— Hybrid SACD — Classical Composed by Anonymous, Arno Nadel, Ernst August Beyer, Hugo Schwantzer, Joseph Sulzer, Max Wolf, Siegfried Wurzburger, David Nowakowsky, and Heinrich Schalit. Classical. Hybrid SACD. Naxos #555127-2. Published by Naxos (NX.555127-2). Price: $16.00
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Assaf Rinde is part of the new wave of young Hollywood film composers who combine technological brilliance with a gift for storytelling and a deep understanding of the human heart and soul. Indeed, his unique blend of technical ability, symphonic mastery, and long-term study of the nature of narrative make him uniquely well-suited for the large-scale dramatic venue of the modern feature film.
He has scored over fifteen films, many of which have screened in prestigious international film festivals and been broadcast over television worldwide, including Daheli Hall’s new comedy which was selected for broadcast on HBO. He has also worked as a contributor in long-form dramatic television, such as the series “Supernatural” with composer Christopher Lennertz and the ABC hit show “Lost” with composer Michael Giacchino.
Assaf Rinde’s musical studies followed a traditional and highly rigorous path starting in his native Israel and finishing in the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program at the University of Southern California. Along the way he worked with virtually all of the most prestigious musical organizations in Israel and many in Europe as well, including a key collaborative role in Isaac Steiner’s opera “The Picture of Dorian Gray” in Prague in 2000. Rinde’s concert works have been performed worldwide.