December 1999 Film Music CD Reviews (2)

Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
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Reviewers: Ian Lace, Rob Barnett, Paul Tonks,Gary Dalkin, Richard Adams, Jeffrey Wheeler, Didier C Deutsch, Gerald Fenech, Helen San, Kostas Anagnostou, John Huether
Los Angeles correspondent:
Anthony E. Anderson

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Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Piano Quintet in E Major. Suite Op. 23 (1930) Kathryn Brake (Piano); George Marsh (Violin); Claudia Chudacoff (violin); Nancy Thomas Weller (viola), Steven Honigberg (cello).   ALBANY TROY 348 [68:58]

Alan SILVESTRI Back to the Future - The Trilogy John Debney conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra  VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-5950

Max STEINER She OST  A BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Film Music Archives Production FMA/MS104 [72:12]


Collection: Chinese Film Themes Volume 2   The City of Prague Philharmonic conducted by Nic Raine and Mike Townend Silva/GUTS SS21066 [50:54]

Alex NORTH Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the composer   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD 5800

Alfred NEWMAN How the West Was Won OST   RHINO / Turner Classic R2 72458 (2 CDs: 69:31 / 66:26)

Collection: Heart and Soul - New Songs from Ally McBeal featuring Vonda Shepherd SONY/EPIC 495091

Christopher TYNG The Associate Music from the film performed by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Tri-City Singers Gospel Choir   SUPER TRACKS STCD-880 [38:13]

Christopher TYNG Kazam Music from the film performed by the London Symphony Orchestra   SUPER TRACKS STCD-877 [35:42]

Evan H. CHEN Crusade Television Score   SONIC IMAGES 878 278 910 [68:16]

More Promotional Discs

Robert FOLK Nothing to Lose PROMOTIONAL RFCD 002 [45:24]

William ROSS Tin Cup OST   PROMOTIONAL WRCD 02 [29:59]

Arthur RUBINSTEIN Blue Thunder OST   PROMOTIONAL ARCD01 [54:59]

Collection: The Film Music of VAN DYKE PARKS - Wild Bill and The Two JakesSUPER TRACKS/PROMOTIONAL VDPCD001 [50:05]

Wild Bill:

The Two Jakes

Curio Corner

Noel COWARD Collection: If Love Were All Original Musical Cast Recording featuring Twiggy (as Gertrude Lawrence and and Harry Groener (as Noel Coward)   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6083 [55:39]

Burt BACHARACH The Instrumental Side Original Musical Cast Recording featuring Twiggy (as Gertrude Lawrence and and Harry Groener (as Noel Coward)   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6073 [53:10]

Constant LAMBERT Merchant Seaman Suite, with Piano Concerto, Prize-fight and Pomona BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Barry Wordsworth.  ASV White Line CD WHL 2122 [67:26]

Sergey PROKOFIEV Cinderella (also includes Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty*) Narrator: Brian Cant. National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine conducted by Theodore Kuchar and *Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Mogrelia.  NAXOS 8.554610 [69:53]

Collection: THE ONLY MUSICALS ALBUM YOU'LL EVER NEED! Various artists including: Michael Ball, Elaine Paige; Marti Webb; Philip Schofield; Julie Andrews and Marilyn Monroe  RCA VICTOR 2-CDs 74321-60825 2 Mid-price

Collection: The Only Opera Album You'll Ever Need Various Performers RCA Victor/BMG 75605 513562 * CD1 [68:10] / CD2 [72: 46] mid-price

Book Reviews

ALLY McBEAL - the official guide By Tim Appelo HarperCollins Publishers; ISBN: 0060988134  208 pages UK price £12:99 (USA $18.95)          Amazon UK £10.35              Amazon USA $15.16

MUSICHOUND SOUNDTRACKS - The Essential Guide to Film, Television, and Stage Music Edited by Didier C. Deutsch Visible Ink Press. ISBN:1-57859-101-5 $24.95   Amazon $19.96

The Score - Interviews with Film Composers By Michael Schelle 430 pages; softback Silman-James Press, Los Angeles $19:95 £12.10

Amazon UK £10.89  Amazon US $15.96

ARTHUR HONEGGER By Harry Halbreich (Translated by Roger Nichols)  Amadeus Press 680 pages
£32:50  (Amazon UK £24.54)
USA $44:95 (Amazon US $31.47)

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