The Info List - Luis Enrique Bacalov

Luis Enríquez Bacalov (30 August 1933 – 15 November 2017) was an Argentine-born Italian composer of film scores. Early on in his career, he composed scores for Spaghetti Western films. In the early 1970s, he collaborated with Italian progressive rock bands. Bacalov has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Original Score, winning it in 1996 for Il Postino.[1] Bacalov has composed significant works for chorus and orchestra. Before his death he was the artistic director of the Orchestra della Magna Grecia in Taranto, Italy.[2]


1 Life and career 2 Selected filmography 3 Discography

3.1 Studio albums 3.2 Extended plays 3.3 Singles 3.4 Bootleg and unauthorized

4 References 5 External links

Life and career[edit] Luis Bacalov was born in Buenos Aires to a family of Bulgarian Jewish origin, but even though he identified as a Jew, he did not practice Judaism.[3][4][5] His paternal grandparents were Banat Bulgarians who emigrated to Argentina.[6] His film credits include westerns such as Django, A Bullet for the General, and The Grand Duel, and Italian crime films such as Caliber 9, Il Boss and Mister Scarface. He also scored Fellini's City of Women in 1980. Bacalov had been nominated twice for Academy Award for Original Score—music adaptation or treatment— in 1967 for Pasolini's The Gospel According to St. Matthew, and winning the award for Il Postino in 1996. In the early 1970s, he collaborated with Italian progressive rock bands such as New Trolls, on their 1971 album, Concerto grosso per i New Trolls,[7] Osanna, on the band's second album, Preludio Tema Variazioni e Canzona released in 1972,[8] and Il Rovescio della Medaglia for the 1973 release of their third album, Contaminazione.[9] Bacalov has also composed significant works for chorus and orchestra, including his Misa Tango (1997), a work setting a Spanish-language adaptation of the classic liturgical Mass to the tango rhythms of his native Argentina. The standard Mass text has been significantly truncated in accordance with Bacalov's desire that the work appeal to those of all Abrahamic faiths: Christians, Muslims and Jews.[5] All references to Christ — except for the Lamb of God (Latin: Agnus Dei) — have been deleted. Credo, the third and longest text part of a sung Mass, has been reduced to most of its first strophe and part of the second one: "Credo in unum Deum, ... omnipotentem, factorem cœli et terrae." (" I believe in one God, ... Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth") plus "Amen" at the end. Misa Tango debuted in Rome with Plácido Domingo as solo tenor in 2000 and was later recorded by Deutsche Grammophon with Plácido Domingo (tenor), Ana María Martínez (mezzo-soprano) and Héctor Ulises Passarella (bandoneón). Bacalov composed Cantones de Nuestro Tiempos (Psalms for our Times: The Cambridge Psalms) (2006), a commissioned work with text from the Psalms of David for baritone and soprano soloists, orchestra and chorus, which had its world premiere at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in spring 2006 by the Cambridge Community Chorus (William E. Thomas, Music Director). This followed the 19 May 2002 U.S. premiere performance of "Misa Tango" also at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre (William E. Thomas, Music Director). Two of his songs, "The Grand Duel (Parte Prima)" and "Summertime Killer", were used in Quentin Tarantino's film Kill Bill (2003). Tarantino also used three Bacalov songs from the Spaghetti western era in his 2012 movie Django Unchained: "Django" and "La Corsa (2nd Version)" originally from Django (1966), and "Lo Chiamavano King" from His Name Was King. Bacalov was the first to write a triple-concerto for bandoneón, piano, soprano and symphony orchestra: Tango Music with Symphonic Proportions. From 2005 to his death, he was the principal director of Orchestra della Magna Grecia in Taranto, southern Italy.[10] He was considered a brilliant pianist in his time.[11] He died in Rome on 15 November 2017 at the age of 84.[12] Selected filmography[edit]

The Empty Canvas (1963) The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964) Questa volta parliamo di uomini (1965) OSS 77 – Operazione fior di loto (1965) Django (1966) A Bullet for the General (1966) Sugar Colt (1966) A Rose for Everyone (1967) Catch as Catch Can (1967) We Still Kill the Old Way (1967) Ghosts – Italian Style (1967) The Protagonists (1968) The Vatican Affair (1968) The Black Sheep (1968) Appointment in Beirut (1969) The Price of Power (1969) L'amica (1969) Lonely Hearts (1970) La supertestimone (1971) The Designated Victim (1971) His Name Was King (1971) Roma Bene (1971) Caliber 9 (1972) It Can Be Done Amigo (1972) The Grand Duel (1972) The Summertime Killer (1972) Il Boss (1973) The Police Serve the Citizens? (1973) Stateline Motel (1973) The Man Called Noon (1973) La seduzione (1973) Shoot First, Die Later (1974) Loaded Guns (1975) Kidnap Syndicate (1975) Colpita da improvviso benessere (1976) The Sicilian Cross (1976) Nick the Sting (1976) Mister Scarface (1976) The Last Round (1976) Blood and Diamonds (1978) City of Women (1980) Entre Nous (1983) La maschera (1988) Il Postino (1996) Stella's Favor (1996) The Truce (1997) Polish Wedding (1998) Milonga (1999) Secret of the Andes (1999) Children of the Century (1999) Assassination Tango (2002) The Dust Factory (2004)

