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

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• Posted by: Chris Tilton   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2003, at 11:46 p.m.
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The only thing strange I notice in your review is that you say all the romance, allure, and agony are lost in Goldenthal's interpretation. Obviously, there's lots of agony, and the ending has some extremely angst ridden music. You have to agree though that Goldenthal's approaches to scoring are a lot more "real" than most composers. Life is alway happy themes and fluff. Life SUCKS sometimes, especially for Shakespeare Characters. I think in that regard, Goldenthal has really captured the essence the agony, the jealousy, and the brutal pain that these characters go through more than any other composer. Obviously, I have a lot more fun listening to brutal agressive and challening music than you do Christian, and you certainly do recognize Goldenthal's brilliance here to a degree, but I don't think there are any emotions that Othello portrays that Goldenthal didn't capture just perfectly.

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