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Három évvel a Cápa előtt, öt évvel a Csillagok háborúja előtt John Williams megmutatta, hogy kivételes tehetségű zeneszerző.
76 percnyi csoda újramasterelve.

Kapcsolódó filmek: Cowboyok (1972)

Cowboyok (1972)

Kapcsolódó művészek: John Williams

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Star Wars – Egy Új Remény koncert- és filmshow

Ősszel végre Magyarországra látogat a világszerte hatalmas sikert arató
Csillagok háborúja: Egy új remény koncert- és filmshow.

Október 16-án a Budapest Arénában felcsendül az Oscar-díjas John Williams legendás műve, a rajongók egy élő szimfonikus koncerten élhetik át
a Csillagok háborúja életérzést és nézhetik meg a klasszikus filmalkotást.

A felejthetetlen élményről a legmodernebb hang- és fénytechnika, a zenéről a világhírű Prágai Filharmonikus Zenekar és Christophe Eliot karmester gondoskodik.

Kapcsolódó filmek: Csillagok háborúja IV. – Egy új remény (1977)

Csillagok háborúja IV. – Egy új remény (1977)

Kapcsolódó művészek: John Williams

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THE COWBOYS: The Deluxe Edition
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Release Date: 06/18/2018
Limited Edition Of 3000 Copies
$ 19.98

TRACK LIST

THE FILM SCORE
1. Overture (2:34)
2. Main Title – The Cowboys (2:27)
3. The Hands Quit (1:44)
4. The Boys (1:05)
5. Wil and Ann (2:34)
6. The Kids and Crazy Alice (2:01)
7. Graveyard (:46)
8. Anybody That Tall (1:12)
9. Training Montage (1:32)
10. Long Hair and The Roundup (2:26)
11. Nightlinger’s Tale (1:47)
12. To Belle Fourche (1:46)
13. The First Night (1:56)
14. Burning Daylight (1:02)
15. Learning the Ropes (Vivaldi Concerto in D) (1:17)
16. Sour Mash (2:03)
17. Long Hair’s Threat (1:20)
18. Entr’acte (2:25)
19. Afraid of the Dark (1:42)
20. Charlie’s Demise (2:00)
21. Charlie’s Burial (1:37)
22. Mrs. Collingwood’s Girls (1:42)
23. Long Hair Trails (4:08)
24. Long Hair and Dan (1:29)
25. Summer’s Over (1:51)
26. Drums of Manhood and The Execution (5:56)
27. Into the Trap (2:18)
28. The Battle (1:27)
29. End Title and End Cast (2:23)

ADDITIONAL MUSIC
30. Nightlinger’s Tale (Alternate) (1:47)
31. Long Hair’s Threat (Alternate) (1:26)
32. Entr’acte (Segment) (1:01)
33. The Execution (Alternate) (4:21)
34. Into the Trap (Alternate) (2:17)
35. End Title and End Cast (Alternate) (2:21)
36. Exit Music (1:13)

Kapcsolódó filmek: Cowboyok (1972)

Cowboyok (1972)

Kapcsolódó művészek: John Williams

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Solo: Egy Star Wars történet részletes zenekritika:

"Star Wars under Disney has quickly become another one of those film franchises that seems be ever expanding with no end in sight. Not only did the 2015 The Force Awakens kick-off the continuation of the main story line, but also Disney’s plans for multiple individual movies set in the galaxy far, far away that would shed light on various characters and events referenced in the original movies. First came Rogue One in 2016, and now following at the heels of previous year’s The Last Jedi premieres Solo: A Star Wars Story, which recounts the early life and adventures of young Han Solo. To film music fans, the most exciting aspect of these films year after year is of course the score, which thanks to the high standard and pedigree of maestro John Williams’s Star Wars music has always the promise to be something extraordinary.

John Williams – whose iconic music for the series is basically now in the very DNA of Star Wars – has been very keen on finishing his historic 9 film saga which sees its conclusion in 2019, but has also chosen due to his still very busy schedule to bow out of these intervening ”smaller” Star Wars Story films. Michael Giacchino provided the score for Rogue One in 2016 and now John Powell was brought onboard to compose the music for Solo. Although Williams didn’t play any part in the actual musical production of Rogue One, this time around the inestimable maestro agreed to pen a brand new theme for young Han Solo, dubbed The Adventures of Han on the soundtrack album, while John Powell wrote his own musical material and handled the regular scoring duties and adaptation of Williams’ Star Wars thematic material for the film.

