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DECEMBER Reviews 1999  [return to monthly index]  [search]

Philip GLASS Dracula A new score for the 1931 Bela Lugosi classic   CD and VIDEO review; Don DAVIS House of Frankenstein; Hans J. SALTER and Paul DESSAU House of Frankenstein; James NEWTON HOWARD The Sixth Sense; John FRIZZELL Teaching Mrs Tingle; David ARNOLD The World is Not Enough 007 ; Hans ZIMMER The Peacemaker; Various / Chris BECK Buffy the Vampire Slayer; Craig ARMSTRONG The Bone Collector; Christopher YOUNG In Too Deep; Joe HISAISHI Princess Mononoke; Bernard HERRMANN at Fox Vol 2: The Garden of Evil; Prince of Players; King of the Khyber Rifles;  Richard HARVEY Animal Farm; Miklos ROZSA at M-G-M; Georges AURIC Orphée. Ruy Blas. Thomas l'imposteur; Georges AURIC La Belle et La Bête; Collection: Cinema Du Monde Music from European Films; ARTHUR HONEGGER Les Miserables (suite, 1933) La roue (overture, 1922) Mermoz (2 suites, 1943) Napoleon (suite, original version, 1926-7); ARTHUR HONEGGER Les Miserables from the 1933 film; ARTHUR HONEGGER Mayerling, Regain (suite I, 1937) Regain (suite II, 1937) Le demon de l'Himalaya (2 symphonic movements, 1935); THE FILM MUSIC OF ARTHUR HONEGGER (1892-1950) And JACQUES IBERT (1890-1962) A composite review by Didier C. Deutsch;      Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Piano Quintet in E Major. Suite Op. 23 (1930); Alan SILVESTRI Back to the Future - The Trilogy; Max STEINER She; Collection: Chinese Film Themes Volume 2; Alex NORTH Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Alfred NEWMAN How the West Was Won; Heart and Soul - New Songs from Ally McBeal ; Christopher TYNG The Associate; Christopher TYNG Kazam; Evan H. CHEN Crusade; Robert FOLK Nothing to Loose; William ROSS Tin Cup; Arthur RUBINSTEIN Blue Thunder; VAN DYKE PARKS - Wild Bill and The Two Jakes; Noel COWARD Collection: If Love Were All; Burt BACHARACH The Instrumental Side; Constant LAMBERT Merchant Seaman Suite, with Piano Concerto, Prize-fight and Pomona; Sergey PROKOFIEV Cinderella (also includes Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty*); THE ONLY MUSICALS ALBUM YOU'LL EVER NEED!; The Only Opera Album You'll Ever Need; BOOK REVIEWS   ALLY McBEAL - the official guide ; MUSICHOUND SOUNDTRACKS - The Essential Guide to Film, Television, and Stage Music; The Score - Interviews with Film Composers                    

NOVEMBER Reviews 1999  [return to monthly index]  [search]

