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The Hollywood Studio Symphony...

Raijin
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shawn
Corey
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The Hollywood Studio Symphony...   Saturday, January 7, 2006 (5:56 p.m.) 

As usual, a terrible job done by this orchestra. I cant believe that every composer are now working with it! Even Williams... I mean, it's temporary, isn't it? I hope he will return with the LSO because I can't stand anymore their flat, poorly-executed performances....

Back to the score, very nice work by Williams. I do think he has done a better job Munich than Memoirs of a Geisha. Avner's theme is really moving and the overall score is really good but in the end... yeah I guess, it missed something to be truly a classic like Schindler's List and something tells me the orchestra is not stranger to it... :x

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Frank
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Raijin
Re: The Hollywood Studio Symphony...   Sunday, January 8, 2006 (3:15 a.m.) 

> As usual, a terrible job done by this orchestra. I cant believe that every
> composer are now working with it! Even Williams... I mean, it's
> temporary, isn't it? I hope he will return with the LSO because I can't
> stand anymore their flat, poorly-executed performances....

Williams has worked with this orchestra many times and every time they did a great job. And no, it's not temporary. There will be a lot more film scores which will be performed by this orchestra, because of union rules.

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Raijin
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Re: The Hollywood Studio Symphony...   Sunday, January 8, 2006 (7:58 a.m.) 

> Williams has worked with this orchestra many times and every time they did
> a great job. And no, it's not temporary. There will be a lot more film
> scores which will be performed by this orchestra, because of union rules.

Too bad...

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Union Rules?   Monday, January 9, 2006 (8:49 a.m.) 

Where can I read those rules?

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Corey
Wasn't Jurassic Park a Studio Symphony?   Monday, January 9, 2006 (6:25 p.m.) 

> Where can I read those rules?

Wasn't Jurassic Park done by a regular studio orchestra? As far as scores go you cannot get much better than that. I like how Varese Sarabande still tries to do right by the Hollywood Studio Symphony as they list every performer, even after having be dimed to death by reuse fees.

With union rules you pay for music in bulks of 15 minutes, but forget about the old rules, what are the new ones that will allow for longer albums but limited to 14,999 units?

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Re: Wasn't Jurassic Park a Studio Symphony?   Saturday, January 14, 2006 (11:04 a.m.) 

Jurassic was a studio orchestra as well as TONS of other great scores. These musicians are wonderful considering they see the music they have to play only a few minutes before recording it. Sometimes they don't even get one rehersal of a cue! You try doing that!

Corey

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Re: Wasn't Jurassic Park a Studio Symphony?   Friday, February 3, 2006 (11:11 a.m.) 

> These musicians are wonderful considering they see the music they have to
> play only a few minutes before recording it. Sometimes they don't even get
> one rehersal of a cue! You try doing that!

Here, here!

Dan


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Re: Wasn't Jurassic Park a Studio Symphony?   Tuesday, February 14, 2006 (7:49 a.m.) 

> Jurassic was a studio orchestra as well as TONS of other great scores.
> These musicians are wonderful considering they see the music they have to
> play only a few minutes before recording it. Sometimes they don't even get
> one rehersal of a cue! You try doing that!

> Corey

BULL! Where do you have this info? they do indeed reherse - and often do several takes before doing it right. Allthough they are very good, I believe it was Elliot Goldenthal, who said he was amazed the first time he worked with the LSO, because they got it PERFECT at the THIRD take, something he hadn't expereinced with any studio orchestra.

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Re: The Hollywood Studio Symphony...   Wednesday, January 11, 2006 (6:24 a.m.) 

In my opinion, musicians in the Hollywood Studio Symphony are from the "American Federation of Musicians", i.e. it is not a formal orchestra

> As usual, a terrible job done by this orchestra. I cant believe that every
> composer are now working with it! Even Williams... I mean, it's
> temporary, isn't it? I hope he will return with the LSO because I can't
> stand anymore their flat, poorly-executed performances....

> Back to the score, very nice work by Williams. I do think he has done a
> better job Munich than Memoirs of a Geisha. Avner's theme is really moving
> and the overall score is really good but in the end... yeah I guess, it
> missed something to be truly a classic like Schindler's List and something
> tells me the orchestra is not stranger to it... :x


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Re: The Hollywood Studio Symphony...   Saturday, January 14, 2006 (11:02 a.m.) 

I must say I thought the orchestra did a very good (though not great) job with the score and it certainly didn't hurt the emotion that Williams inserted into it. Also, did anyone notice how small the orchestra is. The liner nots list 69 names and that's without soloists. For an orchestra of that size, I think they did a very commendable job.

Corey

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Re: The Hollywood Studio Symphony...   Friday, April 27, 2007 (7:32 p.m.) 

> As usual, a terrible job done by this orchestra. I cant believe that every
> composer are now working with it! Even Williams... I mean, it's
> temporary, isn't it? I hope he will return with the LSO because I can't
> stand anymore their flat, poorly-executed performances.... Back to the
> score, very nice work by Williams. I do think he has done a better job
> Munich than Memoirs of a Geisha. Avner's theme is really moving and the
> overall score is really good but in the end... yeah I guess, it missed
> something to be truly a classic like Schindler's List and something tells
> me the orchestra is not stranger to it... :x

your comments on the hollywood studio symphony are UNFOUNDED! at least i have the confidence to say that London also does an exceptional job w/ film recording (although, much slower paced). we have no time to prepare, and i've played with the best orchestra's in the world, but this is THE BEST (at the very least in what we do). don't forget the fact that many of our musicians play both classical and jazz, blues etc., switch-hitters... let's say a "sassy" jazz cue appears on the stand... could london pull that off? sorry to let you down... but honestly, do you believe that the musicians whom get paid a higher salary than ANY section player in ANY orchestra in the world are NOT good players? they're "scouted out" many times. most of my colleagues have already been concertmasters or soloists, and NO, they're not old folks. give "MINORITY REPORT" a listen ... that's a williams score, performed MAGNIFICENTLY by the HOLLYWOOD STUDIO SYMPHONY. again, excellent work by the LSO ... really. it's NOT a battle, no need to make it that.


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