The Odyssey team is thrilled to welcome a very special guest: film composer (and bona fide Goldsmith enthusiast) Carlos Rafael Rivera, whose music for the Netflix miniseries The Queen's Gambit ranks as one of the year's most compelling original scores. When your humble hosts David, Yavar, and Clark began recording this episode, our intention was to interview Carlos for about thirty minutes, then move into an examination of of the Rawhide episode "Incident in the Middle of Nowhere." However, Carlos had so many fascinating things to say that we simply couldn't cut things off at the half-hour mark, and we hope you'll enjoy what turned out to be a two-hour conversation about a host of different topics (the Rawhide stuff is coming soon, we promise). You'll hear Carlos tell us about the first Jerry Goldsmith scores he fell in love with, being mentored by Randy Newman, stories behind his assorted creative decisions on The Queen's Gambit, how Alfred Newman's score for The Robe came to play a pivotal role in the first episode, working on the western miniseries Godless, and much more! Check it out, and stay tuned for the follow-up installment coming soon!
Featuring music from Carlos Rafael Rivera's soundtracks A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Queen's Gambit, and Godless, as well as his classical pieces "Concierto de Miami - Finale", "Popol-Vuh II. Birth of the Hero Twins", "Plegaria y Canto (al Bodre de la Mar)", and "Cumba-Quin." Also featuring music from Jerry Goldsmith's Rawhide, Poltergeist, The Great Train Robbery, and Twilight Zone: The Movie, as well as James Horner's 48 Hours, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and Avatar, plus John Williams's E.T., Ennio Morricone's Cinema Paradiso, Randy Newman's The Princess and the Frog, Alfred Newman's The Robe, Cliff Eidelman's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 Romantic, Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and the "Ave Maris Stella" choral. Full Goldsmith Odyssey Interviews Carlos Rafael Rivera track list here.
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