2001: A Space Odyssey, Elvira Madigan, and Fantasia

Reply Sat 2 Jun, 2018 10:44 am
Ceili wrote:

I know he's probably not up there with the greats but I loved the movie soundtrack to The Mission by Ennio Moricone and the Passion by Peter Gabriel.
I have a fairly large collection of classical music but these two artist helped me expand my 'classical' tastes in a more modern direction.


Ceili's post is is now 15 years old, and we haven't seen her here in a long time, but I do agree with her about the film scores of Ennio Morricone - wonderful music. The score of "The Mission" which she cited and as well those of "Cinema Paradiso" and "Once upon a time in America" are all quite beautiful. Morricone also wrote the film scores for most of the so called "spaghetti westerns directed by Sergio Leone.
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Reply Sun 26 Feb, 2023 08:41 pm
Fantasia is actual remade a couple of times. I forget if they alter ( add and or remove sequences but often they just keep adding to it ).
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Frank Apisa
Reply Mon 27 Feb, 2023 06:57 am
Phoenix32890 wrote:

What do these movies have in common? The generous use of classical music. In a world where great music is often ignored by people, these films allowed people to experience fine music, while enjoying excellent filmmaking.

What films have YOU seen, that included great classical music? Did watching these films impel you to learn more about the music that they contained?

Although I am not a big fan of the movie Godfather III, Coppola's use of one of my favorite classical pieces Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, was superb. It happens to be a piece that brings a touch of tears to my eyes each time I hear it.

Reply Mon 27 Feb, 2023 10:32 am
@Frank Apisa,
The Favorite (Queen Anne)
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B Flat, D.960 – 2. Andante sostenuto

Another performance by Sviatoslav Richter:

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Reply Mon 27 Feb, 2023 10:33 am
Phoenix32890 wrote:
Boy, I am glad that Kubrick went with the classical score for 2001. It really "made" the movie!

When Disney released "Fantasia" he said, "This will really "make" Beethoven!"

I was at a concert where the second piece of the performance was Mozart's Piano Concert 21 No. 21. When the second movement began you could hear the rustle of program notes all through the concert hall as people recognized the music popularly known as the "Theme to Elvira Madigan".
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