Budapest Awed By Indefatigable Morricone’s Concert

  • 16 Feb 2014 8:00 AM
Budapest Awed By Indefatigable Morricone’s Concert
Ennio Morricone (85) gave a memorable concert in Budapest’s Papp László Arena on Saturday evening, February 15. For the second time in a Budapest concert in ten years, Morricone was welcomed by a nearly sellout house and a resounding ovation. Titled “My Life in Music”, his concert tour took him to Budapest after Paris, Prague, Berlin and Zurich.

The concerts feature celebrated scores he has written for films over the past fifty years. In each of those concerts he conducts the Modern Art Orchestra, a Hungarian outfit recruited for the purpose. The program of the concerts has been selected from 500 plus soundtracks.

The scores were played in the Budapest concert as grouped according to themes.

Signature tunes of Once upon a Time in America and The Untouchables served as overture.

Morricone was a fully energetic conductor throughout the entire program of two hours. The orchestra, a choir and soloists all performed to the pleasure of even the most particular members of the audience.

The concert was an eloquent proof of Morricone’s well-deserved renown.

Source: Magyar Nemzet

Translated by Budapest Telegraph

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