Collection: SHAKESPEARE STORIES Adapted from Lambs’ Tales from Shakespeare by Jane McCulloch; Simon BOSWELL A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Nino ROTA Romeo & Juliet ; Nellee HOOPER, Craig ARMSTRONG, & Marius DE VRIES   Romeo + Juliet Vol. 2; Nino ROTA The Taming of the Shrew; Cole PORTER Kiss Me Kate! ; Patrick DOYLE Much Ado About Nothing; Hamlet ; Henry V ; Marco BELTRAMI The Minus Man;  Trevor RABIN Deep Blue Sea; Michael KAMEN The Iron Giant; Mark SNOW Crazy in Alabama; Bruce ROWLAND Journey to the Centre of the Earth; Miklos Rozsa at MGM; Sony Music 100 Years: Soundtrack for a Century: Movie Music, Broadway; Collection: The Twilight Zone (The 40th Anniversary Collection); Collection: Cinema Century 2000 ; Collection: Bond Back in Action Music; THE ESSENTIAL JAMES BOND; VANGELIS: Reprise 1990-99; Collection: EARL WILD Goes to the Movies; Jean-Claude Petit Cyrano de Bergerac;  Kristopher CARTER, Michael McCUISTION, Lolita RITMANIS, Shirley WALKER Batman Beyond; Anne DUDLEY Ancient & Modern Music; Elmer BERNSTEIN The Comancheros; Jerry GOLDSMITH Contract on Cherry Street; Miklós RÓSZA  Ben Hur; Bruce BROUGHTON The Lighter Side; Don DAVIS Invasion; Don DAVIS Warriors of Virtue; John MORRIS The Scarlet Letter; Edmund CHOI Wide Awake, The Castle ;Richard GIBBS First Kid; Hummie MANN Dracula Dead and Loving It; David NEWMAN Brokedown Palace; Collection: Stu PHILLIPS  The Stu Phillips Anthology: Battlestar Galactica; Nicholas PIKE The Shining; Mervyn WARREN Steel;  Scott GILMAN Seven Days; Nigel HESS TV Themes; ROBERT RUSSELL BENNETT Abraham Lincoln Symphony; WYNTON MARSALIS: At the Octoroon Balls: String Quartet No. 1, The Fiddler's Tale: Ballet Suite; Sweet Release/Ghost Story;
BOOK REVIEW Halliwell's Film & Video Guide 2000

OCTOBER Reviews 1999  [return to monthly index]  [search]

Jocelyn POOK Eyes Wide Shut ; Jerry GOLDSMITH The 13th Warrior; Don DAVIS Universal Soldier The Return; Michael NYMAN & Damon ALBARN Ravenous; David NEWMAN Bowfinger; Carlo CRIVELLI La Balia.* Del Perduto Amore;  Paolo BUONVINO Come Te Nessuno Mai ; Wojciech KILAR La Neuvième Porte (The Ninth Gate); Collection: The Film Music of Georges AURIC; Collection: Max STEINER at the Movies - King Kong; This is Cinerama; Death of a Scoundrel; Collection: Bernard HERRMANN at the movies - Battle of Nereveta; Sisters; Night Digger; Collection: Alex North at the Movies - Cheyenne Autumn; Dragonslayer; Cinerama South Seas Adventure; Bernard HERRMANN Citizen Kane; Nino ROTA Il Giornalino di Gian Burrasca; Alfred NEWMAN Prince of Foxes; Elmer BERNSTEIN The Magnificent Seven; Elmer BERNSTEIN The Great Escape; Basil POLEDOURIS The Blue Lagoon; Jerome MOROSS The Cardinal; David SHIRE The Taking of Pelham One Two; John BARRY Monte Walsh;Elton JOHN and Tim RICE  The Lion King; Trevor RABIN Deep Blue Sea; Michael KAMEN The Iron Giant; Collection: Famous Classical Chinese Film Themes 1; Collection: EVERGREEN - Music from the Films of Barbra Streisand; Collection: Glen Gould at the Cinema             

SEPTEMBER Reviews 1999 (Supplement)  [return to monthly index]  [search]

Luis BACALOV The Love Letter; Elmer BERNSTEIN The Deep End of the Ocean; Jonathan GOLDSMITH Such A Long Journey ; Carter BURWELL The General's Daughter; George FENTON A Destiny of Her Own; Craig ARMSTRONG Best Laid Plans ;YANNI Steal the Sky; John DEBNEY Dick; Collection: Alfred Hitchcock 100 Years - A Bernard HERRMANN film score tribute;   Bernard HERRMANN Jason and the Argonauts ;Max Steiner Gone with the Wind (with bonus tracks) ; Hans Zimmer Music Inspired by the Film K2;Marvin HAMLISCH Sophie's Choice; John BARRY High Road To China; Collection: CINEMA SERENADE 2 The Golden Age; Collection: The Best of Star Trek; Collection: This is Science Fiction; Stu PHILIPSBattlestar Galactica ; Collection: Greatest Science Fiction Hits IV ; Jay CHATTAWAYStar Trek - The Next Generation Nostalgia/Curio Corner Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Sextet. String Quartet No. 3 ;Miklos RÓZSA Complete Works for solo piano; George GERSHWIN - Girl Crazy; Book Review 70 YEARS OF THE OSCAR - The official History of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne.

