Hans Zimmer
(Movies & TV)
Elton John
Howard Shore
Peter Jackson
(Movies & TV)

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James Newton Howard

Knowledge Identifier: +James_Newton_Howard


James Newton Howard

American composer best known for his scores to motion pictures add

Category: Music

Born in 1951.

Countries: United States (43%), Germany (9%), United Kingdom (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Hans Zimmer, Elton John, The Dark Knight (film)

Linked to: Thacher School, University of Southern California, Capitol Records, Columbia Records




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James Newton Howard was born in 1951 add something


After Howard left college, he toured with Elton John as a keyboardist during the late 1970s and early 1980s add something


In 1982, Howard was featured on Toto IV as the strings conductor and orchestrator for "I Won't Hold You Back," "Afraid Of Love," and "Lovers In The Night" add something


From 1986 to 1987, Howard was married to actress Rosanna Arquette add something


Howard did, however, return for a brief collaboration with Elton John on his Tour De Force of Australia at the fall of 1986 add something


Though he concentrated primarily on films, Howard has contributed music for TV series, earning an Emmy nomination in 1995 for his theme to NBC's ratings smash "ER" ; he provided the themes for "The Sentinel" and "Gideon's Crossing", winning an Emmy for the latter add something


Ryeland Allison - By the year 2000, Ryeland had broadened his alliances by working with other composers of note such as Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, Mark Mancina, Andrew Gross, Roy Hay, John Van Tongeren, Michel Colombier, Steve Dorff, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Mark Mothersbaugh, Steve Jablonsky, and James Newton Howard


Hilary Hahn - Hahn began her film recording career as the soloist for James Newton Howard's score for M. Night Shyamalan's The Village in 2004


On October 14, 2005, it was officially announced that James Newton Howard would replace Howard Shore as composer for "King Kong", due to "differing creative aspirations for the score" between Shore and director Peter Jackson add something


Batman Begins - In 2006, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers honored James Newton Howard, Hans_Zimmer, and Ramin Djawadi with an ASCAP *award for composing a film that became one of the top grossing films of 2005


Lady in the Water - Having already formulated ideas for the score the previous year, James Newton Howard wrote it during the early part of 2006, and the orchestral score was recorded over a period of four days in May 2006 by the 91-piece Hollywood Studio Symphony


He followed in 2008 with his eighth Oscar nomination for Edward Zwick's "Defiance" add something


In May 2008 he was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music add something


Blood Diamond (film) - It was composed by James Newton Howard, and won the "Soundtrack of the Year" at the 2008 Classical BRIT *awards


The Dark Knight (film) - Warner Bros. held the world premiere for "The Dark Knight" in New York City on July 14, 2008, screening in an IMAX theater with the film's composers James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer playing a part of the film score live


In 2009, he was awarded a Grammy along with Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack to "The Dark Knight" add something


Howard debuted his work for symphony orchestra, "I Would Plant A Tree," in February 2009 as part of the Pacific Symphony's annual American Composers Festival add something


In September 2010, he was appointed visiting professor of media composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London add something


In October 2015 he was honored with the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement award during the annual Hollywood in Vienna concert add something


On April 7, 2016 it was officially announced that James Newton Howard would compose the score for the upcoming fantasy drama Fantatsic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spin-off/prequel of the Harry Potter " add something


In November 2016 Howard confirmed his return as composer for the sequel "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2" add something


On March 23-24 2019, "Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra" gave the world premiere of Howard's Concerto for Cello & Orchestra with LACO principal cello Andrew Shulman as the soloist add something