ennio morricone

Playlist | The Worlds of Ennio Morricone

The composer Ennio Morricone has died at the age of 91. Morricone, widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, was known mostly for his prolific work in the field of film music, scoring countless movies in his native Italy, but also creating some of the most memorable scores in Hollywood’s history. His vast outlay included no less than 70 award-winning films, among them Cinema Paradiso, The Battle for Algiers, and The Untouchables. But he will perhaps best be remembered for his work with Sergio Leone, where his music for The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, For a Few Dollars More, and Fistful of Dynamite has become iconic.

Morricone’s legacy is too vast to contemplate here, so instead here is a snapshot of his career, with some of the favourites of the Wales Arts Review team, over 50 tracks that give just a flavour of his genius.