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Editor's Choice

Elmer Bernstein: Zulu Dawn ;    Orchestrations by Christopher Palmer; The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Available on Cerberus Records CTS-CD 0201 Running time: 47.33 ; ***** 5 GSD

Editor's Recommendation

Philip Glass : The Hours ;    Availiable on Nonesuch 7559-79693-2 Running time: 57.41 ; **** 4 GSD

Pino Donaggio: Blow Out ;    Available from Prometheus Records PCR 515 (limited edition of 2500)Running time: 51.18 ; **** 4 GSD

Stanley Myers: The Martian Chronicles ;    Limited edition release available on Airstrip One (AOD 003) Running Time: 47:17 ; **** 4 GA; GSD

Elliot Goldenthal: Frida ;    Conducted by Stephen Mercurio OST/Enhanced Disc   Available on Deutsche Grammophon 289 474 150-2 Running time 52.44 ; ***** 5 JW

Other

Krishna Levy: 8 Women ; with 8 songs sung by the eight stars    Available on Fidélité /Mars/WEA R2 73836 Running Time: 41:07 ; *** 3 IL

Wojciech Kilar : Bram Stoker's Dracula and Other Film Music ;    Conducted by Antoni Wit Cracow Philharmonic Chorus Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Recorded in Grzegorz Fitelberg Concert Hall, Katowice in November 1997;   Available on MARCO POLO 8.225153 Running time: 63.39 ; *** 3 GH

Stephen Endelman: Evelyn ;    {number etc}Available on DECCA 440 064 851-1 Running time: 43.36 ; {rating}** 2 {reviewer intitials}JW

Various: Here Come the Classics Volume 6 ;    Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Nick Ingman   RPO Running Time: 67:56 ; **** 4 PT *** 3 GSD

Jay Livingston and Ray Evans: Livingston and Evans Songbook ;    Featuring Jay Livingston (pianist and vocalist), Michael Feinstein (pianist, vocalist) Melissa Manchester (vocalist)    Available on Feinery FCD-3101-2 Running Time: 75:55 ; ***(*) 3 IL

Robert Drasin, Gerald Fried, Jerry Goldsmith, Walter Scharf, Lalo Schifrin, Richard Shores, Morton Stevens: The Man From UNCLE ;    FSMCD Vol. 5, No. 18 (2CDS) Running Time disc 1: 77:05; disc 2: 76:08 ; **(*) 2 GSD

Hugo Friedhofer1; Elmer Bernstein 2 Never So Few1 ; 7 Women 2;    Available on Film Score Monthly Vol. 5 No. 20 Running Time: 74:35 ; Never So Few: **** 4; 7 Women: *** 3 IL

James Newton Howard: The Package ;    Available on Prometheus Records (PCR 516) Running Time: 50:41 ; **** 4 MH

Craig Armstrong : The Quiet American ;    Academy Award Promo Running Time: 47:56 ; ***(*) 3.5 PT

Miklós Rózsa: The Seventh Sin ;    Available on: Film Score Monthly (Vol 5 No. 17) Running Time: 59:26 ; ***(*) 3 IL

Jerry Goldsmith: The Swarm ;    Orchestrated by Arthur Morton and conducted by Jerry Goldsmit   Available on Prometheus PCR 517 Running time: 72.38 ; **** 4 GSD

DVD Reviews

Giuseppe Verdi: La Travíata ;    Director and Set Designer: Franco Zeffirelli; Orchestra and Chorus of Fondazione Arturo Toscanini conducted by Plácido Domingo; [Special features: Making of "La Traviata", Clips and Interviews]; (Recorded at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi, Busseto, February 2002)   TDK DVD Video DV-OPLTR [Opera: 139 mins. Features: 66 mins] ; ****(*) 4 IL

Amornpong Methakunawut : Tears of the Black Tiger A Five Star and Film Bangkok Production starring Chartchai Ngamsan and Stella Malucchi. Written and Directed by Wisit Sasanatieng;    Available on: Pathé DVD Video P9040DVD Running Time: 97:00 mins Presented in 1:85:1 ratio (approx) Widescreen version 16.9 Dolby Digital. Language: Thai with English subtitles; **(*) 2 IL


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