How We Lived On It (47) – Two Ways of the World

. The exquisite “If,” by Michael Nyman, from the 1995 Japanese anime film of The Diary of Anne Frank, is here performed in recital by the Michael Nyman Band and Welsh contralto Hilary Summers. The music’s poignant  beauty gains measure in the sublimity of the recital setting: the human aspiration to transcendent height and aesthetic refinement joined in […]

CineFile – The Film Music of John Barry

John Barry, who died last week at the age of 77, was one of the greatest and most successful scorers ever of film scores. His twelve James Bond soundtracks are just an easy highlight, with memorable, moving scores ranging from Midnight Cowboy to Out of Africa. One could take the scores omitted from a greatest […]