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National Philharmonic Orchestra (London)/Charles Gerhardt: Famous Film Scores by Max Steiner and Franz Waxman *

Audio Samples

>Prince Valiant: Suite: Prelude / King Aguar's Escape / The Fens / The First Chase / The Tournament / Sir Brack's Death and Finale
>A Place in the Sun: Suite: Prelude / Angela / Loon Lake / Farewell & Frenzy / The Farewell
>Bride of Frankenstein: The Creation of the Female Monster, The
>Sunset Boulevard: Suite: Main Title / Norma Desmond / The Studio Stroll / The Comeback: Norma as Salome
>Old Acquaintance: Elegy for Strings
>Rebecca: Suite: Prelude / After the Ball / Mrs Danvers / Confession Scene / Manderley in Flames
>Philadelphia Story: Metro-Goldwyn-Ma yer Fanfare / Main Title / The true Love, The
>Taras Bulba: The Ride to Dubno
>Gone With the Wind: Selznick International Trademark / Main Title: Dixie, Mammy, Tara, Rhett
>Gone With the Wind: Opening Sequence: The Twins, Katie Bell, Ashley, Mammy
>Gone With the Wind: Driving Home: Gerald O'Hara, Scarlett, Tara
>Gone With the Wind: Dance Montage: Charleston Heel and Toe Polka, Southern Belle Waltz, Can Can
>Gone With the Wind: Grazioso: Mammy, Ashley, Ashley and Scarlett, Scarlett, Ashley and Melanie Love Theme
>Gone With the Wind: Civil War: Fall of the South, Scarlett Walks Among the Wounded
>Gone With the Wind: True Love: Ashley Returns to Tara From the War, Tara in Ruins
>Gone With the Wind: Belle Watling
>Gone With the Wind: Reconstruction: The Nightmare, Tara Rebuilt, Bonnie, The Accident
>Gone With the Wind: Mammy and Melanie on the Staircase, Rhett's Sorrow
>Gone With the Wind: Apotheosis: Melanie's Death, Scarlett and Rhett, Tara
>Universal Pictures Fanfare
>Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Fanfare
>Selznick International Pictures Fanfare
>Warner Brothers Fanfare
>Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
>Star Wars: Theme
>Captain Blood: Theme
>Now, Voyager: Love Scene and Finale
>Gone With the Wind: Polka
>Elizabeth and Essex: Elizabeth's Theme
>Caine Mutiny: March, The
>Citizen Kane: Aria from 'Salammbo'
>Knights of the Round Table: Scherzo - Hawks in Flight
>Objective Burma: Parachute Drop
>Guns of Navarone: Prelude, The
>Julius Caesar: Overture
>Peyton Place: Original Main Title
>Thing from Another World: Suite: The Things, The
>King of the Khyber Rifles: The Attack on the Mountain Stronghold
>Dance of the Seven Veils, The (from 'Salo me')

Track List

>Prince Valiant: Suite: Prelude / King Aguar's Escape / The Fens / The First Chase / The Tournament / Sir Brack's Death and Finale
>A Place in the Sun: Suite: Prelude / Angela / Loon Lake / Farewell & Frenzy / The Farewell
>Bride of Frankenstein: The Creation of the Female Monster, The
>Sunset Boulevard: Suite: Main Title / Norma Desmond / The Studio Stroll / The Comeback: Norma as Salome
>Old Acquaintance: Elegy for Strings
>Rebecca: Suite: Prelude / After the Ball / Mrs Danvers / Confession Scene / Manderley in Flames
>Philadelphia Story: Metro-Goldwyn-Ma yer Fanfare / Main Title / The true Love, The
>Taras Bulba: The Ride to Dubno
>Gone With the Wind: Selznick International Trademark / Main Title: Dixie, Mammy, Tara, Rhett
>Gone With the Wind: Opening Sequence: The Twins, Katie Bell, Ashley, Mammy
>Gone With the Wind: Driving Home: Gerald O'Hara, Scarlett, Tara
>Gone With the Wind: Dance Montage: Charleston Heel and Toe Polka, Southern Belle Waltz, Can Can
>Gone With the Wind: Grazioso: Mammy, Ashley, Ashley and Scarlett, Scarlett, Ashley and Melanie Love Theme
>Gone With the Wind: Civil War: Fall of the South, Scarlett Walks Among the Wounded
>Gone With the Wind: True Love: Ashley Returns to Tara From the War, Tara in Ruins
>Gone With the Wind: Belle Watling
>Gone With the Wind: Reconstruction: The Nightmare, Tara Rebuilt, Bonnie, The Accident
>Gone With the Wind: Mammy and Melanie on the Staircase, Rhett's Sorrow
>Gone With the Wind: Apotheosis: Melanie's Death, Scarlett and Rhett, Tara
>Universal Pictures Fanfare
>Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Fanfare
>Selznick International Pictures Fanfare
>Warner Brothers Fanfare
>Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
>Star Wars: Theme
>Captain Blood: Theme
>Now, Voyager: Love Scene and Finale
>Gone With the Wind: Polka
>Elizabeth and Essex: Elizabeth's Theme
>Caine Mutiny: March, The
>Citizen Kane: Aria from 'Salammbo'
>Knights of the Round Table: Scherzo - Hawks in Flight
>Objective Burma: Parachute Drop
>Guns of Navarone: Prelude, The
>Julius Caesar: Overture
>Peyton Place: Original Main Title
>Thing from Another World: Suite: The Things, The
>King of the Khyber Rifles: The Attack on the Mountain Stronghold
>Dance of the Seven Veils, The (from 'Salo me')

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

These historic recordings are a superb collection of some of the greatest tunes from Hollywood, composed during the Golden Age of Cinema and affording nearly three hours of nostalgic indulgence. The compilation focuses on key figures of the early film composer generation, among them Max Steiner, Franz Waxman and Eric Korngold. From the deeply lush harmonies of Gone with the Wind, to the Wagnerian forces employed to evocative effect in The Bride of Frankenstein, these composers were masters of their art who knew how to wield a good tune out of the dramatic developments on screen.

Album Notes

Liner Note Author: Adrian Edwards.



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