“I have always admired Misha Segal as a very talented musician and composer”
“Segal’s score is resonant and chilling …”
“…Segal’s music makes you bounce around in your seat…”
“Music is frightening and intellectually fascinating…”
“The film, Phantom of the Opera, relies heavily on Misha Segal’s bone-chilling score.”
“Misha Segal utilized a highly thematic style, following the characters and their interactions with specific musical motifs… I prefer the Segal score to Weber’s because of its greater dynamic; its stronger sense of larger-than-life dramatics and the sheer size of its orchestrations appeals to me more…” –
"With the new Andrew Lloyd Weber Phantom movie in theatres, I hope more people can start paying attention to this hidden little gem of a soundtrack.
The main theme, played in Don Juan Triumphant, Graveyard Violin, and the Finale, is one of the most darkly beautiful themes I've heard. Graveyard Violin is simply amazing, escalating from a wonderfully played solo violin into the theme being played by the entire orchestra. Other highlights of this album include the songs sung by wonderful vocalist, Nancy Fontana: The Jewel Song and Don Juan Triumphant. Misha Segal's full orchestral music is top-notch, multi-textured and haunting, which lends a dark and lush gravity to the movie. And it holds its ground strongly as a stand-alone soundtrack, which is probably why this is still available in stores. Compared to the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical, I feel that this soundtrack is much, much darker and bleaker. To me, this captures more of the feeling of the novel."
I have finally found this soundtrack after searching for it everywhere else for such a long time, I would have to say this movie soundtrack is one of the best!! Worth the money and if you have some left over you might as well buy the movie because both are truly magnificent.
“..the music was highly energetic, deeply compelling and thought provoking”