[CHARLIE ROSE INTERVIEW] JAMES HORNER: "I'M A ROMANTIC"
The composer covers several subjects during 19 minutes:
"I think it– for the first time I felt that the music was supporting something bigger than the music that had a more profound effect on an audience than just sitting in a dark room listening to an orchestra play. It was new music. I was writing new music, having it performed, which is a rarity. I mean, that's like going back to the days of Hayden and Mozart, where some wealthy prince would ask them to write an opera. And you get it performed by the prince's musicians. And you get paid for it. And you– sure, they say there are too many notes, but you have this impact on an audience that my music — and I think most classical music — doesn't really have nowadays."
"I am a romantic. I look for it wherever I can. Even in Stalingrad or whatever it is, I look for it."