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 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Sorry if this is mentioned elsewhere...couldn't spot it...

Quote - "Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer is to be given the outstanding contribution to music award at this year's Classic Brits."

Full story courtesy of Aunty Beeb - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23683969

Congratulations to him!

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 8:26 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)



Sorry.

YOR could not resist...

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   Score Whore   (Member)

An outstanding contribution to smugness, I could understand....

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

This time I'm with YOR!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   Conrad   (Member)

He's made a contribution. And it has stood out. The value of it is, of course, debatable and subject to personal tastes, but you can't deny the contribution. Or it standing out ...

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 12:25 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

Good proposal of Zimmer haters about civility and avoiding conflicts on the net are
- as expected - chatter in the wind:

www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=97965&forumID=1&archive=0

Please remember: negativity is not interesting at all.

Anyway greatest congratulations to Maestro Zimmer!

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   Uhtred   (Member)

Hang on, the Going for Gold theme was by Hans Zimmer!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 2:34 AM   
 By:   BROMHEAD1   (Member)

Cannot be for material he has done in the last 10 years which to be honest has been pretty poor overall ....
But for scores done before the last ten years well done Mr Zimmer.....

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maestro

Maestro (/'ma?stro?/; Italian: [ma'estro]) (from the Italian maestro, meaning "master" or "teacher"[1]) is a title of extreme respect given to a master musician. The term is most commonly used in the context of Western classical music and opera. This is associated with the ubiquitous use of Italian vocabulary for classical music terms. The title of maestro may be bestowed upon composers, performers, impresarios, music directors, conductors and music teachers.
In the Italian opera world, the term is not only used for the conductor, but also for musicians who act as répétiteurs and assistant conductors during performances (maestro sostituto or maestro collaboratore). Even the prompter (maestro suggeritore) can be referred to by this title. (There is no agreement on how to address a woman conductor, as the feminine equivalent maestra denotes "schoolmistress" in Italian.)

-certainly not a master musician, this definition of "maestro" is being generous for Zimmer.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 7:45 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

-certainly not a master musician, this definition of "maestro" is being generous for Zimmer.

Debate on whether or not calling Maestro Mr. Zimmer already occurred on this board.
People who don't like Zimmer repeat their statements endlessly.

Is "outstanding talent" allowed?

Interestingly Mr. Williams received a lifetime achievement award at the Classic Brits last year.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 7:55 AM   
 By:   facehugger   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I've enjoyed his music immensely over the years. Backdraft, Gladiator, Prince of Egypt, Crimson Tide, Peacemaker, A league of Their Own. Congrats!

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 8:02 AM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

Interestingly Mr. Williams received a lifetime achievement award at the Classic Brits last year.

Mr. Williams deserved it for sure.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

-certainly not a master musician, this definition of "maestro" is being generous for Zimmer.

Debate on whether or not calling Maestro Mr. Zimmer already occurred on this board.
People who don't like Zimmer repeat their statements endlessly.

Is "outstanding talent" allowed?

Interestingly Mr. Williams received a lifetime achievement award at the Classic Brits last year.


It is not that surprising that John Williams was honored. There is a lot of distance, so much artistic and musical difference, and so much difference in level of knowledge between John Williams and Hans Zimmer. John Williams certainly fits the brand of master musician.

Yes, I would expect these statements to continue forever on the board.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Congrats to Zimmer, one of the best composers around and one of my top favourites!

But I seem to have read somewhere that the prize doesn't hold as much esteem as other music awards?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I'll congratulate Mr Zimmer.

His all-pervading sound and clone legions has meant much less score purchasing for me smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Good proposal of Zimmer haters about civility and avoiding conflicts on the net are
- as expected - chatter in the wind:

www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=97965&forumID=1&archive=0

Please remember: negativity is not interesting at all.

Anyway greatest congratulations to Maestro Zimmer!


And to perpetrators of hackery and bad taste, all.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2013 - 11:48 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

I was thinking about his soundtracks written in last years.

Nearly all of them are milestones, and some of them can be rated as masterpiece, like recent beautiful MAN OF STEEL, but also INCEPTION and THE BIBLE for sure.
With special mention to THE DARK KNIGHT, the best score ever written in last five years.

This award is well deserved Maestro!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I was thinking about his soundtracks written in last years.

Nearly all of them are milestones, and some of them can be rated as masterpiece, like recent beautiful MAN OF STEEL, but also INCEPTION and THE BIBLE for sure.
With special mention to THE DARK KNIGHT, the best score ever written in last five years.

This award is well reserved Maestro!



Well, for one I would think a composer would need to actually conduct his score to be called a 'maestro'. Second, to say Dark Knight is the best score in 5 years is absolutely ludicrous, moreso because it was neither an entirely original score, nor one that Zimmer composed alone. So seeing it is neither original, or the work of a single composer, and beyond that having a pretty repetitively droning theme - no not the best in five years by a long shot.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2013 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

True, Zimmer isn't really a 'maestro' (that requires conducting skills), but I DO think he's a master of his domain.

 
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