Music Webmaster Len Mullenger


September 1998

A BUMPER month with 27 recordings reviewed

Thomas NEWMAN The Horse Whisperer   OST   HOLLYWOOD 162 137-2


George GERSHWIN Porgy & Bess (complete)   Willard White (Porgy); Cynthia Haymon (Bess); Damon Evans (Sporting Life); with Cynthia Carey, Bruce Hubbard, Marietta Simpson; Gregg Baker; Harolyn Blackwell; Glyndebourne Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Simon Rattle   EMI 3CD set CDS5 56220 2 [189:32]

George GERSHWIN The Complete Orchestral Collection Erich Kunzel conducting the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra  TELARC 2CD-80445   Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F for Piano and Orchestra; Variations on "I Got Rhythm" and Rialto Ripples Rag (William Tritt - piano); Second Rhapsody (Stewart Goodyear - piano);An American in Paris; Cuban Overture; Lullaby; Walking the Dog; Mexican DanceCatfish Row (Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess)

George GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue; 2nd Rhapsody; Piano Concerto in F  Howard Shelley (piano); Yan Pascal Tortelier conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra   Chandos CHAN 9092

Kurt WEILL/Ira GERSHWIN/Moss HART Lady in the Dark   Royal National Theatre Production  TER CDTER 1244 Dolby Surround [70:50]

Erich WOLFGANG KORNGOLD Symphony in F sharp; The Sea Hawk Suite  Oregon SO conducted by James DePreist  DELOS DE3234 [62:00]

Eric Wolfgang KORNGOLD The Sea Hawk  Utah SO conducted by Varujan Jojian   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-47304 [44:28]
                     (RELEASED 1987)


Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Suite for 2 Violins, Cello and Piano Left Hand
Franz SCHMIDT Quintet in G Major for 2 Violins, Viola, Cello and Piano Left Hand  Leon Fleisher (piano); Joseph Silverstein and Jaime Laredo (violins); Michael Tree (viola) Yo-Yo Ma (cello) SONY SK 48253

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Piano Music  Ingrid Jacoby CARLTON 30366 01102  Fairytale Pictures; Four Little Caricatures; Much Ado About Nothing; Pierrot's Dance Song (The Dead City); Don Quixote; Four Waltzes for Piano; Tales of Strauss

Bernard HERRMANN Garden of Evil; Prince of Players   William T. Stromberg conducting the Moscow SO   MARCO POLO 8.223841

Bernard HERRMANN Jane Eyre (1943)  Slovak (Bratislava) RSO/Adriano  Marco Polo 8.223535 [68:15]

Bernard HERRMANN The Ghost and Mrs Muir  Orchestra conducted by Elmer Bernstein VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-47254 (1975 recording)


Bernard HERRMANN Torn Curtain (the unused score) Joel McNeely conducts The National Philharmonic Orchestra  VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-5817 [48:35]

John WILLIAMS Thomas and the King - stage production with lyrics by James Harbert James Smilie; Dilys Hamlett; Caroline Villiers  TER CDTER 1009 [50:04]

Excerpts from: Prince Valiant; The Seven Year Itch; Beneath the Twelve Mile Reef; The Razor's Edge; The rains of Ranchipur; Viva Zapata; Love is a Many Splendoured Thing; The Ghost of Mrs Muir; Captain from Castile; Journey to the Centre of Earth; Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?; Daddy Long Legs; The Tall Men; Leave Her to Heaven; All About Eve; The Stripper; Violent Saturday; Song of Bernadette; Anna and the King of Siam; Rio Conchos; Prince of Players; The Best of Everything; The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit; The President's Lady; Patton; Garden of Evil; A Man Called Peter.


Randy EDELMAN Six Days, Seven Nights OST  HOLLYWOOD 162 163-2

James NEWTON HOWARD A Perfect Murder  OST      VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-5946 [30:22]

James HORNER Titanic: The Essential James Horner Film Music Collection: an anthology of highlights from 20 of his film scores (1980-97) SILVA SCREEN FILMXCD197 2CDs [61:54] [52:45] (2 CDs for the price of one)

David FERGUSON The View from Now: Film and TV themes. Contract orchestra CHANDOS CHAN 9679 [63:00]
Music from: Cracker (2 selections); The Woman in White; Bravo 2 Zero; A Dark Adapted Eye (2 selections); American Visions (3 selections); The Ice House; Some Kind of Life; Albert Camus; Hostile Water; Bad Girl; Marilyn; Life after Life; Breakout; Disaster at Valdez

Brian LOCK The Land Girls OST (Tracks 9 13 15 199 are not by Lock but in most cases by Matthew Scott) orchestra conducted by David Firman SILVA Screen FILMCD300 [53:39]

Christopher GUNNING Firelight  OST- orchestra conducted by the composer  Silva Screen FILMCD198 [47:12]

Basil POLEDOURIS Conan The Barbarian (1982) OST The Orchestra and Chorus of Santa Cecilia and Radio SO of Rome conducted by the composer   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD5390 [67:10]


Jerry GOLDSMITH The Flint Movies In Like Flint (1967); Our Man Flint (1966)    OSTs   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD5935 [65:00]

Jerry GOLDSMITH THE OMEN The Essential Jerry Goldsmith Film Music Collection   City of Prague PO/Nic Raine (Crouch End Festival Chorus)  SILVA Screen 2 CDS FILMXCD199 [132:58]

SCREEN EXTRAVAGANZA The Best of BRITISH TV and Film Music    National SO conducted by the composers (in most cases)  2 CDS MCI MPMCD2 004 [131:11]

BARRINGTON PHELOUNG: Inspector Morse; Nostradamus; Truly, Madly Deeply.
George FENTON: Memphis Belle
Colin TOWNS: Vampire's Kiss; Puppetmasters
Debbie WISEMAN: Haunted; Tom and Viv; Good Guys.
Joseph HOROWITZ: Rumpole of the Bailey
Christopher GUNNING: Under Suspicion; Cold Lazarus
Carl DAVIS: Pride and Prejudice; The French Lieutenant's Woman; Champions.
Ron GOODWIN: The Battle of Britain; Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; 633 Squadron.

CINEMA CHORAL CLASSICS/CINEMA CHORAL CLASSICS II  Crouch End Festival Chorus/David Temple   City of Prague PO/Paul Bateman SILVA Classics SILKD6015 (Vol I) [71:33] SILKD6017 (Vol II) [73:23]

Volume 1

Volume 2

MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES "Beautiful arrangements performed by The 101 Strings Orchestra" Themes from 22 movies  EMPORIO EMPRCD001 [69:14]

No stars awarded

Leonard BERNSTEIN West Side Story Kiri Te Kanawa; José Carreras; Tatiana Troyanos; Kurt Ollmann; Marilyn Horne; Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Leonard Bernstein  DG 457 199-2 [76'36]

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