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Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone

Album Summary

>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
>Ennio Morricone / Amedeo : The Legend of 1900, film score
>Morricone, Ennio : Cinema Paradiso
>Morricone, Ennio : Malena, film score
>Morricone, Ennio : Una Pura formalita, film score
>Morricone, Ennio : Once Upon a Time in America, film score
>Morricone, Ennio : Once Upon a Time in the West, film score
>Morricone, Ennio : The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo), film score
>Morricone, Ennio : Casualties of War, film score
>Morricone, Ennio : The Untouchables, film score
>Morricone, Ennio : Moses the Lawgiver, television film score
>Morricone, Ennio : Marco Polo, television mini-series score
>Morricone, Ennio : La Califfa
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Yo Yo Ma collaborates with acclaimed Italian film composer Ennio Morricone in new arrangements of his classic scores, including: The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, Once Upon A Time in America, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and many more. Ennio Morricone wrote these original cello and orchestra arrnagments especially for Yo Yo Ma and this recording.

Yo-Yo Ma's first collaboration with acclaimed Italian film composer, Ennio Morricone. Features original cello & orchestra arrangements by Morricone of his most popular themes: "The Mission," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Cinema Paradiso" and others.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Yo-Yo Ma (cello); Gilda Buttà (piano).

Recording information: Forum Music Valley Studios, Rome, Italy (06/16/2003-06/23/2003).

Recorded with the Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone sees the American cellist tackle some of the legendary Italian composer's most famous film scores. Produced by Morricone himself, the 2004 release features new arrangements of iconic soundtracks from The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, Cinema Paradiso, and Once Upon a Time in America, alongside lesser-known works from The Mission, A Pure Formality, and The Legend of 1900. ~ Jon O'Brien



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>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission :: Gabriel's Oboe
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1986
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission :: The Falls
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1986
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Ennio Morricone / Amedeo : The Legend of 1900, film score :: Playing Love
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Written: 1998
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Cinema Paradiso :: Nostalgia
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1988
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Cinema Paradiso :: Looking for You
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1988
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Malèna, film score :: Main Theme
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2000
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Una Pura formalità, film score :: Main Theme
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1994
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Once Upon a Time in America, film score :: Deborah's Theme
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1984
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Once Upon a Time in America, film score :: Cockeye's Song
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1984
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Once Upon a Time in America, film score :: Main Theme
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1984
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Once Upon a Time in the West, film score :: Main Theme
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1968.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1968
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, Il Brutto, Il Cattivo), film score :: Ecstasy of Gold
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Notes: Composition written: 1966.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1966
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Casualties of War, film score :: Main Theme
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1989
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : The Untouchables, film score :: Death Theme
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1987
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Moses the Lawgiver, television film score :: Journey
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Moses the Lawgiver, television film score :: Main Theme
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : Marco Polo, television mini-series score :: Main Theme
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1982
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : La Califfa :: Dinner
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Morricone, Ennio : La Califfa :: Nocturne
  • Performers: Gilda Butta (Piano); Yo-Yo Ma (Cello); Roma Sinfonietta (Cello)
  • Conductor: Ennio Morricone
  • Ensemble: Roma Sinfonietta
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970
  • Studio/Live: Studio