|Horner, James / Classics, The|
|Add Date:||2022-03-06||Pull Date:||2022-05-08|
|1.||May 21, 2022:||Music Casserole |
The Ludlows From Legends (4:52), For the Love of a Princess From Braveheart (5:11)
Horner, James: The Classics
Label: Sony, 2018.|
Reviewed by Gary Lemco. 6-09-2020.
James Horner (1953-2015) was a prolific Hollywood film composer. Field of Dreams, Braveheart, and Titanic stood out as among his most renowned film scores. “My job — and it’s something I discuss with Jim Cameron all the time — is to make sure at every turn of the film it’s something the audience can feel with their heart,” Horner said in a 2009 interview with the Los Angeles Times. “When we lose a character, when somebody wins, when somebody loses, when someone disappears — at all times I’m keeping track, constantly, of what the heart is supposed to be feeling. That is my primary role.” His score for Titanic sold 27 million copies worldwide.
Once dubbed “the Mozart of movies” by a British newspaper, Mr. Horner had been one of Hollywood’s most prolific composers since 1980, writing the scores of more than 100 films. “Ideally, the music shouldn’t be noticed at all,” Mr. Horner told Time magazine in 1995. “It should just manipulate the hell out of an audience. Music shoves the emotions around, and it has to be done skillfully and elegantly.”
With over 100 projects to his name, and work with people such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Oliver Stone, and Ron Howard, Horner firmly established himself as a strong voice in the world of film scoring. In addition, Horner composed a classical concert piece in the 1980s, called "Spectral Shimmers," which was world premiered by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Horner passed away in a plane crash on June 22, 2015, two months short of his 62nd birthday.