The Art-Music Forum

Little-known music of all eras => Discussion of obscure composers => Topic started by: kyjo on December 31, 2012, 09:00:03 pm



Title: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: kyjo on December 31, 2012, 09:00:03 pm
I was just wondering what members here thought about film music. My favorite film music composer is John Williams (surprise, surprise ;D), whose scores for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, ET, Schindler's List, and others are among the most powerful and instantly memorable film scores ever written. His Star Wars soundtracks, in particular, are masterpieces-I think the music written for the first three films (that is, Episodes I-III ;D) is underrated compared to the music composed for the final three (Episodes IV-VI). My favorite tracks in Episodes I-III are the beautiful, passionate Anakin and Padme theme where, at the end, the cellos and basses play a slow, mysterious version of the Imperial March that foreshadows Anakin's fate. Gives me chills every time I hear it! Also the epic Duel of the Fates, a viscerally exciting track which is made even more dramatic by the addition of a wordless chorus. Sometimes, in the later episodes (especially V), it seems that the Imperial March gets played to death, but there are just as many gems in these scores too, not least the lyrical Leia's Theme which rises to an overwhelming climax which is pure goose bump material! Also Yoda's Theme, which is a mysteriously powerful track. Need I go on? You get the idea-Williams is a great film composer ;D

I also greatly enjoy Howard Shore's music for the Lord of the Rings trilogy (and the recently released The Hobbit). There are so many great moments in these scores, some of them hauntingly beautiful and others dark and frightening, just like the films themselves. These powerful scores keep me returning to the LOTR films, which I would still enjoy even without the music (but much less) ;D

Oh, and Hans Zimmer-great stuff! Pirates of the Caribbean, Inception, etc-exciting and energetic scores that really get your blood flowing!

I haven't listened much to older film scores (by older I mean before, say, 1975). I've listened to some Korngold, Rozsa (Ben Hur is great!) and Herrmann, as well as some of those mini-piano concertos taken from film scores (e.g. the Warsaw Concerto), but not much else. Does anyone have any recommendations about what older film scores are good listening? I see Marco Polo has recorded a bunch of them. Also, there's Chandos' extensive British Film Music series, which I have not yet investigated.

Sorry for the rambling! In summary, the two things I would like to discuss are a)what are your favorite film scores and b)what older film scores do you recommend.

 :)


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: logeny on December 31, 2012, 10:53:10 pm
Can't choose one contemporary favorite.  "Out of Africa," "Schindler's List," "Scent of a Woman," are wonderful - but there are so many more.

Of the so-called "Golden Age" composers in Hollywood - mostly escapees from the Nazi era - the towering master is Erich Wolfgang Korngold.  His scores never have been equaled, in my opinion.

For a sample of some of Korngold's film music try this marvelous disc.  Especially recommended is the excerpt from "Of Human Bondage."

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/7e/62/446fe03ae7a0817db52ce110.L.jpg)


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: kyjo on December 31, 2012, 11:15:00 pm
Indeed, Korngold is a master as well as the founder of the "Golden Age" in film music :)

Your mention of Out of Africa reminded me that I forgot to mention John Barry-another one of my favorites :o His music for Dances with Wolves is achingly beautiful, conjuring up images of the majestic scenery of the American West :)

BTW I'm not expecting anyone to be able to able to list just one favorite (I certainly couldn't)! Members may list however many favorites they would like :)


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: cilgwyn on January 01, 2013, 12:26:53 am
Ah,Korngold! I was reading Dundonnell's post a bit earlier about his dislike of Rachmaninov. For some reason I thought of Korngold! ;D Like Rachmaninov his music is lush & romantic,but I like Korngold allot better than Rachmaninov (generally speaking) & I was trying to put my finger on why? Anyway this is a thread about his film music,so I won't pursue this much further. But if I like Korngold why aren't I as keen on Rachmaninov? You would think the two would go together? Not being a musician I can't really explain it,except that Korngolds orchestration is less gooey & mushy. Just comparing his Piano Concerto with Rachmaninov's. Korngold's harmonies seem 'spicier',more astringent. There is more 'fibre' for the mind to feed on! ;D

Anyway.........