SEPTEMBER Reviews 1999  [return to monthly index]  [search]

Collection: Alfred Hitchcock Presents…Signatures in Suspense; Collection: Psycho – The Essential Alfred Hitchcock; FEATURE FILM  Douglas Gordon's vision of Bernard HERRMANN's Vertigo; Jerry GOLDSMITH The Haunting; Elmer BERNSTEIN Wild Wild West Music; Lalo SCHIFRIN Tango; John OTTMAN Lake Placid; Alessandro VLAD and Stefano ARNALDI Tea with Mussolini; Mark McKENZIE Durango; Charlie MOLE An Ideal Husband; Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Devotion; Max STEINER Distant Drums; South of St Louis; Cloak and Dagger; My Girl Tisa; Dimitri TIOMKIN Lost Horizon; Collection: Great Composers (of Film Music) John Williams; Leonard BERNSTEIN Wonderful Town ; Ennio MORRICONE A Fistful of Sounds: A Fistful of Dollars. For A Few Dollars More. Once Upon a Time in the West; Ennio MORRICONE La Musica, Il Cinema; John BARRY Raise the Titanic; Collection: Prelude to a Kiss ; Collection: A Tenor at the Movies: Tito Beltrán; Burt BACHARACH Promises, Promises; Jule STYNE Sugar; Percy GRAINGER Short pieces for piano; Collection: TREASURES OF OPERETTA; Collection: Ca c’est Paris!; Collection: Forces’ Sweethearts; Sarah O’Brien (cello) - dans mes rêves je reviens; BOOK REVIEW Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies                

AUGUST Reviews 1999  [return to monthly index]  [search]

Franz WAXMAN Mr Skeffington; Ennio MORRICONE One Upon A Time in America;  Alfred NEWMAN The Song of Bernadette; Danny ELFMAN Instinct; Paul GRABOWSKY Noah's Ark; Duke ELLINGTON Anatomy of a Murder; Giovanni TOMMASO La Prima Volta; David A STEWART Cookies Fortune;Collection: Cinema Romance; Collection: The WILD WEST; ROY BUDD The Stone Killer,  The Marseille Contract, The Wild Geese, Kidnapped, Flight of the Doves;  Christopher FRANKE  Babylon 5: The River of Souls; Bob FOSSE's Sweet Charity; Tango Libre;  Collection: CINEMA CLASSICS 1999; Christopher YOUNG Entrapment;   John CARPENTER (In Association With Alan HOWARTH) Big Trouble In Little China             

JULY 1999  [return to monthly index]  [search]

The music of George and Ira GERSHWIN, IRVING BERLIN; JEROME KERN and COLE PORTER for:- FRED ASTAIRE - Let's face the Music and Dance - A centenary celebration. Don DAVIS The Matrix Richard ADDINSELL Film Music Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD's arrangements of Mendelssohn's music for Max Reinhardt's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD Songs and Chamber Music Nino ROTA Il cappello di paglia di Firenza(The Florentine Straw Hat) John WILLIAMS Jane Eyre , Collection: I SALONISTI play Film Music; Collection: Amazing Stories   John WILLIAMS Amazing Stories - main title and end title (1985-1987), The Mission, Georges DELERUE Dorothy and Ben John WILLIAMS The Missouri Breaks  David MANSFIELD Heaven's Gate; Collection THE SNOW FILES - the film Music of Mark SNOW ; Collection: Great Movie Classics - GERSHWIN/MORRICONE/ROTA; Mike POST NYPD Blue - The Best of Mike Post   Joseph LoDUCA Xena - Warrior Princess Vol 4 Joseph LoDUCA Hercules - The Legendary Journeys Vol 3 James HORNER Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan Bruce MONTGOMERY and Eric ROGERS - THE CARRY ON ALBUM -Music by from the Carry On films 1958-1975; MAME - Music by Jerry Herman. Anna Russell Encore? Zez CONFREY (1895-1971) Piano Music VIDEO THE SECRET POLICEMAN'S THIRD BALL

