AR Rahman: Orchestral music has been close to my heart
Music maestro AR Rahman speaks about experimenting with his film music for Orchestra Babelsberg
As renowned German film orchestra Babelsberg recreates the music of AR Rahman on stage in Mumbai, India’s famous composer says it was enriching to translate his works for this genre and he wants to educate the youth on orchestra music. “Imagine when 80-100 people are working hard to make one song, a song that moves you…it is amazing to hear orchestra music,” Rahman said. “We have selected a few pieces of my compositions for the orchestra to play Friday evening. While it was difficult choosing from them, I wish I had got a chance to compose new music for the performance.” Click here to read more
Anthony Gonsalves, legendary music composer, passes away
The veteran music composer, to whom the song My name is Anthony Gonsalves was dedicated, passed away last night. He was 84.
Anthony Gonsalves, a Goan orchestra maestro and the man to whom the Amitabh Bachchan‘s legendary Bollywood song My name is Anthony Gonsalves was dedicated, is no more. Gonsalves was suffering from pneumonia for the last few days, and died in hospital at the Goa Medical College Wednesday night. An orchestra maestro and a capable music arranger and known for his magical violin skills, Gonsalves had worked with well-known composer duo Laxmikant-Pyarelal, who dedicated the Amar Akbar Anthony song to the Goan musician. Click here to read more