Discography[edit] Studio albums[edit]

1968 We Still Kill the Old Way (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (LP; United Artists) 1971 Pitturamusica (LP; Generalmusic) 1972 Paesaggi (LP; Generalmusic) 1975 Desbandes by Gato Barbieri and Luis Bacalov (LP; Vista) 1979 Sincretic 1 by Luis Bacalov and Giovanni Tommaso 1980 La cité des femmes (LP; Général Music France) 1984 Le Juge (CD; Ltd; Music Box Records) 1985 Le Transfuge (CD; Ltd; Music Box Records) 1985 Django (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Intermezzo, Generalmusic) 1986 Quién Sabe? (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Intermezzo, Generalmusic) 1992 Il Prezzo del potere (Original Soundtrack) (CD; CAM) 1993 Luis Bacalov Plays Nino Rota (CD; CAM) 1994 The Postman (Il Postino) (CD; Miramax Records) 1994 Anni Ribelli (Original Soundtrack) (CD; CAM) 1995 A ciascuno il suo / Una questione d'onore (Original Soundtracks) (CD, RE; Point Records 1995 La più grande rapina del west / L'oro dei bravados (Original Soundtracks) (CD, RE, Ltd.; GDM Music) 1995 Il grande duello / Si può fare... amigo (Original Soundtracks) (CD; Point Records) 1995 Ricatto alla Mala / La polizia è al servizio del cittadino? (Original Soundtracks) (CD; Point Records) 1996 Il Vangelo secondo Matteo (Original Soundtrack) (CD, RE, RCA) 1997 Concerto Premio Rota 1996' (CD, RM; CAM) 1997 La tregua ("The Truce") (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (CD; CAM) 1999 Milonga (Original Soundtrack) (CD; RCA) 2000 Lo chiamavano King... / Monta in sella!! Figlio di... / Partirono preti, tornarono... curati (Original Soundtracks) (CD, RM, Ltd.; Screen Trax) 2003 Sugar Colt (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (CD; GDM Music) 2007 Per amore by Ennio Morricone and Luis Bacalov (Colonna Sonora Originale) (CD, RE, RM; GDM Music) 2007 I quattro del Pater Noster (Original Soundtrack) (CD, R; Verita Note 2008 A qualsiasi prezzo (CD; Verita Note) 2010 Coup de foudre (CD, Ltd.; Quartet Records) 2010 Lo Scatenato / La Pecora / Nera (CD; Verita Note) 2010 Summertime Killer (The Complete Original Soundtrack In Full Stereo) (CD, RE, RM, Ltd.; Quartet)

Extended plays[edit]

1965 Una questione d'onore (Dischi Ricordi SRL 10-412) 1973 The Summertime Killer (Seven Seas Music FM-1044S) 2002 In Lounge (Giaguaro Records GRC 005)


"Django" (Franco Migliacci, Robert Mellin, Luis Bacalov) (1966 Django Dischi Parade PRC 5001 – Seven Seas Music HIT-1376; 1967 7", as "Django" / "Django-Thema", Vogue Schallplatten DV 14626) "Sugar Colt" (1966 Dischi Parade PRC 5007; 1967 7" Zafiro) "A ciascuno il suo" (1967 7" Dischi Parade PRC 5029) "Lo scatenato" / "Se chiudi gli occhi" (from Lo scatenato) (1967 7" Dischi Parade PRC 5047) "Run and Run Like a Play" / "Country Lovers" (from The Summertime Killers) (1972 7" Delta Italiana ZD 50221) "Fandango" (from L'uomo che sfidò l'organizzazione) (1975 7" CBS 3668) "Il lungo viaggio" / "Memorie" (from Il lungo viaggio) (1975 7" RCA TBBO 1179) "Che ce voj fà / Carrefour (from Colpita da improvviso benessere) (1976 7" RCA TBBO 1187) "Che fare?" (1979 7" Generalmusic GMN 5005) "A Suitcase Full of Memories" / "Mélodie pour un réve" (from Le jeune marié) (1983 7" Général Music France 801.045) "In Lounge" (2002 7" Giaguaro Records)

Bootleg and unauthorized[edit]

