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Comments about the soundtrack for The Matrix (Don Davis)

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Re: That's definitely a John Adams Ripoff...
• Posted by: A Musician
• Date: Sunday, August 28, 2005, at 8:29 p.m.
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• In Response to: That's definitely a John Adams Ripoff... (Ovelia)

> Well...I didn't know John Adams that time but after listening to some John
> Adams pieces (i.e. Nixon in China) I'm pretty sure of that.

> Though it turned out to be good and a perfect match of the image
I think this is an unfair judgment; while there are certainly stylistic similarities between the music of Adams and Davis (I'd say Adams is more of a minimalist though), I wouldn't want to take my conclusions to such extremes that Davis is merely an Adams also-ran. They're composers who have committed themselves to the same postmodern tradition just as Haydn and Mozart were two composers who had an affinity for the classical school of musical thought and Mahler and Strauss the Wagnerian one. (Wagner, in turn, took much from Berlioz, Schumann, and Beethoven.)

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  • That's definitely a John Adams Ripoff...  (3908 views)
       Ovelia - Thursday, February 26, 2004, at 6:40 a.m.
    •      Re: That's definitely a John Adams Ripoff...  (3595 views)    We're Here
         A Musician - Sunday, August 28, 2005, at 8:29 p.m.

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