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LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 10/28/2011


Alfred Hitchcock Hour Volume 2Bernard Herrmann (Varese Sarabande 1011 1125)
Halloween 4: The Return Of Michael Myers – Alan Howarth (AHICD 006)
Lord Of Illusions – Simon Boswell (Perseverance PRD 041, 2 CDs)
Midway – John Williams (Varese Sarabande VCL 1011 1124) – 37:26
Sardegna – Ennio Morricone (CMT 100121) – 44:31
The Thing (New Recording) – Ennio Morricone, Produced by Alan Howarth, Arranged by Larry Hopkins (BSXCD 8895) – 60:45
Three Musketeers (2011) – Paul Haslinger (Milan 36553) – 45:26
Veruschka – Ennio Morricone (GDM Club 7107)

HOWARD SHORE’S ‘A DANGEROUS METHOD’ SET FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 21, 2011


ORIGINAL MUSIC BY AWARD-WINNING COMPOSER HOWARD SHORE AND LANG LANG’S PERFORMANCE OF WAGNER’S “SIEGFRIED IDYLL”
Sony Music is proud to announce the release of the original soundtrack of A Dangerous Method. Howard Shore, a leading composer for movies, wrote the music for this dark and dramatic tale set in Zurich and Vienna on the eve of the First World War. A major part of the soundtrack is a recording of Richard Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll by one of the most exciting pianists of our time, Lang Lang.

A Dangerous Method is the story of the relationship between two of the great pioneers of modern psychology, Carl Jung (played by Michael Fassbender) and Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and of Jung’s relationship with his brilliant and beautiful young patient Sabina Spielrein, a wonderful role for Keira Knightley. Jung successfully treats Sabina, who with his encouragement becomes a psychiatrist herself, and through correspondence about her case Jung gains the friendship of Freud. When Jung breaks off his love affair with Sabina, she becomes Freud’s patient, and differences on moral and intellectual issues open a gap between the two men.

Director David Cronenberg has chosen Howard Shore to write the score for all but one of his films in the last 30 years. Shore has composed music for more than 80 films in all, also working with directors such as Martin Scorsese and Jonathan Demme, with whom he collaborated on Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia. His outstanding success was the Lord of the Rings trilogy, for which he received three Academy Awards. Furthermore he is the winner of two Golden Globe and four Grammy Awards for his film scores. He has also composed a number of concert works and an opera, The Fly, which premiered in Paris in 2008.
 

Shore’s arrangement of Richard Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll features on this soundtrack. Wagner composed the Idyll as a birthday present for his wife Cosima after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. It is a highly personal piece of music: its first performance, by a small ensemble in Wagner’s home on Christmas Day 1870, woke Cosima on that morning from her sleep. Later Wagner incorporated music from the Idyll into his opera Siegfried, the third of the four parts of The Ring.

The interpreter of the 20-minute Siegfried Idyll on this soundtrack, the pianist Lang Lang, is one of Sony Music’s most renowned artists. His meteoric career has taken him around the world for performances in front of huge audiences and even into the White House. His dazzling technique is matched by serious thought about the pieces he plays.

A Dangerous Method with its many-layered story of sexual and intellectual exploration and its star cast has the potential for great box-office success. Shore’s music and the superb playing of Lang Lang will delight listeners who have seen the movie and fans of piano music and Wagner alike.

