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 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 6:02 AM   
 By:   Gunnar   (Member)

Sorry to keep dwelling on this but the more I think about it the more this felt like one of the most extraordinary musical nights I've ever had in my life, and I've had quite a few of those. And yet it was so simple and unexpected.

I can totally relate to that. As much as I'd love to hear John Williams conduct his film music, such a recital is much more unique and, because of its size, more intimate. I'm happy for you that you could make it and tell us about it.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Wow! Last night I saw PHILOMENA, terrific movie, and Desplat was there! He finished off my program with his signature plus a couple CDs. I got to talk to him about the concert AND the film. You really luck out in this town.


 
 
 Posted:   Nov 22, 2013 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

double post

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2013 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

There have been posts that say all Williams has to do is hiccup and he gets an Oscar nomination. Frankly based on the response above I think this board is worse. Only what Williams, whose place for me is about half way down for these pieces, gets attention? Other composers could have written " The Rite of Spring" and the inquiries would have been on the Williams piece.


But that happened to Stravinsky too.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2014 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

The CD is up for pre-order at Amazon!





http://www.amazon.com/Montage-Great-Film-Composers-Piano/dp/B00QB4MRFA/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1419407160&sr=1-1

 
 Posted:   Dec 24, 2014 - 4:57 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Great! I can't remember if I get one by backing the project. I think I do!!

EDIT: I don't! I forgot, this was one of those Kickstarters where the reward that included the CD was way too high. I guess I'll be pre-ordering this after all! Thanks for the link.

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2015 - 11:41 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Arrived yesterday and playing now smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2015 - 11:07 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

Just commenced first spin of the CD. As a fan of classical, avant-garde, solo piano, film music and various incestuous incarnations of all of the above, I am finding this disc very enjoyable...well, Broughton's contributions at least, which are all I've heard so far, but I'm sure the others will have much to offer to these wide open and eager ears. I also applaud Ms. Cheng for championing such an undertaking and for her undeniable talent as a keymaster of the most sensitive and adventurous type. Oh yeah, an honorable mention must be given to the composers who actually wrote these pieces. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2015 - 1:05 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Just commenced first spin of the CD. As a fan of classical, avant-garde, solo piano, film music and various incestuous incarnations of all of the above, I am finding this disc very enjoyable...well, Broughton's contributions at least, which are all I've heard so far, but I'm sure the others will have much to offer to these wide open and eager ears. I also applaud Ms. Cheng for championing such an undertaking and for her undeniable talent as a keymaster of the most sensitive and adventurous type. Oh yeah, an honorable mention must be given to the composers who actually wrote these pieces. wink

Wait till you get to the Williams piece. By far the wildest piece on there (IMO), and very avantgarde. Haven't quite grabbed on to it yet after a couple of listens, but I'm hoping it will grow on me.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2015 - 1:36 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

While I can admire the artistry and performances on offer here, if I'm honest, I will never play this CD a second time.
There is just far more listenable and enjoyable music out there that I would prefer to devote my time to, by every one of the composers represented on this disc.
Fair play to people who can get into (and stuff out of) this type of music, but for me, it's gotta strike me in the heart.
Music is all about emotion for me. I can dig some challenging stuff, but nothing much happens for me here.
Even the Desplat, Giacchino and Newman cuts, which are slightly more palatable, I thought were weak compared to their other works.

 
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