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: kyjo on January 01, 2013, 12:56:01 am
I'm surprised so many people dislike Rachmaninov-Colin, John (aka Mirror Image) and now you, cilgwyn :o

...but enough about that. It is entirely possible to love Korngold and hate Rachmaninov (or the other way around) at the same time. While both late-romantic composers, Korngold and Rachmaninov are quite different. Rachmaninov's music is in the Slavic Romantic tradition of Tchaikovsky and focuses on memorable melodic writing rather than innovative and dazzling orchestration. Korngold's music, however, is in the German late-romantic tradition of Wagner and R. Strauss (not so much Mahler) and focuses more on complex orchestration than melodic writing. I'm not saying Rach was a bad orchestrator or that Korngold was a bad melodist-I'm just trying to emphasize that there are differences between the two composers. I wouldn't exactly call Korngold's harmonies "spicy", even in comparison to Rach. I truly hope this clumsily worded explanation answers your question, cilgwyn ;D

Is it possible to like Korngold but not care much for R. Strauss? It must be because I have, strangely (for someone who adores late-romantic music) never understood Strauss. He's one of those composers I don't quite "get"-though I love Wagner, Bruckner and Mahler, whom Strauss is often grouped with. His orchestral music often just seems like a bunch of bluster but without much depth or purpose. A great orchestrator maybe, but not a great composer IMHO. In other words, orchestration instead of music. There are quite a few composers who are more talented orchestrators than Strauss-Respighi, Sibelius and Ravel, just to name a few. The only works of his I've really enjoyed are the Burleske and Metamorphosen. I believe the reason why the latter is more successful than Strauss' other orchestral works is because it's just for strings, so Strauss doesn't have to worry about dazzling us with orchestration but can instead concentrate on musical substance. That's just my sincere opinion. I think I need to give Strauss another go to judge him fairly. Apologies if I have been rather harsh on Strauss :-[ Now I prepare to be hated by Strauss fans ;D

Sorry for the ramble! Now...back to film music! Strauss didn't write any ;D


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: Toby Esterhase on January 01, 2013, 11:56:47 pm
In Italy Film Music hasn't been plenitude evalutation.However Bruno Nicolai should
be more known:

http://youtu.be/EagRoXE555s

as Angelo Lavagnino.


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: kyjo on January 02, 2013, 12:13:27 am
We also shouldn't forget Nino Rota, who worked versatilely (is that a word?) in both film and concert music. He is most famous for his scores to The Godfather and 8 1/2, amongst others. Here is an excellent disc featuring suites extracted from some of Rota's film scores conducted by Muti:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yP5cv31WL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

 :)


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: Toby Esterhase on January 02, 2013, 02:09:48 am
We also shouldn't forget Nino Rota, who worked versatilely (is that a word?) in both film and concert music. He is most famous for his scores to The Godfather and 8 1/2, amongst others. Here is an excellent disc featuring suites extracted from some of Rota's film scores conducted by Muti:

 :)

Dear Kyjo
Rota is a good example of that i was saying.For his conservative production he was labelled as "fascist" by L.Nono and also his popularity as film composer saved him from oblivion his orchestral output is largely absent from italian orchestras repertoire.
Concerning Lavagnino his Othello's funeral march is an impressive piece.
http://youtu.be/fETm6neCEJ0


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: christopher on January 02, 2013, 12:13:59 pm
Fans of film music (and enthusiasts like me of Russian composers!) might be interested in a disc recently put out with recordings of film music by the Russian emigre composer Dmitri Zinovievich Tiomkin (1894-1979), called "The Greatest Film Scores of Dmitri Tiomkin"
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greatest-Scores-Dmitri-Tiomkin-Kaufman/dp/B008CJ8RU6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357128355&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greatest-Scores-Dmitri-Tiomkin-Kaufman/dp/B008CJ8RU6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357128355&sr=8-1)

Its tracks include music from:

