January 2000 Film Music CD Reviews

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Danny ELFMAN Sleepy Hollow Conducted by Allan Wilson   HOLLYWOOD HR-62262 [68:02] IL


Ennio MORRICONE The Legend of 1900   OST  Gilda Buttà (piano); Amedeo Tommasi (piano); Gianni Oddi (soprano saxophone); Academia Musicale Italiana conducted by the composer.   SONY SK66767 [51:41] IL


Dave GRUSIN Random Hearts   OST  featuring Terence Blanchard (trumpet); John Patitucci (bass); Harvey Mason (drums) and Dave Grusin (piano).   SONY SK51336 [50:27] IL


Mark ISHAM October Sky   Score composed and produced by Mark Isham, conducted and orchestrated by Ken Kugler ; album also includes seven 'rock and roll' songs from the 1950's   SONY SK 61696 [Total time 52:42 -- Score: 35:42 / Songs: 17:00] GD

Stephen WARBECK A Christmas Carol   Original Television Score   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6071 [44:16] GD

Don DAVIS House on Haunted Hill   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6088 [54:16] GD

Alfred NEWMAN All About Eve. Leave Her to Heaven  Conducted by the composer FILM SCORE Vol. 2 No. 7 [44:21] GD

Bernard HERRMANN Citizen Kane   Joel McNeely conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-5806 [53:01] RB

Bernard HERRMANN Citizen Kane [37 mins] The Magnificent Ambersons [39 mins]   Rosamund Illing (soprano); Neville Taweel (violin); Australian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tony Bremner   Label X ATM CD 2008 [78:16] RB

Bernard HERRMANN and Alfred NEWMAN The Egyptian  Moscow Symphony Orchestra and Choir conducted by William T. Stromberg.   MARCO POLO 8.225078 [71:30] RB

Bernard HERRMANN at Fox Vol. 1: Tender is the Night; A Hatful of Rain; The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit   OSTs   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6052 [74:41] RB

Collection: JOHN WILLIAMS GREATEST HITS 1969-1999.  SONY S2K51333 (2CDs) IL


Collection: Great ComposersELMER BERNSTEIN VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6077 [59:06] IL

Collection: The Film Music of NINO ROTA Original scores and transcriptions played by Massimo Palumbo (piano)    CHANDOS CHAN 9771 [59:12] IL

Arthur HONEGGER Crime et Châtiment. L’Idée. Farinet. Le Déserteur. Le Grand Barrage Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Marco Polo  8.223466 [58:48] IL

Jacques IBERT Macbeth. Golgotha. Don Quichotte. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Marco Polo  8.223287 [77:13] IL

20th Century Fox Classic Musicals Series: Rose of Washington Square OST   Songs performed by Al Jolson and Alice Faye VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6089 [54:03] IL

20th Century Fox Classic Musicals Series: Richard RODGERS and Oscar HAMMERSTEIN II State Fair (1945 and 1962 versions) OSTs VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6090 [72:28] IL

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1962 version:

Jerry GOLDSMITH The Cassandra Crossing OSTs RCA Italy OST 102 [34.09] JH

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