August 2003 Film Music CD Reviews

Film Music Editor: Gary S. Dalkin
Managing Editor: Ian Lace
Music Webmaster Len Mullenger

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Compilation: Cinema Classics 2003  
Various artists
  Classical source music used in recent releases (see below for content)
  Available on Naxos 8.556696   Running Time: 73:32
Crotchet   Amazon UK

cinema classics 2003

  • 8 Mile – Rimsky Korsakov - Flight of the Bumble Bee (Tsar Saltan)
  • About Schmidt - Satie – Gnossienne No. 4
  • Catch Me If You Can – Haydn - Piano Concerto No. 11 (2nd movement)
  • Star Trek: Nemesis – Mompou – Cançons I danses No. 6
  • 28 Days Later - Bach/Gounod – Ave Maria
  • City By The Sea – Chopin – ‘Raindrop’ Prelude
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding – Johann Strauss II – Wiener Blut
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – J.S. Bach – Piano Concerto No. 5 (2nd movement)
  • I Spy – Brahms – Hungarian Dance No. 5
  • K-19 The Widowmaker – Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata (1st movement)
  • The Sum of All Fears – Puccini – Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
  • The Pianist – Chopin – Ballad No. 1 in G minor
  • Sweet Sixteen – Mozart – Der Hölle Rache (Die Zauberflöte)
  • A Beautiful Mind – Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 11 (1st movement)

Here is an excellent idea from Naxos; to promote their super budget classics range by marketing this selection of classical source music for films that have so recently been in the theatres or are currently appearing on the new releases shelves of the video hire stores.

At Film Music on the Web, the largest number of queries we field are about what source music appeared in what film, so here is an opportunity to hear those classical tunes in full. This is an attractive compilation of fourteen well performed, well recorded pieces that range from the familiar like the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata and Puccini’s Nessun Dorma to the more obscure Mompou (whose Cançons deserve to be far better known) and to the eccentric Gnossiennes by Satie.

Ian Lace

*** 3

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