Ennio Morricone wins Polar Music Prize 2010
May 29, 2010
Ennio Morricone has won the Polar Music Prize 2010 and will be invited to accept the award—worth 1 million kronor (£88,800)—in Stockholm in August 2010. The Polar Prize, founded in 1989 to honour exceptional achievements that transcend music genres—is awarded annually. It is described in Sweden as the ‘Nobel prize of music’ and was established by the late Stikkan Anderson, whose record company released the songs of Swedish supergroup ABBA. The committee said Morricone's ‘congenial compositions and arrangements lift our existence to another plane’.
MORRICONE CONDUCTS MORRICONE
Susanna Rigacci, soprano • Ulrich Herkenhoff, panpipes • Gilda Buttà, piano • Bavarian Radio Choir • Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra • Ennio Morricone, conductor
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Morricone is well-known to moviegoers: his soundtracks are invariably warmly melodic and superbly suited to the films they grace. He has composed more than 400 film scores, including The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Untouchables, Cinema Paradiso and The Mission. Morricone has been nominated for several Oscars. This DVD contains a representative sample of his rich creative output and features a selection of his most famous film music including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, A Fistful of Dynamite, Once Upon a Time in America, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, The Life and Death of Richard III, Investigation Of A Citizen Under Suspicion, The Untouchables and lots more.
Morricone’s music also features on several other albums available through Naxos.
Ennio Morricone Biography & Discography