Track Titles
 
  1   Burghölzli  
  2   Miss Spielrein  
  3   Galvanometer  
  4   Carriage  
  5   He’s Very Persuasive  
  6   Sabina  
  7   Otto Gross  
  8   A Boat with Red Sails  
  9   Siegfried  
  10   Freedom  
  11   End of the Affair  
  12   Letters  
  13   Confession  
  14   Risk My Authority  
  15   Vienna  
  16   Only One God  
  17   Something Unforgivable  
  18   Reflection            
  19   Siegfried Idyll 
         Performed by LANG LANG

THE 2011 WORLD SOUNDTRACK AWARDS WINNERS


The World Soundtrack Academy announced tonight the winners of the World Soundtrack Awards 2011, the closing event of the 38th Ghent International Film Festival. Alexandre Desplat was chosen as Film Composer of the Year 2011. Hans Zimmer went home with the award for Best Orginal Film Score of the Year for Inception.  Randy Newman received the World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for Film with We Belong Together from the film Toy Story 3. Alex Heffes received the Discovery of the Year Award for The First Grader & The Rite . The Public Choice Award went to A.R. Rahman for the film 127 hours. Giorgio Moroder received the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award.

Both the ceremony and the concert were attended by world famous composers such as Gabriel Yared (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Hans Zimmer (Inception), Elliot Goldenthal (Batman Forever), Giorgio Moroder (Scarface), Walter Murch (Apocalypse now), Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech), Alex Heffes (The First Grader & The Rite) and Abel Korzeniowski (Last Year’s Discovery of the Year with A Serious Man) During and after the ceremony The Brussels Philharmonic performed music.

The winners:

Film Composer of the Year
Alexandre DESPLAT (A Better Life, The Burma Conspiracy, The King’s Speech, The Three of Life, The Well Digger’s Daughter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part 1, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part 2)

Best Original Film Score of the Year 2010
INCEPTION by Hans Zimmer

Best original song written for Film
WE BELONG TOGETHER from TOY STORY 3 – By Randy Newman

Discovery of the Year
Alex Heffes for THE FIRST GRADER & THE RITE

Public Choice Award
127 Hours by A.R Rahman

Sabam Award for Best Young European Composer
Gabriel Heinrich

Lifetime Achievement Award
Giorgio Moroder

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT SCORES ‘EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE’


(LOS ANGELES, CA) Acclaimed composer Alexandre Desplat has signed on to score the drama “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” for Paramount. Based on Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel and directed by Stephen Daldry, the film stars Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and newcomer Thomas Horn. The film tells the story of a nine-year-old boy who searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks.

Desplat recently completed scoring “Ides of March”, which marked his third time working on a George Clooney project, but his first as a director /composer collaboration. Previously, Desplat worked with Clooney on 2005 “Syriana” and 2009 “Fantastic Mr. Fox.” For which Desplat received an Oscar® and Golden Globe nomination.

Having scored over 60 films in his native France, Alexandre Desplat made his Hollywood breakthrough in 2003 with his stately score for “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” which garnered him a Golden Globe nomination. In 2004, his score for “Birth” attracted widespread attention in film music circles and established his reputation as a diverse artist..  Now one of Hollywood’s most in-demand composers, Desplat had numerous film scores released this year including “The Tree of Life,” “A Better Life,” “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part II,” and “Ides of March.” He has received four Academy Award nominations including last year’s “The King’s Speech.”

In addition to his film work, Alexandre Desplat has conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic and gives master classes at La Sorbonne in Paris and London’s Royal College of Music.

UPCOMING SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – October 25 to November 29


October 25
The Adventures of Tintin – John Williams – Sony (import)
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Volume 2 – Bernard Herrmann – Varese Sarabande CD Club
55 Days at Peking – Dimitri Tiomkin – La-La Land
Johnny English Reborn – Ilan Eshkeri – Varese Sarabande
The Karate Kid, Part II – Bill Conti – Varese Sarabande CD Club
Like Crazy – Dustin O’Halloran – Relativity Music
Midway – John Williams – Varese Sarabande CD Club
Mimic: The Deluxe Edition – Marco Beltrami – Varese Sarbande CD Club
Shaolin – Nicolas Errera – MovieScore Media
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – Greg Edmonson – La-La Land

