May 2000 Film Music CD Reviews

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Franz WAXMANRebecca    1990 re-recording with Adriano conducting The Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra    Marco Polo 8.223399 *[72:25]

Franz WAXMAN Sunset Boulevard: The Classic Film Scores of Franz Waxman (Featuring music from Rebecca plus Prince Valiant, A Place in the Sun, The Bride of Frankenstein, Sunset Boulevard, Old Acquaintance, The Philadelphia Story and Taras Bulba  Charles Gerhardt conducting the National Philharmonic Orchestra    Dolby surround    RCA Victor (BMG Classics) GD80708  [53:36][GD]

Jerry GOLDSMITH Take A Hard Ride  OST   FILM SCORE MONTHLY Vol. 3 No.1 [46:40] [GD]
John BARRY Born FreeFrederic Talgorn conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6084[GD]
Collection: Movie Memories - A Golden Age revisited Richard Kaufman conducts the Nuremburg Symphony Orchestra    VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6124 [69:40 ] [MH]

Collection: Carl DAVIS  The Silents New scores for Classic silent films composed and conducted by Carl Davis    SILVA SCREEN 2CDs FILMXCD 326 [138:59][MH]


Collection: A History of Horror from Nosferatu to The Sixth Sense    The City of Prague Philharmonic and Crouch End Festival Chorus conducted by Nic Raine. Electronic music realised by Mark Ayres. Also featuring The Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carl Davis, Neil Richardson & Kenneth Alwyn    2CD set with Dolby Surround and HDCD encoding  SILVA SCREEN FILMXCD 331  [Disc 1: 72:43 Disc 2: 65:57][GD]
Collection: Lalo SCHIFRIN: Jazz Goes To Hollywood  Music composed and conducted by Lalo Schifrin featuring: Ernie watts (saxophone); Nils Landgren (trombone); Sandra Booker (vocals); Wolfgang Haffner (drums) and WDR Big Band    ALEPH 016 [66:28][IL]

Pino DONAGIO Giovanni Falcone OST  PACIFIC TIME PTE-8524-2 [41:01][MH]
Nicola PIOVANI Dear Diary (Caro Diaro)    OST    PACIFIC TIME PTE-8523-2 [26:31][IL]
Collection: Adventures of Superman Music from the 1950s Television series    VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6093 [72:17][GD] 
Virgil THOMSON Louisiana Story; The Plow that Broke the Plains   Ronald Corp conducts The New London Orchestra    HYPERION CDA66576 [68:06][IL]
Michael WHALEN Titanic: Anatomy of a Disaster    Soundtrack of the Discovery Channel Documentary    CENTAUR CRC-2380 [51:31][JW]
Collection: Essential Soundtracks FilmFour2CDs [78:01] and [67:19][IL]
Curio Corner
Andreas VOLLENWEIDER (harp - with Carly Simon and various vocalists and instrumentalists) Cosmopoly SONY SK 89096 [57:54][IL]
Patrick DOYLE, Wynton MARSALIS, and Edgar MEYER Listen to the Storyteller - A Trio of Musical Tales from Around The World - told by Kate Winslet, Wynton Marsalis and Graham Greene   Joshua Bell (violin); Edgar Meyer (Bass solo); Jerry Douglas (Dobro solo)  Orchestra of St. Lukes conducted by Robert Sadin (The Fiddler and the Dancin' Witch) and Steven Mercurio SONY SK 60283 [59:41] [RV]
Various ratings
Jason HOWARD Make Believe: The Hollywood Baritones   SILVA SCREEN RECORDS SILKD 6022 (71:15)[MH]
British Light Music Classics Vol 3New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp  
Hyperion CDA67148 [78:45]  Includes: Portrait of a Flirt; In a Persian Market; Montmartre, In Party Mood; Theatreland; Rediffusion March, Miss Melanie; On a Spring note; Melody on the Move; Little Serenade; Woodland Revel; Soldiers in the Park; In Party Mood; Valse Septembre;[IL]
Joseph HOLBROOKE Piano Concerto No. 1 `The Song of Gwyn ap Nudd' 

Haydn WOOD Piano Concerto in D minor (first recording)   Hamish Milne (piano) BBC Scottish Orchestra conducted by Martyn Brabbins.    Hyperion CDA67127 [69:19][IL]

Collection: Amore - Great Italian Love Arias (Various artists)   SONY SFK 89224 [IL]
CD Review

Eyes Wide Shut A screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Frederick Raphael and its inspiration  Dream Story by Arthur Schnitzle   Penguin Paperback 186 pages

Jocelyn POOK Eyes Wide Shut   OST    WARNER Sunset/ Reprise 9362-47450-2 [57:50][IL]

The 10th Kingdom by Kathryn Wesley Harper Collins Entertainment Paperback 430 pages ISBN 0-00-710265-8 £6:99

Anne DUDLEY The 10th Kingdom  OST VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD 6115 [54:12] [IL]

Book Review

C.S. LEWIS The Complete Chronicles of Narnia (with illustrations, hand coloured by the artist, Pauline Baynes and an Introduction by Brian Sibley)  Comprising:- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Horse and His Boy, Prince Caspian, The Voyage of "The Dawn Treader", The Silver Chair, The Last Battle And the book that started all the Narnia adventures -The Magician's Nephew   Harper Collins - Hardback 8½" X 11¼", 522 pages. ISBN 0-00-185713-4 £29:99 [IL]

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