1. Cyrano de Bergerac - Overture
2. The Alamo – Suite – i. Overture ii. Davy Crockett iii. Battle iv. Epilogue
3. The Old Man and the Sea - Theme, Cubana and Finale
4. The Four Poster - Overture
5. Giant – Suite – i. Prelude ii. There’s Never Been Anyone Else But You iii. Finale
6. The Fall of the Roman Empire - The Fall of Love
7. High Noon - Do Not Forsake Me
8. Rawhide - Theme
9. The High and the Mighty - Suite
10. Hitchcock Suite  - Dial 'M' for Murder AND Strangers on a Train
11. Wild is the Wind - Theme
12. The Sundowners - Theme
13. Circus World - The John 'Duke' Wayne March
14. Land of the Pharaohs - Theme and Pharaoh's Procession
15. Friendly Persuasion - The Fair
16. Friendly Persuasion - Thee I Love


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: kyjo on January 02, 2013, 08:05:58 pm
Thanks, Christopher. I really need to investigate Tiomkin! I've put these discs on my want list, along with the one you mentioned:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51q04TnatBL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61rSp9TgLaL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)


 :)


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: JimL on January 02, 2013, 08:19:48 pm
You're forgetting all the fine film scores by one Bernard Herrmann, including several for Alfred Hitchcock, the score for Fahrenheit 451 he did for François Truffaut, and a particularly fine score for the Ray Harryhausen stop-motion/live action movie based on Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island (1961).  Being a bit of a science-fiction buff myself, there is also a marvelous score by Russell Garcia (who died in 2011) for George Pal's adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, with Rod Taylor and Yvette Mimieux.


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: kyjo on January 02, 2013, 08:30:30 pm
Quote from: kyjo link=topic=2176.msg8365#msg8365
Herrmann

I did mention Herrmann (whose name is spelled with two rs, by the way), albeit very briefly ;D You probably didn't see that I mentioned him because my first post was overlong, I admit ;D

Yes, he is definitely one the finest and most famous film score composers :) His music, with its uneasy atmosphere and distinctive textures, is immediately recognizable as being Herrmann. There are plenty of great recordings of his film music available, of which I recommend:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6142J52CMQL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41QAwQ6kALL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(the Eloquence recording contains two discs.)

Does anyone have any opinions on Chandos' British Film Music Series?

 :)
 


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: JimL on January 02, 2013, 08:37:30 pm
Oops!  I saw your reference when I re-read your post.  In one eye and out the other, perhaps?  And I corrected my spelling.  I also forgot about all those fine scores he did for the rest of those Ray Harryhausen movies (7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts, etc.) as well as Journey to the Center of the Earth (starring, among others, James Mason and Pat Boone) and, of course, The Day the Earth Stood Still (Robert Wise), with Michael Rennie and Patricia Neal.


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: Elroel on January 08, 2013, 12:17:15 am
Not to forget William Alwyn who wrote many music fot the film (The Fallen Idol; The history of Mr. Polly and 'Odd Man Out' spring in mind.


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: albert on January 08, 2013, 09:48:58 am
A list of movie scores I like a lot (apparently by composers not yet named):
Brian Easdale The Red Shoes ( almost a musical movie)
Malcolm Arnold The bridge on the River Kwai
Maurice Jarre Ryan's daughter
                   Lawrence of Arabia
Ennio Morricone Nuovo Cinema Paradiso
                  L'eredità Ferramonti

One by an already named composer
Nino Rota La strada (recycled into a ballet which comprises also some movie music not from "La strada": there are several recordings by Muti, Nezet-Seguin....)


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: albert on January 08, 2013, 12:39:34 pm
I have to further list ar least
Richard Rodney Bennett Murder on the Orient Express, Four Weddings and a Funeral
Elmer Bernstei The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape
As we have listed several "serious" or "classical" composers we could/should indicate also movie music by Prokofiev, Sciostakovich, Copland, V.Thomson, Walton,Vaughan Williams, Bliss, L.Bernstein, Honegger, Auric, Ibert, Pizzetti, Malipiero, Petrassi, Schnittke, Kancheli? 


