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 Posted:   Jul 24, 2010 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   E-Wan   (Member)

I would like to make a list of all the stand-alone documentaries on film music and film composers and all the videorecordings of film music concerts officially released on DVD, Blu-Ray, Laser Disc or VHS.
Here is the list I have compiled up until now (updated November 7th 2019):


Film music concerts:
Roque Banos: Roque Banos en concierto (DVD+2CD 2009, 144 min.)
John Carpenter: Live Retrospective 2016 (Blu-Ray 2018, 76 min.)
Jerry Goldsmith: 80th Birthday Celebration - Fimucité 3 (DVD+CD 2011, 83 min.)
Dave Grusin: An Evening with Dave Grusin (Blu-Ray 2011, 62 min.)
Joe Hisaishi: Joe Hisaishi in Budokan (2DVD 2009, Blu-Ray 2009, 154 min.)
Joe Hisaishi: W.D.O. (DVD 2006, 115 min.)
Joe Hisaishi: A Wish to the Moon (DVD 2005, 111 min.)
James Horner: Hollywood in Vienna - The World of James Horner (Blu-Ray 2016, 181 min.)
Akira Ifukube: Self-Portrait of Akira Ifukube (Laser Disc 1992, 113 min.)
Maurice Jarre: Lean by Jarre (VHS 1993, DVD+CD 2003, DualDisc 2005, 93 min.)
Maurice Jarre: A Tribute to David Lean (DVD+CD 2007, 93 min.)
Laurie Johnson: Noises in the Head (book+CD+DVD 2005, 116 min.)
Laurie Johnson’s London Big Band & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Live at the Royal Festival Hall (VHS 2001)
Laurie Johnson’s London Big Band & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
         - Together in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (VHS 2000, DVD 2005, 116 min.)
Eleni Karaindrou: Elegy of the Uprooting (DVD 2008, 105 min.)
Kenji Kawai: Concert 2007 - Cinema Symphony (2DVD 2008, 151 min.)
Satoru Kousaki: Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensou (“Haruhi Suzumiya’s String Concert”) (DVD 2010, 110 min.)
Michel Legrand: An Evening with Michel Legrand (VHS 1993, Laser Disc, 55 min.)
Michel Legrand: Legrand Jazz (DVD 2011, 98 min.)
Michel Legrand: Live in Brussels (DVD 2006, 115 min.)
Michel Legrand: Michel Legrand at the Cinema (DVD 2011, 161 min.)
Michel Legrand: Natalie Dessay chante Michel Legrand (DVD 2014, Blu-Ray 2014, 106 min.)
Michel Legrand & Friends: 50 Years of Music and Movies (DVD 2010, 120 min.)
Michel Legrand and Tamara Gverdsiteli (DVD 2007, 89 min.)
Ennio Morricone: Arena Concerto (DVD 2003 & 2007, 146 min.)
Ennio Morricone: Concerto alle Nationi Unite (DVD 2007, 121 min.)
Ennio Morricone: Ennio Morricone in Venice - Deluxe Edition (DVD+2CD+book 2008, 150 min.)
Ennio Morricone: Live at the Kremlin (CD+DVD 2013, DVD 2016, 108 min.)
Ennio Morricone: Morricone Conducts Morricone (DVD 2006 & 2016, 100 min.)
Ennio Morricone: Piece Notes - Live in Venice (DVD+2CD 2008, 150 min.)
Nicola Piovani: Concerto Fotogramma (book+DVD, 160 min.)
Basil Poledouris: A Tribute to Basil Poledouris (DVD 2009, 102 min.)
Shiro Sagisu: Symphony of Evangelion (VHS 1997, 113 min.)
Kôhei Tanaka: Salla Seikatsu 30 Shunen Kinen Concert (DVD 2010)
Armando Trovajoli: Le stagioni di un artista (DVD+2CD+book 2008, 143 min.)
Various: 2CELLOS: Score... and More - Live at the Sydney Opera House (DVD 2017, CD+DVD 2017, 96 min.)
Various: Alien: A Biomechanical Symphony - Fimucite 3 (DVD+CD 2012, 70 min.)
Various: Fimucite 2 - 2008 Closing Night Gala (DVD+CD 2010, 90 min.)
Various: The Morricone Duel - The Most Dangerous Concert Ever (DVD 2018, Blu-Ray 2018, 75 min.)
Various: Symphonic Gundam 1979-1998 - 20th Anniversary Concert (2CD+VHS 1999, 24 min.)
Various: Waldbühne 2015 - Camera, Lights, Action! (DVD 2015, Blu-Ray 2015, 73 min.)
John Williams: A John Williams Celebration (DVD 2015, Blu-Ray 2015, 103 min.)
Hans Zimmer: Live in Prague (DVD 2017, Blu-Ray 2017, 138 min.)

