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The Sea Hawk - Classic Film Scores Of Erich Wolfgang Korngold


Release Date: 02/01/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 7890   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


With the release of this title, Arkivmusic.com restores to commercial availability one of the most influential orchestra recordings ever made--the first release in RCA's legendary "Classic Film Score" LP series. After it appeared in the mid-'70s, George Lucas requested John Williams to use it as a model for the swashbuckling music he wanted in Star Wars, thus changing the course of movie scoring (and much for the better).

But it is not its history that makes this CD a mandatory item in any serious collection. It is the thrilling conducting and playing of Charles Gerhardt and the London free-lance musicians billed as the "National Philharmonic"; it is the hand of
Read more producer George Korngold (the composer's son) ensuring authenticity; and it is the ear of engineer Kenneth Wilkinson, achieving a lush yet clear Hollywood sound.

In 1989, personally supervising this remastering for CD, Gerhardt made the release even more important by restoring 20 minutes that had to be dropped from the LP. Listeners who do not have this program should consider it a mandatory acquisition. There are fine CDs that contain more music from most of the scores represented here, but as an overview of Korngold's illustrious cinema career, this release is unsurpassed.

--Joseph Stevenson, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Sea Hawk by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
2.
Of Human Bondage by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Hollywood, Californi 
3.
Between Two Worlds by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
4.
The Sea Wolf by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
5.
Constant Nymph by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
6.
King's Row by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; Hollywood, Californi 
7.
Anthony Adverse by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Deception by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
9.
Devotion by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; Hollywood, Californi 
10.
Escape Me Never by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; Hollywood, Californi 

Featured Sound Samples

The Sea Hawk Suite
Escape Me Never Suite

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