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  1. well this is much closer to the Azkaban example than your quasi trills I don't really get the bombast argument, composers use bombast when they wish and don't use it also when they wish
  2. I'm either giving you too much or too little respect this is what I'm talking about and I think you know it Shosty and JW do this, very few others scales are scales, they are meaningless and trite
  3. Wikipedia on the 11th I invite anyone to watch the video i posted way above and offer a composer that time after time inspires more film music JW's main usage of winds is copied directly from Shosty - that running octave Similar with the low strings and huge string octaves its all there
  4. you have chosen wisely Symphony 11 is a natural starting place for film music fans 7 for history buffs
  5. Glad to see some Shostakovich supporters coming out of the woodwork. Another thing he shares with John Williams is that they are both polystylists, Shostakovich has his very serious side : the violin concerto one, the symphony 4 he has his narrative sound most of his late symphonies - his symphony 11 is often referred to as as a film score without a film he has his jovial sound symphony nine,piano concerto 2 his incredibly sad sound string quartets 8:15 and he has his very deep instrospective sound
  6. You neglect his symphonies - his most important works. His music has a level of depth that Williams isn’t able to achieve with his forwardness.
  7. Mark its a shame you feel that way as you are missing out on some good music. here is less than a minute of interesting shostakovich moments give me 60 seconds to make the case Shostakobich.m4v you probably also know his jovial festival overture from Summon the Heroes Morricone: Where is golden age cinema (Raksin/Hermann) with out this harmonic language? Menken: CE3K Conversation:
  8. It’s not like I am picking some random nobody - this is one of the greatest classical masters of all time . He also composed 50 film scores all while under the eye of Stalin. I’ll post some examples if I have the time. His music speaks for himself.
  9. The very un-shy music that JW writes shares most in common with Shostakovich. Film composing as a whole most closely follows his example.
  10. I read a biography of Shostakovich where it said fifty scores for film were composed by him. Perhaps I should have said that he was the greatest composer to ever pen a film score. Personally I consider him the greatest composer of the 20th century. So much of his writing is to be found in JW - the running woodwind octaves, the menacing low string octaves, the scherzos etc
  11. And of course that would be Shostakovich. There are endless familiarities in the music but I was wondering if there are any quotes if him talking about Dmitri? Searching for quotes or interviews
  12. for anyone following at home the Tuba player is lost for about 30 seconds surrounding the 2:00 mark of ET
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