November 1999 Film Music CD Reviews

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
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As part of our homage to Alfred Hitchcock (b.1899) our reviewers have chosen videos of Hitchcock films to review paying particular attention to the use of music in the films. These video films carry scores by Bernard Herrmann, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, John Williams and Ron Goodwin. Click on icons for reviews

This month :

Collection: SHAKESPEARE STORIES Adapted from Lambs’ Tales from Shakespeare by Jane McCulloch Narrators: Sir Derek Jacobi and Jane Lapotaire   DELOS DE 6008 4 CDs [4hrs 22mins]

Simon BOSWELL A Midsummer Night’s Dream   OST   DELOS DECCA 466 098 2 [71:30]


Nino ROTA Romeo & Juliet   from the Paramount film, Romeo & Juliet, 1968.  SILVA SCREEN FILMCD 200 [56:18].

Nellee HOOPER, Craig ARMSTRONG, & Marius DE VRIES   Romeo + Juliet Vol. 2   Premiere Soundtracks 7243 8 59871 2 0 [65:35]

Nino ROTA The Taming of the Shrew   OST  DRG 32928 [58:30]

Cole PORTER Kiss Me Kate!   Josephine Barstow; Thomas Hamson; Kim Criswell; George Dvorsky; Karla Burns; Damon Evans; Robert Nichols; David Garrison; The Ambrosian Singers/London Sinfonietta conducted by John McGlinn  EMI CDS7 54033 2 2CDs [111:25]

Patrick DOYLE Much Ado About Nothing   OST   EPIC MOODCD30 [59:03]

Patrick DOYLE William Shakespeare's Hamlet   Music produced by Patrick Doyle and Maggie Rodford, conducted by Robert Ziegler   Sony Classical SK 62857 [76:29]

Patrick DOYLE Henry V   City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Simon Rattle   EMI CDC 7 49919 2 [59:16]

Marco BELTRAMI The Minus Man   Music from the Shooting Gallery Motion Picture   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD–6043 [30:54]

 Trevor RABIN Deep Blue Sea   OST   VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD-6063 [30:13]

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