2003 Appears on: Kill Bill Vol. 1 Unreleased Tracks [Various Artists] 2009 Appears on: Bicycle, Bicycle, Bicycle, I Want to Ride My Bicycle Mixtape!!! [Various Artists]


^ "The 1996 Oscar Winners". Associated Press via the New York Times. March 27, 1996. Retrieved 24 June 2017. ^ "Bacalov: "Più attenzione per l'orchestra ICO della Magna Grecia"" [Bacalov: "More care for the Orchestra ICO della Magna Grecia"] (in Italian). 7 July 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014.  ^ Luis Bacalov, la vuelta al pago (Interview with Luis Bacalov) ^ Luis Bacalov: ‘Io, musicista ebreo affascinato da Cristo’ Archived 31 May 2015 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b Italian television, TG2 Mizar, 08.09.2014, La musica, il cinema e materia: Il vangelo secondo PPP vis(su)to da Luis E. Bacalov (The Gospels according to Pier Paolo Pasolini seen and lived by Luis E. Bacalov), at 00:10:35. See also Giuseppina Manin, Bacalov in concerto, il tango diventa una messa in Corriere della sera, 1 October 2000, page 35. ^ Moskov, Nikolay (February 1, 2013). "The composer of Django Unchained — a Banat Bulgarian". 24 Chasa (in Bulgarian). Sofia: VGB. Archived from the original on 11 May 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013.  ^ New Trolls. ItalianProg.com. ^ Osanna. ItalianProg.com. ^ Il Rovescio della Medaglia. ItalianProg.com. ^ "L'Orchestra" (in Italian). Orchestra della Magna Grecia. orchestramagnagrecia.it. Retrieved 24 June 2017. ^ 88 notes pour piano solo, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Neva Editions, 2015, p 249. ISBN 978-2-3505-5192-0 ^ Il Mattino. "Morto a 84 anni il premio Oscar Bacalov. Firmò le musiche de «Il postino» per Troisi". Retrieved 15 November 2017. 

External links[edit]

Luis Enríquez Bacalov on IMDb Luis Bacalov at AllMusic Luis Bacalov discography at Discogs Luis Enriquez Bacalov at Epdlp (Spanish) Two excerpts of Bacalov's Misa Tango sung by the Ensemble vocal de Villars-sur-Glâne, a Swiss choir Two excerpts sung by the Cambridge Community Chorus, including "Misa Tango" and "Cantos Para Neustros Tiempos: The Cambridge Psalms"

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Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Score


Renzo Rossellini (1947) Renzo Rossellini (1948) Alessandro Cicognini (1949) Roman Vlad (1950) Giovanni Fusco (1951) Mario Nascimbene (1952) Valentino Bucchi (1953) Mario Zafred (1954) Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (1955) Angelo Francesco Lavagnino (1956) Nino Rota (1957) Nino Rota (1958) Carlo Rustichelli (1959) Mario Nascimbene (1960)


Giovanni Fusco (1961) Giorgio Gaslini (1962) Piero Piccioni (1963) Nino Rota (1964) Ennio Morricone (1965) Armando Trovajoli (1966) Carlo Rustichelli (1967) Mario Nascimbene (1968) Nino Rota (1969) Ennio Morricone (1970) Stelvio Cipriani (1971) Ennio Morricone (1972) Guido De Angelis / Maurizio De Angelis (1973) Tony Renis (1974) Giancarlo Chiaramello (1975) Adriano Celentano (1976) Fred Bongusto (1977) Armando Trovajoli (1978) Nino Rota (1979) Fred Bongusto (1980)


Riz Ortolani (1981) Lucio Dalla / Fabio Liberatori (1982) Angelo Branduardi (1983) Riz Ortolani (1984) Ennio Morricone (1985) Tony Esposito (1986) Armando Trovajoli / Riz Ortolani / Giovanni Nuti (1987) Ennio Morricone (1988) Eugenio Bennato / Carlo D'Angiò (1989) Claudio Mattone (1990) Nicola Piovani (1991) Pino Daniele (1992) Manuel De Sica (1993) Federico De Robertis (1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov (1995) Lucio Dalla (1996) Paolo Conte (1997) Nino D'Angelo (1998) Eugenio Bennato (1999) Ennio Morricone (2000)


Ennio Morricone (2001) Edoardo Bennato (2002) Nicola Piovani (2003) Paolo Fresu (2004) Banda Osiris (2005) Louis Siciliano / Roy Paci / Fabio Barovero / Simone Fabroni (2006) Ennio Morricone (2007) Paolo Buonvino (2008) Paolo Buonvino (2009) Rita Marcotulli (2010) Negramaro (2011) Franco Piersanti (2012) Ennio Morricone (2013) Pivio and Aldo De Scalzi (2014) Nicola Piovani (2015) Carlo Virzì (2016) Enzo Avitabile (2017)

