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Everything posted by Maglorfin

  1. He was absolutely perfect for his role of a 'man of a million faces' and created an unforgettable character. Nobody could have done it better! RIP
  2. Kunihiko Hashimoto has also written some lovely music, e.g. Symphony No. 1 in D and symphonic suite 'Heavenly Maiden and Fisherman'. Otherwise, my all-time Japanese favourite is Hisaishi's monumental, almost 18 minutes long symphonic poem Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds, majestically played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra (and recorded almost exactly 20 years ago, in August 1997).
  3. Oh no ... :-( Another good actor gone much too soon. I think he was great in both HA movies he was in and as a kid, I remember thinking what a cool dad he was!
  4. Revisiting Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can today.
  5. I might be a little late but this is definitely a very fine edition of an outstanding action score, certainly one of Jones's finest achievements. LLL's edition is a good upgrade of Intrada's back from 2011, especially concerning the re-mixing job; the score sounds as excellent and clear as it ever will. Warmly recommended, even to owners of the 2011 edition. I particulary enjoy the first half of the score (tracks 1-15), most of all the entire plane hijacking sequence.
  6. Hey Greta, it's wonderful to "see" you again! Daugherty is of course also excellent (I actually even met him once), as are Whitacre (Godzilla Eats Las Vegas! is an eternal classic and I've just heard it performed a week ago at MID Europe in Schladming, Austria with Bryant, Mackey, Whitacre, Markowski and Newman all in attendance) and Husa (played his Al Fresco in 2011 with the World Youth Wind Orchestra and it's an amazing piece).
  7. True! I remember actually hearing it live on a concert in Slovenia probably some 10 years ago and liking it (well OK, not as much as RVW's Antartica) but I've never listened to it since the so I'll need to revisit it. Strangely and unfortunately, this symphony is not available on CD (but if anybody can find it, do let me know!). For the longest time, it also wasn't available on YouTube but now it's finally there for everybody to enjoy. :-)
  8. Well it's just like Captain Scott wrote in his diary on March 29th, 1912 ... Every day we have been ready to start for our depôt 11 miles away, but outside the door of the tent it remains as scene of whirling drift. I do not think we can hope for any better things now. We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker, of course, and the end cannot be far. It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more -- R. Scott Last Entry For God's sake look after our people
  9. Symphony No. 2 'Window of the Soul': to me, one of the most amazing symphonies ever written. It is by Slovenian composer Alojz Ajdič. Enjoy!
  10. You should definitely check out the following young but very promising composers: - Steven Bryant (he really writes awesome stuff!) - Bart Picqueur - Michael Markowski - Jonathan Newman And, of course, if I only had the chance to listen to one of the great concert band masters, it would definitely be David Maslanka. Check out e.g. his Symphony No. 5.
  11. Yanni's Live at the Acropolis from 1994 (recorded at the Acropolis of Athens in September 1993 together with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) has some pretty cool stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_HBC6yD1TI&list=PLJNvpowy8MPmMe5Zkqk73gHFXhXuhS6ZM
  12. Although no longer than mere 36 seconds, Have No Fear is definitely the best newly released track. Really chilling, too. Too bad that The Dog cue isn't actually the sound effect used for the menacing rottweiler (e.g. when the ill-fated nanny sees him before commiting suicide by hanging at 12:20 and when Damien himself sees it afterwards at 14:10).
  13. Ordered and received recently and I must say that this is definitely an amazing representation of an amazing score (one of my favourites) by an amazing composer (also one of my favourites). The playing and recording are both outstanding and a huge thanks should go to conductor Martin Yates for his indispensable role in making this project happen (he actually transcribed and edited all sheet music parts from RWV's original manuscripts). I've always been a huge fan of Sinfonia antartica and now, it's great fun listening for all the cues in the symphony and marking them in my copy of the full score!
  14. Hope you guys don't mind me bumping this thread but I've only received this edition yesterday and so I was really interested to check out what everybody here thought about it, however I see that the discussion wasn't very long. I'm over at my girlfriend's for a few days so I unfortunately don't have the 2001 VS edition at hand, but as best I can remember, the liner notes in the new edition are more or less a direct copy-paste of those from 2001, even carelessly done to the point that Townson keeps claiming that "one of the film's most memorable musical moments is presented here for the first time", whereupon he starts describing the Broken Vows cue, which was of course already included on the 2001 release. Some minor additions are admittedly present but mostly limited to one or two sentences about the six cues that have now been made available for the first time. At the end, there is a box describing the bonus track (The Omen Suite performed at Fimucité 2 in Tenerife in 2009) but the fact that "the entire score has also been newly remastered" as advertised on the VS website is never mentioned which is obviously a big mistake. So my general impression is that VS apparently put this together somewhat hastily and carelessly, maybe they spent a lot of time on locating additional cues and the complete remastering job and consequently ran out of time to do the liners. The least I would have expected for the 40th anniversary limited edition (the 2001 edition was "deluxe" but not limited) of such an important and landmark score is to be treated to a completely new or at least extensively rewritten liner notes with deeper discussion about the new remaster and its comparison to the 2001 version. All things considered, this is a somewhat disappointing, but of course still the best edition of The Omen there is, and as such a must-have for any serious collector, most of all for those who are not even in possession of the 2001 edition.
  15. The amazingly awesome Symphony No. 2 'Window of the Soul' by Slovenian composer Alojz Ajdič, wonderfully performed by Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. Sounds totally like film music from time to time!
  16. Quite fluent and proficient in: - English - German - Latin - Croatian Whenever opportunity presents itself, I'd love to learn French and Italian, and also improve my German.
  17. Arrived today: - The JW Jurassic Park collection (LLL) - Cliffhanger (LLL) - The Omen (VS 40th Anniversary Edition)
  18. Leroy Anderson's famous The Typewriter, as performed by yours truly. Hope you like it!
  19. LOL, awesome But my favourite from the "misheard lyrics" category would still have to be Wishmaster by Nightwish. Hard porn will find a whip!
  20. Vetrate di chiesa (The Church Windows) by Respighi. One of the greatest symphonic poems ever! Tam-tam and organ solos rock! Oh, and yesterday I listened to The Cowboys after quite some time. I love that score, it's such fun to listen to, and the movie is also cool, I've even got it on Blu-ray. All the kids did a great job as did The Duke of course, but my favourite performance would have to be Roscoe Lee Browne's.
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