JUNE 1999  [return to monthly index]   [search]

John WILLIAMS Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace; Jerry GOLDSMITH The Mummy;  Collection: The Lion's Roar: M-G-M Film Scores 1935-1965; Max STEINER They Died With Their Boots On; Franz WAXMAN (1906-1967) Goyana; Carmen Fantasie for Trumpet and Orchestra ; The Charm Bracelet; Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1; Introduction & Scherzo; Auld Lange Syne Variations; Sinfonietta; Tristan and Isolde Love Music; Collection: THE TOWERING INFERNO - and other disaster classics; Collection: John WILLIAMS - CLOSE ENCOUNTERS - The Essential John Williams Film Music; Collection: - SUPERMAN - the Ultimate Collection; Sir William WALTON Spitfire Prelude and Fugue (The First of the Few) ;.  Sir William WALTON and Ron GOODWIN Battle of Britain; John ADDISON A Bridge Too Far;  Nicola PIOVANI Tu Ridi; Christopher YOUNG Entrapment; Howard SHORE eXistenZ; Claudio SIMONETTI The Versace Murder; Jerry GOLDSMITH Breakout; Jerry GOLDSMITH Rambo - First Blood Part II; FOSSE - Original Broadway Cast Recording; Alexina LOUIE and Alex PAUK plus source material - Last Night; Richard RODGERS and Oscar HAMMERSTEIN II The King and I ; Mychael DANNA Regeneration; Mike POST Hill Street Blues; Collection - Hit TV Themes; Basil POLEDOURIS Lassie; Lisa STANSFIELD SWING;  George and Ira GERSHWIN Girl Crazy; Irving BERLIN As Thousands Cheer; Chants from The Thin Red Line; The ANNA RUSSELL Album?   

MAY 1999  [return to monthly index]   [search]

CD of the Month Collection: STRANGELOVE – Music for the films of Stanley Kubrick; EDITOR’S CHOICE (Historical) TOSCHA SEIDEL – the RCA Victor Recordings; EDITOR’s Recommendation WOODY ALLEN – standup comic; André PREVIN A Streetcar Named Desire; Jerry GOLDSMITH Patton Frank DeVoL The Flight of the Phoenix; Dominic MULDOWNEY Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984); Craig ARMSTRONG Plunkett & Maclean; David NEWMAN Critters; Nicholas PIKE Critters 2: The Main Course; Ray COLCORD Paper Brigade; Christopher YOUNG Urban Legend; John OTTMAN Apt Pupil; Mark ISHAM At First Sight; George FENTON You’ve Got Mail; George FENTON Shanghai Vice; Carter BURWELL The Corruptor; Stephen ENDELMAN Jawbreaker; Richard HARTLEY Alice in Wonderland; John DEBNEY My Favourite Martian Music; John OTTMAN Cable Guy. Fantasy Island; Angelo BADALAMENTI Arlington Road; James HORNER – Mighty Joe Young; Terence BLANCHARDJAZZ in FILM ; John BARRY - Playing by Heart; Neil SIMON, Carolyn LEIGH and Cy COLEMAN Little Me; George and Ira GERSHWIN Oh, Kay! ; Stephen SONDHEIM A Little Night Music; The SONDHEIM Collection;  Astor PIAZZOLLA (1921-1992) Tango Ballet; Concierto Del Angel; Tres Piezas Para Orquesta De Camara; Martyn JACQUES - Shockheaded Peter; ANNA RUSSELL - Again? More musical spoofs; Mychael DANNA Regeneration; JOHN BARRY Zulu; Lawrence TIBBETT in Opera; BOOK REVIEW:DEAR ROGUE - A Biography of the American Baritone, Lawrence Tibbett          

