Many consider “movie music” less sophisticated than the “classical” genre. But the tide of opinion is turning, and film music, standing on its own merits, is now frequently played in concert halls. Mr. Bailey offers us a tour through the history of this unique musical form, starting with its use as accompaniment for silent films. Then it’s on to the “Golden Age” of film composers, the likes of Korngold, Newman, and Tiomkin. The tour ends with more recent greats, including Williams and Goldsmith, topped by Elfman, Zimmer, and Horner, the best of the current generation. Open your ears to the sound of a fascinating genre, one that has helped create memorable moments in film history.
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