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To help visitor's with Christmas Shopping Lists; here are the CDs that have won the Editor's Choice accolade during 1998. Reviews of the last two mentioned will appear in our December reviews listings. Watch out for our critics' choices due to appear on screen in mid-December. Links for purchase have been provided.

Nino ROTA - The Godfather/The Leopard/La Dolce Vita/Rocco and His Brothers/ Orchestra Rehearsal. Riccardo Muti/Filarmonica della Scala (Milan) SONY SK 63359  see review

Max STEINER King Kong (Premiere Digital Recording of the Complete 1933 Film Score) William Stromberg conducts the Moscow Symphony Orchestra MARCO POLO 8.223763  see review  (scroll down)

Franz WAXMAN Humoresque - music from the Warner Bros Film Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (violin); Judy Blazer (vocals) and Leslie Stifelman with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrew Litton NONESUCH 7559-79464-2  review

Max STEINER Casablanca OST (with dialogue) TURNER/EMI 8.23502 2   review

George GERSHWIN The Authentic Gershwin Vol 4 - The Hollywood Years Jack Gibbons (piano) ASV CD WHL 2110  see review

Bernard HERRMANN Psycho Joel McNeely conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-5765   see review

Elmer BERNSTEIN To Kill A Mocking Bird Elmer Bernstein conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra VARÈSE SARABANDE VASD-5754  see review (Scroll)

David RAKSIN Forever Amber Orchestra conducted by Alfred Newman VARÈSE SARABANDE /FOX CLASSICS VSD-5857  see review (scroll to 4th item)

George and Ira GERSHWIN in HOLLYWOOD OSTs TURNER/EMI 2 CDs 8 21558 2  see review

Max STEINER The Flame and the Arrow etc. Kenneth Alwyn conducting the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra SCANNÁN SFC1502  see review (scroll down)

Michael J. LEWIS's Film Music 1969 -1994 PEN DINAS PCD 951 Available from: Pen Dinas Productions 12525 Victory Boulevard, Suite 121, North Hollywood, CA 91606 (Tel: 818 -786-0844; Fax:818 - 781-5751) Mail Order USA $29:95 s/h USA $2.95 - all other areas $4.95 Visa M/C Discover  see review

Thomas NEWMAN The Horse Whisperer OST HOLLYWOOD 162 137-2 review

Alex NORTH The Agony and the Ecstasy Jerry Goldsmith conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-5901 see review

John WILLIAMS Saving Private Ryan Music from the film Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus; Tim Morrison and Thomas Rolfs (trumpets) and Gus Sebring (horn) conducted by the composer. DREAMWORKS DRD50046  see review

75 Years WARNER BROS Entertaining the World 4CD commemorative set RHINO R2 75287 This sales link is to Amazon USA see review

CINEMA CAFÉ The European Film Music Album The City of Prague Philharmonic with instrumentalists and singers; conductors: Nic Raine and Paul Bateman SILVA SCREEN filmcxd 302  see review

Philip SAINTON Moby Dick - the complete film score William T. Stromberg conducting the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra MARCO POLO 8.225050

John WILLIAMS Close Encounters of the Third Kind - The Collector's Edition ARISTA 07822-19004-2

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