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Re: Most overrated score of all time!
• Posted by: Beethoven   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2005, at 11:55 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Most overrated score of all time! (Jerry)

Hello people

Well, as a musician and an amateur composer myself I find the Ignorance of some of the comments exasperating. Nobody composes music by writing "whatever notes he wants anywhere on the stave" for God's sake. And yes, we are all entitled to our own opinions on composers... but discussing whether Williams, Horner, Shore or Goldsmith is the greatest is as fruitless as an argument over Beethoven, Mozart or Bach being the greatest composer... THe point is each person's style is unique, adn they were best in different genres which often cant be fairly compared. Beethoven would probably score number 1 as an orchestral and inctrumental composer of large scale music, Mozart would top in opera, and Bach in choral and organ music. But that doesnt mean any of them is better than the other... How can anyone confidently claim that Mozart's opera "Don Giovanni" is better than Beethoven's ninth symphony, or vice versa?

As for William's talent, there is no question on the subject...and the Star Wars scores are without a doubt the most popular film scores of all time. That should say something about their being more than just a collection of nice-sounding themes! And in all frankness, while I do admire Horner, I must say Troy's score was, to put it mildly, abslolutely disappointing. From a composer of his calibre, a work of such questionable quality is hardly defendable by any excuse...and it was one of the reasons that Troy as a movie was a letdown. But every composer has his ups and downs, and Horner has provided some amazing film scores. As for my favourite film score...and this is just my opinion...I would say Shore's "Lord of the Rings" score was the closest any recent composer has got to emulating Wagner's intense and complex use of the Leitmotiv technique. THough the Star wars scores also used this technique incredibly effectively, I felt Shore's score developed the various themes to a greater extent than William's did...but of course, one has to keep in mind the different nature of the two sets of films.

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