Editor: Gary S. Dalkin
Managing Editor: Ian Lace
Reviewers: Glen Aitken, Gary S. Dalkin, Chris and Penny Hill, Mark Hockley, Dimitri Kennaway, Ian Lace, Paul Tonks, David Wishart
July 2004 CD REVIEWS Founder Len Mullenger

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Editor's Choice

Eleni Karaindrou: The Weeping Meadow - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack;   Available on ECM Records / ECM NEW SERIES 1885 / 981 3327; Running time: 44.05 ; ***** 5 DC

John Barry: Dances With Wolves expanded soundtrack;   Orchestrations by Greig McRitchie and Mark McKenzie   Available on Epic/Legacy EK 63555; Running time: 75.48 ; ***** 5 GSD

Editor's Recommendation

George Fenton: Deep Blue ;   BBC Philharmonic and Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford; Electronic score performed by the composer and David Lawson; Orchestrations by Geoffrey Alexander; Additional orchestrations by Julian Kershaw and Simon Chamberlain;   Available on Sony Classical SK 92581; Running Time: 61.14 ; **** 4 GSD

Zbigniew Preisner: Effroyables Jardins ;   Orkiestra Smyczkowa Filharmonii Narodowej conducted by Michal Nesterowicz   Available on Warner / East West 2564-60081-2; Running time: 33.20 ; **** 4 GSD

Marco Beltrami: Hellboy ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande Records VSD-6562; Running Time: 44.58 ; ****(*) 41/2 MH

Harald Kloser: The Day After Tomorrow ;   Available on Varèse Sarabande Records (VSD-6572); Running Time: 38:18 ; *** 3 MH

Dmitry Shostakovich: Hamlet (1964);   Russian Philharmonic conducted by Dimitry Yablonsky   Available On: Naxos 8.557446 (reviewed) / SACD version playable on all CD players available as Naxos 6.110062 ; Running Time: 62:28 ; ***** 5 IL

John Barry: The Chase ;   Available on Columbia Legacy CK 89265; Running time:56.07 ; **** 4 GSD

Erich Wolfgang Korngold : The Adventures of Robin Hood ;   The Moscow Symphony Orchestra conducted by William Stromberg   Available on: Marco Polo 8.225268 - Running Time: 78.27; DVD-Audio version Marco Polo 5.220501 - Running Time: 82.43 ; ***** 5 IL ; ***** 5 GSD

Other

Compilation: Angelina Ballerina Presents Classic Ballet Favourites ;   Various orchestras and conductors   Decca 4761291; CD Running time: 78.30; DVD running time not known ; ***** 5 GSD

Craig Armstrong: Piano Works ;   Available on EMI Records; Running Time: 58.06 ; *** 3 MH

Ferde Grofé (1892-1972): Compilation ;   Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra conducted by William T. Stromberg   Available on: Naxos 6.110002; Running Time: 67:46 ; ***(*) 3 1/2 IL

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): A recital of music orks and transcriptions of his own works for violin and piano;   Joseph Lin (violin) and Benjamin Loeb (piano)   Available on: NAXOS 8.557067; Running Time: 72:06 ; ***** 5 IL

Edward Shearmur: Laws of Attraction ;   Available on: La_la Land Records LLLCD 1019 ; Running Time: 41:16 ; **** 4 IL

Aaron Zigman: The Notebook ;   Available on New Line Records NLR 39031; Running Time: 66:59 ; *** (*) 3 1/2 IL

Various: Reel Chill The Cinematic Chillout Album ;   Music performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Conducted by Paul Bateman, Nic Raine and James Fitzpatrick   Available on Silva Screen Filmxcd 373; Running time: Disc one: 74.15, Disc two: 74.43 ; **(*) 2 1/2 GSD

Alex North: The Shoes of the Fisherman ; also includes Ice Station Zebra demos Michel Legrand; Where Eagles Dare LP album -rerecording Ron Goodwin;   Available On: Film Score Monthly Vol. 7 No. 6; Disc one: 77.09, Disc two: 74.50 ; ****(*) 4 1/2 GSD

Harry Warren, Lyrics by Ralph Blane: Summer Holiday 1947 M-G-M Musical;   Available On: RHINO RHM2 7769; Running Time: 76:50 ; **** 4 IL

Bronislau Kaper: The Swan ;   M-G-M Studio Orchestra conducted by Johnny Green   Available On: Film Score Monthly Vol. 7 No. 5; Running Time: 49:54 ; **** 4 IL

Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim: West Side Story Original soundtrack;   Sony Classical/Legacy; Running time: 79.01 (18.48 minutes of previously unreleased music) ; ***** 5 GSD

Jack Wall: Wrath Unleashed ;   Promo release only; Running Time: 43.27 ; ***(*) 3 1/2 MH

DVD ReviewsDVD

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): Compilation Recital ;   Anne Sofie Von Otter (mezzo-soprano) Bengt Forsberg (piano) Ulf Forsberg (violin); Nils-Erik Sparf (violin); Tobias Ringborg (viola) and Mats Lidström (cello)   Available On: TDK DVD Video DV-VTASO-EUR; Running Time: 91 mins ; **** 5 IL


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