APRIL 1999  [return to monthly index]  [search]

CD OF THE MONTH (1): Nicola PIOVANI Life is Beautiful; CD OF THE MONTH (2) Hans ZIMMERThe Thin Red Line; EDITOR'S CHOICE: Victor YOUNGThe Uninvited ; Sir William WALTON Hamlet. As You Like It ; Michael KAMEN Don Juan De Marco ; John BARRY Collection: ZULU ; The GREAT BRITISH FILM MUSIC Album; Jerry GOLDSMITH 100 Rifles ; Ennio MORRICONE Bulworth; Rachel PORTMAN Beloved; Mychael DANNA 8MM Eight Millimeter; HIDEOUS KINKY; Gabriel YARED The English Patient; Gabriel YARED Message in a Bottle;  Carter BURWELL Gods and Monsters; Bruce BROUGHTON Lost In Space;   Chris BOARDMAN Payback ;  Elliot GOLDENTHAL In Dreams; David WHITAKER The Sword And The Sorcerer ; Joel MCNEELY Virus; Clint MANSELL  Pi ; David ARNOLD (Theme)and Kevin KINER Wing Commander;   Shaun DAVEY Waking Ned; John WILLIAMS, Jerry GOLDSMITH, Quincy JONES: Collection: The Great Movie Scores from the films of Steven Spielberg Vol. 1 Final Frontiers, Vol. 2 The Dark Side, Vol. 3: The Uninvited, Vol. 4: Defenders of Justice; Collection: IRVING BERLIN IN HOLLYWOOD; THE LION KING Collection;  Nicola PIOVANI Music From The Cinema (Vol I);  Pino DONNAGIO Music From The Cinema (Vol II); Christopher FRANKE Episodic Babylon 5 : Falling towards Apotheosis , Darkness Ascending, Sleeping in Light , Objects at Rest; Sir Arnold BAX In Memoriam/Concertante for Piano (Left Hand) and Orchestra The Bard of the Dimbovitza;   Victor HERBERT Babes in Toyland; The Red Mill; TANGO TOTAL Homage to the World’s Most Beautiful Tangos; You’d be SURPRISED; Eileen IVERS CROSSING THE BRIDGE; Richard RODGERS and Oscar HAMMERSTEIN South Pacific;  Stephen SONDHEIM Company; Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy When I’m Calling You; Nelson Eddy Through the Years; THE BARTÓK ALBUM: Muzsikás featuring Márta Sebestyén .

MARCH 1999  [return to monthly index]   [search]

EDITOR'S CHOICE: Dmitri SHOSTAKOVICH The Film Album ; EDITOR'S RECOMMENDATION: Franz WAXMAN (1906-1967) The Song of Terezín   Eric ZEISL (1905-1959) Requiem Ebraico : EDITOR'S RECOMMENDATION: Jerry GOLDSMITH Star Trek: The Motion Picture :EDITOR'S RECOMMENDATION:Collection: WATCH THE SKIES ;EDITOR'S  RECOMMENDATION: Bernard HERRMANN - Citizen Kane - The Essential Collection; Thomas NEWMAN Meet Joe Black ; Randy NEWMAN A Bug's Life; Marc SHAIMAN Patch Adams ; Danny ELFMAN A Simple Plan; Danny ELFMAN A Civil Action ; Danny ELFMAN Edward Scissorhands; Howard SHORE Ed Wood; Maurice JARRE Lawrence of Arabia; Trevor JONES Titanic Town; Trevor JONES The Mighty; James HORNER More Music from Braveheart; James HORNER Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan; James HORNER Star Trek III: The Search For Spock; James HORNERThe Rocketeer; Christopher FRANKE Babylon 5 - Thirdspace;John BEAL The Funhouse; Billy MAY Johnny Cool; Johnny MANDEL I want to Live; Roy BUDD Get Carter; Fear is the Key; Diamonds; The Black Windmill; Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger ;Paper Tiger ;  Trevor RABIN and Harry GREGSON-WILLIAMS Enemy of the State; Richie BUCKLEY The General; Michal PAVLICEK The Scarlet Pimpernel; Siân JAMES Birdman (Aderyn Prin); Collection GREATEST SCIENCE FICTION HITS  Vol IV; Collection LISTEN TO THE BAND: Stage and Screen Gems; Mike POST and Pete CARPENTER The A-Team; CURIO CORNER: Howard HANSON (1896-1981) SYMPHONIES Nos. 1-7 etc; John SCOTT A Colchester Symphony; Howard BLAKE A Month in the Country; Violin Concerto "The Leeds"; Sinfonietta for 10 brass instruments; Brian Kay's BRITISH LIGHT MUSIC.     

