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Elizabeth & Essex - Classic Film Scores Of Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Gerhardt,Charles & Npo
Release Date: 03/08/1991 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 185  
Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Francisco Garbarro
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


RCA's classical film score series with Chuck Gerhardt never should have gone out of print, so it's particularly good to see Arkivmusic.com bringing the whole series back "on demand". These days the rage is to record the complete scores, and even though Korngold's music is more continuous than most, I can very readily imagine many listeners preferring these shorter selections of suites and individual scenes. You get nothing but the best tunes--indeed, Another Dawn and The Prince and the Pauper became the first movement and finale, respectively, of the Violin Concerto--and an even greater range of mood and contrast than any one work can possibly display.

More to the point, the
Read more performances in this series are all splendid, the engineering wonderfully sumptuous, and the selections unfailingly intelligent. For example, we get to hear Korngold's entire Cello Concerto (all 12 minutes of it, reworked from the music originally in Deception) rather than the single film cue that's only about half as long. Furthermore, as programs designed for continuous listening, this series was unbeatable. Playing times on these pre-digital-era LP releases aren't as long as we have come to expect today, but when the quality of the product is this high it would be churlish to complain. Great stuff!

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex: Main Title by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
2.
The Prince and the Pauper: Main Title by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
3.
The Prince and the Pauper: The Boys Go to Play by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
4.
The Prince and the Pauper: Epilogue and Finale by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USA 
5.
Anthony Adverse: In the Forest by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; United States of Ame 
6.
The Sea Wolf: Suite by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941 
7.
Concerto for Cello in C major, Op. 37 "Deception" by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Francisco Garbarro (Cello)
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; Hollywood, Californi 
8.
Another Dawn: Night Scene by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
9.
Of Human Bondage: Suite by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934 

Featured Sound Samples

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex: Overture
The Prince and the Pauper: Main Title
Another Dawn: Night Scene

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