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Music In Film


Release Date: 01/12/1999 
Label:  Sony Classical Npr Milestones Catalog #: 60991   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Erich Wolfgang KorngoldSergei ProkofievDavid RaksinAlfred Newman,   ... 
Conductor:  John T. WilliamsMstislav RostropovichDavid RaksinAlfred Newman,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony ChorusHollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A chronological tracking of the history of orchestral film music, this selection of National Public Radio's Milestones of the Millennium series brings together some of the most popular compositions of the 20th Century.
Although music written to accompany film is often overlooked in academic circles, it has attracted some of the greatest composers of recent times: Sergei Prokofiev, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein are all present in this collection. Even those who cannot identify the composers will be able to pair the themes to the films. The emotional power of these pieces is what made them perfect for film, and what makes this collection an important history of music's evolving place in our culture.
A chronological tracking of the history of orchestral film music, this selection of National Public Radio's Milestones of the Millennium series brings together some of the most popular compositions of the 20th Century.
Although music written to accompany film is often overlooked in academic circles, it has attracted some of the greatest composers of recent times: Sergei Prokofiev, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein are all present in this collection. Even those who cannot identify the composers will be able to pair the themes to the films. The emotional power of these pieces is what made them perfect for film, and what makes this collection an important history of music's evolving place in our culture. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Adventures of Robin Hood: Robin Hood and His Merry Men by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; USA 
Date of Recording: 07/1996 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
2.
Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78: Song About Alexander Nevsky by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Mstislav Rostropovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USSR 
Date of Recording: 12/1991 
Venue:  Watford Town Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
3.
Laura by David Raksin
Conductor:  David Raksin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/25/1963 
Venue:  Live  Hollywood, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4.
Captain from Castile: Conquest by Alfred Newman
Conductor:  Alfred Newman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/25/1963 
Venue:  Live  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5.
Red Pony: Morning on the Ranch by Aaron Copland
Conductor:  Aaron Copland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1972 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
6.
A Place in the Sun: Suite by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Franz Waxman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/25/1963 
Venue:  Live  Hollywood, California 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
7.
High Noon: High Noon by Dimitri Tiomkin
Conductor:  Dimitri Tiomkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/25/1963 
Venue:  Live  Hollywood, California 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
8.
On the Waterfront: Main Theme by Leonard Bernstein
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954-1955; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/16/1960 
Venue:  Manhattan Center, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
9.
East of Eden: Prelude by Leonard Rosenman
Conductor:  Ray Heindorf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/22/1956 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording 
10.
Ben Hur: Parade of the charioteers by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Miklós Rózsa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959 
Date of Recording: 09/25/1963 
Venue:  Live  Hollywood, California 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11.
The Magnificent Seven: Main Theme by Elmer Bernstein
Conductor:  Elmer Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/25/1963 
Venue:  Live  Hollywood, California 
Length: 4 Minutes 34 Secs. 
12.
Vertigo: Prelude by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1996 
Venue:  Todd-AO Studio, Studio City, Los Angeles 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
13.
Psycho: Murder by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/1996 
Venue:  Todd-AO Studio, Studio City, Los Angeles 
Length: 1 Minutes 0 Secs. 
14.
8 1/2: La Passerella by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Scala Philharmonic
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1997 
Venue:  Abanella Theater, Milan, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
15.
The Lion in Winter: Main Theme by John Barry
Conductor:  John Barry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Accademia Monteverdiana Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1968 
Venue:  Cine Tele Sound Studios, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 40 Secs. 
16.
Star Wars, Episode 4 - A New Hope: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skywalker Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Marin County, CA 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
17.
Star Wars, Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back: The Imperial March by John T. Williams
Conductor:  John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Skywalker Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Skywalker Ranch, Marin County, CA 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
18.
Dances with Wolves: John Dunbar Theme by John Barry
Conductor:  John Barry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/20/1990 
Venue:  Los Angeles, California 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
19.
Titanic: Leaving port by James Horner
Conductor:  James Horner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Date of Recording: 05/20/1997 
Venue:  Todd-AO Studio, Studio City, Los Angeles 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
20.
Bridge on the River Kwai: Working On The Bridge by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Malcolm Arnold
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Studio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1957 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 

Sound Samples

The Adventures of Robin Hood [Robin Hood and His Merry Men]
Song about Alexander Nevsky from Alexander Nevsky Cantata for Mezzo-Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra Op. 78
Theme from "Laura" (Live)
Conquest from "Captain from Castile"
I. Morning on the Ranch from The Red Pony Film Suite for Orchestra
Suite From "A Place In The Sun" (Live)
High Noon
Andante (with dignity) - Presto barbaro from Symphonic Suite from the Film On The Waterfront
Prelude from "East of Eden"
Working on the Bridge from "The Bridge on the River Kwai"
Parade of the Charioteers from "Ben-Hur"
Theme from The Magnificent Seven
I. Prelude from Vertigo: Suite
The Murder from Psycho: A Suite for Strings
La passerella di addio from 8 1/2
Main Title/The Lion In Winter (Album Version)
Main Theme from "Star Wars"
The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back
The John Dunbar Theme from "Dances With Wolves"
Leaving Port

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