© 2015 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2015 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
Recorded live at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London on 8 November 2013. This concert was part of Southbank Centre's The Rest Is Noise festival in 2013, inspired by Alex Ross's book The Rest is Noise.
Producer: Tim Oldham
Engineer: Mike Cox, Floating Earth
Total playing time 89:15
Released September 2015
CD: Genius of Film Music 1960s-80s
LPO conducted by John Mauceri
Alfred Newman 20th Century Fox Fanfare
Alex North Cleopatra Symphony*
Nino Rota The Godfather – A symphonic portrait*
Franz Waxman Taras Bulba – The Ride of the Cossacks
Bernard Herrman Psycho – A narrative for string orchestra**
Bronisław Kaper Mutiny on the Bounty*
Jerry Goldsmith Star Trek – The New Enterprise*
Ennio Morricone Once upon a time in America – Deborah's Theme†
Maurice Jarre Lawrence of Arabia – Lawrence and the Desert
John Mauceri conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Pieter Schoeman leader
*Arranged / edited for concert performance by John Mauceri
**Edited by John Mauceri
†Arranged by Henry Mancini, edited by John Mauceri
The decades of epic Hollywood film making from the 1960s to 1980s produced some of the most iconic film music scores of the 20th century. In this live recording charting the development of the 'Hollywood sound', the London Philharmonic Orchestra and film music expert John Mauceri present music from Psycho, Star Trek, Lawrence of Arabia and the first release of the orchestral score to Cleopatra, amongst others.
‘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’.
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
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