Ennio Morricone quits composing

Ennio Morricone quits composing


norman lebrecht

September 21, 2018

The veteran film composer, who turns 90 in November, says he will write no more scores.

But he’s going to carry on conducting, he tells Italian media.

He will be remembered for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, and so much more.


  • Robert Groen says:

    For A Few Dollars More he might have carried on…..

  • Michael Turner says:

    He is definitely a man who has been on a Mission and is Untouchable as a composer. More seriously, a truly great composer.

  • Violeta Giorgio says:

    I adore him ! So great musician and so modest…umil ! I adore his music….so touching…so beautiful….immortal ! I m happy to be contemporary with him..and unhappy I didn t listen live in Italy !

    • Alan says:

      Yes, Violeta – your passionate comments mirror my thoughts exactly.
      So sorry that EM has decided to stop composing.
      Good luck, maestro, and good health!

  • Fred says:

    A composer who hot his ispiration from the great verismo composers -as so Rota – starting with Mascagni