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Debate: When is film music ‘classical’?

Debate: When is film music ‘classical’?

Classical composers Philip Glass and John Corigliano have both had success scoring for the big screen. They debate that relationship with Jed Distler in New York
Ennio Morricone – my inspiration, by Hans Zimmer

Ennio Morricone – my inspiration, by Hans Zimmer

One of the world’s most successful film music composers, Hans Zimmer, reflects on what makes Ennio Morricone the greatest (Gramophone, April 2011)

Reputations: Bernard Herrmann

Despite his struggle for acceptance in the concert-hall, Herrmann's triumphs on the cinema screen secure him a place in the composer's pantheon, argues Nick Shave
John Williams interview

John Williams interview: 'It's not hard work that makes success; it's sustained hard work that makes success'

Multi-Oscar-nominated composer of film scores for the likes of Star Wars and ET, John Williams still keeps a foot in the classical camp, as Timothy Mangan finds out (Gramophone, 2005)

La valse du cinéma

Les Six, together with Saint-Saëns and Ravel, laid the musical foundations for French cinema, which remains unique to this day, writes Gary Dalkin

My Music: Alexandre Desplat

Alexandre Desplat on finding the balance between fiction and function
Hollywood's Super Orchestra

Hollywood's Super Orchestra

For all the talk of the 'top five' America orchestras, it was a Hollywood studio that gave birth to one of the greatest of them all, writes Adrian Edwards
The problem for film composers today

The problem for film composers today

Richard Eyre, on the trials and tribulations of today's film composers
Debate: was Bernard Herrmann a great composer?

Debate: was Bernard Herrmann a great composer?

John Amis, Rumon Gamba and Adrian Edwards discuss the legacy of Hitchcock’s favourite musical collaborator

Competition: win 'Star Wars – The Ultimate Vinyl Collection', courtesy of Sony Music

Simply answer our multiple-choice question to be in with a chance of winning this stunning 11-LP box-set

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