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: guest54 on January 08, 2013, 02:59:56 pm
Marcel Landowski wrote a good deal - but I don't remember having seen any of these films so cannot make any recommendations; perhaps others have. The directors' names are in parentheses:

Etoiles de demain (R.G. Grand), 1942;
Trente jours au-dessus des nuages (Chanas), 1942;
Les beaux jours du Roi Murat (T. Pathé), 1946;
Mandrin (R. Jayet), 1947;
La femme sans passé (H. Calef), 1948;
Gigi (J. Audry), 1948;
Lyonnière, terre captive (Zimbacca), 1948;
La Norvège sous les Vikings, 1948;
Premier prix du conservatoire (Grand), 1948;
Le secret de Monte-Cristo (A. Valentin), 1948;
Sombre dimanche (Audry), 1948;
Square du Temple (Zimbacca), 1948;
Agnès de rien (P. Billon), 1949;
L'homme aux mains d'argile (L. Mathot), 1949;
La lanterne des morts (J. de Casembroot), 1949;
Chéri (Audry), 1950;
La rue sans loi (M. Gibaud), 1950;
Jocelyn (de Casembroot), 1951;
Maria du bout du monde (J. Stelli), 1951;
Art Rhénan (M. Gibeau), 1952;
La vie de Jésus (Gibeau), 1952;
La millième fenêtre (R. Menegoz), 1959;
Bonaparte (J. Vidal), 1962



Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: kyjo on January 08, 2013, 08:02:34 pm
Many thanks, Roelof, Alberto and Sydney for your recommendations :)



Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: guest54 on January 10, 2013, 05:05:05 am
Quite a few from Maurice Thiriet (1906 to 1972) too, many of them famous:

Il était une fois (dir. L. Perret), 1933
Adrienne Lecouvreur (dir. M. L’Herbier), 1938
The Wolf of the Malveneurs, dir. G. Radot, 1942
La nuit fantastique (dir. L’Herbier), 1942
Les visiteurs du soir, collab. J. Cosma (dir. M. Carné), 1942
Les enfants du paradis, collab. Cosma (dir. Carné), 1945
L’homme au chapeau rond (dir. P. Billon), 1946
L’idiot (dir. G. Lampin), 1946
Une si jolie petite plage (dir. Y. Allégret), 1949
Portrait d’un assassin (dir. Bernard-Roland), 1950
Fanfan la tulipe (dir. Christian-Jaque), 1951
Thérèse Raquin (dir. Carné), 1953
Lucrèce Borgia (dir. Christian-Jaque), 1953
L’air de Paris (dir. Carné), 1954
Crime et châtiment (dir. Lampin), 1956
La tour, prends garde! (dir. Lampin), 1957
Les grandes familles (dir. D. de la Patellière), 1958
Bernadette de Lourdes (dir. R. Darène), 1960
Il suffit d’aimer (dir. R. Darène), 1960
and (according to Grove) "around 60 others."

His Flute Concerto has kindly been contributed here by Elroel, and another member has given us the ballet music "Psyché."



Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: kleines c on January 10, 2013, 06:38:37 am
Greetings from kleines c.  As something of a film buff, I feel qualified to comment on film music and the evolution of the music video.  What better way to see in the New Year than in the company of Adam Buxton and his laptop full of audiovisual marvels at 20:30 (GMT) on Thursday 17 January 2013 (BUG 35)?   Due to unprecedented demand from around the world, everyone reading The Art-Music Forum is cordially invited to join us at BFI Southbank.

https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=DAE5A49C-5651-4DB3-9DCD-B3082DA39C41&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id=10E8EC1B-F0F7-4EA2-A70F-4AE142DEEDCD

It is worth pointing out that when Roger Wright schedules film music of any kind for the BBC Promenade Concerts, such concerts invariably sell out.  I would go further however.  Cinema was arguably the greatest art form to emerge in the twentieth century, and as a form of multimedia, music is a key element to its success. For the record, here are the British Film Institute's 2012 'Sight & Sound' Top Ten:

Quote
1. Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)

2. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)

3. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)

4. La Regle du Jeu (Renoir, 1939)

5. Sunrise: a Song for Two Humans (Murnau, 1927)

6. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)

7. The Searchers (Ford, 1956)

8. Man with a Movie Camera (Dziga Vertov, 1929)

9. The Passion of Joan of Arc (Dreyer, 1927)

10. 8½ (Fellini, 1963)