Doctor Who at the Proms (bonus on DVD "Doctor Who: The Next Doctor" 2009, 59 min.)
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Inaugurates Walt Disney Concert Hall (promo DVD 2003, 84 min.)


Video game music concerts:
Back in Time Live 2007 (DVD 2007)
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Returning Home (DVD+2CD 2011)
Play! A Video Game Symphony Live! (CD+DVD 2009, 20 min.)
Video Games Live: Level 2 (DVD 2010, Blu-Ray+DVD 2010, 280 min.)
Voices - Music from Final Fantasy (DVD 2006, 133 min.)


Non film music concerts:
Tan Dun: The First Emperor (opera) (2DVD 2008, 177 min.)
Tan Dun: The Map - Concerto for Cello, Video and Orchestra (DVD 2004 & 2005, 73 min.)
Tan Dun: Marco Polo (opera) (DVD 2009, Blu-Ray 2009, 156 min.)
Tan Dun: Paper Concerto (DVD 2009, 81 min.)
Tan Dun: Tea: A Mirror of Soul (opera) (DVD 2005, 120 min.)
Tan Dun: Water Concerto (DVD 2009, 67 min.)
Marco Frisina: Charitatis Hostia (DVD 2006, 55 min.)
Philip Glass: Satyagraha (opera) (DVD 2001, 168 min.)
Philip Glass: Waste & Glass (ballet) (DVD 2003, 77 min.)
Michael Kamen: Concerto for Saxophone (DVD 1999, 55 min.)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Die Tote Stadt (opera) (DVD 2002, 145 min.)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Voices of Our Time - A Tribute to Korngold (DVD 2004, 91 min.)
Michael Nyman: In Concert (DVD 2011, 86 min.)
Terry Plumeri: Johnterryl Plumeri and the Moscow Philharmonic (2DVD 2012, 97 min.)
Lalo Schifrin: Cantos Aztecas (DVD 1999, 40 min.)
Lalo Schifrin: Latin Jazz Suite (DVD 2000, 65 min.)
Vangelis: Mythodea - Music for the NASA Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey (DVD 2002, 98 min.)


