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Movie Adagios is a two-CD set from the New Classical 96.3 FM that brings together some of the famous classical melodies borrowed to great effect in movies from the Silver Screen days of yesteryear to the big-screen epics of today. From Clair de Lune by Debussy to the Mozart piano concerto made famous in the film Elvira Madigan, this set is sure to delight classical music lovers and film buffs alike.
1 String Quartet N1 Op11 Ad – Baltimore Symphony
2 Piano Concerto N21 Andant – English Chamber Orchestra
3 Gianni Schicchi O Mio – Renata Tebaldi
4 Warsaw Concerto – Christina Ortiz
5 Dances With Wolves – Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
6 Cavalleria Rusticana – National Philharmonic Orchestra
7 Piano Concerto Op18 N2 – Cleveland Orchestra
8 Gabriel’s Oboe – Prague Philharmonic
9 Heart Asks Pleasure First – Jean-Yves Thibaudet
10 Gadfly The Op97 Romance – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
11 Serenade N10 Adagio – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
12 Cosi Fan Tutte Soave Sia – Lucia Popp
13 La Wally Ebben Ne Andro – London Philharmonic Orchestra
14 Piano Concerto Largo N5 – Chamber Orchestra of Europe
15 Piano Sonata Op27 Moonlig – Vladimir Ashkenazy
16 String Quintet Op163 Adag – Weller Quartet
1 Requiem D Lacrimosa – BBC Symphony Orchestra
2 Swan Lake Op20 Scene – Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal
3 Les Contes D Hoffman Entr – L’Orchestra de la Suisse Romande
4 Piano Concerto Op73 Adagi – Vladimir Ashkenazy
5 Cello Concerto Op85 Adagi – Julian Lloyd Webber
6 Clarinet Concerto Ad – London Symphony Orchestra
7 Concerto For 2 Largo Ma N – Henryk Szeryng
8 Clair De Lune – Frederick Fennell
9 Nuovo Cinema Paradiso – Prague Philharmonic
10 Symphony N5 Adagietto – Chicago Symphony Orchestra
11 Orchestral N3 D 2 Air On – Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
12 Le Nozze Di Figaro Che So – Lucia Popp
13 Madama Butterfly Un Bel – London Philharmonic
14 Canon And Gigue In D Cano – Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
15 Sonata For Cello Adagio – Janos Starker
16 Prelude N1 C Op3 N2 – Vladimir Ashkenazy
17 We Have All The Time Of – Prague Philharmonic
This double CD comprises classical source music featured in many well-known and memorable films. Amongst the thirty-three pieces of music, are some very well known tunes, such as the Andante from Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 as featured in Elvira Madigan, Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major from Ordinary People, and the Air from Bach’s Suite No. 3 from the film Seven
My personal favourite was Puccini’s ‘O mio babbino caro’ from his opera Gianni Schicchi from the film ‘A Room with a View’. This piece conjures up romantic pictures of Florence in your mind. It also makes you think of the sultry hot days of summer. I remember that sensational scene in the film when Helena Bonham-Carter has the kiss with Julian Sands in the countryside. For that scene another Puccini aria was used, from his opera, La Rondine so very effectively. Alas that aria is not included in this compilation. I also liked John Barry’s John Dunbar theme from the film Dances with Wolves starring Kevin Costner. The music reminds you of the epic film in which man comes to one with nature and animals.
Not being a classical music lover, some of the pieces I did find a bit heavy, although, generally, I liked both CDs – especially CD 1. On CD 2, I enjoyed the Tchaikovsky Swan Lake music from the film Billy Elliot used in the scene at the end of the film in which Billy dances the lead part and his father watches him proudly. I also enjoyed the extremely difficult and amazing Rachmaninov Prelude in C sharp minor from Shine and the Offenbach’s Barcarolle from Life is Beautiful.
Altogether, this double CD was pleasurable to listen to and a nostalgic reminder of the many films featured in it.
Audio CD (January 14, 2003)
Original Release Date : January 24, 2003
Number of Discs: 1
Genre: Musical , Soundtrack
Sound Quality: LOSSLESS / FULL
Format: FLAC / mp3_256Kbps
CHICAGO won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack For A Motion Picture, Television Or Media. «I Move On» was nominated for Best Song Written For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media.
