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February 7th, 2010
New section on Basil Poledouris featuring two videos: His Life and Music VHS and A Tribute to Basil Poledouris DVD.  
Also additions on Joe Hisaishi: Joe Hisaishi in Budokan DVD and portion of Kouhaku Uta Gasen 2009 performing his theme song.
And on Michel Legrand: I Will Wait for You, with Tamara Gverdsiteli thanks to Evgeny Romantsov.

February 4th, 2010
New addition on Ennio Morricone: Cinema Concerto in Seoul, thanks to B77W.

August 31st, 2009
New addition on Henry Mancini: Mancini & Friends. This is a broadcast TV Special as a tribute to Henry Mancini. Different from Mancini and Friends which had an official release. Also, Joe Hisaishi's Clannel, which appears to be a South Korean TV broadcast.

July 21st, 2009
New additions on British Composers: Doctor Who at the Proms. And, thanks to my friend Evgeny Romantsov, two additions to Michel Legrand: Back in Paris and Legrand et le Cinema.

April 9th, 2009
New additions on Ennio Morricone: Concert in Chile 2008. Also, from now on, the screenshots will have a width of 500 pixels, instead of the regular 350 pixels.
April 4th, 2009
New additions on Henry Mancini: The Grammy Awards 1971, The Grammy Awards 1972, American Music Awards 1974, American Music Awards 1980 and Rollin' on the River
March 27th, 2009
New addition on Burt Bacharach: American Bandstand 33 1/3 Birthday  and Francis Lai: Midi Premiere
February 7th, 2008
New additions on Burt Bacharach: Opus No.3, Soundstage with Ron Isley and VH1 program on At this Time. Also, Mancini appearance on The Julie Andrews Hour.
October 30th, 2007
New additions. New section on Gabriel Yared, with news on Music by Gabriel Yared DVD and an upcoming new DVD by Prelight Films. Also, books from Scarecrow Press series on Film Score Guides: Bernard Herrmann's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Erich Korngold's Adventures of Robin Hood, Danny Elfman's Batman, Ennio Morricone's The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Gabriel Yared's The English Patient. There are other books too, but I'm trying to see where to place the proper info.

September 28th, 2007
New additions. New section on American Composers, starting with Basil Poledouris with a VHS on His Life and Music. The Andy Williams Show DVD with appearance of Henry Mancini, and another DVD with Burt Bacharach. Ready Steady Go Volume 3 VHS with Special Interview to Bacharach and appearance on a Chris Botti concert. For last, Ennio Morricone's concert broadcasted by Rai Uno and interview at The Screening Room TV program.
May 28th, 2007

New Section devoted to the French composer Michel Legrand. So far there is information on live concerts and interviews on video, among them two Japanese TV programs featuring Legrand.
April 8th, 2007

At Italian composers section I have included an interview to the great Nora Orlandi thanks to John Mansell's permission. Also, visit his great site: Movie Music Italiano with interviews and music reviews.
April 1st, 2007

Joe Hisaishi with a new DVD W.D.O., live performing some of his famous compositions plus other film songs and classical pieces. And Burt Bacharach live at Jools Holland show.
March 3rd, 2007

Armando Trovajoli  received a heartfelt tribute and two awards at 57 Festival della Canzone Italiana - San Remo 2007.
February 26th, 2007
Ennio Morricone received a well-deserved Honorary Award at 79th Academy Awards with presentation by Clint Eastwood, a video collage and a song performed by Celine Dion. Also, some information on the video side of the Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone dualdisc.
January 1st, 2007

Happy New Year!
We start the year with a new section on British Composers and there is information on Doctor Who music: the Christmas concert and Doctor Who Confidential. I will be adding more very soon.
December 7th, 2006

DVD release of Bernard Herrmann - Music for the Movies with The Hollywood Sound from the same director: Joshua Waletzky.

Also, I want to wish you all, merry Christmas!!!

