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 Posted:   May 11, 2010 - 3:05 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

The scores that I've heard by him are quite pleasant, but there is a boring sameness to them. It's generally soft strings dominated by a piano melody, pretty much all the way through.
I prefer a bit more variation in the scores I like to listen to.

Have you tried QUO VADIS or my personal favourite LOST SOULS? True he does score for a smaller more intimate sound but, in these days of wall to wall sound design, there's something brilliant about his music.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2010 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

What did you think of WAR AND PEACE? I've played it once or twice but it hasn't yet made much of an impression. I guess I'm just stuck on Rota's grand version.
I liked WAR AND PEACE but wasn't as keen on it as some of his others. Definately a different kind of animal than Rota great work.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2010 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

Fewer than 50 copies remaining.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2010 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   KevinSmith   (Member)

Ordered, I have faith that I will like this (seeing as I'm a fan of him).

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2010 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   KevinSmith   (Member)

I love Jan's work. Very happy to pick this one up.

Seconded.

 
 Posted:   Jan 19, 2011 - 5:01 PM   
 By:   KevinSmith   (Member)

Less than 20 copies remaining...

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   David-R.   (Member)

Less than 20 copies remaining...


And... sold out!

I still haven't listened to my copy. I love his Finding Neverland, though... I'll listen to Passchendaele soon.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Hester_Pryne   (Member)

It's nice but.... his earlier efforts are classic.

QUO VADIS
BLISS
LOST SOULS
THE THIRD MIRACLE
UNFAITHFUL

and most recently: HACHIKO, A DOG'S STORY.


 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

WONDERFUL score. Ever since Finding Neverland I've been hooked on Jan's music.

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   David-R.   (Member)

Hey DMD, I saw your reply and THOUGHT you'd be showing off an autograph! Very nice! smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 30, 2011 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Hey DMD, I saw your reply and THOUGHT you'd be showing off an autograph! Very nice! smile

What's funny is, I sent Jan a copy of my Varese DVD over a year ago and sure enough one year later he sent back a nice note and my three covers I sent him. He felt bad for it taking so long. I don't mind at all. Glad he's working and busy!!!

I must say out of all of his score, still by far, my favorite is Finding Neverland. I LOVE the tracks where it's just him at the piano, absolutely GORGEOUS stuff.

 
 Posted:   Mar 31, 2011 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Hester_Pryne   (Member)

Hey DMD, I saw your reply and THOUGHT you'd be showing off an autograph! Very nice! smile

What's funny is, I sent Jan a copy of my Varese DVD over a year ago and sure enough one year later he sent back a nice note and my three covers I sent him. He felt bad for it taking so long. I don't mind at all. Glad he's working and busy!!!

I must say out of all of his score, still by far, my favorite is Finding Neverland. I LOVE the tracks where it's just him at the piano, absolutely GORGEOUS stuff.


It IS NOT HIM at the piano. Read your CD notes. Kaczmarek's pet piano player the famous jazz pianist Leszek Mozdzer. Frequently responsible for all the piano pieces in his scores. SO amusing to think back to how five years ago or so Kaczmarek was mostly vilified on this board... and the infamous an epic parsing of his scores was done by a devoted few... now long absent... and Gummy who passed away and is forgotten.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2024 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

Just read on the-social-medium-formerly-know-as-twitter that Kaczmarek passed away.

My favorite still is Passchendaele. Such an heartfelt and melodic score. The forced restrain of emotions relay gets to you.

 
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