John Barry

Concert Suite from Dances with Wolves

       John Barry won an Oscar for his score to the 1990 film, Dances with Wolves, following a life time of successes familiar to us all, including eleven of the James Bond movies, Born Free, Out of Africa, The Lion in Winter, and Midnight Cowboy.  He won five Academy Awards with his distinctive sound, owing much to his early career as a trumpet player in a British military band, and the leader of his own jazz band. The punchy James Bond music is perhaps his legacy, but the hauntingly beautiful score to Dances with Wolves is elegiac testimony to his romantic lyric side.

--Wm. E. Runyan

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