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Howard Shore at 70

Matthew Sweet marks the 70th birthday of Howard Shore, in conversation with the composer. With a look back on his many film scores including The Fly and The Silence of the Lambs.

Matthew Sweet marks the 70th birthday this weekend of Howard Shore, in conversation with the composer, with a look back on his many scores for films to date, which include titles like "The Fly"; "Silence of The Lambs"; "The Aviator"; "Hugo" and "The Lord Of The Rings".

Howard talks about his working methods; his collaborations with directors David Cronenberg and Martin Scorsese; about writing music for Tolkien; and he introduces some of his concert music too.

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28 minutes

Music Played

  • Howard Shore

    Saturday Night Live (1980) - Theme

    Ensemble: Saturday Night Live Brand. Conductor: Howard Shore.
  • Howard Shore

    A Palace Upon The Ruins (song cycle) - Nebel

    Lyricist: Elizabeth Connor. Singer: Jennifer Johnson Cano.
  • Howard Shore

    The Fly (1986) - Finale

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.
  • Howard Shore

    Silence of the Lambs (1991) - Finale

    Orchestra: M√ľnchner Symphoniker. Conductor: Howard Shore.
  • Howard Shore

    The Aviator (2004) - Icarus

    Orchestra: The Flemish Radio Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.
  • Howard Shore

    Hugo (2011) - Winding it Up

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.
  • Howard Shore

    Lord Of The Rings - Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) - Bridge of Khazad Dum

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.
  • Howard Shore

    Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers - Golam's Song

    Singer: Emilíana Torrini. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.
  • Howard Shore

    Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001) - Concerning Hobbits

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Terry Edwards. Choir: London Voices.
    • The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (Original Motion Picture Sound.
    • Reprise Records.
    • 2.
  • Howard Shore

    Catania for solo piano

    Performer: Lang Lang.
  • Toru Takemitsu

    RAN (1985) - Main Title

    Orchestra: Sakkyo. Conductor: Hiroyuki Iwaki.
  • Howard Shore

    Denial (2016) - Epilogue

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Howard Shore.

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