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Hi! I've made an experiment which is meant to prove how the nature of "classical music" wasn't to be just an artistical trend of those times which simply passed away losing any meaning after its glorious moment, but it was something which really got closer to the human essence than any other art in my opinion...
Well in particular one composer reached the peak of this and perhaps showing its true genious called it's own work "music of the future!" Anyway the experiment was putting an ouverture written in 1843 together with some clips from a modern film about the same subject! Would you say the music doesn't just fit perfectly with the images? :)

If you wanna listen to it I suggest you to take some times and listen carefully maybe in a silent place or something... it's just 10 minutes. Hope you like it and share with me what you think!

 

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Tremendous power.

John Williams said once, that had he lived in the modern times, Wagner would have had a whole studio in Burbank with a big W on it.

We can only wonder, based on film scores like Korngold's The Sea Hawk and Huppertz's Metropolis, what would he write for them.

The problem is, Wagner would really have to have his own studio, because his slow pace of composition would be unsuitable for even the longest of projects. Time after a film has been edited and readied for music composition---is not for sale.

Once Stravinsky asked for a huge sum to compose for a film. The producer was ok with that, telling him that he would be willing to pay that to hire the greatest composer in the world. But when Stravinsky said that he needed a year to work, he was shown to the door.

Even Williams cannot bargain for more than 2,5 months with the big studios, for 2 hours of music.
 

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Tremendous power.

John Williams said once, that had he lived in the modern times, Wagner would have had a whole studio in Burbank with a big W on it.

We can only wonder, based on film scores like Korngold's The Sea Hawk and Huppertz's Metropolis, what would he write for them.

The problem is, Wagner would really have to have his own studio, because his slow pace of composition would be unsuitable for even the longest of projects. Time after a film has been edited and readied for music composition---is not for sale.

Once Stravinsky asked for a huge sum to compose for a film. The producer was ok with that, telling him that he would be willing to pay that to hire the greatest composer in the world. But when Stravinsky said that he needed a year to work, he was shown to the door.

Even Williams cannot bargain for more than 2,5 months with the big studios, for 2 hours of music.
That's very interesting!
 

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I am pretty sure that Benjamin Britten's "Four Sea Interludes", from 100 years later (1945), would work just as well in place of The Flying Dutchman".

 
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