No other composer has influenced the film world in the past two decades as much as the Oscar, Globe and Emmy winner Hans Zimmer with his staggering compositions for films such as Top Gun, Dune, James Bond, The Lion King, Pirates of the Carribean, Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Man of Steel, Inception and Interstellar. The visitors may expect a magnificant musical evening with a film music orchestra, choir, soloists, a lightshow and selected film excerpts.
Hans Zimmer became famous with his score for „Rain Man“ and since then has helped to leverage numerous Hollywood mega-hits to success and dramatic-emotional impact. For the film score for Christopher Nolan’s „Dunkirk“ Hans Zimmer received his eleventh Oscar nomination in 2018.
The audience will also learn about interesting background stories, such as how Hans Zimmer completely altered the beginning of „Gladiator“ with Ridley Scott and smuggled a message against apartheid in the song text for „Lion King“ in the native language and told the big Disney corporation that it was about butterflies. Hans Zimmer often named Ennio Morricone as his idol and role-model, whose repertoire will be feautured with excerpts from „The Good, the Bad and the Ugly“ and „Once Upon a Time in America“.
Zimmer followed Morricones example of composing the film music before instead of after filming and shaped the entire work. For example he changed the beginning of Ridley Scott’s „Gladiator“, subsequently the world-famous director moved into the studio of Hans Zimmer, who is an artist with a social conscience and who also composed a song for the victims of the Batman cinema shooting in Aurora, as well as music against climate change – all of which will be heard in the program.
„The Music of Hans Zimmer & Others – A Celebration of Filmmusic“ will be performed by an international film orchestra and choir, and star soloists who will perform Gladiator and Ennio Morricone’s „Ecstasy of Gold“ as well as excerpts from The Lion King, Zimmers most recent boxoffice-smash-hit – in an impressive show with light installations, laser projections and selected film clips.
„The Music of Hans Zimmer & Others – A Celebration of Filmmusic“ is an unforgettable audiovisual event for all age groups, film enthusiasts, music lovers and families.
EXCERPT FROM THE MUSICAL PROGRAM:
The Lion King
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Dark Knight
The Da Vinci Code
Man of Steel
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Once upon a time in America
Hans Florian Zimmer (*September 12, 1957 in Frankfurt on Main) is a German film composer, arranger and music producer. The Oscar winner works in Hollywood.
He was nominated eleven times for the Oscar, fourteen times for the Golden Globe Award and ten times for the Grammy Award. He received his first Oscar nomination in 1989 for the film Rain Man. In 1995 he was awarded with an Academy Award for The Lion King. In 2010 he got a star unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Zimmer’s soundtrack albums are sold with more than 19 million copies worldwide.
Ennio Morricone (*November 10, 1928 in Trastevere, Rome, † 6. Juli 2020) is an Italian composer and conductor. He composed the film music of more than 500 films. His name is primarily associated with the Italowestern film genre of the, as he has written the music for 30 such films. He also composed film music for other genres.
The film music for the italowestern classics “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” (original: Il buono, il gross, il cattivo), the Western-Epos “Once Upon a Time in the West”, Roland Joffé’s drama “The Mission” and Giuseppe Tornatores movie “Cinema Paradiso” brought him special fame. In 2007, Morricone received an Academy Honorary Award and in 2016 for the music for the film The Hateful Eight.
Klaus Badelt (*June 12, 1967 in Frankfurt am Main) is a German composer who specializes in television and film music.
In 1997 he began an internship at Hans Zimmer’s Studio Mediaventures in California and worked with him on several movies in the following years, for instance Gladiator, Hannibal and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Klaus Badelt has been composing for big names ranging from Steven Spielberg to Ridley Scott, creating music for films such as X-Men and Astrix & Obelix as well as for the Olympic Games in Peking 2008.
His studio is called Wunderhorn Music.