Sadness: Il Postino composer has died

Sadness: Il Postino composer has died


norman lebrecht

November 16, 2017

We have been notified of the death yesterday, aged 84, of Luis Enríquez Bacalov, composer of innumerable spaghetti westerns and several small masterpieces.

He won an Oscar for Il Postino in 1996 and worked with both Fellini (City of Women) and Pasolini.

His Misa Tango was recorded by Placido Domingo for Deutsche Grammophon.

Of Bulgarian-Jewish parentage, Bacalov was born in Buenos Aires, moving to Italy as a young musician.


  • Simon Scott says:

    I met Maestro Bacalov in Pietrasanta in 2011. A great musician and a very nice guy