May 26th, 2006
Thanks to the help of my good friend Evgeny Romantsov, there is a new section for the composer Mikael Tariderviev. Info on some TV broadcasts, a couple of books, a link of audio programs and there is also a link to the official site of the composer.
May 24th, 2006

I am removing the  Guestbook  section of the site because with the exception of about 4 "true" messages, all the rest was SPAM and every week I have been removing them. This guestbook has been proved a poor way of communication. If anyone has any inquiries or comments, just send me a message on the email address provided in the menu above.
April 24th, 2006

Updates on Bernard Herrmann section, with Howard Goodall program. This month and last one, TV cable channel broadcasted a series on film music from Music from the Movies, therefore I have info on their documentaries on Bernard Herrmann, Joseph Kosma, Toru Takemitsu, Georges Delerue and The Hollywood Sound.
April 21th, 2006

Some updates on John Barry section, thanks to the big Barry fan, Alastair Palmer. Thank you!
April 15th, 2006

New section on Vangelis, plus some entries on extended and limited editions of The Lord of the Rings by Howard Shore.
April 13th, 2006

New section on James Horner, plus an entry on Danny Elfman and John Williams.
April 11th, 2006

A concert DVD of Morricone will arrive this month: Morricone Conducts Morricone, recorded live in Munich. Also, news on upcoming book of Francois DeRoubaix that will include a DVD and a CD-Rom. And a book on Nicola Piovani including a DVD.
April 4th, 2006

Two entries in the Howard Shore section for the King Kong movie.
March 18th, 2006

We have a new section: Golden Age, where
we focused on several composers of that era. For starters, Miklos Rozsa and David Raksin are included here. Also, there is a book of the french director Claude Lelouch, which includes an interview to Francis Lai.
February 18th, 2006

This month the great Japanese composer Akira Ifukube passed away, a huge loss for all fans of Godzilla and other fantastic Japanese movies. I am posting information about a couple of Laser Discs with Ifukube-san conducting. Making of Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla and Akira Ifukube: Self-Portrait.
January 17th, 2006
Congratulations to the Maestro John Williams for winning The Golden Globes Award last night for his Best Score for "Memoirs of a Geisha". There are some screenshots, but not good quality.  Also, news on a book on Lalo Schifrin.
December 20th, 2005

Best wishes on this coming Christmas. Also let's hope this next year will include more releases of the great Hank, there are still a lot of musical treasures to be found!Hope these holidays find you all in good health and good company!
November 22th, 2005
New sections on composers Bernard Herrmann, Joe Hisaishi, and Howard Shore. Some of them are just starting, so if you know of other appearances, let me know. Also starting with french and japanese composers.
November 21th, 2005

There is a documentary on The Music of Episode III on the DVD of the movie. Also, from now on, you can check the  Composers  page and see when each page has been updated, so you can see if you have missed something.
August 24th, 2005

There has been small updates that has not been reported before, so check the composer's pages for updates. Today we have screenshots and information on Burt Bacharach in Shangri-La, Grammy Awards 1969 (Bacharach and Mancini), John Williams at Walt Disney Concert Hall and more screenshots for Indiana Jones featurette.
June 12th, 2005

The site has been relocated into a new domain and so the counter has to start again. Also, there is a new section on Jerry Goldsmith. There is a new DVD out there so this is a good time to check on all the materials about him.
May 18th, 2005
Small update, some information on Star Wars III - Revenge of the Sith Bonus DVD - A Musical Journey.

April 2nd, 2005
With the permission of  John Mansell, I have placed interviews he did to Italian Composers such as: Piero Piccioni, Piero Umiliani, Peter Boom, Nico Fidenco, Alessandro Alessandroni, Franco Micalizzi and Francesco De Masi. Therefore, there is a new section called Italian Composers for information that does not fit in the rest of the site. Similar sections will be created on composers from other countries/regions.
March 29th, 2005
With the permission of Markus Hable, I have used material from his great site and now I can add John Williams to the list of composers in this site. Still, there is much to look for, but this is a good start, I think.
March 19th, 2005

Two more entries in the composer's pages: Ennio Morricone and Lalo Schifrin. Also, for those situations where more than one composer appears in a documentary or TV Special, there is a page called Specials. So far, there are entries from two documentaries that I would love to see. Any information about them would be greatly appreciated. They look terrific!
March 17th, 2005

The Trade Zone has been replaced for a Mailing List where you can post your requests to the list and also you can share your opinions on film composers, There is a new composer's page ready, Michael Kamen.   
March 16th, 2005

The section on Burt Bacharach has all the information I have so far, although there are still many more to fill. If you have any information or screenshots of Bacharach on stage, send me a note on the email provided at the Contact section.
There is also some information on french composer Francis Lai and from Stu Phillips.
March 13th, 2005
In this launching state, there is information on the composers John Barry and Henry Mancini. Some information is provided of other composers too but I will do a more extensive research on them in a next update.
.:. Fernando 


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