On Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Movies and Music

John Barry

John Barry

In the scene there is seen a person of very manly aspect, of wide shoulders, athletic figure, with a face that trasunta seriousness and whose age is in the third decade of the life. He is seen seated opposite to a game table and dressed in rigorously tuxedo; seemingly it is surrounded with important persons, with big economic solvency, and these occasional adversaries look at it with supreme respect. He is a personage of those that one recognizes at once as a real “ganador ”. In certain moment a young woman wants to direct him for herself, but he does not know his name, to which this one clarifies it to himself taking a cigaret to his lips: “Bond …. James Bond ”.

Franz Waxman

Franz Waxman

Franz Waxman was born in Konigshutte, Silesia, Germany, in 1906. At the end of the twenties it began to do musical arrangements for some German movies. Pero Franz received a big recognition when Frederick Hollander entrusted him the orchestration and direction of the music for for the famous movie “El blue angel ” led neither more nor less than by Marlene Dietrich. The filming of this movie was in the year 1930...

Alfred Newman

Alfred Newman

While big searchlights cover the sky, one listens to the rhythmic fanfare of a few trumpets, followed by the melodic touch of the sector of the violins. The impression of big spectacular nature is had, giving to understand the announcement of something grand, impactante. Yes, really, it is the preamble of the movies of Twentieh Century-Fox, created in the middle of the thirties and, although they have already passed approximately seven decades, it still keeps on using in the productions originated from this big cinematographic company. The composer of the same one was a musician, who, with the passing of time a career of big prestige was forged in the cinematographic musicalización: Alfred Newman.

Erich W. Korngold

Erich W. Korngold

The musical critics reconcile that the traces of Erich Wolfgang Korngold remained well printed on Hollywood. It is still possible to state, in the current days, which in the scarce 20 movies in which it took part, the stamp one can feel “Korngold ”. Some of his continuators have felt his influence and although it performs tangential form it appears somehow in some later productions.

"Jerry" Goldsmith

"Jerry" Goldsmith

What class of musician was "Jerry" Goldsmith? One who was adapting himself to all the styles and requirements. His creative capacity was really versatile, it was resorting to the jazz, folk, symphonic music, the ethnic one and up to the modern synthesizer. Although this creator has composed music for "fantastic" movies of nature, thrillers and of action, in which big movements and spectacular nature existed, it was preferring towards character movies intimists, where the plot was located on certain personage.

Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein

What did it have of particular Elmer Bernstein? That of incorporating into his technical creations jazzísticas, in a way similar to what George Gershwin did in the classic world from come up of the twenties of last century. In this sense, and like example, in "The man of golden arm" it is possible to appreciate a magnificent rhythmic game between the wind instruments and the battery. This movie was constituted like the "initial kick" for the new music orientation for movies, both the movies and also the television.

Sir Malcolm Arnold

Sir Malcolm Arnold

The music of the movie “El bridge on the river Kwai ” of 1954 was composed by one of the biggest English composers of the XXth century, Sir Malcolm Arnold, who also achieved the maximum award of the Academy of Hollywood for the above mentioned movie. Whistled rhythmic of the soldiers going it became extremely famous and, after half a century of having composed and knowing, still now when one listens to it he recognizes it after himself immediately.

Víctor Young

Víctor Young

Víctor Young is one of the most prolific musicians of the cinematographic musical history. This can be verified across more than 350 compositions and musical arrangements. This number could have been very top, since we remember that this composer died 56 years after age. Young worked with the big directors, who were requesting his services due to the big suitability like artist in the art of the sounds. In all his cinematographic career it received only one “Oscar ”, and went for the movie “La turned to the world in 80 days ”

Dimitri Tiomkin

Dimitri Tiomkin

Dimitri (Zinovich) Tiomkin took part in approximately 130 movies, being nominated 13 times to the "Oscar", and obtaining the maximum award in 3 occasions. In one of them, when it rose to the stage to be grateful for this valued award, it had some praise words for other musicians, who according to him it had helped: "Bach, Mozart …" With the step of the years, the reputation of this artist was rising increasingly, being admitted like one of the composers who more has helped to dignify and value to the cinematography.

Max Steiner

Max Steiner

It had a big impact in 1933 with the famous production of "King Kong", but for the time that did the sound-track of this movie, it had already taken part like composer in neither more nor less than fifty four movies and in the space of only five years. Max (William Raoul) Steiner must be considered to be a real "sinfonista" for the sound-tracks of the movies in which it took part, of such a way, which sometimes has given the sensation that the cinematographic projection in his visual aspect was going so far as to spend at a secondary level.

John Williams

John Williams

This North American composer was born in New York in 1932. Perhaps there is the musician of major relevancy at present related to the movies and other spectacles. As his companions it had a formation solidly "classic". Williams is still active like composer after 45 times are nominated neither more nor less than, to the "Oscar", a real record and having obtained the above mentioned award 5 times, as also with 20 nominations to the "Balloon of Gold" which awarded him in 4 occasions.