The new theme John Williams has written for Han Solo, which opens the soundtrack album, seems to be more of a composite composition meaning that it collects several ideas for the character into a single suite. The Adventures of Han is definitely old fashioned young hero’s music centered around the main Heroic Han material which opens the piece and leaps forth in the form of a determined fanfare followed the secondary idea, Han’s Searching theme, that has the appropriately questing quality to it, and both are offered several variations in addition to the rapid fire orchestral and brass figures that probably relate to the character’s flying prowess and precarious nick of time escapes. It is a thrilling and energetic piece in the classic Williams style, and I would say yet another worthy entry to his impressive catalogue of Star Wars themes. It forms the very thematic heart of the score around which John Powell weaves his several own new themes and integrations of the classic Star Wars themes.

John Powell’s music for the film is thoroughly his own, meaning that while it is written for a large symphony orchestra and chorus there is a definite modern edge to the approach, including the tendency of using synth percussion as the kinetic propelling element underneath much of the action and his think layering of both orchestral and synthetic elements. Yet he does make occasional nods to the classic stylistic orchestral elements of the Star Wars music such as the quick bright brass triplet figures, the excited flute runs and certain chord progressions signifying heroism, wonder and awe. But you can already clearly hear the composer’s more modern touches on the first Powell track of the album, Meet Han, where Han’s Searching theme is offered a propulsive string ostinati and lighter electronic percussion accompaniment.

Energy and propulsion seem to be very much in the foreground of the music as the score speeds along, often with frenetic pace to catch all the action thrills on-screen. Corellia Chase is a great example of Powell’s successful adapting of Williams’ theme into the modern orchestral action setting, which certainly conjures vivid memories the composer’s How To Train Your Dragon scores in its breathless soaring fun and seemingly endless energy. Flying With Chewie is similarly rousing and heroic as it introduces a couple of new themes including one for Han’s and Chewie’s friendship, which develops in the latter half into an gentle and expansive percussion-supported statement that again seems like pure Powell in style and execution. Train Heist begins quiet and even tender, but slowly builds to another electronic percussion driven brass heavy action sequence. Similarly furious orchestral and synth rollercoasters are Into the Maw, where the composer puts everything in his disposal into giving the action forward hurtling motion and energy full of absolutely frenetic brass material, and Marauders Arrive, which exclaims the arrival of a new theme for group of bad guys, here further characterized by the unique vocal tones of the Bulgarian women’s choir, which gives this loud, driving and oppressively angular and percussive theme excellent exotic overtones. The idea is then developed in bursts throughout the 5-minute piece as it does battle with Han’s themes in another hectic chase full of breathless brass and orchestral explosions.

Break Out is one of the tracks on the disc that to my ears hearkens most back to Williams’ style, as it alternates between frenetic and emotional in a very satisfying way. Conscious of the tradition of Star Wars music, Powell also writes a terrific nod to Williams’ use of classical forms in his scores as he presents an almost Elgarian sounding determined fugal march theme for the droid L3 in Mine Mission, which seems like a slightly more playful cousin to Williams’ own March of the Resistance from The Force Awakens. Han’s two themes and Powell’s several thematic ideas are peppered throughout these set pieces and are never far from the action and give the whole score that Star Wars-y leitmotific structure.

The loud and often frenetic album luckily also has some moments of respite from the full-throated orchestral and synth mayhem, like the lightly bubbling and humorous Is This Seat Taken, where Powell introduces some subtle thematic interplay that has a knowing lighthearted conspiratorial feel to it. Lando’s Closet fully unveils the love theme for Han and Qi’ra, which slowly burgeons into a traditional grand reading for full orchestra in a very Star Wars tradition. But since this love affair is not to be, Powell finally reduces the theme into an aptly bittersweet strings and piano rendition in Testing Allegiance, before its last strains roar in melodramatic anguish. The Good Guy explores many of Powell’s themes in a quiet thoughtful guise, which is a terrific calm breather amidst all the high octane scoring for space flight escapades and battles. Also worth mentioning is the odd duck of the whole disc, a wacky piece of source music titled Chicken in the Pot which features two voices singing an strange sort of drowsy lounge song in Huttese no less.

