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Great Boom Boom Music: Volume One -- Gato's 'Last Tango' Is Top Cat

Sal Cataldi | Posted 09.09.2014 | Entertainment
Sal Cataldi

True music lovers have a soundtrack for everything. When it comes to under-the-covers jams, there's one disc that resonates in my core. It's Gato Barbieri's alternately lush and animal-depraved soundtrack for the great Bernardo Bertolucci flick, "Last Tango in Paris."

The Entrancing Musical Experience of Yann Tiersen

Molly Fosco | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Molly Fosco

Yann Tiersen's performance is a unique live music experience that will take you completely out of the present, only to put you right back in at the moments when you can truly appreciate his talent.

Q & A With All Is Lost's Golden Globe Nominated Composer, Alex Ebert

Xaque Gruber | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As a fan of Ebert and his bands, I was intrigued and picked up a copy of the soundtrack at Los Angeles' Amoeba Music. I knew it was going to be good, but this soundtrack exceeded my expectations -- a truly mesmerizing work.

Lights, Camera, Music!

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

It would seem that after decades of derision, film scores are finally beginning to take their place as true descendants of opera, and they are now appreciated by not only film fans but concertgoers as well.

The Best Classical Music Moments In Blockbusters

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home

Classical music forms the soundscape of many films -- think Strauss in Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the blue diva in “The Fifth Element,...

Famed 'Star Trek' & 'Stargate' Composer Dead At 54

Posted 05.01.2012 | Entertainment

Joel Goldsmith, the famed composer behind both "Star Trek" and "Stargate," died Saturday after a long battle with cancer, Variety reports. He was 54. ...

Stage Door: The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Fern Siegel

The audience includes those dressed as their favorite elves or wizards. This is fellowship of a wholly different order -- a mesmerizing venture, both visual and musical.

WATCH: JAZZ ON FILM: Wynton Marsalis Scores 'Louis," Plus Five Great Jazz Scores

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Can't say he didn't focus on the music... Filmmaker Dan Pritzker's latest effort, Louis, is loosely based on the childhood of jazz legend Louis Armstr...

Journalism vs. Commentary; and Remembering Maurice Jarre

Alec Baldwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alec Baldwin

Journalism is what is required now. And, yes, some commentary. But more journalism than commentary. That's what a newspaper does.

The Best Original Movie Scores By Farr

John Farr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

Surveying the historical span of filmmaking, the use of original music appears more prevalent from the dawn of sound through the 1970s -- or perhaps it's just that the scores themselves were more memorable over this period.