Miklos Rozsa

Miklos Rozsa

Miklos Rozsa, composer and Hungarian conductor of classic formation that had strong impact in movies of historical content, of epic character. The recognition that Rozsa had was impactante, and for this cause he even became disputed by the big cinematographic companies. This could justify itself over the course of time, since it went so far as to have 17 nominations of the Academy, of which it obtained three times the "Oscar" for "Recuerda" (1945), "Double life" (1947) and "Ben - Hur" (1959).


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Brief

  • On February 17, 1653: Arcangelo Corelli, musician and Italian composer is born. Grosso contributed to the crystallization of the concerto. Author of numerous instrumental works (Concert of Christmas, The Follia, sonatas), father of the sonata for violin and inspirer of a group of composers of this instrument like Varacini, Germiniani and Viotti.

  • On February 13, 1883: Richard Wagner dies in Venice. Composer of German origin, renovator of the romantic opera. His inclination towards the music did not wake up up to knowing the works of Weber and Beethoven. After a life lax and invested in the game and the women, he married and traveled to Paris and then to Dresden, where his work was recognized. The transfer of his remains was comparable to the funeral procession of a big sovereign one.

  • On February 13, 1976: the soprano Lily Pons dies. A voice crystalline and extended towards the sharp one, joined a graceful figure and personal friendliness, they constitute the props of the formidable success of Lily Pons. An exceeded publicity helped to do of her almost a sacred monster of the singing; so much it was so in the decade of '40 went so far as to consider her to be the best singer of the world.

  • On February 12, 1924: there is released "Rhapsody In Blue" of George Gershwin. Gershwin managed to unite in this work three fundamental elements of the music of his country: the piano popular tradition, the harmonic treatment of the music of the theater of varieties and all the ambience of the African American blues.

  • On February 10, 1881: I release in Paris of "The Stories of Hoffmann" of Jacques Offenbach. The opera is an adaptation of Jules Barbier and Michel Carré of several stories of writer Ernst T.A. Hoffmann. The first one takes place with a mechanical doll, the second one with the victim of the conjuration of a magician, and the third one with a moribund sick person. The history begins with a prologue ambientado in a bar.


Appointments

  • Daniel Barenboim
    "The director does not have physical contact with the music that his instrumentalists produce and at most he can correct the phrasing or the rhythm of the score but his gesture does not exist if it does not find a band that is receiving"

  • George Gershwin
    "It would give everything what I have as a little of the genius that Schubert needed to compose his Ave Maria"

  • Gustav Mahler
    "When the work turns out to be a success, when a problem has been solved, we forget the difficulties and the perturbations and feel richly rewarded"

  • Franz Schubert
    "When one is inspired by something good, the musician is born fluently, the melodies sprout; really this is a big satisfaction"

  • Bedrich Smetana
    "With the help and the God's grace, I will be a Mozart in the composition and a Liszt in the skill"

MULTIMEDIA

  • Sonata for piano if minor

    Franz Liszt

  • Orfeo

    Claudio Monteverdi

  • Symphony 9 "Coral"

    Ludvig van Beethoven

  • Alleluja

    Kathleen Battle

Interpreters

Musicians

Astor Piazzolla

Astor Piazzolla

Piazzolla represents one of the rarest cases in which an author is unrolled of extraordinary form so much in the world of the popular music, with his tangos of Buenos Aires, as in that of the refined or classic music. Called symphonic tango created a new genre renewing this way of decisive form the tango. If it is considered that the work of Piazzolla begins in 1946 with The desbande and concludes in 1990, with Him grand tango and with Five tango sensations, that the same year records with the quartet of ropes Kronos, it is deduced that it covers 46 years, space in which it produced not less than eight hundred works.

Voices

Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel

Carlos Gardel is perhaps the biggest myth of the Argentina. His artistic skill, his incomparable talent as singer of the suburbs of Buenos Aires, his musical instinct to compose some of the biggest tangos of all the times, his marvelous character, his fanaticism for the careers, have led him to being equalled perhaps only by another legend of the country of the south of the Silver: Eva Perón. Nevertheless, while all political activity can be worth of objections, comments and mistrust on the part of certain sectors of the population, the figure of Carlos Gardel is erected as universally for all the Argentinians and the followers of the tango across the world.

Paris, on February 16

Juan José Mosalini: the soul of the bandoneón beats in Paris

The music and the dance of the River Plate came to the margins of the Seine more than one century ago, seducing the French, but Juan José Mosalini lives through the tango now a real explosion in France, of the hand of some of his contemporary teachers, like the bandoneonista. In an interview with the AFP in Paris, before traveling to Argentina, where it will offer two concerts, and from which it will set off then in the direction of China, Mosalini evoked "passionate and unconditional" relation between Paris and the tango and between he and the bandoneón, which came to his hands when it was a chiquilín.

Granada, on February 16

International festival tango Granada dedicates his XXII edition to Carlos Gardel

75 anniversary of the death of the singer and tanguista Carlos Gardel will lead XXII edition of the International Festival of Tango of Granada, which also will organize several parallel activities between which there are holidays of trasnoche, tango in the university or an exhibition. Between the artists who will take part in three forms of the festival - dance, set of instruments and sung - there is Leo Sujatovich, Cristian Zárate and the Japanese couple of dance Kyoto and Hiros Yamao.

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