Tag Archives: Dirk Brosse

Kraków Film Music Festival: Polanski, Desplat and Goldsmith

By Ray Bennett KRAKÓW – The plaintive trumpet solo that Jerry Goldsmith wrote for Roman Polanski’s 1974 film “Chinatown” hovered like a blessing over a concert of music from the Polish director’s movies to kick off Kraków’s annual Film Music … Continue reading

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Orchestra rules at World Soundtrack Awards

By Ray Bennett GHENT, BELGIUM – One of the great things about the World Soundtrack Awards is the Ghent Film Festival’s commitment to orchestral music and this year was no different as the annual event showcased the work of Cliff … Continue reading

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‘Life of Pi’ tops World Soundtrack Awards

By Ray Bennett GENT, Belgium – Canadian composer Mychael Danna was named best film composer of the year and won the best original film score award for “Life of Pi” at the World Soundtrack Awards.

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WSA Discovery of the Year nominees announced

The World Soundtrack Awards have named the five nominees for their Discovery of the Year Award for 2011, to be presented during the 11th annual celebration and concert to be held at the end of the Ghent Film Festival in … Continue reading

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Nominees set for WSA, concert to honour Ronni Chasen

By Ray Bennett The World Soundtrack Awards concert at the 38th Ghent Film Festival on Oct. 22 will be a night of mixed emotions because while it will celebrate the music of some great composers, it also will be dedicated … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: CBSO plays film music by Anthony Hopkins

By Ray Bennett In an evening of film scores played impeccably by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Howard Shore’s theme from “The Silence of the Lambs” caused shivers and every attempt was made to warn that Hannibal Lecter was … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: ‘Star Wars: A Musical Journey’ at the O2 Arena

By Ray Bennett LONDON – If you think the world doesn’t need another variation on “Star Wars” on top of the six films, assorted animations, videogames and toys, you forget the extraordinary force of the music John Williams wrote for … Continue reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: Patrick Doyle: Music From the Movies

By Ray Bennett “Wherever there is Pat, there is laughter, and his laugh can be heard across several counties,” said Imelda Staunton on Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall concert of film music by the great Scottish composer Patrick Doyle. … Continue reading

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