Monday, 14 August 2017

You Only Live Twice, by John Barry




The orchestral theme by John Barry was featured throughout the James Bond movie, 'You Only Live Twice'.




You can also see the music in opening and closing credits of the movie.



Robbie Williams also uses this as a background music for his Millennium song back in 1998. As the Wikipedia entry notes:

The song borrows heavily from the musical arrangement of John Barry's "You Only Live Twice", the title track of the 1967 James Bond film of the same name, said to be one of Williams' favourite James Bond movies. However, it is a re-recording in a slightly different key instead of a direct sample for reasons of cost.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Concertino for guitar and orchestra in A minor, by Salvador Bacarisse



Salvador Bacarisse (1898-1963) (Espagne)
Concertino for guitar and orchestra in A minor (1952)
Guitariste : Manuel Cubedo
Dir : Rafael Ferrerr

1- Allegro (8.04)
2- Romanza. Andante (5.32)
3- Scherzo. Allegretto (2.00)
4- Rondo. Allegro ben misurato (5.22)

Thursday, 6 November 2014

In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt), by Edvard Grieg


Peer Gynt, Op. 23 is the incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's 1867 play of the same name, written by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg in 1875. It premiered along with the play on 24 February 1876 in Christiania (now Oslo).
Later, in 1888 and 1891, Grieg extracted eight movements to make two four-movement suites: Suite No. 1, Op. 46, and Suite No. 2, Op. 55. Some of these movements have received coverage in popular culture; see Grieg's music in popular culture.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Rain, by Joe Hisaishi


From Wikipedia:

Mamoru Fujisawa, born December 6, 1950, known professionally as Joe Hisaishi, is a composer and musical director known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981.

While possessing a stylistically distinct sound, Hisaishi's music has been known to explore and incorporate different genres, including minimalist, experimental electronic, European classical, and Japanese classical. Lesser known are the other musical roles he plays; he is also a typesetter, author, arranger, and conductor.

He is best known for his work with animator Hayao Miyazaki, having composed scores for many of his films.

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Bagatelle No.25 in A minor WoO.59 (a.k.a. Fur Elise), by Ludwig van Beethoven



From Wikipedia:

Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor (WoO 59 and Bia 515) for solo piano, commonly known as "Für Elise" or "Fuer Elise" (English: "For Elise", commonly misspelled "Fur Elise"), is one of Ludwig van Beethoven's most popular compositions. It is usually classified as a bagatelle, but it is also sometimes referred to as an Albumblatt.

The score was not published until 1867, 40 years after the composer's death in 1827. The discoverer of the piece, Ludwig Nohl, affirmed that the original autographed manuscript, now lost, was dated 27 April 1810.

Arturo Márquez: Conga del Fuego conducted by Gustavo Dudamel


Great music, even though I like Danzon No. 2 by the same composer better.