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Charles Gerhardt conducts Classic Film Scores


Release Date: 03/13/2020 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 19075920642  
Composer:  Erich Wolfgang KorngoldDimitri TiomkinErrol FlynnMax Steiner,   ... 
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Number of Discs: 12 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony Classical announces another ten releases in its popular series of Classical Masters. This new batch of budget-priced sets contains major recording projects by some of the 20th century’s most celebrated musicians.

It was the Warner Brothers’ 1946 Bette Davis starrer Deception – in particular, its score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold – that originally aroused a passion for film music in the American conductor and producer Charles Gerhardt. Beginning his career in 1950 as a technician for RCA, where he came into contact with Toscanini, he went on to become a producer for Westminster before returning to RCA as a conductor, moving to Europe and making his name in the 1970s with the monumental series of recordings collected here
Read more for the first time: twelve discs of classic film scores, many of them Oscar winners or nominees, from Hollywood’s “golden age” with Gerhardt at the helm of London’s elite recording ensemble, the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

Besides Korngold (with selections from more than a dozen films including Deception, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Prince and the Pauper, Of Human Bondage and The Sea Hawk), the featured composers include Dimitri Tiomkin (including a medley from Lost Horizon and The Big Sky), Max Steiner (Casablanca, The Big Sleep, Key Largo, Now, Voyager, King Kong, Jezebel and a whole disc devoted to Gone with the Wind), Alfred Newman (medley from The Song of Bernadette and The Robe), Franz Waxman (medleys from A Place in the Sun, Prince Valiant, Sunset Boulevard, The Philadelphia Story and Rebecca), Bernard Herrmann (Citizen Kane, Beneath the 12-Mile Reef and White Witch Doctor) and Miklós Rózsa (Double Indemnity, Spellbound, The Lost Weekend, Ivanhoe and The Red House).

“Charles Gerhardt and his handpicked London orchestra are really doing lovers of American film music a great service,” wrote Gramophone’s enthusiastic reviewer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Sea Hawk by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
2.
Lost Horizon by Dimitri Tiomkin
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937 
3.
Captain Blood by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
4.
Gone With the Wind by Max Steiner
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
5.
Captain from Castile by Alfred Newman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
Casablanca by Max Steiner
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
7.
Citizen Kane by Bernard Herrmann
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
8.
Sunset Boulevard by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
9.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
10.
Spellbound, film score by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: Modern 
Written: 1945 
11.
Now, Voyager by Max Steiner
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt

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