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Hollywood Screen Classics / Gerhardt, National Philharmonic

Strauss / National Philharmonic Orch / Gerhardt
Release Date: 06/23/1994 
Label:  Chesky Records   Catalog #: 71   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard StraussErich Wolfgang KorngoldLeonard RosenmanJule Styne,   ... 
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"A splendid collection of film favorites starting off with a powerful performance of the "Sunrise" section of Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra, music used so effectively in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and ending with a 23-minute suite of Steiner's score for Gone With the Wind. Other highlights are the rousing Korngold March from Robin Hood, an extended suite of music from the same composer's Kings Row, an arrangement of Three Coins in the Fountain reminiscent of Respighi, and Born Free with the accent on brass, percussion -- and imagination. A terrific CD, beautifully transferred from the analog tapes (1968/1974)." -- Robert Benson, Classical CD Review "A splendid collection of film favorites starting off with a powerful performance of the "Sunrise" section of Strauss's Also sprach Zarathustra, music used so effectively in 2001: A Space Odyssey, and ending with a 23-minute suite of Steiner's score for Gone With the Wind. Other highlights are the rousing Korngold March from Robin Hood, an extended suite of music from the same composer's Kings Row, an arrangement of Three Coins in the Fountain reminiscent of Respighi, and Born Free with the accent on brass, percussion -- and imagination. A terrific CD, beautifully transferred from the analog tapes (1968/1974)." -- Robert Benson, Classical CD Review Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Introduction by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
2. Adventures of Robin Hood: March of the Merry Men by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
3. King's Row: Suite by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
4. East of Eden: Excerpt(s) by Leonard Rosenman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
5. Three Coins in the Fountain: Three Coins in the Fountain by Jule Styne
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
6. Laura: Main Theme by David Raksin
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
7. Shane: Call of the Faraway Hills by Victor Young
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953 
8. Cleopatra: Love Theme by Alex North
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
9. Born Free: Born free by John Barry
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
10. Charade: Theme by Henry Mancini
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963 
11. Rashomon: Excerpt(s) by Fumio Hayasaka
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; Japan 
12. El Cid: Excerpt(s) by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
13. Topkapi: Excerpt(s) by Manos Hadjidakis
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964 
14. Gone With the Wind: Suite by Max Steiner
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 

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