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Movie Magic: Epics & Westerns / Carl Davis, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Davis / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Release Date: 10/16/2012 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1934   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard StraussFrancis LaiMaurice JarreSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nineteen of the most memorable and stirring themes from cinema history, delivered in all their bombast and sensitivity by the Royal Philharmonic and composer and conductor Carl Davis. Themes included: 2001, Love Story, Dr. Zhivago, Brief Encounter, The World at War, The Godfather, Rich and Famous, Gone With the Wind, Romeo and Juliet, Platoon, Lawrence of Arabia, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, High Noon, The Green Leaves of Summer, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Big Country, and The Magnificent Seven. Nineteen of the most memorable and stirring themes from cinema history, delivered in all their bombast and sensitivity by the Royal Philharmonic and composer and conductor Carl Davis. Themes included: 2001, Love Story, Dr. Zhivago, Brief Encounter, The World at War, The Godfather, Rich and Famous, Gone With the Wind, Romeo and Juliet, Platoon, Lawrence of Arabia, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, High Noon, The Green Leaves of Summer, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Big Country, and The Magnificent Seven. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Introduction by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
2.
Love Story: Where Do I Begin? by Francis Lai
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
3.
Doctor Zhivago: Somewhere, My Love "Lara's Theme" by Maurice Jarre
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; France 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
5.
The World at War: Excerpt(s) by Carl Davis
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
6.
The Godfather: Theme by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1972; Italy 
7.
Rich and Famous by Georges Delerue
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991 
8.
Gone With the Wind: Tara's Theme by Max Steiner
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
9.
Romeo and Juliet: A Time for Us "Love Theme" by Nino Rota
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969 
10.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11: Excerpt(s) by Samuel Barber
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
11.
Lawrence of Arabia: Theme by Maurice Jarre
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
12.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Excerpt(s) by Ennio Morricone
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; Italy 
13.
High Noon: Do Not Forsake Me by Dimitri Tiomkin
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; USA 
14.
For a Few Dollars More: Excerpt(s) by Ennio Morricone
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; Italy 
15.
Green Leaves of Summer: The Alamo by Dimitri Tiomkin
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
16.
Once Upon a Time in the West: Excerpt(s) by Ennio Morricone
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
17.
The Big Country: Main Theme by Jerome Moross
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1958; United States of Ame 
18.
A Fistful of Dollars: Excerpt(s) by Ennio Morricone
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
19.
The Magnificent Seven: Main Theme by Elmer Bernstein
Conductor:  Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; USA 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Gorgeous, Ravishing Recording May 10, 2014 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "Here is proof positive of the power of orchestral music to add emotion, tension, resolution, pathos, excitement, continuity, definition, and meaning to the big cinematic screen. From Richard Strauss' explosive opening from 'Also Sprach Zarathustra' (2001- A Space Odyssey) to the grim, intense strains of the soundtrack from the landmark documentary 'The World At War', the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra demonstrates its world class sound and legendary flexibility in a performance that is simply superb. The disk contains music from 19 movies, the recording's title telling that 'epics' and westerns' take center stage- and do they ever! The sonic quality of the recording is audiophile demonstration class, guaranteeing nearly 80 minutes of music that Hollywood has used to excite and enthrall movie goers for decades. Fabulous recording, which I can recommend without any reservations." Report Abuse
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