846 critics, programmers, academics and distributors have voted – and the 50-year reign of Kane is over. Our critics’ poll has a new number one.  Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak, Vertigo beat Citizen Kane by 34 votes.  In the last poll held 10 years ago, Hitchcock's 1958 thriller came five votes behind Welles's 1941 classic.  But it does mean that Alfred Hitchcock, who only entered the top ten in 1982 (two years after his death), has risen steadily in esteem over the course of 30 years, with Vertigo climbing from seventh place, to fourth in 1992, second in 2002 and now first, to make him the Old Master. Welles, uniquely, had two films (The Magnificent Ambersons as well as Kane) in the list in 1972 and 1982, but now Ambersons has slipped to 81st place in the top 100.  So does 2012 – the first poll to be conducted since the internet became almost certainly the main channel of communication about films – mark a revolution in taste, such as happened in 1962? Back then a brand-new film, Antonioni’s L’avventura, vaulted into second place. If there was going to be an equivalent today, it might have been Malick’s The Tree of Life, which only polled one vote less than the last title in the top 100. In fact the highest film from the new century is Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love, just 12 years old, now sharing joint 24th slot with Dreyer’s venerable Ordet. Here is Kim Novak in Vertigo:

(http://www.bfi.org.uk/sites/bfi.org.uk/files/image/vertigo-1958-012-madeleine-bouquet_590.jpg)

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/50-greatest-films-all-time

For comparison, here are the 2012 'Sight & Sound' 358 Directors’ Top Ten:

Quote
1. Tokyo Story (Ozu, 1953)

2= 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)

2= Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941)

4. 8½ (Fellini, 1963)

5. Taxi Driver (Scorsese 1976)

6. Apocalypse Now (Coppola 1979)

7= The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)

7= Vertigo (Hitchcock, 1958)

9. Mirror (Tarkovsky, 1974)

10. Bicycle Thieves (De Sica, 1949)

Subtle and sensitive, Tokyo Story lets the viewer experience the tensions and demands that modern life makes on people.

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news/sight-sound-2012-directors-top-ten

Lastly, here are the Top Ten as rated by users of the Internet Movie Database (IMDb):

Quote
1. The Shawshank Redemption (Darabont, 1994)

2. The Godfather (Coppola, 1972)

3. The Godfather: Part II (Coppola, 1974)

4. Pulp Fiction (Tarantino, 1994)

5. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Leone, 1966)

6. 12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)

7. Schindler's List (Spielberg, 1993)

8. The Dark Knight (Nolan, 2008)

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (Jackson, 2003)

10. Fight Club (Fincher, 1999)

In The Shawshank Redemption, two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

Any preferences?  It is interesting to chart how critics' tastes change over the decades, and on how directors and internet movie database users rate films so differently.  How subjective are our tastes in film, let alone anything else? As for film music and the Oscars, The Academy Award for Original Score is presented to the best substantial body of music in the form of dramatic underscoring written specifically for the film by the submitting composer. Only one composer has won two Scoring Oscars the same year. In 1973, Marvin Hamlisch won Original Dramatic Score for The Way We Were and Best Adaptation Score, for The Sting. Hamlisch also won Best Song that year, making him the only composer to win three music Oscars in the same year. Only one composer has won Oscars three years in a row. Roger Edens won for Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949), and Annie Get Your Gun (1950). Eight composers have won Oscars two years in a row:
 
Quote
1.Ray Heindorf won for Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) and This is the Army (1943).
 
2.Franz Waxman won for Sunset Boulevard (1950) and A Place in the Sun (1951).
 
3.Alfred Newman won for With a Song in My Heart (1952) and Call Me Madam (1953). He won again for Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955) and The King and I (1956).
 
4.Adolph Deutsch won for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and Oklahoma! (1955).
 
5.André Previn won for Gigi (1958) and 1959's Porgy and Bess (1959). He won again for Irma La Douce (1963) and My Fair Lady (1964).
 
6.Leonard Rosenman won for Barry Lyndon (1975) and Bound for Glory (1976).
 
7.Alan Menken won for Beauty and The Beast (1991) and Aladdin (1992).
 
