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Classic FM votes Schindler's List No.1 in 2020 Movie Music Hall of Fame


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9 hours ago, SteveMc said:

Good.

This reminds me of a story I heard about how John reacted to seeing the film for the first time......

What's this story? I don't think I've ever heard it in my life, certainly not in concerts.

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SCHINDLER'S LIST has always been a great crossover score (to the classical crowd). Same goes for Nyman's THE PIANO. I remember in the 90s, you would always find Doyle's HENRY V in the classical section, probably due to the Simon Rattle connection, so I'm actually surprised it's not on the list.

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10 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

I can't stand the score to The Piano.

What. The. Actual??!! :o

 

 

 

 

9 minutes ago, Thor said:

That's a shame. I've always loved it, even if it's over-played and over-exposed over the years. Huge fan of the film too.

Any Nyman is worth listening to. THE DRAUGHTSMAN'S CONTRACT and GATTACA are my favourites.

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5 minutes ago, Quintus said:

Typical list and predictable top five result coming from this source. Schindler's List is such a luvvie score on Classic FM, even though it isn't even top twenty material for the majority of film score enthusiasts. 

 

I had to check my own top 50, and found it at 47th place. Granted, that list 7-8 years now, and needs serious updating, but it's more or less in that territory that I would place Schindler now as well. Film-wise, however, it's top 5 for me.

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7 hours ago, King Mark said:

I don't understand why classicalists like Schindler's list so much .Does it sound more snobby?

 

My opinion is that the melodies and their respective accompaniments have a classic-style sound to them. It sounds like something Schubert, Brahms, or Mendelssohn could have written, or in that style.

 

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On 9/1/2020 at 4:22 AM, SteveMc said:

Good.

This reminds me of a story I heard about how John reacted to seeing the film for the first time......

What was his reaction, can you explain?

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Most of your predictable choices there. Though how Hildur makes it on there, and the likes of Jóhannsson and Greenwood don't is perplexing.

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5 hours ago, Steve said:

What was his reaction, can you explain?

I don't remember exactly.  Something to do with needing dead composers to score the movie.

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  • 2 weeks later...

NYT article on August 31 about Yitzhak Pearlman says SL has been streamed 35 million times " five times as many as his most popular tracks".

If JW gets half a penny ( doubtful) that's 150k.

Not too shabby!😊

 

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