Posted by: Jam <Send E-Mail> Date: Monday, November 25, 2002, at 12:44 p.m. IP Address: ppp-225-24-175.friaco.access.uk.tiscali.com
In Response to:
Re: Nixon's Walk(Sarah)
> (I am no expert on early opera but heard this music on a set of music
> tapes I was listening to. I then had to seek out the opera to get this
> particular piece. The point of the tapes discussing this piece is that the
> descending scales in it are universally recognized in Western music as the
> music of death.)
I thought for a while that it was a piece by Michael Kamen, as it doesn't credit anyone else for it on the CD.
I love this piece so much. I think it has to be one of the most dramatic and powerful pieces on the CD. I can't believe it seems to have got poorer reviews than, say, 'Austria', which I think is lovely, but not among the best on the soundtrack.
The problem is I just can't remember what footage, or storyline it was written for! Obviously it has something to do with Nixon, and I believe this is the episode where his alcoholism really becomes obvious, but I can't think what it may be actually referring to! Can anyone help?! Please email me directly if you can! Thanks!