Among New York composers, Joel Diamond's resume is broader than most: music for Off Broadway productions, ballet scores, chamber music pieces, session work, pop production and even cartoon tunes.
It's not one of the glamour categories, and it won't even be presented during the televised awards Sept. 16, but the Emmy for outstanding classical music/dance program gets plenty of attention among…
From the moment the first projector started whirring, music and the movies began an enduring affair. And as filmmakers discovered the box office potential of the love story, music figured prominently…
When classical composer John Corigliano won the score Oscar last year for "The Red Violin," musicians everywhere cheered the choice. Could lightning strike twice with Chinese composer Tan Dan and his…
In the past, the hoopla surrounding the Academy Awards often translated into the usual suspects, especially when it came to actors. Names like Streep, Nicholson, Sarandon and Foster seemed to pop up…
Technically speaking, Oscar has three categories for music. But this year, there will be only two -- original score and original song -- and it probably will remain the case for the foreseeable…
Oscar's best song picks tend to play it safe, says the old saw. Traditional songwriters, popular ballads, middle-of-the-road recording personalities tend to receive the noms, year after year, at the…
Everybody has a favorite scoring stage. Often, composers defer to the scoring mixers to decide which room will provide the best sound for the specific needs of a score and a film. Sometimes, the…
Dave Grusin and Earle Hagen were honored for their musical contributions to film and TV by the American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers Friday night at the Regent Beverly Wilshire.