CD reviews: Genius of Film Music 1960s-80s
In September 2015, the London Philharmonic Orchestra released a live recording charting the development of the 'Hollywood sound'. Film music expert John Mauceri joined the Orchestra to present music from Psycho, Star Trek, and Lawrence of Arabia, and the first release of the orchestral score to Cleopatra, amongst others.
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‘This two-CD set of Hollywood classics, including Herrmann's Psycho and Mauceri's arrangements of Rota's Godfather, is a reminder of the LPO's commitment to film music’.
BBC Music Magazine, October 2015
‘The orchestra is on excellent form and it’s a particular thrill to hear some of the less familiar scores’.
Classic FM, Drive Featured Album, September 2015
‘Mauceri and the LPO treat us to a great night at the movies. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did’.
MusicWeb International, October 2015
‘The London Philharmonic plays all the music with great panache, bringing it alive without the need for images. John Mauceri is the expert in this field and his arrangements and editing of the scores do true justice to all the composers’.
Michael Darvell, Classical Source, November 2015
‘It’s sumptuous, ultra-glam, widescreen stuff...It’s fabulous’.
Michael Tumelty, Herald Scotland, September 2015
‘The LPO is in fabulous form, seemingly grateful for the chance to play something different’.
Hifi Critic, November 2015
Find out more, listen to clips and purchase the CD here.