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  1. Sounds (and looks) like Gershwin to me Thanks for the effort involved in transcribing this! Sometimes I regret I am on the wrong side of the Atlantic as far as these vaults are concerned...
  2. I can already envision him telling the story how he wrote this as a heated romance theme, only to later learn that Princess Asturia and Luke were actually brother and sister.
  3. I have a Google-translated PDF of @filmmusic's thesis and the permission to share it in priv if anyone's interested.
  4. I've updated the OP with a matrix of pictures and names. As I said, sadly I can't edit it to add more composers.
  5. On a serious note, the baroque idea sounds nice when dealing with music for keyboard and strings, but modern, wind-heavy music is not easily translatable. Imagine the passion of players of natural horns and other pre-valve brass instruments who would have to deal with Williams' music as it is. Everything would have to be heavily rewritten. Or the lack of the piano and some other instruments necessitating awkward substitutions in Jaws, The Black Sunday, March of the Resistance, or the Johnny Williams jazz scores, to name a few.
  6. It's good music to work out to though. Or do housework. Wagner's operas are like a radio.
  7. I wonder if the hearing of the March of the Resistance in so many different pieces both by Williams and not is a microcosm of people hearing Williams' Star Wars music in every other piece of music. The success of such gem pieces in creating a stream of impressions that appears continuous, which results in their very strong identity (-> memorability), comes about because every single element of their construction is "logically" meaningful, so the memory of their identity is retained even in reaction to the smallest of parts. Each of these very salient elements can independently be guess-recalled as "relevant" in response to an encounter with a real or illusionary musical ancestor.
  8. @Loert certainly do check out Decca's Stokowski & New Philharmonia recording of the 5th as well. Stokowski is celebrating his favourite Tchaikovsky symphony, and over time the effect of the slower tempi, thundering attitude, the powerful London brass, and some great timings amount to a real catharsis.
  9. https://tiermaker.com/create/composers-ranked-by-their-film-scores-482983 Bernard Herrmann?
  10. Donald J. Trump of Home Alone 2 fame as gkgyver Giorgio A. Tsoukalos as Mattris and: Hugh Jackman as PuhgreÞiviÞm in his most dramatic performance since Logan
  11. Yes, it certainly is. And I find it interesting how an entire mini-genre sprang out of Addinsell's "Warsaw Concerto". There were at the very least the Spellbound Concerto by Miklós Rózsa, Assault on Krasnaya Gorka by Dmitri Shostakovich, one piece I can't remember now by the British composer Hubert Bath, and then finally this one by Badalbeyli. Possibly more.
  12. A very cool "romantic flight" theme by Hubert Bath for the Oscar-winning 1934 documentary "Wings over Everest" (22:55 / 25:46). The open fifth harmonies for Mt. Everest (mini overture / 25:09 / 25:23) before becoming known as the Rózsa sound, and the contrasting certified 100% British "heroic aviation" theme (25:17) way before Walton, are some quality craftsmanship as well. Such music certainly feels much more earned in a documentary showing the first aerial footage of Mt. Everest than it would in a Hollywood fiction film. The romantic theme reminds me of the glorious one from The Ten Commandments, 22 years later. And of the zeppelin scenes scored by Silvestri in The Mummy Returns.
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