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Luis Enríquez Bacalov (Composer)

Born: 30th August 1933, San Martin, Argentina

Died: 15th November 2017, Rome, Italy

Nationality: Argentinean, Italian

Luis Enríquez Bacalov was an Argentine-Italian film composer who learned music from Enrique Barenboim, father of Daniel Barenboim the conductor of the Berlin, and Chicago orchestras, and also Berta Sujovolsky. Bringing his talent into society he ventured into music for the cinema, and composed scores for Spaghetti Western films. In the early 1970s, he collaborated with Italian progressive rock bands. Bacalov was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Original Score, winning it in 1996 for Il Postino. Bacalov composed significant works for chorus and orchestra.

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