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 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

A CD might be coming out stateside. smile

MV


Any different to the one available in UK and that Amazon thinks was supposed to be available stateside yesterday?

 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

A CD might be coming out stateside. smile

MV


Any different to the one available in UK and that Amazon thinks was supposed to be available stateside yesterday?


Don't know yet

MV

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 5:21 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

It sounds typically lush and beautiful, just like his scores for A SINGLE MAN and W.E. Perhaps it would have been nice to be more Renaissance but considering he had to do a replacement he may not have had the time.

I like it. And I am sure the nitpicking comes from people who want to hear a different style from him. But you have to write what you're asked and at least it's got melody and he's done his own orchestrations. How many Hollywood scores have that these days?

Interesting to note that it was mixed at Trevor Morris' studio.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 5:54 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

But you have to write what you're asked and at least it's got melody and he's done his own orchestrations.


Not to nitpick, but Neal Desby and Edward Trybek are also listed as orchestrators.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 9, 2013 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

But you have to write what you're asked and at least it's got melody and he's done his own orchestrations.


Not to nitpick, but Neal Desby and Edward Trybek are also listed as orchestrators.


I see them listed as Music Preparation.

James

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 1:24 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

Nice to hear a stylish orchestral music for a change. I'm totally digging the album!

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2013 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

Well, I do like what I have heard so far, although I miss a bit of depth. You could just as well regard it as restraint or moderation (and the risk to go way over the top with the subject matter is obvious).

With regard to Rota's film music classic, I kept getting the feeling that Korzeniowski probably listened to Rota's ROMEO & JULIET a lot before or when he started drafting his own score. While as far as I could hear he didn't use any theme or motif from Rota's score, I often feel there is a certain ambience of the 1968 soundtrack in Korzeniowski's score now. To me it is most noticeable in the string parts which almost seem to serve as quasi-vocals – and in that regard, I felt reminded of how Rota used his catchy "What is a Youth" song melody repeatedly in his instrumental score as well. To me it's a positive thing that Korzeniowski didn't just ignore Rota's magnum opus.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 7:31 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

The samples are too short for me to decide if I really like it. I just hope there is a fully developed memorable love theme.

Found this first review that isn't really kind to the movie or music, but I still will be my own judge.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/11/romeo-and-juliet-review_n_4084015.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   filmsonwax   (Member)

i'm enjoying it greatly so far, although I agree on the previous assessment of Rota's score for the Zeffirelli movie: a masterpiece with a theme to die for (or to).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   AndyDursin   (Member)

Abel's a great composer,

but for some reason I still weep for Horner. I'll get over it.


I'm sure he will too. The movie is getting trashed by most critics...must have been one of those deals where they tossed the music as a futile solution to improving the meager product on-screen.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

The samples are too short for me to decide if I really like it. I just hope there is a fully developed memorable love theme.

Found this first review that isn't really kind to the movie or music, but I still will be my own judge.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/11/romeo-and-juliet-review_n_4084015.html?utm_hp_ref=books&ir=Books


You can listen to the soundtrack in youtube, to decide..
There is a memorable love theme (although I'm not sure you would call it fully developed within the score. But it's minimalistic music. Its character is not to have traditional development as in other styles of music)
it starts at 1.01' here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oal3fsaXxtw

or at 2.16' here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZZDlObTJ-8

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Kon, thanks for those links. I find it a very very short melody of 6 notes with a repeated variation and not memorable for me. I can't help but want to hear what Horner might have developed. His melody for Legends of the Fall is stunning, and I'd hoped for something like that, but this is must my opinion only. Korzeniowski's melody is a bit too minimalist for my personal tastes.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

The theme is not a melody of 6 notes and its variations.
It's a complete theme!
In the first video it's from 1.01-1.30".

It just happens that the theme is constructed in a way that is based on a 6-note basic idea (and that is a device for easy recognition of it).
Musically speaking, for those who study music, the theme is of this form:
aa'ab
(with the "a" being the 6 note idea)

In its second appearance in that track (2.01"- 2.30") it takes the form of:
aa'aa"

Also in my opinion, I think it's one of the most memorable themes I've ever heard.

 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2013 - 11:55 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Have had a chance to listen to several of the complete cues from the soundtrack, and while it will never be my favorite Abel Korzeniowski score, it is certainly growing on me, and I agree with those who said that it's unfair to judge this music on 1 minute samples. While I probably prefer the cues centered on the piano, I think it's the ethereal beauty of this one that tipped the scales for me:

http://youtu.be/t9jh6Vhr0XY

... and you'll probably want to skip the ad that precedes it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of ROMEO & JULIET, for anyone who's interested:

http://moviemusicuk.us/2013/10/14/romeo-juliet-abel-korzeniowski/

Jon

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Jon's review makes me definitely want to hear the whole score. Thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 10:51 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)



or at 2.16' here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZZDlObTJ-8



Well gee, I know I've heard that melody before. Don't remember what it is exactly, but it's very very similar to SOMEthing.

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 11:59 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

or at 2.16' here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZZDlObTJ-8


Well gee, I know I've heard that melody before. Don't remember what it is exactly, but it's very very similar to SOMEthing.


It is not my favorite cue from the soundtrack!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)



or at 2.16' here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZZDlObTJ-8



Well gee, I know I've heard that melody before. Don't remember what it is exactly, but it's very very similar to SOMEthing.


well, it could be. It's not so characteristic that it couldn't be found elsewhere.
For example, if you take out the first note of the 6-note motif, the remaining notes are the same with the 5-note motif from The Sheltering Sky theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

First off, it's seven notes. Secondly, it's also the permutation it goes it after, plus the harmony....so yeah.

 
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