FEBRUARY 1999  [return to monthly index]   [search]

Editors Choice for February: John WILLIAMS Stepmom :EISLER The Hollywood Songbook, Leonard BERNSTEIN - Reaching for the note - his life in music, Jerry GOLDSMITHStar Trek: Insurrection , Basil POLEDOURIS Les Misérables, Miklos ROZSA The Golden Voyage of Sinbad , Geoffrey BURGON Television Scores: Cider with Rosie; When Trumpets Fade; Silent Witness; Turning World , Lalo SCHIFRIN Rush Hour, MARTIN KISZKO The Battle of the Sexes, Stephen WARBECK Shakespeare in Love, Compilation: REEL LOVE - Great Romantic Movie Themes, The Hammer Film Music Collection Volume One, Graeme REVELL The Siege, Antoine DUHAMEL La Nina de tus Ojos, Paolo BUONVINO Ecco Fatto, Armando TROVAIOLI Rugantino, Arthur B. RUBINSTEIN Motion Picture Scores, ANDRZEJ KORZYNSKI Music to the films of Andrzej Wajda, Sidney JONES The Geisha, Cowboy Classics:-   Gene Autry - "The Last Round-Up", Roy Rogers - "The King of the Cowboys"

JANUARY 1999  [return to monthly index]   [search]

Randy NEWMAN Pleasantville, Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex ,George GERSHWIN The Ultimate GERSHWIN , Alex NORTH  2001, John WILLIAMS Superman, Alex NORTHA Streetcar Named Desire, Bruce BROUGHTON The Master of Ballantrae, Barrington PHELOUNG Hilary and Jackie, John CORIGLIANO The Red Violin, Geir BØHREN & Bent ÅSERUD Sista Kontraktet (The Last Contract), Jordi SAVALL Marquise, John BARRY The Beyondness Of Things, Michael KAMEN What Dream May Come, John OTTMAN Portrait of Terror,Christopher YOUNG Rounders, Joel MCNEELY The Avengers, Danny ELFMAN Music for a Darkened Theatre, Collection: THE BATMAN TRILOGY :Danny ELFMAN Batman. Batman Returns Elliot GOLDENTHAL Batman Forever Neil HEFTI (arr David Slonaker) Batman TV Theme, Neil Diamond THE MOVIE ALBUM As Time Goes By, Charles Tomlinson GRIFFES Goddess of the Moon, Gian Carlo MENOTTI Help, Help The Globolinks, PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ, GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS , Lee HOLDERIDGE The Secret of NIMH 2, Joseph LoDUCA Young Hercules, HORNER CORNER James HORNER Mighty Joe Young, James HORNER Willow, James HORNER The Rocketeer, James HORNER Legends of the Fall, James HORNER Braveheart, BOOK REVIEW: JOHN BARRY: A Life In Music By Geoff Leonard, Pete Walker, & Gareth Bramley

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