Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken

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Only very rarely does a composer get the opportunity to go back to one of his earlier works and is attached to score the newly-made remake. Actually, I am not sure if this has ever happened before – it probably depends on what you think about John Williams having scored both “A New Hope” and “The Force Awakens”…

However, much to everyone’s surprise, the Disney executives decided to bring back legendary animation composer Alan Menken, an eight-time Academy Award winner – two of them won for the original “Beauty and the Beast” movie -, to score the 2017 live action adaption of the classic fairy tale while also contributing some new songs and reworking the pre-existing material into a brand-new score. Continue reading

Academy To Present Oscar Concert 2018

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Composer John Williams conducts a suite from his score for “The Book Thief” during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

 


According to Film Music Reporter, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is teaming with the Los Angeles-based Philharmonic to present next year’s nominated scores live in concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on February 28, 2018. Renowned conductor Thomas Wilkins was chosen to lead the celebration which is expected to feature suites and video from each nominated film. Continue reading