Post by Tex-Mex Alex A. Dex on Oct 26, 2008 1:15:02 GMT -5
Uematsu's entire collection of songs are in video games. He got his composition start in video games and has not left to do any "serious" compositions. His most famous works are works from Final Fantasy (Nobuo says his favourite was FFIX), and the main theme to Super Smash Brothers: Brawl
Liszt was a Romantic composer who's songs were almost entirely for the piano. He was a brilliant pianist, and regarded as the inventor of the "Piano Recital." As thus many of his songs were used to showcase his playing ability. Notable works are Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Années de Pèlerinage, and Bride Fantasy.
Post by Surfin' Smurf on Oct 26, 2008 11:15:19 GMT -5
Though Uematsu is almost entirely video game, his work is amazing. He's not only covered orchestra, he's covered Opera as well (Liberi Fatali). He has the amazing talent of displaying emotion, because he's a video game composer.
Post by Tex-Mex Alex A. Dex on Oct 26, 2008 12:48:50 GMT -5
I tried to be critical about Liszt's lack of variety also, both show much variety if you can get around their over focus though.
Also, it having a chorus does not make it opera. Think of opera as singing (usually both solo [duets count as solo in this case] and chorus)+ instramentals + theatre. There is no doubt Uematsu is experienced with chorus works, however that isn't the same as opera.