Myleene Klass

"I had the opportunity to sit at a piano with Hans Zimmer and play this very piece with him," reveals the Classic FM host of one of her choices

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The presenter and classical pianist hosts Smooth Classics every Saturday and Sunday night from 10pm on Classic FM…

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Romeo + Juliet (1996) – Craig Armstrong

Love the Balcony Scene. Saw it years ago when my love for Leonardo was in its early stages. Everything about the film blew me and a gazillion other teenagers around the world away. The style of Baz Lurhman combined with the score of Craig Armstrong was so fresh, exciting and a sensory overload.


Gladiator (2000) – Hans Zimmer

The countless, incredible melodies throughout the film are striking, but this one is extra special. It’s impossible to think of any other composer or piece being able to do the movie justice such is its perfection, plus I had the opportunity to sit at a piano with Hans Zimmer and play this very piece with him. Such a privilege to get into the mind of a master melody writer as well as recruit a new duet partner.


Jaws (1975) – John Williams

The power of a movie score is shown to its absolute max in the trilogy. How two notes can be so instantly recognisable and evoke fear and terror without so much as fin in sight is a lesson in score writing in itself. 


Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) – Hans Zimmer

An entire new generation and audience was introduced to the powers of classical music and score writing through the lush, lilting melodies and rhythmic, syncopated excitement of Zimmer’s pirate score. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nox-xs61dmU


ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) – John Williams

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An entire new generation and audience was introduced to the powers of classical music and score writing through the lush, lilting melodies and rhythmic, syncopated excitement of Zimmer’s pirate score. 


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