William Walton : Hamlet – The Ghost [1948] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Ο Laurence Olivier δήλωσε κάποτε ότι ταινίες όπως ο Hamlet, o Ερίκος ο Ε’ ή ο Ριχάρδος ο Γ’ με σκηνοθέτη & πρωταγωνιστή τον ίδιο, θα ήταν …”terribly dull” χωρίς τη μουσική του φίλου του William Walton. Εννοείται ότι εμείς “ξέρουμε καλύτερα”. Η φράση όμως δίνει μια ιδέα του πόσο εκτιμούσε τη δουλειά του συνθέτη. Ακούμε τη σκηνή του φαντάσματος από το soundtrack του WW για τον Hamlet.

Laurence Olivier once stated that films such as Hamlet, Henry V or Richard III, directed & starring himself, would be …”terribly dull” without the music of his friend William Walton. It goes without saying that we “know better”. But the quote gives an idea of how fond he was of the composers work. We hear the ghost scene from the WW soundtrack for Hamlet.


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!