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    Loert reacted to chrissiddall in INDEPENDENCE DAY in Full Score - David Arnold   
    The books are here and being packed to go out tomorrow.  So exciting to be able to hold the culmination of all the work!
     
    www.chrissiddallmusic.com/independence-day
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    Loert reacted to chrissiddall in INDEPENDENCE DAY in Full Score - David Arnold   
    Pre-orders are now open.  Ships early December - the perfect Christmas gift!!
     
    www.chrissiddallmusic.com/independence-day
     






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    Loert reacted to bruce marshall in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Wrong.
    Liszt did it first.
    Many of Liszts avant- garde compositions weren't published until decades later.
    But RW had access to them in manuscript form and undoubtedly recognized their innovations.
    But, it's not really important.
    He is a great composer who built upon the work of another great composer.
    Like they all do!
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    Loert reacted to bruce marshall in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Oh yeah.
    The ' Tristan' chord appears in Liszt work.
    When Liszt gave sanctuary to RW when he was an outlaw, RW repaid the favor by stealing his ideas.
    What a guy!
    But it's all good.😄
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    Loert reacted to Jay in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition from La-La Land Records (3-CD)   
    Samples and direct order link!
     
    https://lalalandrecords.com/fiddler-on-the-roof-50th-anniversary-remastered-limited-edition-3-cd-set/
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    Loert got a reaction from Chen G. in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Where would film music be without Liszt?
     
     
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    Loert got a reaction from Jurassic Shark in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Where would film music be without Liszt?
     
     
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    Loert reacted to TownerFan in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF: 50th Anniversary Remastered Edition from La-La Land Records (3-CD)   
    I did some consultancy on this project so I will probably come out biased, but the only thing I can say is that this release is worth all the time, money and attention of any serious John Williams fan. It's truly a wonderful presentation.
     
     
    Courage's involvement is known since 1971, as he's credited in the main titles.
     
    Williams' Oscar is more than deserved. It's a massive work of arranging, orchestration and also composition.
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    Loert reacted to karelm in The Composer's Thread   
    Thanks mate!  That's exactly it but it's a band of space travelers (Guardians of the Galaxy type of thing).  
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    Loert reacted to karelm in The Composer's Thread   
    This is part of suite I am working on.  Just a little overture.
    KE_Neb - Clyp
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    Loert reacted to Bespin in What Is The Last Score You Listened To? (older scores)   
    A score funnier than the movie for sure!
     
    Some great late Goldsmith!


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    Loert reacted to Michael G. in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Mmmh. Rimsky. Always a pleasure. I didn't know the piece exactly, IMO a mixture between adventure and melancholy (maybe the old man stops, looks at the mountains and thinks back to his life). 
    What I really love is his Symphony No. 2, especially the first movement
     
    https://youtu.be/67vbY-053c4
     
    In general, the Russian late Romantics (Kallinikov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Gretchaninov, Lyapunov,....) are just beautiful, that's what I feel most comfortable in.
     
     
    Oh, that makes me think of Gretchaninov, 
    https://youtu.be/1uBLqkDzxkE
    The second symphony movement 2. the "finale" from around minute 8 in it is so beautiful, these deep horns, oh generally everything!!!! My favorite Andante or 2nd movement of a symphony ever!
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    Loert reacted to Marian Schedenig in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    I don't find the combo "melancholy" and "life-affirming" easy to pin down, but for my taste, the Mahler I posted is a good fit, at least some parts (if you don't want to count the bouncingly jolly bits, despite their Mahlerian undercurrents). The Kalinnikov isn't what I'd personally consider a match, or at least not in its entirety (if that was implied) - the parts that sound like Dvorak's "tragic" mode don't sound particularly life-affirming to me.
     
    Anyway, take #2:
     
    This should, be definition (i.e. its programme) tick a couple of the boxes. The death throes (5:45+, and returning at 12:50) may perhaps count as chaos, while the noble main theme (the one that doubles as Williams' Superman love theme), first heard at 14:14, could be both (reflectively) life-affirming melancholy and certainly by definition, and especially in how it is treated (along with the other themes) at the end of the piece, as transcendentalism. (I would even also attribute epic enormity and majesty to it, which seems to be what Strauss ascribes to the life being looked back on in the work).
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    Loert reacted to Michael G. in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Thank you very much! Interesting. Apparently I see melancholy differently than most. When I think of it in music, I think of Kalinnikov 1 II, for example. 
    https://youtu.be/47IK5ovJcXk
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    Loert reacted to Naïve Old Fart in Williams's European wishes for his 90th birthsday   
    Oh, yeah? Don't wanna come to London, do ya, you little turncoat!
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    Loert reacted to Naïve Old Fart in Williams's European wishes for his 90th birthsday   
    Let's get right back to the Royal Albert bloody Hall!
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    Loert reacted to Marian Schedenig in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Take #1:
     
    Melancholy, (the life-affirming one) 
    (It's upbeat, but I think with all the Mahlerian pathos it still qualifies)
     
    epic enormity and majesty,
     
     
    chaos,
     
     
     
    transcendentalism, resp. spirituality.
    (for Mendelssohn's chillingly inspired use of the boys' voices)
     
     
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    Loert got a reaction from Michael G. in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Whoops! OK then, here are some ideas...
     
    Melancholy, (the life-affirming one)
    Mahler, 9th symphony (4th movement)
    Tchaikovsky, 6th symphony (4th movement)
    Rachmaninoff, "The Mournful Iron Bells"
     
    epic enormity and majesty
    Liszt, Les préludes
    Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (overture)
    Walton, Symphony No.1 (4th movement)
     
    chaos,
    Honegger, Symphony No.3 (1st movement)
    Leifs, Hekla
    Norman, Play: Level 1
     
    transcendentalism, resp. spirituality
    Wagner, Lohengrin (Prelude)
    Scriabin-Nemtin, Prefatory Action
    Scelsi, Konx-om-pax [or anything else by him...]
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    Loert got a reaction from Michael G. in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Ein Heldenleben, maybe? At least the latter three are perfectly encapsulated in Eine Alpensinfonie.
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    Loert reacted to Thor in Favourite piano performances by John Williams himself?   
    Today's selection is another "classic" -- John Williams performing a cue (his own composition, by the way) to a montage of silent film scenes, at an event in the early 2000s. Four-handed piano, accompanied by the Boston Pops pianist whose name escapes me. He would later perform the same piece with Leonard Slatkin. Of particular interest is the fact that a certain motif here also appears in the short film THE KATHERINE REED STORY from the mid 60s. It's either a classic tune from the era that I'm not aware of, or a tune that Williams repurposed for this film sequence:
     
     
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    Loert reacted to Fabulin in What is the last piece of classical music you listened to?   
    Try this one!
     
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    Loert reacted to ghost in The Composer's Thread   
    This is fantastic. I absolutely love it. 
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    Loert got a reaction from ChrisAfonso in The Composer's Thread   
    An orchestral piece of music I wrote in the "spooky" style of Dukas, Lyadov, Berlioz et al. Enjoy!
     
     
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