For this weekend I am going back to Hans Zimmer and feature some of the music he wrote for the thriller The Rock. Hans Zimmer worked with Harry Gregson-Williams and Nick Glennie-Smith. As always I hope you enjoy your weekend. Take care of yourself. Continue reading
Aspects of Love is a musical that was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black. It was popular in London when it opened in 1989 but didn’t run as long in New York. The musical looks at different kinds of love in different forms. From romantic to love between children and their parents. This musical has a nice score. Two songs I would recommend are “Love Changes Everything” and “Anything But Lonely.” I hope you guys have a good weekend. Continue reading
This weekend I am going to feature a classic from Cole Porter. Its called Anything Goes and has been subject to many revivals. The musical is associated with Ethel Merman, Patti LuPone and Sutton Foster. It first appeared in 1934 on Broadway. If you are pressed for time I would recommend “Anything Goes” and “Blow Gabriel Blow.” Have a good weekend! Continue reading
For his weekend I am going to feature a new composer who has written some very good film scores. Rachel Portman is an English composer who has done the scores for over 100 films. In the course of time I will put different selections up. Today I am going to promote her score for the movie Chocolat. I hope you have a good weekend! Continue reading
Gioachino Rossini is a well known Italian composer who wrote a lot of operas, as well as sacred music, chamber music and some piano pieces. Rossini moved to France and helped usher in the French grand opera. Rossini was a prolific composer and earned the nick name “The Italian Mozart.” There is too much work from Rossini, but I am slowly going to chip away at it. For this weekend I am going to roll out The Barber of Seville. Enjoy it, and turn up those speakers! Have a great weekend! Continue reading
Ragtime is currently playing in Ford’s Theater here in Washington, D.C. I will be seeing it later this week. I am excited as its one of the musicals on my bucket list. Ragtime is based off a book by E.L. Doctorow. Its about the United States during the early part of the 20th century. It deals with immigration, industrialization, radicalization, rise of the robber barons, and more. It infuses historical figures such as Henry Ford to Emma Goldman. Take care guys!