin & voice

Moog synthesizer

Vladimir Nabokov’s index cards

Tom Hanks does a Clint Eastwood impression

Il Gruppo (Morricone’s avant-garde composers collective)

Morricone plays trumpet

“If This is a Man”: Holocaust memoir by Primo Levi

Primo Levi

“If This is a Man” music by Morricone

Yo-Yo Ma’s tribute to Morricone

“Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone” album

Morricone’s Paris Review interview about chess

Janos Starker: Cellist, Artist, Teacher

Leonhard Euler: wikipedia

Euler’s Speculum Musicum

Tonnetz: wikipedia

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