This is a multi-channel Super Audio CD playable only on Super Audio CD players.
CHICAGO has a long and varied history; it began life in the ’20s as a play about a showgirl named Roxie Hart, the character whose name was used as the title for a ’40s movie inspired by the show. In the ’70s, Broadway composers Kander and Ebb (CABARET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK) wrote the songs for a musical version focusing on the ’20s-jazz angle and capitalizing on the murder-and-sex theme, and Bob Fosse fleshed the whole thing out to great success. The late-’90s Broadway revival of the show was even more successful and gave rise to a film version featuring Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, movie stars not known for singing.
The film turned out to be a huge hit, and the actors handle their vocal chores admirably, as borne out on this soundtrack disc. Zeta-Jones and Zellweger handle their respective roles of vamp and showgirl well. While Gere wi
Music and lyrics written by John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Original score composed by Danny Elfman.
Includes liner notes by Kander & Ebb.
01. Overture/And All That Jazz – Catherine Zeta-Jones/Renee Zellweger/Taye Diggs (6:04)
02. Funny Honey – Renee Zellweger/John C. Reilly/Colm Feore/Taye Diggs (3:39)
03. When You’re Good to Mama – Queen Latifah/Taye Diggs (3:19)
04. Cell Block Tango – Catherine Zeta-Jones/Susan Misner/Deidre Goodwin/Denise Faye (7:22)
05. All I Care About – Richard Gere/Taye Diggs (3:48)
06. We Both Reached for the Gun – Richard Gere/Christine Baranski/Cleve Asbury/Shaun Amyot (3:59)
07. Roxie – Renee Zellweger (3:22)
08. I Can’t Do It Alone – Catherine Zeta-Jones/Taye Diggs (3:51)
09. Mister Cellophane – John C. Reilly (3:57)
10. Razzle Dazzle – Richard Gere (3:47)
11. Class – Zeta-Jones/Queen Latifah (2:54)
12. Nowadays (Roxie) – Renee Zellweger/Taye Diggs (2:14)
13. Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag Medley Title – Renee Zellweger/Catherine Zeta-Jones/Taye Diggs (3:28)
14. I Move On – Catherine Zeta-Jones/Renee Zellweger (4:00)
15. After Midnight – written by Danny Elfman (3:24)
Personnel: Damon Sharpe, Greg Laswon (vocals, background vocals); Dana Calitri, Curtis King, Singleton Palmer Band, Darren Lee, Dennis Collins, Joe Pizzi, Ekaterina Chtchelkanova, Nick Richards, Charles King , Eric Troyer, Harrison Beal, Billy Hartung, Melanie Gage, Tata Nicole, Timothy Shew, Edgar Godineaux, Fonzi Thornton, Shaun Amyot, Susan Misner, Deidre Goodwin, Jeff Siebert, Michael Johnston , Rick Negron, Jocelyn Dowling, Roxane Barlow, Robert Montano, Mary Ann Lamb, Deanie Richardson & Second Fiddle, Cynthia Onrubia, Willy Falk, Denise Faye, Cleve Asbury, Mark Harrison, Margaret Dorn, Sara Ramírez, Audrey Martells, Darius de Haas, Scott Fowler, Capathia Jenkins, Laura Dean (vocals); Jamie Talbot, Stan Sulzmann (alto, clarinet, reeds, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Mitch Dalton (guitar, banjo); Eric Kupper (guitar, keyboards); Jack Cavari (guitar); Freddie Green (banjo); Chris Garrick, Laura Seaton (violin); Alan Barnes, Ray Swinfield (clarinet, bass clarinet, reeds, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Lawrence Feldman (soprano saxophone); Lou Marini (alto saxophone); Chuck Wilson (tenor saxophone); Brian O’Flaherty, Tony Kadleck, Derek Watkins (trumpet); Pete Beachill (trombone, tenor trombone); Keith O’Quinn, Larry Farrell (trombone); Nathan Durham, Owen Slade (tuba); David Hartley, John Saver (piano); Paul Morgan (double bass); Perry J. Cavari (drums); Jim Saporito, Gary Kettel (percussion); Richie Jones (drum programming); Nicki Richards, Paulette McWilliams (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dan Hetzel; Dennis Sands; Richie Jones; Thomas R. Yezzi.
