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Cinema Classics 1999 - Elizabeth, La Vita E Bella, Etc


Release Date: 06/22/1999 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 551183   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir Edward ElgarErich Wolfgang KorngoldJohn Philip SousaJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Maria KliegelKatarina DalaymanThomas SunnegardhIdil Biret,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael HalászGeorge HurstLeif SegerstamKeith Brion,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic OrchestraBournemouth Symphony OrchestraRoyal Stockholm Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Back in the days of radio, everyone knew Rossini's 'William Tell' Overture as the theme from The Lone Ranger, but classical music didn't find a permanent niche in Hollywood until Stanley Kubrick decided to twirl that space station to the tune of 'The Blue Danube' Waltz in 2001. The 1999 crop of Oscar nominees has some obvious candidates, for clearly a film about a woman who was famous for playing the Elgar Cello Concerto has to include some of it, but there are also some strange pairings: could Erich Wolfgang von Korngold have ever seen the day when an aria from his opera 'Die Tote Stadt' would figure in THE BIG LEBOWSKI? And, most heartwarmingly, there's the triumphant, showstopping finale from the Saint-Saëns 'Organ' Symphony, bringing Read more home the bacon in BABE--PIG IN THE CITY. Essentially this is a fortuitous collection of favorites which, in a further bit of luck, shows off some of the stronger entries in the Naxos catalog. And so if, having sampled a little bit, you might want to hear a bit more... Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85: 1st movement, Adagio-Moderato by Sir Edward Elgar
Performer:  Maria Kliegel (Cello)
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1919; England 
Length: 8 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'Hilary and Jackie.' 
2. Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": Variation 9, Nimrod by Sir Edward Elgar
Conductor:  George Hurst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898-1899; England 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'Elizabeth.' 
3. Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Glück, das mir verblieb "Mariettalied" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Katarina Dalayman (Soprano), Thomas Sunnegardh (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'The Big Lebowski.' 
4. Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Keith Brion
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bratislava Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'Bulworth.' 
5. Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046: 3rd movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Bohdan Warchal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Capella Istropolitana
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'Rounders.' 
6. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Keith Clark
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'La vita e bella' ('Life is Beautiful'). 
7. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Stankovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kosice Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Length: 11 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'The Truman Show.' 
8. Quartet for Strings in D major, Op. 64 no 5/H 3 no 63 "Lark": 4th movement, Vivace by Franz Joseph Haydn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'Star Trek - Insurrection.' 
9. Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ": Maestoso/Allegro "Finale" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  István Szabó (Organ)
Conductor:  Stephen Gunzenhauser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Bratislava
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 7 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'Babe - Pig in the City.' 
10. Requiem, Op. 48: In paradisum by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Jeremy Summerly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oxford Camerata,  Schola Cantorum Oxford
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'The Thin Red Line.'
Composition written: France (1877 - 1890). 
11. Quartet for Strings no 13 in A minor, D 804/Op 29 no 1 "Rosamunde": 2nd movement, Andante by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was used in the film 'The Proposition.' 

Sound Samples

Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85: I. Adagio - Moderato (Hilary And Jackie)
Die tote Stadt, Op. 12: Gluck das mir verblieb (The Big Lebowski)
The Stars and Stripes Forever: Stars And Stripes Forever (Bulworth)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046: III. Allegro (Rounders)
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffman), Act II: Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour, "Barcarolle" (arr. for orchestra): Barcarolle (La vita e bella )
String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, Op. 29, No. 1, D. 804: Andante (The Proposition)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 (The Truman Show): Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11: II. Romance: Larghetto (The Truman Show)
String Quartet No. 53 in D major, Op. 64, No. 5, Hob.III:63, "The Lark": Finale (Star Trek - Insurrection)
Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, "Enigma": Nimrod (Elizabeth)
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78, "Organ": II. Allegro moderato (Babe-Pig in the City)
Requiem, Op. 48: VII. In Paradisum (The Thin Red Line)

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