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Academy Award for Best Original Score


Louis Silvers (1934) Max Steiner (1935) Leo F. Forbstein (1936) Charles Previn (1937) Erich Wolfgang Korngold/Alfred Newman (1938) Herbert Stothart/Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken (1939)


Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington/Alfred Newman (1940) Bernard Herrmann/Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (1941) Max Steiner/Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld (1942) Alfred Newman/Ray Heindorf (1943) Max Steiner/Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon (1944) Miklós Rózsa/Georgie Stoll (1945) Hugo Friedhofer/Morris Stoloff (1946) Miklós Rózsa/Alfred Newman (1947) Brian Easdale/Johnny Green and Roger Edens (1948) Aaron Copland/Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton (1949)


Franz Waxman/Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens (1950) Franz Waxman/Johnny Green and Saul Chaplin (1951) Dimitri Tiomkin/Alfred Newman (1952) Bronisław Kaper/Alfred Newman (1953) Dimitri Tiomkin/Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin (1954) Alfred Newman/Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton and Adolph Deutsch (1955) Victor Young/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1956) Malcolm Arnold (1957) Dimitri Tiomkin/Andre Previn (1958) Miklós Rózsa/Andre Previn and Ken Darby (1959)


Ernest Gold/Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman (1960) Henry Mancini/Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (1961) Maurice Jarre/Ray Heindorf (1962) John Addison/Andre Previn (1963) Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman/Andre Previn (1964) Maurice Jarre/Irwin Kostal (1965) John Barry/Ken Thorne (1966) Elmer Bernstein/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1967) John Barry/Johnny Green (1968) Burt Bacharach/Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman (1969)


Francis Lai/The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) (1970) Michel Legrand/John Williams (1971) Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell/Ralph Burns (1972) Marvin Hamlisch/Marvin Hamlisch (1973) Nino Rota and Carmine Coppola/Nelson Riddle (1974) John Williams/Leonard Rosenman (1975) Jerry Goldsmith/Leonard Rosenman (1976) John Williams/Jonathan Tunick (1977) Giorgio Moroder/Joe Renzetti (1978) Georges Delerue/Ralph Burns (1979)


Michael Gore (1980) Vangelis (1981) John Williams/Henry Mancini and Leslie Bricusse (1982) Bill Conti/Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1983) Maurice Jarre/Prince (1984) John Barry (1985) Herbie Hancock (1986) Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne and Cong Su (1987) Dave Grusin (1988) Alan Menken (1989)


John Barry (1990) Alan Menken (1991) Alan Menken (1992) John Williams (1993) Hans Zimmer (1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov/Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz (1995) Gabriel Yared/Rachel Portman (1996) James Horner/Anne Dudley (1997) Nicola Piovani/Stephen Warbeck (1998) John Corigliano (1999)


Tan Dun (2000) Howard Shore (2001) Elliot Goldenthal (2002) Howard Shore (2003) Jan A. P. Kaczmarek (2004) Gustavo Santaolalla (2005) Gustavo Santaolalla (2006) Dario Marianelli (2007) A. R. Rahman (2008) Michael Giacchino (2009)


Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (2010) Ludovic Bource (2011) Mychael Danna (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat (2014) Ennio Morricone (2015) Justin Hurwitz (2016) Alexandre Desplat (2017)

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BAFTA Award for Best Film Music

John Barry (1968) Mikis Theodorakis (1969) Burt Bacharach (1970) Michel Legrand (1971) Nino Rota (1972) Alan Price (1973) Richard Rodney Bennett (1974) John Williams (1975) Bernard Herrmann (1976) John Addison (1977) John Williams (1978) Ennio Morricone (1979) John Williams (1980) Carl Davis (1981) John Williams (1982) Ryuichi Sakamoto (1983) Ennio Morricone (1984) Maurice Jarre (1985) Ennio Morricone (1986) Ennio Morricone (1987) John Williams (1988) Maurice Jarre (1989) Andrea and Ennio Morricone (1990) Jean-Claude Petit (1991) David Hirschfelder (1992) John Williams (1993) Don Was (1994) Luis Bacalov (1995) Gabriel Yared (1996) Nellee Hooper (1997) David Hirschfelder (1998) Thomas Newman (1999) Tan Dun (2000) Craig Armstrong and Marius de Vries (2001) Philip Glass (2002) T Bone Burnett and Gabriel Yared (2003) Gustavo Santaolalla (2004) John Williams (2005) Gustavo Santaolalla (2006) Christopher Gunning (2007) A. R. Rahman (2008) Michael Giacchino (2009) Alexandre Desplat (2010) Ludovic Bource (2011) Thomas Newman (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat (2014) Ennio Morricone (2015) Justin Hurwitz (2016) Alexandre Desplat (2017)

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