Recording information: Air Studios, London, England; Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Cove City Sound Studio, L. I., NY; Hensen Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Meatlworks Studio, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Paramount Stage M; Right Track Recording, Bucharest, Romania; Sony Music Studios, New York, NY; Warner Bros. Eastwood Scoring Stage, CA.
Director: Rob Marshall .
Editors: Ellen Segal; Martin Welsh.
Photographer: David James.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Ekaterina Chtchelkanova; Mya Harrison; Susan Misner; Deidre Goodwin.
Arrangers: Paul Bogaev; Rick Wake; Richie Jones; Douglas Besterman.
Score: D.Elfman + Anastasia/ Queen Latifah/Mya/Taye Diggs +
Audio CD (April 25, 2000)
Original Release Date : 1979
Number of Discs: 1
Genre: Musical , Soundtrack
Sound Quality: LOSSLESS / FULL
Format: FLAC / mp3_256Kbps
Label: Universal Int’l
01. Main Title (Instrumental) – Ralph Burns
02. On Broadway – George Benson
03. Michelle (Instrumental) – Ralph Burns
04. Take Off With Us – Sandahl Bergman & Chorus
05. Vivaldi Concert In G (Instrumental) – Ralph Burns
06. Ponte Vecchio (Instrumental) – Ralph Burns
07. Everything Old Is New Again – Peter Allen
08. South Mt Sinai Parade (Instrumental) – Ralph Burns
09. After You’ve Gone – Leland Palmer
10. There’ll Be Some Changes Made – Ann Reinking
11. Who’s Sorry Now – Chorus
12. Some Of These Days – Erzsebet Foldi
13. Going Home Now (Instrumental) – Ralph Burns
14. Bye Bye Love – Ben Vereen & Roy Scheider
ALL THAT JAZZ – Trailer – (1979) HQ
One of the most audacious Hollywood films of the late 1970s was All That Jazz, Bob Fosse’s semi-autobiographical tale of a self-destructive director/choreographer trying to outrun his demons and his mortality as he struggles to keep his topsy-turvy life together. It combined musical theater and Fellini-esque flights of fancy to hypnotic effect, employing a wide range of musical styles and compositions in the process. A choice selection of the music used in the film is distilled on the All That Jazz soundtrack, which divides its time between jazzy pop classics («Everything Old Is New Again» by Peter Allen, George Benson’s cover of «On Broadway») and a combination of originals and re-arranged classics handled by composer/arranger Ralph Burns. The jazzy pop songs make for fun listening, but the true highlights are the tracks handled by Burns: his work on the album covers everything from classical music («Vivaldi Concert In G») to easy listening («Ponte Vecchio») to showtune-styled originals («Take Off With Us»). However, Burn’s true tour de force is a bombastic re-imagining of the Everly Brothers classic «Bye Bye Love»: in his hands, it becomes an epic, rock opera-styled duet between Ben Vereen and Roy Scheider, whose kitchen-sink arrangement includes jazz saxophone, orchestral strings, and wailing electric guitar. Simply put, it must be heard to be believed. The only problem with All That Jazz is that its eclecticism and one-of-a-kind style of showbiz bombast ensure that it will only appeal to fans of the film. Also, the soundtrack lacks a few of the songs featured in the film: the most notable exception is Harry Nilsson’s «Perfect Day,» a lushly-orchestrated pop classic that was memorably used during one of the film’s romantic scenes. Despite these minor problems, All That Jazz remains a fine musical portrait of its parent film and a necessity for anyone who enjoyed it. ~ Donald A. Guarisco
1995 reissue of the soundtrack to director Bob Fosse’sacclaimed 1979 musical co-starring Roy Scheider and JessicaLange. Ralph Burns arranged & conducted all 14 tracks, whichinclude performances by George Benson, Sandahl Bergman andBen Vereen with Scheider. A Spectrum/ Karussell release.
Recording information: 1979.
Arranger: Ralph Burns.