aj asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicClassical · 10 years ago

Can you give some examples of great and beautiful film music?

I am a great lover of Korngold's film scores. But what other great composers and film scores would you recommend? Also, if there is a particular tune from a film that has made an impression on you, which one would that be?

Update:

Here's a litle clip from Korngold's score to Captain Blood from 1935 (conducted by Previn). How often do we hear such lovely music in films today?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUqgyrG80hM

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  • 10 years ago
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    If you like Korngold (good choice!), you would also like some of the other 'classic' film-music composers such as:

    Elmer Bernstein

    Jerry Goldsmith

    Ron Goodwin

    Bernard Herrmann

    Maurice Jarre

    Ennio Morricione

    Alfred Newman

    Nino Rota

    Miklós Rózsa

    Hans Salter

    Lalo Schifrin

    Howard Shore

    Max Steiner

    Mikis Theodrakis

    Dimitri Tiomkin

    Franz Waxman

    In addition, several 'classical' composers have also turned-out some excellent film scores. Composers such as:

    Malcolm Arnold

    Aaron Copland

    Arthur Bliss

    Benjamin Frankel

    Arthur Honegger

    Jacques Ibert

    Sergei Prokofiev

    Dmitri Shostakovich

    Ralph Vaughan Williams

    William Walton

  • 10 years ago

    Here are some of my favorite film composers and their work

    Thomas Newman - American Beauty, The Shawshank Redemption, Rain Man, Wall-e

    Hans Zimmer - Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lion King (score)

    Bernard Herrmann - Psycho

    Howard Shore - Lord of the Rings

    John Williams - Star Wars, Jaws, E.T., Schindlers List, Close encounters of the third kind, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan

    Max Steiner- Gone with the wind, King Kong,

    John Barry- Dances with Wolves, Goldfinger, (most bond scores)

    Ennio Morricone- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, The Mission, Cinema Paradiso, Once upon a time in the west

    Nino Rota - The Godfather

    Michael Nyman - The Piano

    Yann Tiersen - Amelia

    I cant really pick just one out.

    I like em all.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    National Treasure is always a great one, even though the score is so simple. Then, there is always Jurassic Park and The Incredibles.

  • vroman
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    3 years ago

    Saint-Saens is rather lots universal u understand. with regard to the comparable quantity as Rachmaninoff. except this is too in call for, Rachmaninoff could be my selection. his concerto no 2, symphony no 2 and his 2nd musiceaux nos 4 and 6. are my favorites. And maximum of my widespread composers are particularly properly universal, i. e. CHopin, Beethoven.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Jurassic Park theme! only real orchestral music piece i can listen to and enjoy, other than the cool opera bit from the 5th element!

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