And the Nominees for Best Original Score Are…

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Joel Cohen & Ethan Cohen & Scott Rudin at the Academy Awards in 2008 Joel Cohen & Ethan Cohen & Scott Rudin at the Academy Awards in 2008 (Shutterstock/Paul Smith/Featureflash)

The Academy Awards will be distributed Sunday night (March 2). The composers attending may not be photographed for their glamorous red carpet fashions, but they'll be just as hopeful as any starlet that they'll bring home an Oscar.

The nominees for Best Original Score are Steven Price for "Gravity," John Williams (his 49th nomination) for "The Book Thief," William Butler and Owen Pallett for "Her," Thomas Newman for "Saving Mr. Banks," and Alexandre Desplat for "Philomena."

David Garland presents music from all five nominated scores for your consideration and enjoyment.

Comments [2]

John M from Florida

Great show, David. I always enjoy the Oscar episode, although I didn't get to listen until after the fact this year.

Anyway, I thought Gravity and Saving Mr. Banks were the two most deserving nominees. I am glad that Steven Price won for Gravity - his score was very innovative and it would be hard to overstate the importance of his music on the viewing experience.

Mar. 04 2014 02:18 AM
Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

The Oscar winners I believe from what I have heard all were deserving of their great honor.
BUT, the performers and the "music" they "indicated" were either crude, incomprehensiblle
word-wise, throaty, nasal or underpowered and thin-voiced. With all the talent on the world market, not only the Oscars, the Super Bowl, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the World Series Baseball games rarely eever have REAL talented singers or instrumentalists performing. The dumbing down of the American public by the commercial interests that favor the widest possible potential buyers has made our country less cultivated in the arts, the sciences, history and geography. If you ask a youngster if he likes Beethoven, he might say I love that dog in the movie. I am a Wagnerian romantischer heldentenor. I will sing the four song cycles that are most often performed in their orchestral garb:the complete Wagner's "Wesendonck Lieder," the complete Mahler's "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen," the tenor's music in Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" and Waldemar's music in Schoenberg's "Gurre-Lieder" at the New Life Expo at the Hotel Pennsylvania in NYC on Saturday March 22nd at 6 PM in the Gold Room on the second floor. I have sung four three-hour-long solo concerts, the last two ALL-WAGNER concerts, in the Isaac Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall including programming the Wagner and the first named Mahler song cycle. One may hear my singing LIVE from the main hall, the Isaac Stern Auditorium of CARNEGIE HALL, from my four three-hour-long solo concerts by downloading, FREE, 37 out of the nearly 100 selections that I have sung there by going to RECORDED SELECTIONS on my websites www.WagnerOpera.com, www.ShakespeareOpera.com and www.RichardWagnerMusicDramaInstitute.com Roles represented from live performances are Otello, Siegfried, Goetterdaemmerung Siegfried, Florestan, Tristan, Parsifal, Siegmund, Walther von Stolzing, Rienzi, Lohengrin,Orfeo, Federico and, in oratorio, Judas Maccabaeus.

Mar. 03 2014 08:41 AM

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