Artist: Elliot Goldenthal

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Album:Frida: Music from the Motion Picture

Frida: Music from the Motion Picture

Elliot Goldenthal

She was famous as both artist and model, infamous as political revolutionary and social libertine, and Frida Kahlo’s controversial life couldn’t help but seem the stuff of great musical theater. Her story is brought to the screen by director Julie Taymor, whose musical compatriot here is also her husband; Elliot Goldenthal, student of both Copland and Corigliani, shrewdly sublimates his modernism in service of the rich, evocative music and songs of Mexico and Central America. Utilizing performers that range from the contemporary (Lila Downs) to the folk-classic…

Album:The Butcher Boy: Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Butcher Boy: Motion Picture Soundtrack

Elliot Goldenthal

Album:Interview With The Vampire: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Interview With The Vampire: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Elliot Goldenthal

Elliot Goldenthal’s score perfectly captures the mood of the film, from the opening notes of “Libera Me” to the reprise of “Born to Darkness” at the end. He builds on a few basic themes, adding excitement to the mix with the high-intensity “Louis’ Revenge” and “Claudia’s Allegro Agitato.” As some of the track titles suggest, Goldenthal uses classical themes and techniques to compose his music, which works nicely. So well, in fact, that the Guns n Roses’ rendition of “Sympathy for the Devil,” appropriate as it was in the film, sounds like an afterthought here. The…

Album:Titus: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Titus: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Elliot Goldenthal

The score to Titus, Julie Taymor’s film version of Shakespeare’s bloody play, starts exactly the way one assumes it will: a generous chorus pumps out a foreboding (and relatively unintelligible) chant, supported by tumultuous orchestration. The orchestra will appear again, on occasion, but trust that this is the last moment your ears will experience anything that they are even remotely expecting. Perfectly suited to Taymor’s flamboyant, genre-mad interpretation of Shakespeare’s script, composer Elliot Goldenthal…

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