8.Gustavo Santaolalla won for Brokeback Mountain (2005) and Babel (2006).

Interestingly, Dmitri Shostakovich and Duke Ellington were both nominated the same year but lost to arrangers of West Side Story. Noted nominated composers known for their music mostly outside of the film world include: Aaron Copland, Kurt Weill, Gian-Carlo Menotti, Philip Glass, John Corigliano, Peter Maxwell Davies, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Artie Shaw, Trent Reznor, Quincy Jones and Herbie Hancock. Rock musicians and pop stars are most often nominated in the songwriting category. A handful that were nominated in the Scoring categories includes: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Prince, Peter Townshend, Rod McKuen, Isaac Hayes, Kris Kristofferson, Anthony Newley, Paul Williams, Tom Waits, David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Trent Reznor and Matthew Wilder. Record producers George Martin (the Beatles) and Jerry Wexler (Atlantic Records) also received nominations in the Scoring categories.  My own particular favourite composers for film are Bernard Hermann (Vertigo) and Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story), although West Side Story started off as a stage musical.  My tastes in film music, therefore, are both surprisingly popular and populist.  As for the twenty-first century, we do not yet know what will be the greatest art form to emerge today, although my guess would be that because of the digital revolution, it will be some new, as yet undefined form of multimedia.  In particular, I should like to recommend a visit to the Tanks at Tate Modern on the afternoon of Wednesday 16 January 2013.  I am not me, the horse is not mine.

http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern-tanks/exhibition/william-kentridge-i-am-not-me-horse-not-mine

Afterwards, how about a pint at The George (16:00 GMT)?

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/george-inn/

Whatever the future of multimedia works of art, music will remain a key component.  Perhaps we are writing the greatest score of the twenty-first century today?


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: Toby Esterhase on January 11, 2013, 12:37:04 am
Another italian composer was Alessandro Cicognini in his music for (here) well known movie "Ettore Fieramosca"
http://youtu.be/8R67AukT_-M


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: kleines c on January 11, 2013, 01:20:38 am
Out of interest, what is your favourite film, Toby Esterhase, and more pertinently, what is your favourite film music?  How about the rest of The Art-Music Forum community?  Have any of you ever written any music for films?  Or perhaps these are the kinds of question I should not really be asking you all?  I suppose that when we all come online, we cannot really hope to understand the nature of the beast with which we are dealing?


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: Toby Esterhase on January 11, 2013, 11:48:12 pm
Out of interest, what is your favourite film, Toby Esterhase, and more pertinently, what is your favourite film music?  How about Sydney Grew and the rest of The Art-Music Forum community?  Have any of you ever written any music for films?  Or perhaps these are the kinds of question I should not really be asking you all?  I suppose, Sydney Grew, that when we all come online, we cannot really hope to understand the nature of the beast with which we are dealing?

Soundtracks of 60-70's, here  samples ( i am posting italian soundtrack because outside Morricone IMHO are unjustedly neglected) :
a thriller
http://youtu.be/yIjZWpE_Yfk
and a great horror movie
http://youtu.be/oDMs6NM3oWk
And today a Japanese female composer Yoko Kanno
http://youtu.be/zDlWyrQeEWQ


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: kleines c on January 12, 2013, 10:09:24 am
I went through your links above yesterday, Toby Esterhase.  Thank you for posting them.  I liked all the music very much indeed, particularly Yoko Kanno.


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: Toby Esterhase on January 28, 2013, 12:04:19 am
Kolossal "Scipione l'Africano" was the main contribution by Ildebrando Pizzetti to Film music (the composer wasn't fully satistied of it) IMHO there isn't a cd recording so i've to post entire movie.
http://youtu.be/6jjZ9U-4nN4


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: Toby Esterhase on September 08, 2016, 01:49:10 am
A movie about Cicognini's life (frankly speaking i haven't thought that he is so popular)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7X14mXKpfH4


Title: Re: Film Music (slightly OT)
Post by: Toby Esterhase on January 12, 2019, 12:45:07 am
Russian Film Composers Union:
https://unikino.ru/%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%BF%D0%BE%D0%B7%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2-%D0%BA%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE/