On 6 July 2020, at the age of 91, Maestro Ennio Morricone sadly passed away. He was an extraordinarily talented composer and arranger, beloved by all for his rare ability to reach and move people with very different musical tastes. The Farnesina has decided to honour his memory by producing a limited edition box set, available to Embassies, Permane...

Italy has created a special €5 coin dedicated to the Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone who died in Rome last summer. The limited-edition coin, issued by Italy's ministry of economy and finance on 15 June, features a portrait of Morricone as well as an image of the maestro's hands in the act of conducting. Designed by Maria Angela Casso...

In the Italian American community there are many examples of wonderful personalities who have made great contributions to every field of American society, culture, and economy. None excluded. One of the fields in which there are truly hundreds of examples of exceptionalism is entertainment.   That is why the work done by NOIAFT, National Organizati...

“Devotion” is the title of the documentary movie about the two fashion geniuses and ambassadors of Sicilian beauty, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana; directed by the Oscar awarded director Giuseppe Tornatore, that the two fondly call “Peppuccio” in the video introduction to the docu-film. A special soundtrack was signed by the late Maestro Ennio...

Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends... how are you? At the beginning of the Italian lockdown, now four months ago, you were worried about Italy, in serious trouble while in America the problems had not yet begun, even though the virus was already circulating. Now that, for the moment, Italy is a little bet...

Winner of two Academy Awards, three Golden Globes and four Grammy Awards, Ennio Morricone, one of the greatest Italian composer and conductor, has given to the entire world an inestimable music heritage that will probably make the future generations remember him forever. His death, a few days ago, on the 6th of July, has left a big hole in the hear...

The most accurate thing one might say about the Western is that it is a genre of storytelling that has pretended to be America, to be that country during its making. Its pretence is that when the land was merely harsh and unforgiving, not yet a tight map of mean streets, there persisted in some white men a rugged little crux of personal integrity e...

There is perhaps no single sound more immediately evocative of the American West than the lone ocarina wail from The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, affectionately transcribed as "ah-ee-ah-ee-ah." But remarkably, its creator, the Italian composer Ennio Morricone — who died Monday in Rome, following a femur fracture at the age of 91 — didn't visit the...

Big names from Hollywood, music and politics lined up on Monday to praise the talent and the legacy of Italian maestro Ennio Morricone, after the iconic composer died aged 91, with Antonio Banderas saluting “a big master of cinema.”

The Oscar-winning composer passed away at a clinic in Rome at dawn on 6 July, a few days after suffering a bad fall. Morricone wrote the soundtracks for over 400 films and television series, starting with the spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone.  In 2016 he won an Oscar for best original score for his soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's movie The Hate...