EDITOR: Ian Lace
Deputy Editor:
Gary S. Dalkin

Reviewers: Ian Lace,
Paul Tonks,Gary Dalkin, Richard Adams, (JW), Didier C Deutsch, Gerald Fenech, Mark Hockley
Los Angeles correspondent: Anthony E. Anderson
August 2002 CD REVIEWS Founder Len Mullenger

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Editor's Special Choice

DVD Review
Ken Russell's : ELGAR ; The classic BBC TV 100th Monitor Programme broadcast on November 11th 1962 - together with a separate showing of the film with commentary by Ken Russell and Michael Kennedy. Plus Michael Kennedy introduces "home movie" footage of Elgar at the Three Choirs Festivals of 1929, 1930 and 1932 And film of Elgar conducting a recording of his Land of Hope and Glory at Abbey Road Studios   bfi (British Film Institute) BFIVD 524 black and white [56 mins – extra material 15 mins] ; ****(*) IL

Editor's Choice

Ernest GOLD: On the Beach. The Secret of Santa Vittoria ;   OSTs   FILM SCORE MONTHLY Vol. 5 No. 7 [77:54] ; ****(*) IL

Editor's Recommendation

Alex WURMAN: Thirteen…Conversations About One Thing ;   Recorder and flutes: Fred Seldon; Harps: Marsha Dickstein and Joanne Turovsky; Piano: Ralph Grierson and Alex Wurman. Orchestrations: Alex Wurman and Tom Calderaro  PROMOTIONAL [20:08] ; **** IL


Danny ELFMAN: Spider-Man ;   OST Conducted by Pete Anthony   COLUMBIA CK 86681 [45:03] ; ***** JW ; **** PT

Henry MANCINI: Victor Victoria ;     Rhino R2 78248 [78:54] ; **** PT


Thomas NEWMAN: The Salton Sea ;   OST  VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6351 ; *** GSD

Bruce BROUGHTON: The Rescuers Down Under ;   OST  DISNEY 60759-7 [44:57] ; ***(*) JW

John DEBNEY: The Scorpion King ;   OST   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6368 [54:39] ; *** IL

David JULYON: Insomnia ;   OST  VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6357 [57:06] ; *** MH

John POWELL : The Bourne Identity ;   "Hollywood Studio Symphony" conducted by Pete Anthony; produced, programmed and arranged by the composer  VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6367 [54:59] ; No stars GSD

Jan A. P. KACZMAREK : The Unfaithful ;   OST  ; *** PT

David ARNOLD: Changing Lanes ;   OST  VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6353 [39:48] ; ** MH

David ARNOLD: Enough ;   OST   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6366 [44:36] ; ***(*) GSD

Harry MANFREDINI: Jason X ;   OST  VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6355 [69:14] ; **(*) MH

John BARRY: The Ipcress File ;   OST  SILVA SCREEN/CARLTON FILMCD 605 [42:37] ; ***(*) MH

André PREVIN / various classical composers : Rollerball ;   Andre Previn conducting the London Symphony Orchestra   Varèse Sarabande VSD-6354 [38.21] ; **** - as a souvenir of the film; ** - as an album GSD

Johnny MANDEL: Point Blank ; Jerry FIELDING; The Outfit;   OST   FILM SCORE MONTHLY Vol. 5 No. 8 [70:59] ; ** GSD

Compilation: Paul MISRAKI: Nous Irons à Paris; Mademoiselle s'amuse; Battement de couer ;   TRAVELLING NAÏVE K1606 [47:08] ; *(*) MH

Compilation: Music for the films of Louis Malle: Stéphane Grapelli – Milou en mai; Fiorenzo Carpi – Zazie dans le metro; Charlie Parker and Sidney Bechet – Le souffle au coeur; Django Rheinhardt – Lacombe lucien; ;   TRAVELLING NAÏVE K1612 [50:39] ; *** IL

