R.I.P. Jon Lord (Deep Purple keyboardist)
Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:51 PM
Other than the usual greatest Purple hits, I've always loved his Concert for Group and Orchestra.
"Let me say, however, there is no "next" John Williams. Sadly, he is unique--- a figure who simultaneously embodies and transcends the music of all the masters of film music who preceded him (much like Brahms and Wagner of the Romantic era). He comes from a time when the craft of music in film was still one of the ear, heart and mind. Today, sadly, the craft is largely technical. Most composers do not conceive their music "inwardly" but rather at the computer--- and with rather limited skills, musically, at that. The inner spirit knows no boundaries--- our plastic abilities, sadly, do. John is a man of spirit, heart, intellect and soaring music." -- Conrad Pope about John Williams
Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:21 AM
Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:57 AM
1. Nightwatch/Killer By Night - Johnny Williams and Quincy Jones 2. Diamond Head/Gone with the Wave - Johnny Williams/Lalo Schifrin 3. Mass - Leonard Bernstein 4. Bernstein with the New York Philharmonic - Leonard Bernstein
Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:56 PM
My wife and I watched a late-night showing of Twister on cable this weekend, and there's a great little part where one of the stormchasers blasts "Child in Time" as the caravan closes on a tornado. Such a great song!
Posted 20 July 2012 - 02:25 AM
In 50 years Herrmann will be forgotten.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:03 PM
Thanks for the heads up, Alex. I knew that Lord was an accomplished classical composer, but I had never heard of the c.d that you posted. Again, my thanks.
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