Stand-alone documentaries & interviews:
Anne-Sophie Mutter in conversation with John Williams (CD+DVD 2019, 40 min.)
Basil Poledouris: His Life and Music (VHS 1997, 50 min.)
Compositeurs/Réalisateurs: Dialogue Impossible? (book+DVD 2002, 150 min.)
         B.O.F. Musiques et Compositeurs du Cinéma Français
Conversations on Alex North's Spartacus (6CD+DVD+book "Spartacus" 2010, 96 min.)
Ennio Morricone: Here‘s to You (My Life, My Music) (DualDisc 2006, 31 min.)
Ennio Morricone: A Man and His Music (DVD+CD 2004, 55 min.)
Ennio Morricone: My Life in Music (5CD+DVD 2010)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Adventures of a Wunderkind - A Portrait and Concert (DVD 2003, 144 min.)
Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith (VHS 1995, 71 min., DVD 2005, 232 min.)
Film Score: The Music of the Movies (VHS 1986, 58 min.)
Four American Composers: Philip Glass (VHS 1991, 60 min.)
Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts (2DVD 2009, 119 min.)
Hans Zimmer: Der Sound für Hollywood (DVD 2011, 160 min.)
Howard Shore: Creating the Lord of the Rings Symphony (DVD 2004, 50 min.)
In the Tracks of Alexandre Desplat (DVD 2018, 52+105 min.)
In the Tracks of Bruno Coulais (DVD 2015, 52+148 min.)
In the Tracks of Gabriel Yared (DVD 2013, 52+163 min.)
In the Tracks of Georges Delerue (DVD 2013, 72+94 min.)
In the Tracks of Lalo Schifrin (DVD 2015, 52+125 min.)
In the Tracks of Maurice Jarre (DVD 2013, 76+130 min.)
Lights! Action! Music! (DVD 2007, 57 min.)
Lisa Gerrard: Sanctuary (DVD 2007, 90 min.)
Listen Up!: The Lives of Quincy Jones (VHS 1992, DVD 2009, 116 min.)
Main Title 1M1: Jerry Fielding, Sam Peckinpah and The Getaway (CD+DVD „The Getaway“ 2005, 30 min.)
Making of Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla: Sound Collection (Laser Disc 1993, 100 min.)
Michael Nyman: Composer in Progress (DVD 2011, 52 min.)
Michael Nyman: Documentary and Concert Box Set (2DVD 2010, 138 min.)
Michael Nyman: Make it Louder, Please! (Blu-Ray 2014, 138 min.)
Morricone & Tarantino at Abbey Road Studios (CD+DVD 2016, 74 min.)
Movie Music Man: A Portrait of Lalo Schifrin (DVD 2001 & 2011, 60 min.)
Music By... Gabriel Yared (DVD 2007 & 2008, 60 min.)
Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann (VHS 1995, DVD 2006 & 2007, 58 min.)
Music for the Movies: Georges Delerue (VHS 1995, DVD 2007, 59 min.)
Music for the Movies: Joseph Kosma (VHS 1996, 54 min.)
Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound (VHS 1995, DVD 2006 & 2007, 85 min.)
Music for the Movies: Toru Takemitsu (VHS 1995, DVD 2007, 58 min.)
Philip Glass: Looking Glass (DVD 2005, 103 min.)
Rogers and Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies (DVD 1998 & 2002, 97 min.)
Score: A Film Music Documentary (DVD 2017 & 2018, Blu-Ray 2017, 92 min.)
Score: The Interviews (2DVD 2017, 326 min.)
Score: The Interviews - Volume 2 (DVD 2018, 186 min.)
Steven Spielberg & John Williams: The Adventure Continues (3CD+DVD 2017, 24 min.)
Tan Dun: Tea/Broken Silence (DVD 2007, 176 min.)
Un Amico Magico: Il Maestro Nino Rota (DVD 2010, 58 min.)
Vangelis and the Journey to Ithaka (DVD 2013, 119 min.)
Vangelis: The Interviews (DVD 2016, 280 min.)


Upcoming DVDs:
In the Tracks of Jean-Claude Petit (DVD ???, 52 min. + 26 min. concert + extra 95 min.)
In the Tracks of Jean-Michel Bernard (DVD ???, 52 min.)
In the Tracks of Mark Isham (DVD ???, 52 min.)



Please feel free to add anything what is missing.
Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2010 - 2:33 PM   
 By:   voiced   (Member)

There's a Laurie Johnson DVD too, he produced it for release with his Noises in the Head book in 2003. A Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concert featuring his and many other works (Big Band primarily).

Not sure if it's available separately from the book.

