A rare concert where Ennio Morricone conducted an orchestra playing his music has been remastered for Blu-ray release – details here.

You don’t need us to tell you that the brilliant composer Ennio Morricone, who passed away earlier this year, left behind an incredible body of work. Up until fairly recently too, he’d been touring the world conducting concerns of his film music. And several of those concerts were recorded for posterity too.

One of them is now getting a DVD and Blu-ray release in the UK this week as well, we’ve learned. Morricone Conducts Morricone will be going on sale from tomorrow, and it’s a recording of a 2004 concert where he conducted his music himself.

It’s being released on disc by EuroArts, and is available for order here.

We’ll leave you with the box art for the release, and its synopsis…

Ennio Morricone was a legend and one of the most recognized film music composers of all times. Known to a broad range of audience, he closed the gap between the classical music universe and the world of Hollywood blockbusters. Since 1961, Morricone has composed over 400 scores for cinema and television, as well as over 100 classical works. This concert from 2004 with the Münchner Rundfunkorchester is one of the few recordings where he conducted his own music, Video Director of this memorable concert is Giovanni Morricone. This Concert includes a representative collection of his most famous film music including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Once Upon a Time in the West, A Fistful of Dynamite, Once Upon a Time in America, Cinema Paradiso, The Untouchables and many more. The successful DVD – now digitally restored in HD and available on Blu-ray.

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