Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Late James Horner had ties to Slovakia

RECENTLY deceased U.S. composer James Horner was not only the author of the music to several Oscar-awarded films, but he also had Slovak roots. 

(Source: AP/TASR)

Horner died aged 61 in a plane crash in southern California on June 22.

Horner, the prolific film composer who also scored Aliens, Avatar, Braveheart and A Beautiful Mind, had a father of  Slovak origin, who migrated to the United States before World War II from Holíč, Trnava Region. He then settled in Los Angeles where young Horner was born, the Denník N daily reported on its website.

His Slovak origin was however not reflected in his music, as Horner was a fan of Celtic music. This became one of the typical signs of his music which distinguishes him from others, according to Denník N.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Slovak healthcare needs thousands of medical workers

Slovak doctors, nurses and midwives are not hesitating in finding better work conditions abroad.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Study shows construction of Eastring gas pipeline is feasible

Construction of the interconnector may begin in 2022.

Variants of the possible route of Eastring

Spectacular Slovakia #3: Unexpected hiking (Enjoy Bratislava's greenery) Audio

In Slovakia, you can hike in the capital city. Listen to the latest episode of our travel podcast to find out more.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between September 21 and September 30, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Kapitulská