Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Jose Nieto - Spanish Film Composer
vmzfla | 09/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a Maurice Jarre fan, this album is good enough. This double dics sets' real gem though, is disc two. Spanish film composer Jose Nieto is the reason two buy this concert set. I haven't been able to get anything else by this composer, but I sure would like to."
A Gem of a set...
vmzfla | Orlando, Fl. | 04/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Anyone wanting a couple of discs of purely great orchestral music will savor this set. You get Jarre's best as well as some of his lesser known film score excerpts. The music from "Shogun" featuring a battery of percussion and solo Shakuhachi flute are very evocative. The "Georges Franju" suite boasts innovative instrumention and a sweeping theme. The Lullaby from the "Damned" short, compact sweet. The film music of Jose Nieto, sparked my interest in this set. All his music stands on it's own without knowledge of the film content. Nieto(brn. 1942) is influenced more by the classical masters of the past than his own Spanish heritage. The use of sublime jazz sax with sweeping orchestral back drop in "Two Love Themes" adds to his versatile style. "Captain Cook" comes off bold and heroic, with some exotic central effects. "Teresa De Jesus" humble yet assertive musically. Nieto's Spanish is most satisfying as you would expect in the "Walking Through Seville". He uses a full color orchestral palette in the " Lord of the Dragon" for fantasy effects. All the selections whether composed by Jarre or Nieto are well crafted sound pictures. The live concert is recorded with spacious detailed digital sound with minimal audience chatter. The set is poorly annotated with only raves for Jarre and a short underwhelming bio on Nieto."