Although I am not a consistent fan of Philip Glass (with some notable
exceptions), I find his score for the 1985 "Mishima" very much worth
hearing, with or without the film.
Otherwise, in this post-soundtrack-greats era, Tan Dun's music for "Hero"
and "Wo hu cang long" (Tiger/Dragon) is outstanding... if perhaps not
making the suite for the latter an exciting programming choice for a
concert - even if done at the Oregon Bach Festival...:)
I doubt that this list will believe me (at least, not without first-hand
experience), but Clint Eastwood's soundtrack for his "Mystic River" -
as recorded by the Boston Symphony! - ain't no chopped chicken liver
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