Magazine article Gramophone

James Horner

Magazine article Gramophone

James Horner

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JAMES HORNER

Composer

Born August 14, 1953

Died June 22, 2013

The Oscar-winning film composer James Horner whose film scores include Titanic, Avatar, Braveheart and Apollo 13--has died in a plane crash in Southern California at the age of 61.

Born in LA, Horner spent much of his childhood in London where he studied at the Royal College of Music. His most recent score was for The 33, a film based on the rescue of the Chilean miners in 2010, which is due for release in November.

Horner won two Oscars in 1998 for Titanic (Best Score and Best Original Song for 'My Heart Will Go On'); he also won a Gramophone Award in the same year for the Titanic recording.

Gramophone interviewed Horner in 1998, and he spoke about the challenges of scoring Titanic. 'When James Cameron and I first discussed it I told him that what attracted me to the project was the love story set in the milieu of the overall tragedy. …

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