November 1
I Don’t Know How She Does It – Aaron Zigman – Lakeshore
The Ides of March – Alexandre Desplat – Varese Sarabande
Reel Steel – Danny Elfman – Varese Sarabande
Tower Heist – Christophe Beck – Varese Sarabande
Will – Nigel Clarke, Michael Csanyi-Wills – Varese Sarabande (import)

November 8
The Awakening – Daniel Pemberton – Screamworks/MovieScore Media
The Greatest Video Game Music – various – X5 Music Group
Immortals – Trevor Morris – Relativity Music

November 15
Puss in Boots – Henry Jackman – Sony
Something Wicked This Way Comes/Regarding Henry – Georges Delerue – Universal France
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas – William Ross – Varese Sarbande

November 22
Hugo – Howard Shore – Howe
Iris – Danny Elfman – Cirque du Soleil

November 29
In Time – Craig Armstrong – Lakeshore
The Rum Diary Christopher Young – Lakeshore
The Skin I Live In (U.S. release)
– Alberto Iglesias – Lakeshore

Date Unknown
The First Nudie Musical – Bruce Kimmel – Kritzerland
Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
– Alan Howarth – Buysoundtrax
Humanoids from the Deep/Humanoids from the Deep – James Horner/Christopher Lennertz – Buysoundtrax
The Lost Skeleton Returns Again
– John Morgan, William Stromberg – Creature Features
The Satanic Rites of Dracula – John Cacavas – Buysoundtrax
The Thing (synth re-recording) – Ennio Morricone, John Carpenter, Alan Howarth – Buysoundtrax

Source: Film Score Monthly

LATEST SOUNDTRACK RELEASES – 10/20/2011


The Debt Thomas Newman (Silva 1367)
Fellini Satyricon / Fellini Roma – Nino Rota (Quartet QRSCE034) – 55:42
Fright Night – Brad Fiedel (Intrada Special Collection Volume 183) – 61:39
Funeral Home – Jerry Fielding (Intrada Special Collection Volume 186) – 59:52
The Presence – Conrad Pope (SWR11006)
Stone Killer / Diamonds – Roy Budd (Silva 1321, 2 CDs)
Summer And Smoke – Elmer Bernstein (Kritzerland KR 20020-2)
Trading Places – Elmer Bernstein (La-La Land LLLCD 1194) – 48:00

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG SCORES ‘THE RUM DIARY’


FILM STARRING JOHNNY DEPP OPENS OCTOBER 28, 2011
Soundtrack album is soon to be released with distribution through Lakeshore Records

(Los Angeles, CA) Award-winning composer Christopher Young has added new riffs to his musical lexicon with his jazz-infused score for “The Rum Diary,” based on the eponymous, early novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Depp also produced the film, which features Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Richard Jenkins and Giovanni Ribisi. Bruce Robinson adapted the novel for the screen and also directed the film.

“The Rum Diary” incorporates a tone typical of Thompson’s work, with characters plagued by restlessness, violence, alcohol and fear of growing old. Originally penned in 1960, the “lost novel” was published in 1999. Young explores an exciting variety of mood and rhythm, reminiscent of the first jazz music for films released in the 60s. The music moves effortlessly from blues, fusion, funk and scat to soft Brazilian samba, threaded throughout with saxophone, organ, guitar, trumpet and harmonica.

A former jazz drummer before he began his scoring career, Young possesses that rare instinct for phrasing that sounds improvisational, a rarity for a recorded score. Christopher Young and the Neon Popsicles will perform music from the soundtrack album October 27th at Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.

His collaboration with leading directors such as Norman Jewison, Lasse Hallstrom, Barry Levinson, and Curtis Hanson has afforded Young the opportunity to create acclaimed and commercially successful works. Two years ago, Young received BMI’s highest honor, The Richard Kirk Career Achievement Award. In addition to his busy film-composing schedule, Young is imparting his knowledge to a new generation of film composers. He has taught at USC since the early 90s. Young will be honored for his contributions when he receives a career achievement award from Education Through Music – Los Angeles (ETM-LA) on October 25.