As expected, Powell employs several of Williams’ classic Star Wars themes throughout but in very judicious doses. The main title theme makes several appearances, apparently as a sort of Destiny theme for Han, as Powell himself puts it, and the composer doesn’t just re-use older variations but introduces also several interesting extrapolations of it, as in L3 & Millenium Falcon, where we hear a slow expansive choral driven awe-struck variation midway through the piece. The Rebel Fanfare is also quoted for its heroic fighting spirit in several places throughout, but undoubtedly the most nostalgic moments come in the aptly named Reminiscence Therapy, that unleashes another thrilling 6-minute battle cue that is, for the most part, made up of a whole slew of the classic themes and moments from the original trilogy. Among others we hear the main title theme, Rebel Fanfare, The Death Star motif and Here They Come material from the original film and the famous Asteroid Field flight music from The Empire Strikes Back, which are reproduced quite faithfully in purely orchestral guise, although Powell does pepper some moments with doses of modern percussion, which might give some fan pause.

I was initially positively surprised and quite impressed with this music, and the positive impression has only grown after several listens of the soundtrack album. This new addition to the Star Wars musical discography is very much a fun and energetic romp with all the required derring-do and swashbuckle, but it is also a very thoughtfully constructed score. Powell writes with flair and expected dramatic gusto for the source material and his adaptation of Williams’ older Star Wars themes is handled with skill. The new Han Solo theme feels very well integrated into the score as the de facto main theme and it is similarly seamlessly wed with the composer’s own thematic material throughout. But if the score could be said to have a fault, it would be the common issue with many modern blockbuster film scores, namely that it is very frenetic and loud nearly all the time, the composer treating every moment as the most important in the whole film, which leads to overwriting of the material so that it ends up too loud, dense and busy for its own good and results in a rather exhausting listening experience. Less is sometimes more.

And as I said above, while the score employs a large symphony orchestra and chorus, it is at the same time a fresh departure from the purely symphonic foundations that John Williams has laid down for Star Wars, as Powell brings to the table his more modern sensibilities in style and film scoring techniques that are readily audible from the start. These include his more extensive use of synthesizer elements, constant percussive material to accentuate the drive, sense of movement of the orchestral writing and habit of piling musical elements into dense layers to produce a mass of sound. But apparently Williams was very open to a new musical interpretation and encouraged Powell to write his own music and not be too beholden to what has gone before, and I think he for the most part found a surprisingly admirable middle ground with Solo. I predict that this will also probably be the issue that divides the fans of Star Wars music over this score, as your enjoyment of this music depends largely on your ability to palate integration of Powell’s modern sensibilities and style into the Star Wars musical universe. For my part, I can only say that Solo: A Star Wars Story explores in a terrific fashion a fresh new corner of the ever expanding musical galaxy far far away."
– Mikko Ojala

Kapcsolódó filmek: Solo – Egy Star Wars-történet (2018)

Solo – Egy Star Wars-történet (2018)

Kapcsolódó művészek: John Williams · John Powell

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John Powell a Solo: Egy Star Wars történet zenéjének megalkotásáról és arról, milyen tanácsokkal látta el John Williams:

“Amint megvolt a téma, amit John írt, ez lehetőséget biztosított nekem, hogy azokat a dolgokat csináljam, amikre a filmnek talán szüksége volt. Mivel ez más típusú film, John azt mondta, ne aggódjak és ne tartsam túlságosan tiszteletben az eredeti zenét, és tegyem, amiről úgy érzem, hogy a helyes." Az egyik kihívást egy mai hangzású filmzene megalkotása jelentette, ami ennek ellenére időtlen hatást kelt, ami trükkös dolog. „John kíváncsi volt, milyen lenne a zene, ha "modern” lenne. A modernt azért értem macskakörömben, mert az ő stílusa egy klasszikus filmhez képes időtlen. Az a veszélye annak, ha bármi modernet csinálunk, hogy kimegy a divatból. Ha visszatekintünk egy John Williams-zenére 1977-ből, egyáltalán nem érződik idejétmúltnak. De ha megnézzük egy elektronikus rock banda albumát a ’70-es évekből, nagyon avíttnak hat. John zenéje keletkezhetett volna ’77-ben, ’88-ban, ’98-ban, bármikor." Powell szerint a célja mindössze annyi volt, hogy a zenéje „passzoljon a Star Wars világához, ne szúrja el, és hogy ne féljen megtenni, amit a film megkövetelt.”

A fordító megjegyzése: Powell hozzáállása példaértékű. Bármely zeneszerzőnek elmondhatatlanul nehéz dolga van egy olyan élő legendától átvenni a stafétabotot, mint John Williams. Williams nagylelkűségét és újító szellemét tükrözi, ahogyan Powell-t instruálta, nem szolgai másolásra, hanem eredetiségre és egyéni kreativitásra ösztönözve. Nagyon remélem, hogy ha eljön a nap, amikor John Williams nem ír több Star Wars-zenét, John Powell követi majd.