- Tim

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2010 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

I would like to make a list of all the stand-alone documentaries on film music and film composers and all the videorecordings of film music concerts officially released on DVD, BluRay or VHS. Here is the list I have compiled up until now:

Ennio Morricone: A Man And His Music
Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith
Lights! Action! Music!
Music for the Movies: Bernard Herrmann


SHAMELESS PLUG DEPT:
these were all reviewed by you humble servant in the pages of FILM SCORE MONTHLY

 
 Posted:   Jul 24, 2010 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   voiced   (Member)

Oh and a terrific Michael Kamen DVD from 1999 that's well worth seeking out on the Pioneer label.

It features his Concerto for Saxophone and is cleverly directed with footage of him conducting the National Phil and David Sanborn, coupled with footage of Kamen's family interpolated with various impressionistic visuals of birds, London and oceans.

There are interviews too with the late great maestro alongside his daughters, which are ever more poignant for obvious reasons.

I always enjoyed the Sax and Guitar concertos, very accessible non-high brow concert music and his unique compositional stamp is written all over it, so if you like Michael Kamen seek this DVD and each Concerto CD out, you'll not be disappointed!

- Tim

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2010 - 10:42 AM   
 By:   E-Wan   (Member)

I have updated the list.

Thanks for all your sugestions.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2010 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   Dan Azevedo   (Member)

Very comprehensive list. Thanks!

The other documentaries that I can remember are:

- the Jerry Fielding piece on the FSM CD "The Getaway"

- a long documentary (2 + hours) called "Compositerus / Réalisateurs: Dialogue Impossible?" that is part of the book "B.O.F. Musiques et Compositeurs du Cinéma Français". It features lots of interviews with French musicians and directors and, sadly, only a couple of very short film clips. It does not have subtitles and one must be well versed in French to understand the whole deal, which does get tiresome by the end. Still, it is nice and features Desplat, Coulais, Legrand, Bolling, Sarde, Cosma and several others.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2010 - 1:46 PM   
 By:   E-Wan   (Member)

Thanks, Dan.

I have added both documentaries in the list + the DVD from upcoming Spartacus box set.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2010 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   Charlie Chan   (Member)

Thanks for the list E-Wan

The Doctor Who at the proms concert DVD is available from Amazon at a bargain £2.99!

Regards

Charlie

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2010 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Strange that there haven't been any official DVD's of documentaries on John Williams yet. Several programs, interviews etc., but nothing that has had an official release. Unless some of those Boston Pops thingies have been released?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2010 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   E-Wan   (Member)

Strange that there haven't been any official DVD's of documentaries on John Williams yet. Several programs, interviews etc., but nothing that has had an official release. Unless some of those Boston Pops thingies have been released?

You're absolutely right, Thor.

It is very sad that there is no official DVD with John Williams's concert or stand-alone documentary even though many of them have been broadcasted on TV around the world, for example excellent BBC specials on TESB and ROTJ, PBS Evening at Pops concerts, etc.

http://www.mahawa.jw-music.net/films/films_specials_index.htm

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2010 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   Trekfan   (Member)

Wonderful idea! I have only some of these on VHS and DVD and will be using this guide to fill in my collection.


Music for the Movies: Joseph Kosma (VHS 1996)

I'm curious about this one - is it really part of the same "Music for the Movies" series that had "The Hollywood Sound", Delerue, Takemitsu and Herrmann? I couldn't find any info about it after Google'ing.

Also, I assume you're not listing some of the Philip Glass programs (like "Glass: A Portrait of Philip In 12 Parts") or Quincy Jones (i.e. "Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones") because these guys are not known primarily for their film score work, but have certainly contributed to the field.

I have a (taped off of PBS' "Great Performances") airing of "John Barry: Moviola" but I was surprised it was never issued on VHS/DVD. Barry mentions it briefly at the top of http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/features/barry.asp , as well as a BBC TV documentary (not sure if that came to fruition).

