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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1360 on: July 05, 2021, 05:37:45 AM »
I didn't know John Williams had made a 10-minute, 4-movement orchestral suite The Mission from his NBC News commissions.

If you can get over hearing the familiar strains of Meet the Press, Nightly News, and The Today Show, this is really quite compelling music in a long form.

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« Reply #1361 on: July 05, 2021, 05:41:06 AM »
I didn't know that John Williams made a 10-minute, 4-movement The Mission orchestral suite from his NBC News commissions.

If you can get over hearing the familiar strains of Meet the Press, Nightly News, and The Today Show, this is really quite compelling music in a long form.

<a href="https://youtube.com/v/cqxNdtMpqUk&amp;ab_channel=TrevorGrismore" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://youtube.com/v/cqxNdtMpqUk&amp;ab_channel=TrevorGrismore</a>

I’d first have to get over the fact that I’d be listening to John Williams. ;)
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« Reply #1362 on: July 05, 2021, 05:45:34 AM »
I’d first have to get over the fact that I’d be listening to John Williams. ;)

Liking John Williams' brand of music making is a prerequisite!
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« Reply #1363 on: July 05, 2021, 07:00:39 AM »
Liking John Williams' brand of music making is a prerequisite!

Absolutely! ;D
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« Reply #1364 on: July 05, 2021, 10:01:09 PM »
Am enjoying this memorable and atmospheric score this morning (from WAYLYN thread):
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

'The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good' (Stanley Kubrick).

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« Reply #1365 on: July 06, 2021, 07:57:09 AM »
Although not marketed as a disc of film music this rerelease is a delight from start to finish;



A real highlight of this Marco Polo (latterly Naxos) British Light Music Series - played and conducted with skill and understanding of the genre.  Tom Brown's Schooldays has a great Overture and the Prince and the Showgirl is a fun medley!

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« Reply #1366 on: July 08, 2021, 02:39:31 AM »
Although not marketed as a disc of film music this rerelease is a delight from start to finish;



A real highlight of this Marco Polo (latterly Naxos) British Light Music Series - played and conducted with skill and understanding of the genre.  Tom Brown's Schooldays has a great Overture and the Prince and the Showgirl is a fun medley!
RS does this contain more of the 'Mr Chips' soundtrack that has already appeared on Marco Polo on Naxos?
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« Reply #1367 on: July 08, 2021, 01:00:32 PM »
RS does this contain more of the 'Mr Chips' soundtrack that has already appeared on Marco Polo on Naxos?

This is a straight re-release of this disc;



the Mr Chips excerpt is just that - the 3 minute main theme.  Somehow I'd missed the original Marco Polo release but this is a gem - interesting/evocative repertoire very well played and well recorded.

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« Reply #1368 on: July 08, 2021, 01:06:14 PM »
This is a straight re-release of this disc;



the Mr Chips excerpt is just that - the 3 minute main theme.  Somehow I'd missed the original Marco Polo release but this is a gem - interesting/evocative repertoire very well played and well recorded.
OK - many thanks RS. I'd have liked to hear a fuller treatment of the soundtrack.
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« Reply #1369 on: July 10, 2021, 12:51:24 PM »
Currently enjoying this (movie was on TV this afternoon):
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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« Reply #1370 on: July 10, 2021, 01:15:10 PM »
Currently enjoying this (movie was on TV this afternoon):


Excellent movie!


For some reason an impulse to revisit this score by Dmitiri Tiomkin arose in me: the sequence "Stampede" is given a slam-dunk performance by the Moscow Symphony, but the whole score is performed quite well!

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« Reply #1371 on: July 11, 2021, 03:57:41 AM »
Just wanted to put in a good word for this disc of film music by Alfred Schnittke, who wrote tons of it...:



Reckon it might make a good introduction to Schnittke for those who are interested, but intimidated by the length (and insanity) of the First Symphony, or the unrelenting bleakness of the late works.

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« Reply #1372 on: July 11, 2021, 04:30:39 AM »
Just wanted to put in a good word for this disc of film music by Alfred Schnittke, who wrote tons of it...:



Reckon it might make a good introduction to Schnittke for those who are interested, but intimidated by the length (and insanity) of the First Symphony, or the unrelenting bleakness of the late works.

And fine he was at it.  An excellent heir to the wonderful film music of Prokofiev and Shostakovich in how Schnittke's film music is of equal quality to his concert music.

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« Reply #1373 on: July 11, 2021, 05:54:47 AM »
And fine he was at it.  An excellent heir to the wonderful film music of Prokofiev and Shostakovich in how Schnittke's film music is of equal quality to his concert music.

+1. A superb disc. There’s also a hugely excellent multi-disc set on Capriccio  :)

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1374 on: July 11, 2021, 07:20:51 AM »
Just wanted to put in a good word for this disc of film music by Alfred Schnittke, who wrote tons of it...:



Reckon it might make a good introduction to Schnittke for those who are interested, but intimidated by the length (and insanity) of the First Symphony, or the unrelenting bleakness of the late works.

Is this the face of Rasputin? Scary.

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« Reply #1375 on: July 12, 2021, 11:40:41 PM »
Just wanted to put in a good word for this disc of film music by Alfred Schnittke, who wrote tons of it...:



Reckon it might make a good introduction to Schnittke for those who are interested, but intimidated by the length (and insanity) of the First Symphony, or the unrelenting bleakness of the late works.
Yes, I agree and many thanks for John MI for introducing me to it:

Currently enjoying Malcolm Arnold's score for 'David Copperfield' (1970):

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm" (Churchill).

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« Reply #1376 on: July 13, 2021, 08:37:29 AM »
Yes, I agree and many thanks for John MI for introducing me to it:

Currently enjoying Malcolm Arnold's score for 'David Copperfield' (1970):

I didn't know that Schnittke had written film music before.  When, roughly, did he do this?

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« Reply #1377 on: July 13, 2021, 11:05:33 AM »
I didn't know that Schnittke had written film music before.  When, roughly, did he do this?

PD

Schnittke composed film music throughout his career.

This is what you want, PD: no duplication with the CPO disc, and very different style also. 4 discs for a discounted price. Available singly, but you’d end up buying them all anyway  ;).



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« Reply #1378 on: July 14, 2021, 12:29:54 AM »
Thank you for the recommendation André!  :)

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Re: Film (movie) Music
« Reply #1379 on: July 19, 2021, 05:17:43 AM »
Malcolm Arnold
Film Music, Vol. 2
BBC Philharmonic - Rumon Gamba


Listening this morning:

 
“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”