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August 2003 CD REVIEWS Founder Len Mullenger

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Editor's Choice

The Film Music of Jerome Moross: The Valley of Gwangi ;   The City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Paul Bateman   Available on Silva Screen FILMCD 161; Running time: 77.53 ; ****(*) 41/2 GSD

Editor's Recommendation

Music composed by Georges Delerue: Our Mother’s House & The 25th Hour;   Limited edition: 3000 copies   Available on Film Score Monthly Golden Age Classics FSM Vol 6 No 10; Running Time: Our Mother’s House 31:18; The 25th Hour 27:31 ; **** 4 IL

Music Composed and Conducted by Jerome Moross: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ;   Available on Film Score Monthly Golden Age Classics FSM Vol 6 No 9; Running Time: 60.00 ; **** 4 GSD

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD (1897-1957): Compilation: Cello Concerto (from Deception), Arias from Korngold’s operas etc; Wendy Nielsen (soprano) Zuill Bailey (cello) Konzertvereinigung Linzer Theaterchor   Bruckner Orchester Linz conducted by Caspar Richter   Available on: ASV CD DCA 1146; Running Time: 58:20 ; **** 4 IL


Compilation:: British Film Classics ;   Available on Chandos Records (CHAN 241-12); 2 CD SET Running Time: 74:00, 67:29 ; *** 3 MH

Compilation:: British Light Music Discoveries Vol. 5 ;   City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gavin Sutherland   Available on White Line (Sanctuary) CD WHL 2144; Running time: 63.35 ; *** 3 IL

Compilation:: Cinema Classics 2003 - Classical source music used in recent releases; Various artists   Available on Naxos 8.556696; Running Time: 73:32 ; *** 3 IL

Various: Cinemix - Various remixed versions of classic French film themes and songs;   Universal France Jazz 067-020-2; Running time: 74.24 ; [No stars] GSD

Music composed by John Barry: Game of Death & Night Games ;   Available on Silva Screen FILMCD123; Game of Death: 37.28; Night Games: 30.40; Running time: 68.08 ; *** 3 Game of Death; ****4 Night Games GSD

Music composed by Jerry Goldsmith: Hawkins on Murder Plus Babe & Winter Kill;   Limited edition: 3000 copies   Film Score Monthly Golden Age Classics FSM Vol 6 No 13; Running Time: 77:24 ; ***(*) 31/2 MH

Ezio Bosso: Io Non Ho Paura (a film by Gabriele Salvatores);   Music played by Quartetto d’Archi and Quartetto d’Archi di Torino   Available On: BMG (Italy – all text in Italian only) 82876512092; Running Time: 53 mins ; **(*) 21/2 IL

Klaus Badelt: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl;   Available on Walt Disney Records 60089-7; Running time: 43.37 ; *(*) 11/2 JW

Compilation:: Stars of the Golden Era ;   Vintage Songs of: Fred Astaire, Nelson Eddy, Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Mario Lanza, Doris Day, Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Edith Piaf, Richard Tauber, Gracie Fields, Vera Lynn and George Formby etc. etc.   Available On: Naxos Nostalgia 2 CDs 8.120754-55; Running Time: 159 mins approx ; ****(*) 41/2 IL

In Concert

Concert Review: British Film Music BBC Proms – 16 August 2003;   BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Singers, Philip Fowke piano, Timothy West narrator, Rumon Gamba conductor; NH

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