Posted 06 August 2012 - 02:17 PM
What a great shame. It is such a beautiful and powerful score, one of Bernstein's all time best and a classic in its own right. I wonder if it truly was Alan J. Pakula who didn't want to license this.
We do have the excellent re-recording of the score though, conducted by Bernstein himself, who was reportedly truly happy with the new album.
Ars superior est vita hominum.
"We pop out and come into the world and music is there. We didn't invent it - it's all organised in the atmosphere by divinity or whatever. It's a miracle." - John Williams-
I think music is a stream of some kind. It could be blood. It could be water. It could be ether. Whatever it is it seems to be a living, organic force that’s in motion, that serves humanity and is part of humanity and part of what describes us as humans. We sing, play, dance, all the things that we do. And there is a vibrant and great literature we have been given. ... As musicians, we join the stream. We swim in the stream with all the other millions of music makers. It’s a life force, a strong one, surrounding us and we are part of it. -John Williams-