We have asked our interviewees to select tracks from various scores that they love, think are interesting, forward-thinking or even underrated. There are no limits to which tracks our interviewees can choose; the aim is to give you, readers, a real glimpse into the composer’s tastes and musical identity. When we talked to Klaus‘s composer Alfonso G. Aguilar, we asked him which scores, recent or not, have left a mark on him.
Alfonso G. Aguilar: Oh, the first one that comes to my mind is Gladiator by Hans Zimmer. It made me want to write music for movies. Lisa Gerrard’s voice is amazing.
Then, I’d say The Murder on the Orient Express by Richard Rodney Bennett. The last cue is just magical!
Forrest Gump by Alan Silvestri. That’s a special one for me. The first theme, the feather one: the music for this feather is just amazing and you never hear it again in the whole score.
I would also add Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla because his work is so different and unique.