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Spellbound - Classic Film Scores Of Miklós Rózsa


Release Date: 07/01/1991 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 911   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic OrchestraAmbrosian Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews


This collection brilliantly showcases Rosza's strengths, which ranged from historical pageants like Ivanhoe, fantasy epics like Knights of the Round Table, The Thief of Baghdad, and The Jungle Book, and of course, those dark, brooding "film noir" classics typified by The Lost Weekend (represented by an extended suite). Remarkably, Rosza's personality shines through all of this music just as it does for Korngold and Waxman. Much of the music has a distinctly Hungarian inflection that is here universalized to produce a moody, passionate, and often exotic idiom (witness The Thief of Baghdad) quite different from the work of the Viennese film composers active in Hollywood at the same time. As
Read more with other releases in this series, the performances are stupendously vivid, the sonics brilliant and lush. Available "on demand" from Arkivmusic.com, this is another mandatory acquisition for film music buffs.

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

1.
The Red House: Excerpt(s) by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
2.
The Thief of Baghdad: The Love of the Princess by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1940 
3.
The Lost Weekend: Excerpt(s) by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
4.
The Four Feathers: Sunstroke; River Journey by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
5.
Double Indemnity: Mrs. Dietrichson/The Conspiracy by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
6.
Knights of the Round Table: Excerpt(s) by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
7.
The Jungle Book: Song of the Jungle by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ambrosian Singers
Period: Modern 
Written: 1942 
8.
Spellbound: Dream Sequence/Mountain Lodge by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
9.
Ivanhoe: Overture by Miklós Rózsa
Conductor:  Charles Gerhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1952 

Featured Sound Samples

Knights of the Round Table: Scherzo: Hawks in Flight
Spellbound: The Dream Sequence
Spellbound: The Mountain Lodge

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