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    Seaman, Mezzoforte eternal21's Avatar
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    Why is this forum so quiet?!

    Film scores are the most beautiful pieces of music out there. Forget classical, forget jazz, forget pop. This should be the place to be. No other music connects with your feelings the way classical soundtracks do.

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    Hi eternal21,

    Forget Classical - Forget Jazz???????

    Never in your life

    Besides, I like film scores also - Take a listen to a film score of Shostakovich:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me4EL3OdGco

    He wrote many during his lifetime.

    Btw - Welcome aboard, Please do make yourself feel right at home and stay for a spell.
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    Welcome to the forum eternal21

    Me forget other music, no way. There is some very good film music, but there is much more out there.

    Some film music is taken from classical music.


    Just enjoy the music you do.


    Margaret

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    I agree with guys above eternal21
    Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass? ~Michael Torke

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    And I agree with you, Muz
    Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
    -- Victor Hugo


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    Quote Originally Posted by eternal21 View Post
    Film scores are the most beautiful pieces of music out there. Forget classical, forget jazz, forget pop. This should be the place to be. No other music connects with your feelings the way classical soundtracks do.
    Surely you jest .

    Although I too enjoy the great film scores, I also like listening to wonderful classical music without any film action - sitting in total darkness absolutely connects all my inner feelings and calms my savage soul.
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    Seaman, Mezzoforte eternal21's Avatar
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    Sorry guys, but I firmly stand by my opinion. No other genre comes close to Classical Score. Pure classical music is too sterile. You need context. Zimmer, Horner, Williams, and their students (Jablonsky anyone?). Those are the people behind the best music out there.

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    Hi eternal21,

    We do appreciate that you are firm in your convictions. Let me humbly put it this way - up until my teen years I would only listen to JSBach. Then my piano pedagogue put Rachmaninoff's g-minor prelude on the music rack, played through it, and then I was hooked! Moral of the story: don't un-needlessly cut yourself off from glorious music. The movie *Somewhere In Time* had as a main theme the 18th variation of Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini by Sergei Rachmaninoff which sounds like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwEx5ZZSXsg

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    eternal ... your opinion is just that, whether it's right or wrong is irrelevant. But making blanket comments about 300 years of music (as sterile) is a little over the top, don't you think?

    I wouldn't call Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Bruckner's 8th Symphony, Schubert's unfinished symphony et cetera ad nauseum as sterile.

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    Its good that you have your own opinion and you stand by it, but, as Corno very eloquently put it, its one thing to firmly stand by your believe and a whole different thing to close yourself off from things that are not in sync with your belief.
    You are however entitled to your opinion. I myself dont understand or like certain genres, like atonal music.

    I also dont really understand what exactly you mean by sterile. I think classical music is very much like scores in a lot of aspects, and is often used as a score - for ballets, operas. I think it has just as much thrill, unexpectency, turns, suspence in a way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Corno Dolce View Post
    Hi eternal21,

    We do appreciate that you are firm in your convictions. Let me humbly put it this way - up until my teen years I would only listen to JSBach. Then my piano pedagogue put Rachmaninoff's g-minor prelude on the music rack, played through it, and then I was hooked! Moral of the story: don't un-needlessly cut yourself off from glorious music.
    I play piano as well, and have to tell you that I find much more enjoyment from performing soundtrack pieces, than any other classical work. Why? Because movie soundtracks are made specifically to amplify your emotions. That's their sole goal as a film score. They're written by contemporary artists and cater to contemporary people (like me).

    I'm not cutting myself off from pure classical music - after all classical soundtracks derive from it. But through this evolution, classical scores are made better. Modern composers toss out the boring and mundane, replacing it with touching and heartfelt. I prefer listening to this improved version.

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    I think you'll find a lot of Hollywood film composers pilfered their sounds from the likes of Holst, Wagner, Strauss ...

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    Hi eternal21,

    So, lets see if I get this straight: If a film portrayed the murderous tragedy that befell people in the Siberian Gulags was set to the music by a composer who lives now but whose music for the film is almost a carbon-copy of a composer from the Baroque period, that music then will have more *worth* in your eyes then any other composer from before the 20th Century? That, my friend, it seems like your implying such to be the case. Or maybe I'm missing something....

    Cheers,

    Corno Dolce
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    *Protagoras: "Truth is subjective. What is true for you, and what is true for me, is true for me. Your opinion is true by virtue of its being your opinion."

    *Socrates: "My opinion is: Truth is absolute, not opinion, and that you are in absolute error. Since this is my opinion, then according to your philosophy you must grant that it is true."

    "Improvisational Art": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSxVO3EoCRM

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    The next time someone makes a movie on Native americans especially
    the Mayan people, they should use the song in this video that I will
    send. Just get youtube and look up ahometa kuyaxi mayan


    Oh well just forget it. I was trying to download a video.
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    Judy, my dear friend. ALL music deserves a place in our lives. Because music is music. For myself, I love classical organ music, so what! If you or anyone else has a wider view, then good. Music is what binds us. My kindest regards Raymond

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