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200 musicians and singers, are 'breath-taking' in Ennio Morricone's final UK show / The List

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On Mon 26 Nov, 28 November 2018, Ennio Morricone, played The O2, London in the final UK show from the master film composer. An acknowledged master of his art, Ennio Morricone's work has spanned the decades in soundtracking drama, horror, sci-fi and the iconic spaghetti westerns that made Clint Eastwood a star. Celebrating sixty years of music, the composer is in London for his final ever UK performance, conducting the Czech National Symphony Orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus.

Inevitably for a composer with such a huge back catalogue, there's too much to cover and some of his best work is left on the cutting room floor (there's nothing from A Fistful of Dollars, The Thing or The Untouchables to name just three). For the encore 'Cinema Paradiso' sparks to life, there's a welcome reprise of 'Ecstasy of Gold' and a life affirming, upbeat 'Abolisson' (from Burn!). It's a thrill just to be in the maestro's company but to hear his music brought to life by over 200 musicians and singers is simply breath-taking.

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