SUPPORT FILMTRACKS! CLICK HERE FIRST:
Amazon.com
Amazon.co.uk
iTunes (U.S.)
Amazon.ca
Amazon.fr
eBay (U.S.)
Amazon.de
Amazon.es
Half.com
Glisten Effect
Editorial Reviews
Scoreboard Forum
Viewer Ratings
Composers
Awards
   NEWEST MAJOR REVIEWS:
     1. Halloween
    2. Venom
   3. House With a Clock/Walls
  4. The Nun
 5. Crazy Rich Asians
6. The Meg
   CURRENT MOST POPULAR REVIEWS:
         1. Solo: A Star Wars Story
        2. Batman
       3. Jurassic World: Kingdom
      4. The Predator
     5. Edward Scissorhands
    6. Mission: Impossible - Fallout
   7. Christopher Robin
  8. Apollo 13
 9. Ant-Man and the Wasp
10. The Equalizer 2
Home Page
Menu Options ▼
Comments about the soundtrack for American Journey (John Williams)
explain...

James
<Send E-Mail>
(dal-tgn-tkd-vty42.as.wcom.net)


  Responses to this Comment:
Chris Tilton
explain...   Tuesday, February 12, 2002 (7:59 p.m.) 

What is meant when people say that John Williams' style is too American? I don't understand this, American symphonic music is actually very young and is influenced greatly by outside sources. The American style comes in large part from the rest of society. I guess if it were like Buckaroo Holiday by Copland, I would understand, but this is different. What is so blatantly American and exclusionary to the other symphonic traditions? And for anyone that cares, the opening ceremony (I know it wasn't Williams') contained music from other cultures, like a spanish piece written by a russian. I'm just curious of how Williams is too American, he seems to have plenty of other influences to me.

Post Full Response         Edit Post         Threaded display


Chris Tilton
<Send E-Mail>
(sc-66-27-41-84.socal.rr.com)
Profile Picture
  In Response to:
James

  Responses to this Comment:
Andrew
Re: explain...   Thursday, February 21, 2002 (6:19 p.m.) 

> What is meant when people say that John Williams' style is too American? I
> don't understand this, American symphonic music is actually very young and
> is influenced greatly by outside sources. The American style comes in
> large part from the rest of society. I guess if it were like Buckaroo
> Holiday by Copland, I would understand, but this is different. What is so
> blatantly American and exclusionary to the other symphonic traditions? And
> for anyone that cares, the opening ceremony (I know it wasn't Williams')
> contained music from other cultures, like a spanish piece written by a
> russian. I'm just curious of how Williams is too American, he seems to
> have plenty of other influences to me.

Finally!! Someone who isn't an idiot and realizes that symphonic music comes from Europe, not America. There is very little in Williams' Olympic theme that is strictly "American."

Post Full Response         Edit Post         Threaded display


Andrew
(137.190.164.21)

  In Response to:
Chris Tilton
Re: explain...   Wednesday, February 27, 2002 (2:24 p.m.) 

> Finally!! Someone who isn't an idiot and realizes that symphonic music
> comes from Europe, not America. There is very little in Williams' Olympic
> theme that is strictly "American."

In fact, you can tell there are influences in his work from many of the classical European composers such as Dvorak or mabey even a littel Gustav Mahler. And without a doubt his style is very similar to Erich Korngold, a German composer. Music is a universal language. It doesn't matter who wrote what or what style it is in. Good music is just plain good music.

Post Full Response         Edit Post         Threaded display



Copyright © 1998-2018, Filmtracks Publications. All rights reserved.
The reviews and other textual content contained on the filmtracks.com site may not be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed without the prior written authority of Christian Clemmensen at Filmtracks Publications. Scoreboard created 7/24/98 and last updated 4/25/15.