WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Classic Film Scores: Sunset Boulevard


Release Date: 03/01/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 81265   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

" Sunset Boulevard (Waxman) is the best-sounding recording in this series of sonic spectaculars, and it has never sounded better than it does here. It includes an incredible array of orchestral showpieces ranging from Prince Valiant with its antiphonal brass fanfares contrasting with a rich romantic principal theme that concludes the suite with a grand climax scored for organ and orchestra, to A Place in the Sun with its “Chase Fugue” that predated the nearly identical music opening the massacre sequence from Shostakovich’s 11th Symphony, to the remarkably orchestrated Read more “Creation of the Female Monster” from Bride of Frankenstein, to the dazzling “Ride to Dubno” from Taras Bulba. Then, there is the striking theme from Rebecca (1940) with its subtle resemblance to the similarly mesmerizing theme from Laura (1944) by David Raksin."

FANFARE: Arthur Lintgen
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Prince Valiant: Suite by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954 
Length: 9 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
A Place in the Sun: Suite by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Bride of Frankenstein: Creation of the female monster by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4.
Sunset Boulevard: Suite by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950 
Length: 7 Minutes 48 Secs. 
5.
Old Acquaintance: Elegy by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6.
Rebecca: Suite by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940 
Length: 7 Minutes 50 Secs. 
7.
The Philadelphia Story: Suite by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
8.
Taras Bulba: The Ride to Dubno by Franz Waxman
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
Length: 4 Minutes 56 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In