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 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I was really trying to catch this concert, but unfortunately I had to go cross country at the time. Did anyone catch it and could you tell us what you thought about it?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 3:35 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

I was really trying to catch this concert, but unfortunately I had to go cross country at the time. Did anyone catch it and could you tell us what you thought about it?

Hi Dan,
Although it is not the specific concert you've asked about I do have a review of a more recent (last year's) Morricone concert you might enjoy here (it's the 2nd post so please scroll down):

http://thecinemacafe.com/the-cinema-treasure-hunter?category=Treasured%20Appearances

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

I was really trying to catch this concert, but unfortunately I had to go cross country at the time. Did anyone catch it and could you tell us what you thought about it?

Just wanted to bump this Dan in case you missed it.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 5:32 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

to Arthur Grant- thanks, enjoyable.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I was there. Great composers have never wanted to recreate their original recordings for the concert hall. Ironically I have found "other" composers, like David Newman, William Stromberg, Steven Allen Fox and John Mauceri, making much of an effort to do that than the actual composers. That said, there is something magical about watching John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstein, Alfred Newman, Georges Delerue, Jerry Goldsmith and so many more delivering the music the way they think it should be done live before you.

I particularly like when they deliver their unfamous work, so H2S, METTI UNA SERA A CENA and BURN! all stayed with me the most for that special night in 2006. The audience was incredible with celebrities like Liam Neeson roaming about. Morricone was his grumpy self. I knew to expect this because he didn't show at a screening of THE MISSION the night before because he had to continue to rehearse for the UN concert into the night with the American choral group he was given. Only because this was pointed out to me did I took special notice of how they did. They accorded themselves well but unspectacularly, and hearing other such concerts later I see where where he may have had a problem.

Nevertheless much of it was unchoral and just hearing the maestro at the age of 80 going nonstop without an intermission was a wonder to behold. All this "LIVE" resonates more than you could ever imagine. Also I got to connect with other Morricone fans and see New York again after a long absence (and froze my ass off when it hit 2 degrees one day). It was worth the trip across the country....and then some.

 
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