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
October 2002 CD REVIEWS Founder Len Mullenger

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Editor's Choice

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD (1897-1957) : Lieder;   Dietrich Henshel (baritone) with Helmut Deutsch (piano) (Recorded November 2001, Teldex Studio, Berlin)   Harmonia mundi HMC 901780 [75:45] ; [not rated] (IL)

Editor's Recommendation

Ferde GROFÈ : Hollywood Suite; Hudson River Suite; Death Valley Suite ;   Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Stromberg   NAXOS 8.559017 [56:14] ; ***** (IL)

DVD Review Martin Scorsese: A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies ;   bfi (British Film Institute) BFIVD 503 [224 mins] ; ***** (IL)

Recommended

George FENTON: The Blue Planet ;   The BBC Concert Orchestra The Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford Conducted by the composer. Orchestrations by Geoffrey Alexander. Electronic score performed by the composer and David Lawson;   BBC WMSF 6043-2 [55.14] ; ****(*) (GSD)

Compilation: Debbie WISEMAN film and Television Music Something Here;   The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Debbie Wiseman;   SILVA SCREEN SILKD 6035 [71:19] ; ****(*) (GSD)

Jeff DANA: The Kid Stays in the Picture ;   OST;   MILAN 73138 35998-2 [68:58] ; **** (GSD)

Bronislau KAPER: The Prodigal ;   OST;   FILM SCORE MONTHLY Vol. 5 No. 9 [75:11] ; ****(*) (GSD)

Other

Robert RODRIGUEZ and John DEBNEY: Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams ;   OST;   MILAN RECORDS 74321-95850-2 [43:54] ; **(*) (MH)

John OTTMAN: Arac Attack-Eight Legged Freaks ;   OST;   VARÉSE SARABANDE VSD-6380 [47:59] ; *** (MH)

Carter BURWELL: Simone ;   Varese Sarabande VSD-6387 [40:57] ; **** (PT)

Danny LUX : Halloween Resurrection ;   OST;   VARÉSE SARABANDE VSD-6379 [56:07] ; *(*) (MH)

Edward SHEAMUR: Reign of Fire ;   OST;   VARÉSE SARABANDE VSD-6374 [50:38] ; ***(*) (MH) ; *** (PT)

Curio Corner

Compilation: British Light Music Classics No. 4 ;   The New London Orchestra conducted by Ronald Corp;   HYPERION CDA67400 [77:53] ; [not rated] (IL)

If only they had composed for films:-Max REGER (1873-1916): Four Tone Poems after Arnold Böcklin;   Leon Botstein conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra;   TELARC CD-80589 [64:47] ; [not rated] (IL)

Rosemary Clooney: the girl singer ;   BLUEBIRD 09026 63927 2 [40:57] ; **** (IL)

Lena Horne: the young star ;   BLUEBIRD 09026 63964 2 [44:23] ; **** (IL)

Collection: Djanology - Django Reinhardt with the Hot Club of France and Stefan Grapelli;   RCA VICTOR BLUEBIRD 09026 639572 [74:00] ; **** (JC)


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