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Release Date: 12/16/2008 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8558210-11   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Max Steiner
Conductor:  William T. Stromberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 38 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes music by Steiner, Korngold, Herrmann, Newman, Copland, Williams, Barry, Elfman, Walton, Shostakovich, Morricone, Auric and others.

- 2 CDs with 160-page booklet
- 25,000-word essay
- Timeline of events in film / film music, history, art & literature

As the 20th century approached, a new art form was developed, one that would go on to dominate the next hundred years. Though cinema began in silence, it quickly acquired sound and attracted musicians and composers. The new medium demanded a new approach, both aesthetically and technologically, but these problems were overcome remarkably quickly, allowing film composition to develop into a sophisticated branch of music-drama. This
Read more booklet-and-CD set outlines the history of film music, introduces some of the major characters, and shows how their music works in the context of film.
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Works on This Recording

King Kong: Main Theme by Max Steiner
Conductor:  William T. Stromberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 

Sound Samples

King Kong (reconstructed J. Morgan): Main Title
King Kong (reconstructed J. Morgan): A Boat in the Fog
The Adventures of Robin Hood: Main Title - Muted Fanfare
The Adventures of Robin Hood: Sir Guy and Robin Hood
The Adventures of Robin Hood: The Banquet
House of Frankenstein (orch. J. Morgan and W. T. Stromberg): House of Frankenstein: Full Moon (reconstructed and orchestrated J. Morgan and W. T. Stromberg)
The Maltese Falcon (restored J. Morgan): The Maltese Falcon: The Deal (restored J. Morgan)
Rebecca: Selznick International Trademark (by Alfred Newman) - Introduction - Foreword - Opening Scene
Jane Eyre: Rochester
Spellbound Concerto: (Spellbound)
All About Eve Suite
Red River: Main Title
Red River: Dunson Heads South
The Plow that Broke the Plains: War and the Tractor
The Red Pony Suite: IV. Walk to the Bunkhouse
On the Waterfront: (excerpt)
Ben-Hur: Prelude
Schindler's List: Main title theme
Star Wars, Episode IV, "A New Hope" (arr. R. Hayman): Star Wars: Main title theme
Alien: Main Theme (arr. R. Hayman): Alien: Main Theme
Out of Africa: Main title theme
Chariots of Fire: Main title theme (arr. A. Vinter): Chariots of Fire: Main title theme
Spider-Man: Main title theme (arr. J. Wasson): Spider-Man: Main title theme
The Dambusters: The Dam Busters: The Dam Busters March
633 Squadron: Main title theme
Things to Come: II. Interlude: The World in Ruins
Warsaw Concerto (arr. R. Douglas): Warsaw Concerto (excerpt)
David Copperfield (restored by J. Morgan): David Copperfield: Mr. Micawber (restored J. Morgan)
Hamlet - A Shakespeare Scenario (arr. C. Palmer): Hamlet: The Ghost
Curse of the Werewolf: IV. Revenge and Escape
49th Parallel Suite: 49th Parallel: I. Prelude
Sommarnattens leende (Smiles of a Summer Night): Dangerous Wine
En bygdesaga (A Country Tale) Suite, Op. 53: I. Introduktion (Introduction)
Odna (Alone), Op. 26 (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald): Reel 6, Attempted Murder of Kuzmina: Kuzmina Almost Freezes to Death (beginning)
Odna (Alone), Op. 26 (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald): Reel 3, Kuzmina Arrives Alone in the Altai Steppes: Overtone Singer
Odna (Alone), Op. 26 (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald): Reel 4, Kuzmina Starts Teaching the Local Children: The School Class
Odna (Alone), Op. 26 (reconstructed by M. Fitz-Gerald): Reel 7, Kuzmina's Rescue by Aeroplane: The Children Come to Comfort Kuzmina
Hamlet Suite, Op. 116a: Hamlet, Op. 116: The Ghost
Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: I. The Birth of Kije
Il buono il brutto il cattivo: Main theme
Regain Suite II: Regain Suite No. 2: III. Nuit dans la grange - Ete
Crime et Chatiment: III. Depart pour le crime
Chansons de Don Quichotte et Chanson de Sancho: 4 Chansons de Don Quichotte: No. 4. Chanson de la mort
Macbeth: Suite symphonique: Macbeth (Suite): Overture
La Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast): La Belle et La Bete (Beauty and the Beast): Les couloirs mysterieux (Mysterious corridors)
3 Film Scores: No. 3. Face of Another: Waltz
Symphonic Fantasia No. 1: (excerpt)
Un soir, un train: Un Soir, un Train ...: Danse de l'Auberge (Dance in the Inn)
Bram Stoker's Dracula: Mina / Dracula

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