Compilation:Music for the films of Jean Renoir: Joseph KOSMA - La bête humaine; Une partie de campagne; La grande illusion; Jean WEINER – Le crime de Monsieur Lange ;   TRAVELLING NIVE K1613 [54:36] ; **(*) IL

Alfred SCHNITTKE (1934-1998): Music for the Movies: My Past and Thoughts (1973;)Agony (1974);The End of St. Petersburg (Ca. 1990); The Master and Margarita (1993);   Rundfunkchor Berlin & Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin/Frank Strobel  CPO 999 796-2 [60:07] ; ***(*) CT

Adolph DEUTSCH: The Maltese Falcon and Other Classic Film Scores (High Sierra, The Mask of Dimitrios, George Washington Slept Here, Northern Pursuit);   William Stromberg conducting the Moscow Symphony Orchestra  Marco Polo 8.255169 [75.11] ; ** GSD

DVD Reviews

Jacques OFFENBACH: Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld);   ARTHAUS MUSIK DVD 100 402 [143 mins] ; *** IL

Curio Corner

Thoroughly Modern Milly ;   Original Broadway Cast Recording   RCA VICTOR 09026-63959-2 [58:42] ; *** IL

Compilation: Richard ROGERS: My Favourite Things 01. Main Title (Oklahoma!) (expanded film version); 02. "My Favorite Things" (The Sound of Music) (vocalist - Martina McBride); 03. "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" (Oklahoma!); (arranged by John Williams, orchestrated by Sammy Nestico); 04. Overture to "Babes in Arms" - orchestration augmented by Danny Troob; 05. "Slaughter on 10th Avenue" (On Your Toes) (version arranged for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra by Hans Spialek); 06. "March of the Clowns" (Nursery Ballet) (world premiere recording of recently rediscovered work); 07. "I Have Dreamed" (The King and I) (vocalist - Jason Danieley); 08. "Grant Avenue" (Flower Drum Song) (arranged by Don Sebesky); 09. "D-Day" (Victory at Sea) ( new version arranged for the current album); 10. "The Sound of Music" (The Sound of Music) (vocalist - Collin Raye); 11. "Mountain Greenery" (The Garrick Gaieties of 1926) (arranged by Sammy Nestico); 12. "The Carousel Waltz" (Carousel); 13. "Shall We Dance?" (The King and I);   Keith Lockhart conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra   RCA VICTOR 09026 63835 2 [58:33] ; **** GSD

Compilation: Richard RODGERS (1902-79) and Lorenz HART (1895-1943): The Ultimate Rodgers and Hart, Vol. 3 ;   Original Cast recordings of excerpts from – Too Many Girls (1939); The Boys from Syracuse (1938); Higher and Higher (1940); Pal Joey (1940); Up and Doing (1940); They Met in Argentina (1941); By Jupiter (1942); Words and Music (film 1948); Young Man with a Horn (film 1950); Mary Jane Walsh, Diosa Costello, Allan Jones, Shirley Ross, Gene Kelly, Patricia Burke, Alberto Vila, Ray Boggier, Mel Torme, Lena Horn, Perry Como, Doris Day Various orchestras and conductors (unknown)  PEARL GEM 0118 [62.52] ; [Not rated] RW

Compilation:: Frank Sinatra in Hollywood Songs from films including: High Society (with Bing Crosby); Anchors Aweigh; Till The Clouds Roll By; On the Town; Three Coins in the Fountain; Young At Heart; Guys and Dolls; The Man With The Golden Arm; The Joker Is Wild; Pal Joey and Can-Can ;   Produced by Ddidier C. Deutsch and Charles L. Granata  REPRISE/TURNER MOVIE CLASSICS PRCD 400062 [69:36] ; *** TC ; ****(*) IL

Book Reviews

William Walton: – The Romantic Loner A centenary Portrait Album By Humphrey Burton and Maureen Murray ;   Oxford University Press. Hardback. 182 pages. ISBN 0-19-816235-9 £25 ; ***** IL

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