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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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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

1.
King Kong: Main Theme by Max Steiner
Conductor:  William T. Stromberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 

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