Kapcsolódó filmek: Solo – Egy Star Wars-történet (2018)

Solo – Egy Star Wars-történet (2018)

Kapcsolódó művészek: John Williams · John Powell

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SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE
Limited Edition of 3000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $24.98

La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Water Tower Music and DC present the first solo CD release of the original motion picture score to the 1987 feature film, SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE, starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman and Jackie Cooper, and directed by Sidney J. Furie. SUPERMAN maestro John Williams’ spellbinding music, adapted and conducted by Alexander Courage, sends the Man of Steel soaring high, with a stupendous orchestral score that proves to be a wondrous way to celebrate Superman’s 80th Anniversary! Previously only available as part of a now out-of-print 8-CD set from Film Score Monthly, this release makes this notable work available once again for a new generation of comic book and superhero movie fans. Produced by Mike Matessino and Lukas Kendall, mixed and edited by Matessino, and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this release features the epic film score (which was recorded for a much longer version of the film) spread across two CDs, with alternate cues following. Disc 2 concludes with all of the songs and source material that were recorded for the project by Paul Fishman. The in-depth liner notes by Mike Matessino, Lukas Kendall and Jeff Eldridge have been sourced from the box set release and pay tribute to the great talent of Alexander Courage, best known as the composer of the theme to Star Trek. The heroic art design is by Jim Titus. This is a limited edition of 3000 units.

TRACK LISTING:

DISC 1
1 Fanfare / Space Saver 1:51
2 Main Title / Back in Time 5:43
3 Pow! / Good Morning 2:48
4 Smoke the Yokes / Nefarious 1:06
5 To Work / Train Stopper 2:09
6 Someone Like You (Lacy’s Theme) 3:21
7 Jeremy’s Theme 2:18
8 For Real / The Class 1:47
9 Hair Raisers 1:01
10 Lacy / The Visit 2:30
11 First Nuclear Man 5:26
12 Nuke 1 Fight / Ashes 3:47
13 Headline 2:51
14 Fresh Air 4:35
15 United Nations / Net Man 4:45
16 Sunstroke / Enter Nuclear Man 2 5:27
17 Flight to Earth / Introducing Nuclear Man 2 3:27
18 Lacy (disco version) 2:15
19 Lacy’s Place 5:25
20 Ear Ache / Confrontation / Tornado 8:11
21 Volcano 2:21
22 Statue of Liberty Fight 3:46
Disc 1 – Total Time: 76:50

DISC 2
1 Nuclear Man Theme 2:50
2 Down With Flu 3:15
3 Two-Faced Lex / Missile Buildup 1:41
4 Persuader / Awakened 3:16
5 Abducted / Mutual Distrust 4:47
6 Metropolis Fight / Lift to the Moon 3:38
7 Moon Fight / Goodbye Nuke 5:08
8 Come Uppance / Lifted / Quarried / Flying With Jeremy / End Credits 9:39
Total Score Time: 1:51:00

ALTERNATES AND SOURCE MUSIC
9 Fresh Air [album version] 4:41
10 Someone Like You (Lacy’s Theme) [slow version] 3:36
11 Red Square Band :57
Total Time: 9:11

SOURCE MUSIC AND SONGS BY PAUL FISHMAN
12 Superfly Guy 4:17
13 Headphone Heaven 3:25
14 Revolution Now 4:28
15 Saxy Sadie 4:48
16 Krypton Nights 4:46
17 Life’s Too Dangerous 3:16
18 Workout 2:29
19 Lois Love 4:58
Total Time: 32:27

Disc 2 – Total Time: 75:53
Total Two-Disc Time: 2:32:43

Kapcsolódó filmek: Superman 4. – A sötétség hatalma (1987)

Superman 4. – A sötétség hatalma (1987)

Kapcsolódó művészek: John Williams · Alexander Courage

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A CD előrendelhető:
https://www.amazon.com/Solo-Original-Motion-Picture-Sou…

A hivatalos megnevezés:
Han Solo Theme and Original Star Wars Music by John Williams
Score composed and adapted by John Powell

A rendező Ron Howard twitter-bejegyzése szerint éppen a zene mixelési munkálatai folynak a Skywalker Soundban:
https://twitter.com/RealRonHoward/status/98296376756143…

