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rpvee last won the day on February 22 2016

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  1. Well, bootlegs and such aren’t allowed to be shared here. I assumed that extends into posting other people’s, or from YouTube or wherever.
  2. Interestingly enough, I did see a guy with a large industrial-level camera and light standing in the backstage area just off the stage when the concert ended. No idea what that means - I didn’t see any filming notices anywhere - but they at least filmed something backstage after.
  3. Just heard the new Leia’s Theme arrangement at Tanglewood! It’s gorgeous. Becomes truer to the original once it gets going, but the first minute or so is really mysterious (even E.T. like in a way with those mysterious, spacey kind of bells). There was one statement of the main theme in the middle where do think Mutter’s solo bits over it were a bit too busy and different from what the orchestra was doing, but it balanced out when the orchestra got its big solo statement of the theme at the end before Mutter joined in for the big finale. Definitely will be a bonus track or something at some point. Really beautiful, and summed up everything Leia has been through since the original arrangement in 1977 and Carrie’s passing.
  4. Really surprised by all the negativity in this thread. I was grinning ear to ear the entire film. Really great fun. As for the score, I love Middle Eastern music, so I thought the entire thing was an extraordinarily well done example of fusion with that genre. Menken really impressed me!
  5. So then perhaps the annual Boston concert isn’t happening because of Star Wars writing, not age or physical condition? Maybe the tradition will return next year!
  6. Does anyone know anything about this “digipak” version of the ‘97 A New Hope soundtrack? Is it rare? https://amp.cdandlp.com/en/john-williams-the-london-symphony-orchestra/star-wars-a-new-hope-original-motion-picture-soundtrack/cd-x-2/r118356588/
  7. I could see him retiring from conducting. His Tanglewood concert has already been scheduled for next year, and all he’ll be doing is speaking (and that may be only the introduction). Makes me concerned for the Boston concerts in May/June. It’d be great to see him in person again regardless, but to not see him conduct again would be a shame.
  8. No. I don’t remember the exact release date, but I ordered the night of November 29th.
  9. My pleasure! Naomi Shemer did record a couple versions of the song herself, but no, the one in question is definitely by Adama. Very interesting about the “chel” spelling - but it definitely is “shel” in the majority of phonetical spellings. I love that interpretation of the song’s use at the end of the movie! It’s also just such a calming melody - the first half of the verse in particular - which further drives forward the hopefulness of the end.
  10. I’m something of an expert on this song, it’s one of my all time favorites. The version in Pour Sacha is by a group called Adama. They’ve recorded a couple versions of it, though they generally have the same arrangement (very much based on folk singer Shuly Nathan’s original version from 1967). I have both recordings, one of which is the Pour/Schindler’s version, though I don’t think I’d be allowed to post them here. The second one is on YouTube. You’re right that the first recording’s use in Pour Sacha does have a slightly different mix. Yerushalayim Shel (or “Chel”, though Schindler’s List is really the only place I’ve seen it spelled like that) Zahav is one of Israel’s most iconic songs, written by the “First Lady of Israeli Song”, Naomi Shemer. She admitted on her deathbed that she accidentally adapted part of the melody from a traditional Basque lullaby, though I think the differences are enough that Yerushalayim Shel Zahav still stands as its own beautiful composition. The song has seen countless amounts of interpretations beyond its folk origins, ranging from rock, to orchestral, to Middle Eastern, and more. There’s even a salsa version out there somewhere. One of the most popular versions was recorded by Israeli vocalist Ofra Haza in 1998, which is a stunning rendition and vocal performance. This may have been mentioned earlier, but the song is about Jerusalem, and has nothing to do with the Holocaust, so another song was used for screenings of Schindler’s List in Israel. Anyway, it’s a gorgeous song that serves as a beautiful ending to a masterpiece of cinema!
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