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Hearing a bigger picture

He has written the music for 125 films, including the latest, ‘Angels & Demons’, but Hans Zimmer baulks at the idea of being seen as a ‘grand composer’. And the terror before each new project still drives him crazy, he tells JOCELYN CLARKE


Clash of the composers

Why is Mendelssohn regarded as sentimental and second-rank? Because his reputation was wrecked by Wagner, who had his own ambitions for German culture, writes Tom Service