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Comments about the soundtrack for Othello (Ballet) (Elliot Goldenthal)

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I love Goldenthal, just not this
• Posted by: Saul Blume   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at 7:19 a.m.
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I think Elliot Goldenthal could very well be the best living soundtrack composer (along with Elfman and Hisaishi; I don't regard WIlliams that high, every heroic soundtrack of his sounds the same and his action music sucks). I bought this almost out of impulse. It was 7.99, and I like good deals, and when I listened to it at first, I loved it, but now, I don't think so much of it. That was always one of the things I loved about Goldenthal, he could write music that I could play and replay all day every day... but this, the only thing I could listen to again and again would be the Tarantella (I love atonal and dissonance; the louder and more annoying, though I don't think it's annoying, the better...), but even with that, I have to fast forward or else I will get extremely bored; that was always another thing I loved about Goldenthal, he could hold my attention for the entire hour that the cd lasted, but not this. So, if you other Goldenthal fans out there are only amazed with this because it's Goldenthal, give it another listen... the first act is good, the Tarantella is the only good part of the second, and I find no good in the third. And if you are now thinking "Oh, well, he just doesn't appreciate Classical music", you're wrong... Classical is my preference. I love all of Goldenthal's work, even this, I just don't love it as much as the others.

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