April 2001 Film Music CD Reviews

Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
Founder Len Mullenger

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Compilation: Music from the Movies Various artists and conductors including Placido Domingo, Carlo Bergonzi, Mirella Freni, Herbert von Karajan, and Claudio Abbado
DG Panorama 469 256- 2 CDs [161:07]
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Classical Music selections used as source music from:


Last Action Hero: Mozart - Overture: Le Nozze di Figaro
The Untouchables: Leoncavallo - "Recitar!" from Pagliacci
The Godfather III: Mascagni - Intermezzo (Cavalleria rusticana)
Howards End: Beethoven - Allegro con brio - Symphony No. 5
: Giodano - 'La mamma morta' from Andrea Chénier
Apocalypse Now: Wagner - The Ride of the Valkyries
Amadeus: Mozart "Lacrimosa" from the Requiem
Hannah and Her Sisters: J. S. Bach - Largo from Harpsichord Concerto BWV 1056
The Ladykillers: Boccherini - Menuet cfrom String Quartet G 275
A Room With a View: Puccini - 'O mio babbino caro' from Gianni Schicchi
Anna Karenina: Tchaikovsky - Scene (No. 10) from Swan Lake
Death in Venice: Mahler - Adagietto cfrom Symphony No. 5
Casino: Bach - 'Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder' from the St. Matthew Passion
Elvira Madiagan: Mozart - Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21
Punchline: Khachaturian - Sabre Dance from Gayaneh
The Witches of Eastwick: Puccini - 'Nessun dorma' from Turandot
A Clockwork Orange: Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1


2001: A Space Odyssey: Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathrustra (opening)
Fatal Attraction: Puccini - 'Un bel di vedremo' from Madama Butterfly
Kolya: Dvorak - Moderato from String Serenade
Wall Street: Verdi - 'Questa o quella' from Rigoletto
J.F.K.: Mozart - Andante from Horn Concerto No. 2
Diva: Catalani - 'Ebben?…Ne andrò lontana' from La Wally
Shine: Rachmaninov - Prelude op. 3 no. 2
Out of Africa: Mozart - Adagio from Clarinet Concerto
Platoon: Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings
10: Ravel - Bolero
Jurassic Park: John Williams - Main Title
Dances with Wolves: John Barry - 'John Dunbar' theme
Braveheart: James Horner - Main Title
The English Patient: Gabriel Yared - Main Title
Titanic: James Horner - 'My Heart Will Go On'
Star Wars: John Williams The Throne Room and End Title
Excalibur: Orff - 'O Fortuna' from Carmina Burana

A glance through the content list of this 2 CD presentation will sell or not sell this compilation to you. You can be assured that all the performances are top drawer selected from the impressive core-classical repertoire DG recordings, made by top artists in impressive sound. You will also notice there are some tracks on CD2 devoted to film music by John Williams, James Horner, John Barry and Gabriel Yared.

At such an attractive price this is a bargain that must be hard to resist -- and it does provide a very good introduction to classical music.

****(*) Ian Lace

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