I just started watching this movie my friend Howard copied for me, I’ll Never Forget You, a 1951 time travel love story, but the movie barely started when I immediately and instantly fell in love with the music. Within seconds. I stopped the movie and have been googling the guy who wrote the music, William Alwyn, ever since. There’s a lot of him on itunes, and now I want to see the movie Odd Man Out, which he also scored apparently, just to hear the whole soundtrack.
The funniest thing just happened while going through Alwyn on itunes. I picked out a few I liked to begin with, but my favorite far and away was something called Mirages. I thought it was so beautiful I couldn’t believe Alwyn wasn’t more famous.
Then I read the first review of it on itunes and the reviewer said it wasn’t Alwyn’s Mirages but Brahms Piano Concerto 2! I listened to another recording of the Brahms and sure enough that’s what it was. Itunes mixed it up. (Kinda proud it stood out for me.)
So now I have to buy the Brahms Piano Concerto 2 too, what a lovely concerto. And I have to go back and re-decide where to begin with Alwyn.
(The picture is the cover of a recent biography.)