Also, an addition:

"Film Score: The Music of The Movies" (1986) hosted/conceived by Tony Thomas. http://lccn.loc.gov/91705105 (they list 1989 with a question mark, but the copy of my label bears 1986). This had a commercial VHS release on the Silver Mine label. A copy appears on eBay once in a blue mine.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2010 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   E-Wan   (Member)

Trekfan, I have found the info on "Music from the Movies: Joseph Kosma" VHS on this web page :

http://www.soundtrackfan.com/livescores/other/french/french-vhs-kosma-music-for-movies.htm

BTW really interesting and helpful site :

http://www.soundtrackfan.com/livescores/composers.htm


Thanks for info on Glass, Jones and Film Score documentaries.
I have added them to the list.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2010 - 1:09 AM   
 By:   MD   (Member)

Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensou - Satoru Kousaki

Kohei Tanaka Salla Seikatsu 30 Shunen Kinen Concert - Tanaka Kohei

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2010 - 2:00 AM   
 By:   E-Wan   (Member)

Suzumiya Haruhi no Gensou - Satoru Kousaki

Kohei Tanaka Salla Seikatsu 30 Shunen Kinen Concert - Tanaka Kohei


Added. Thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2010 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

Strange that there haven't been any official DVD's of documentaries on John Williams yet. Several programs, interviews etc., but nothing that has had an official release. Unless some of those Boston Pops thingies have been released?

You're absolutely right, Thor.

It is very sad that there is no official DVD with John Williams's concert or stand-alone documentary even though many of them have been broadcasted on TV around the world, for example excellent BBC specials on TESB and ROTJ, PBS Evening at Pops concerts, etc.

http://www.mahawa.jw-music.net/films/films_specials_index.htm



Several years ago I started a petition on JW-Music.net about making a documentary about John Williams:

http://www.petitiononline.com/jw79mc32/petition.html

The thing didn't catch a lot of attention of course (online petition are useless, but I was still young and naive back then smile), but I still have an email I received from Nick Redman back then where he told me he and Mike Matessino tried to get Williams to do something like this in the past, but apparently the Maestro doesn't feel comfortable to do a full documentary about him. Also, you have to go through his people at his agency and they're notoriously VERY protective about him (and rightfully so, I'd say).

The only way to have a feature-lenghth doc about Williams is if someone very close to him wants do to it: I guess Steven Spielberg is the only one who could be able to do something like this while JW is still alive and kicking among us.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2010 - 4:47 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

There was supposed to be a Williams documentary in the "In the tracks of..." series mentioned above. However, that series seems to have come to a halt.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2010 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   Trekfan   (Member)

Thanks for info on Glass, Jones and Film Score documentaries.
I have added them to the list.


Thanks! Your year seems wrong for "Film Score: The Music of the Movies", though - "(VHS 1995)". My label reads 1986. The 1995 might've come from you copying another listing as the "template" line.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2010 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   E-Wan   (Member)

Thanks for info on Glass, Jones and Film Score documentaries.
I have added them to the list.


Thanks! Your year seems wrong for "Film Score: The Music of the Movies", though - "(VHS 1995)". My label reads 1986. The 1995 might've come from you copying another listing as the "template" line.


Thanks, Trekfan. Corrected.

BTW I have added Symphonic Gundam concert, Tan Dun documentary and new category "Non film music concerts" containing some new additions with music by Tan Dun and Philip Glass.
I have also moved Morricone's "Here‘s to You" from concerts because it is actually documentary containing scenes from some Morricone's concerts around the world.

Does anybody now about anything what is missing?
Please let me know.
Thanks a lot.

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2010 - 7:25 PM   
 By:   Mick Moreau   (Member)



Does anybody now about anything what is missing?
Please let me know.
Thanks a lot.


Jerry Goldsmith, Film Music Masters dvd... does this count?

Mick

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2010 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Trekfan   (Member)

Jerry Goldsmith, Film Music Masters dvd... does this count?

It is definitely listed up there!:

Film Music Masters: Jerry Goldsmith (VHS 1995, DVD 2005)

 
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