2001: A Space Odyssey Turns 50 and Its Soundtrack Endures

2001: A Space Odyssey.

The ongoing craze among orchestras to present films with live soundtracks¬†has split into separate creative strands in recent years. One is focused on recent blockbusters where music is of a more secondary appeal:¬† that’s arguably the case with the “Home Alone” franchise or the later, non-John Williams “Harry Potter” films. On the flip side are films that place music at the forefront, including “On the Waterfront” (music by Leonard Bernstein), “The Red Violin” (John Corigliano), and most significantly, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Continue reading “2001: A Space Odyssey Turns 50 and Its Soundtrack Endures”