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Masters And Commanders - Music From Seafaring Film Classics


Release Date: 07/24/2007 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80682   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Alfred NewmanMiklós RózsaKlaus BadeltHans Zimmer,   ... 
Performer:  Timothy Lees
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The music is well selected and beautifully played by a committed orchestra under a conductor who is equally enthusiastic about the film music genre.

For all lovers of film music and seafaring films in particular this is a must. It was Miklos Rozsa in his book "Double Life" who explained, as the title suggests, that he had a difficult job in persuading people that his mainstream classical music writing was serious and that he shouldn’t be "written off" as simply a writer of music for films who had nothing else to say. By this I don’t mean to say that composers of music for films alone shouldn’t be taken seriously either. It is clear that the discipline of writing music of specific lengths with tight
Read more deadlines and sometimes without even seeing the film first is a huge demand on the great skills such people have. Nor would I wish to suggest that their music cannot stand the test of time away from the films and down the years. It may not always be true but this disc is packed with music that will survive. The dedication of such composers is no less amazing – Rozsa spent no less that a year and a half researching for one film and long periods of time on all his film scores. One of Korngold’s film scores ran to no less that 90 minutes of music. This disc, which I hope is only one of a series - plenty more music for seafaring films out there - has some truly memorable music and all unmistakably connected with the sea. Those who are film music buffs will be pleased to note that the disc includes classic scores from Rozsa, Korngold (Captain Blood and The Sea Hawk), Bernstein, Waxman and Henry Mancini among others. Those who are perhaps new to such films but who have warmed to the antics of Johnny Depp (aka Captain Jack Sparrow) will be pleased to know the disc includes music from two of the series by different composers. The second, Hans Zimmer, has managed to weave a suggestion of Klaus Badelt’s music from the first film into his own to keep a continuity – clever! One message that comes from discs of film music is that films would lack the excitement they have if there was no music in them and that the general public is exposed to a genre of music many of them would not hear in their everyday life – so there’s educational value too! I loved this disc and anyone who loves films will too I’m sure. The music is well selected and beautifully played by a committed orchestra under a conductor who is equally enthusiastic about the film music genre.

-- Steve Arloff, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1.
Captain from Castile: Conquest by Alfred Newman
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
2.
Pymouth Adventure: The Mayflower by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
3.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Medallion Calls by Klaus Badelt
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
4.
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Black Pearl by Klaus Badelt
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
5.
Pirates of the Caribbean: He's a Pirate by Klaus Badelt
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
6.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack Sparrow by Hans Zimmer
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2006 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
7.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Hornpipe by Hans Zimmer
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2006 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
8.
Captain Blood: Overture by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
9.
Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in C major, Op. 30 no 6/G 324 "Madrid": 4th mvt, Los Manolos by Luigi Boccherini
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Notes: This selection was featured in the film "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World." 
10.
The Buccaneer: Prelude by Elmer Bernstein
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
11.
The Buccaneer: Out to Sea by Elmer Bernstein
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
12.
Anne of the Indies: Overture by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
13.
White Dawn: Arctic Whale Hunt by Henry Mancini
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
14.
The Sea Hawk: Suite by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Length: 5 Minutes 31 Secs. 
15.
Mutiny on the Bounty: Main Title by Bronislaw Kaper
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
16.
Captains Courageous: Suite by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
17.
Windjammer: The Ship by Morton Gould
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
18.
Cutthroat Island: End Credits by John Debney
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
19.
Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Cellos in C major, Op. 30 no 6/G 324 "Madrid": 4th mvt, Los Manolos by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  Timothy Lees (Violin)
Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Spain 
Date of Recording: 02/05/2007 
Venue:  Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was featured in the film "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World."
Arrangers: Richard Tognetti; Ivor Davis; Christopher Gordon. 

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