With The Hateful Eight in the running for three Academy Awards, the world-renowned pianist Lang Lang has recorded a new rendition of Ennio Morricone's original score. In a new video, the piano-playing virtuoso performs the piece in his own voice.
Legendary film composer, Ennio Morricone, who is still going strong in his 8th decade of work, has seen it all and done it all in the world of cinema. Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Morricone is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He will be the 2574th star on the historic attraction, which is set to be unveiled at 7065 Hollywood Blvd by such noted lumanaries as Harvey Weinstein and Quentin Tarantino.
Oscar nominations have hit and to no one's surprise 'The Revenant' could be this year's top earner with 12 nominations in its corner. However the list also includes, more importantly, Ennio Morricone's score for 'The Hateful Eight,' John Williams' score for 'Star Wars' and Thomas Newman's score for 'Bridge of Spies' all contending for Best Original Score; and David Lang's "Simple Song #3" competing in the Best Original Song category.
Amazon's fairly new series 'Mozart in the Jungle' was a big contender at the Golden Globes gala last night, taking home awards for Best TV Comedy and Best Actor in a TV Comedy. Also going home happy was Ennio Morricone and his score to Quention Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight.' Wins like these made it a night honoring classical music.
Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' might be the first time the filmmaker left the musical duties to someone else. That someone else is actually Ennio Morricone, a famous spaghetti western scorer, who just debuted the opening title track to the film, entitled "L'Ultima Diligenza di Red Rock." So sit back and get ready to listen to the first sound of the movie.
Ennio Morricone is up for a Golden Globe with his music for the Quentin Tarantino film, "The Hateful Eight." It's been reported, though, that Morricone's score sounds eerily familiar to a disc of unused music from John Carpenter's "The Thing." Yes, Morricone stole from himself to provide for the Tarantino film.
With the 2016 Golden Globe nominees still buzzing from the news, the ceremony should be an intense contest as all those named have committed to their roles. On the music side, though, we see the top contenders in the business, with everyone from Ennio Morricone to David Lang to Daniel Pemberton representing.
Mr. Morricone, along with director Sergio Leone, helped pioneer the Spaghetti Western genre, having produced such films as; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West and My Name is Nobody.
We've written about him before, Ennio Morricone and his legendary film scores. This time, America's Got Talent favorite, Jackie Evancho, premieres her take on his beloved track "Your Love."
Celebrity deaths are on the rise this year, perhaps the most startling being Philip Seymour Hoffman via heroin overdose. But this time, friends and colleagues mourn the death of famed Vicenza violinist Tommaso Zuccon Ghiotto, who was found dead in his home in Napoli.
Be it here or at the Barclays in Brooklyn, don't miss the event! Brooklyn Academy of Music members receive a $5 discount on all purchases so sign up at BAM.com today.
James Inverne on when film music turns classical, and classical music turns towards film.