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 Posted:   Jul 31, 2013 - 4:49 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

You do realize, Timmer, I was praising Scott just to make a point? Of course you do. Scott would be the first to admit his debt to Ravel. Daphnis et Chloe is one of my all time favorite works. There are not many scores I would rather listen to than the complete ballet.

But cribbing from the masters, really? I would call it honoring the tradition. smile


Okay, I'm happy with that! cool

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 1:48 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 2:04 AM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

Barry, Scott, or Howard. That's a tough one since they all are excellent and completely different.

Based entirely on the listening experience of the CD I would say it would have to be

1 Howard
2 Barry
= Scott

But they are all different and all brilliant in their own way.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 3:45 AM   
 By:   Kim Peterson   (Member)

Steiner
Scott
Barry

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

You do realize, Timmer, I was praising Scott just to make a point? Of course you do. Scott would be the first to admit his debt to Ravel. Daphnis et Chloe is one of my all time favorite works. There are not many scores I would rather listen to than the complete ballet.

But cribbing from the masters, really? I would call it honoring the tradition. smile


Yea, "cribbing" this is not. He's using the same TECHNIQUE Ravel employed, a technique that was also used way previously in works like Strauss' ALPINE SYMPHONY...

Y'all gots ta learn to do ya homework!


No Bobby boy, you do your homework, Ravel's Daphnis Et Chloe pre-dates Strauss Alpine Symphony by a few years.

Now do pay attention eh old chap wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 5:48 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

No Bobby boy, you do your homework, Ravel's Daphnis Et Chloe pre-dates Strauss Alpine Symphony by a few years.

Now do pay attention eh old chap wink


You win Timmer! For now...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

No Bobby boy, you do your homework, Ravel's Daphnis Et Chloe pre-dates Strauss Alpine Symphony by a few years.

Now do pay attention eh old chap wink


You win Timmer! For now...


eek

Does that mean I'll have to double-check any "fact" I might post?

You'll get me, I can be a clumsy oaf and am bound to trip sooner or later wink


p.s. Kari, I believe we've had Sibelius threads on this board before, he's a very highly respected composer around these parts, at least by people who venture away from film scores and I agree with what you said 100%

I'm also a fan of two other Finnish musicians, multi-instrumentalist and composer Pekka Pohjola and contemporary classical composer Einojuhani Rautavaara whose works I find truly awesome.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

I'll include the scores for Mighty Joe Young ... - and what about the Japanese giant apes?

1. Steiner
2. Webb
3. Howard
4. Scott
5. Horner
...
...
457. Barry

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I'll include the scores for Mighty Joe Young ... - and what about the Japanese giant apes?

1. Steiner
2. Webb
3. Howard
4. Scott
5. Horner
...
...
457. Barry


So, I'm guessing Barry is at the bottom of your list, Hmmmmmmm? So who are the 451 other composers of the 457 giant ape movies made? eh?, smart-ass. razz

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Thanks for the recommendation Kari, I don't think I've ever heard that name but I will be seeking him out for a listen.

Much appreciated.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

Steiner, definitely. The Barry score, in comparison, is trashy at best.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   Charlie Chan   (Member)

Hello Folks

It would have to be between Steiner and Barry for me. Have not heard any of Scott's music in this regard. Looking forward to it if this thread is anything to go by.

Steiner's score has to rank as one of the finest ever in any genre. Barry's has to be one of the most sensuous/romantic ever. No comparison between the two. Who is the best between Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire?

Does anyone know anything about the Sherman Brothers - yes the Sherman Brothers of Mary Poppins/Jungle Book fame - score for an animated version of the big ape story?

Regards

CC

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

TO CHARLIE CHAN- Like your line of thinking, both are fine for different yet at times common reasons.Like so many times in life when 2 or more things are great.

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)



Väinö Raitio is one Finnish composer you really should get to know.


Has nothing to do with Kong, but this (American) Finn thanks you too! Had not heard of Raitio.

Love Rautavaara's opera RASPUTIN, too....

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2013 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Wow! When I left this thread I had no doubt Barry was going to win the day pulling way ahead of even my favorite Max Steiner. But now I see Max has slowly won the prize which is cool because the more I hear each rendition (including the original which I saw in a beautful restoration at the Academy a couple weeks ago) the more I discover in it. Few scores hit me that way.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 2:48 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 3:19 AM   
 By:   KT   (Member)

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 Posted:   Aug 2, 2013 - 3:52 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I'm well aware of it's historical significance but Steiner's score does very little for me, it's not that I don't like it and there are a number of Steiner scores I love but this is not one of them, it's just never touched me in any way.

I guess I'm a philistine.

 
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