6187Bo Hansson's _The Lord of the Rings_
- Jul 10, 2002I just listened to an album of music called _The Lord of the Rings_ recorded
in 1969 by a Swedish musician named Bo Hansson. Has anyone else ever
listened to this? It's instrumental music inspired by his reading of _The
Lord of the Rings_, and each section is labeled by an incident from the book.
I had heard of it several times over the years and decided to get it when it
was rereleased this year.
I don't get it. I don't find the music to be remotely Tolkien-like. I can't
see any relationship between the music in each section and the event by which
that section is labeled. I don't even find the music particularly enjoyable.
It's rather bland and repetitious. Compared with this, Philip Glass is
interesting and varied.
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