Kapcsolódó filmek: Solo – Egy Star Wars-történet (2018)

Solo – Egy Star Wars-történet (2018)

Kapcsolódó művészek: John Williams · John Powell

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John Williams Filmharmonikusok
A Budafoki Dohnányi Zenekar koncertje

A Budafoki Dohnányi Zenekar ismét felejthetetlen élményt kínál minden filmzene és Star Wars rajongónak a John Williams Filmharmonikusok című koncertjén, 2018. június 10-én a Papp László Budapest Sportarénában. A műfaji sokszínűségéről ismert, fennállásának 25. évfordulóját idén ünneplő szimfonikus zenekart Hollerung Gábor érdemes művész vezényli, a produkciót filmrészletek és látványos táncprodukciók kísérik, rendkívüli élményt és szórákozást ígérve a közönség számára.

A Budafoki Dohnányi Zenekar (BDZ) 2007-ben rendezte első filmzene koncertjét, mellyel egy új műfajt teremtett Magyarországon. A rendkívül népszerű filmzenei koncertek minden évben megtöltik a hangversenytermeket, sok esetben ráadáskoncertekre is igényt teremtve. Az Arénát 2016-ban egyszer már megtöltő John Williams Filmharmonikusok koncert minden filmzene rajongónak különleges élményt kínál, ahol a Star Wars filmzenék kapják a főszerepet. A munkájáért ötször Oscar-díjat, számos Grammy-díjat és számtalan más elismerést nyert zeneszerző több mint negyven éve dolgozik Steven Spielberg rendezővel. A közös munkásságukat fémjelző filmek zenéi közül több is elhangzik mostani koncertjükön.

Az este során olyan népszerű filmzenék szólalnak meg, amelyek közül mindegyiket jelölték Oscar-díjra. A Csillagok Háborúja jól ismert dallamai mellett hallható lesz a legutóbbi, nyolcadik Star Wars epizód néhány zenei betétje is, melyet most először mutatnak be a közönség előtt. Elhangzik az Oscar-, BAFTA- és Golden Globe-díjat 1983-ban meghozó E.T. – a földönkívüli, a Grammy-díjas Indiana Jones és a Jurassic Park halhatatlan zenéje, valamint egy-egy szám a Harry Potter és a Reszkessetek betörők című filmekből. Megszólal a 2005-ben, Golden Globe- és BAFTA-díjat elnyert Egy gésa emlékiratai filmzene, mely a japán zenei kultúra sajátosságait remekül ötvözi a hagyományos nyugati hangzásvilággal. Hallható és látható lesz a Kapj el, ha tudsz Oscar- és BAFTA-díjra is jelölt film főcímzenéje, valamint a Hook, visszatérés Sohaországba dallamai is.

Kapcsolódó filmek: Csillagok háborúja IV. – Egy új remény (1977) · Csillagok háborúja V. – A Birodalom visszavág (1980) · Csillagok háborúja VI. – A Jedi visszatér (1983) · Csillagok háborúja I. – Baljós árnyak (1999) · Csillagok háborúja II. – A klónok támadása (2002) · Csillagok háborúja III. – A Sith-ek bosszúja (2005) · Csillagok háborúja VII. – Az ébredő Erő (2015) · Csillagok háborúja VIII. – Az utolsó Jedik (2017) · E.T. – a földönkívüli (1982) · Hook (1991) · Indiana Jones és az elveszett frigyláda fosztogatói (1981) · Jurassic Park (1993) · Reszkessetek, betörők! (1990) · Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve (2001) · Kapj el, ha tudsz! (2002) · Egy gésa emlékiratai (2005)

Csillagok háborúja IV. – Egy új remény (1977) Csillagok háborúja V. – A Birodalom visszavág (1980) Csillagok háborúja VI. – A Jedi visszatér (1983) Csillagok háborúja I. – Baljós árnyak (1999) Csillagok háborúja II. – A klónok támadása (2002) Csillagok háborúja III. – A Sith-ek bosszúja (2005) Csillagok háborúja VII. – Az ébredő Erő (2015) Csillagok háborúja VIII. – Az utolsó Jedik (2017) E.T. – a földönkívüli (1982) Hook (1991) Indiana Jones és az elveszett frigyláda fosztogatói (1981) Jurassic Park (1993) Reszkessetek, betörők! (1990) Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve (2001) Kapj el, ha tudsz! (2002) Egy gésa emlékiratai (2005)

Kapcsolódó művészek: John Williams

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