EMI Best 100 Film Classics/Compilation of Film Composers

February 11, 2012

 

Will the film compilation albums ever stop? What makes this EMI 6 CD set worth having? Any compilation album from a manufacturer is usually a good deal for them as they have paid user fees and own the material. EMI of late has taken advantage of this ‘best of’ reissue campaign offering several different compilation themes. The advantage of this release is it offers an extremely attractive price and a learning experience for the soundtrack collector. Most of the material is for films that over the years have used classical music as part of their soundtrack. While the classical listener will easily recognize the majority of the material and consider this release seven hours of clips the film score enthusiast who is not all that familiar with the classics will find this very entertaining and a learning experience. When you hear these themes you’ll know what classical works they come from! Available from Amazon for under $20.00.

 

 

 

 

BEST FILM CLASSICS 100

0946 3 54928 2 8

CD 1 – THE GREAT BLOCKBUSTERS 66.40

1. 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

Also sprach Zarathustra (Richard Strauss) – Sunrise

David Bell (organ)

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Klaus Tennstedt (P) 1990 (1.44)

2. APOCALYPSE NOW

The Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walküre) (Wagner)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (P) 1992 (4.45)

3. AMADEUS

Requiem in D minor K626 (Mozart) – Lacrimosa

Northern Sinfonia Chorus ∙ London Symphony Chorus

Northern Sinfonia / Richard Hickox (P) 1991 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (3.09)

4. TITANIC

My Heart Will Go On (James Horner)

Orchestra / David Abel (P) 1998 (4.19)

5. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

You Only Live Twice Main Theme (John Barry)

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Nic Raine (P) 2001 Silva Screen Records Ltd+ (2.54)

6. STAR WARS

Star Wars Main Theme (John Williams)

Geoff Love and his Orchestra (P) 1978/1997* (3.15)

7. GLADIATOR

Gladiator Theme (Zimmer/Gerrard/Badelt) (extract)

Crouch End Festival Chorus directed by David Temple

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Nic Raine (P) 2002 Silva Screen Records Ltd+ (2.20)

8. GALLIPOLI

Au fond du temple saint (Temple Duet) (Les Pechêurs de perles)

Nicolai Gedda (tenor) ∙ Ernest Blanc (baritone)

Orchestre du Théâtre de l’Opéra-Comique / Pierre Dervaux (P) 1961/1989*

EMI France (5.22)

9. THE GODFATHER III

Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana (Mascagni)

Philharmonia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1980/1987* (3.40)

10. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING

The Fellowship (Howard Shore)

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Nic Raine (P) 2002 Silva Screen Records Ltd+ (5.51)

11. HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

Fawkes the Phoenix (John Williams)

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Nic Raine (P) 2003 Silva Screen Records Ltd+ (3.36)

12. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

Hymn to the Fallen (John Williams)

Crouch End Festival Chorus

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Paul Bateman (P) 1999 Silva Screen Records Ltd+ (6.02)

13. MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

Divertimento for String Trio in E flat ‘Puchberg’ K563 (Mozart)

III. Menuetto (Allegretto)

Augustin Dumay (violin) ∙ Gérard Caussé (viola) ∙ Gary Hoffman (cello)

(P) 1990 EMI France (5.18)

14. FANTASIA

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Dukas arr. Bates) (extract)

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (P) 1990 (6.36)

15. BRAVEHEART

End titles (James Horner)

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Paul Bateman (P) 1995 Silva Screen Records Ltd+ (7.06)

CD 2 – THE CLASSIC MOVIES 62.42

1. SOMEWHERE IN TIME

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (Rachmaninov) – II Adagio sostenuto (opening)

Cécile Ousset (piano)

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (P) 1984 (4.29)

2. CHARIOTS OF FIRE

Miserere mei, Deus (vv 1–4 & 17–20) (Allegri)

Timothy Beasley-Murray (treble) ∙ Gerald Finlay (cantor)

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge / Stephen Cleobury (P) 1984 (5.44)

3. THE DEER HUNTER

Cavatina (Stanley Myers)

Manuel Barrueco & Steve Morse (guitars) (P) 2001 Angel Records (3.13)

4. PLATOON

Adagio for Strings (Barber)

Philadelphia Orchestra / Eugene Ormandy (P) 1985/1985* (6.20)

5. DEATH IN VENICE:

Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (Mahler) – IV Adagietto (conclusion)

New Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli (P) 1969/1988* (3.05)

6. AMERICAN BEAUTY

Any Other Name (Thomas Newman)

Produced and performed by Nikolaj Bloch & Sally Herbert (P) 2001 (4.05)

7. E.T.

E.T. Main Theme (John Williams)

Ron Goodwin and his Concert Orchestra (P) 1988 (3.57)

8. SCHINDLER’S LIST

Schindler’s List Main Theme (John Williams)

Tasmin Little (violin)

New World Philharmonic / Iain Sutherland (P) 1994 (5.02)

9. THE MISSION

Gabriel’s Oboe (Morricone)

Ennio Morricone and his Orchestra (P) 1987 Virgin Records Ltd (2.12)

10. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S ROMEO + JULIET

Symphony No. 25 in G minor K183 (Mozart) – I. Allegro con brio (opening)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1977/1997* (4.41)

11. JEAN DE FLORETTE

Main theme (from La forza del Destino Overture by Verdi)

Hallé Orchestra / Sir John Barbirolli (P) 1979/1991* (2.54)

12. ALIEN

Serenade in G ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ K525 (Mozart) – II. Romance

(Andante)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1977/1997* (5.43)

13. CINEMA PARADISO

Cinema Paradiso Love Theme (Morricone)

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Paul Bateman (P) 1996 Silva Screen Records Ltd+ (3.32)

14. EYES WIDE SHUT

Waltz No.2 from Jazz Suite No.2 (Shostakovich)

The Philadelphia Orchestra / Mariss Jansons (P) 1997 (3.43)

15. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

Ode to Joy (Symphony No.9 in D minor ‘Choral’, Op.125) (Beethoven)

James Morris (bass) • The Westminster Choir

The Philadelphia Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (P) 1988 (3.21)

CD 3 – FAVOURITE MOVIES 75.10

1. ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE

Serenade in G ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ K525 (Mozart) – I. Allegro

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1977/1997* (5.49)

2. OUT OF AFRICA

Clarinet Concerto in A K622 (Mozart) – II. Adagio

Sabine Meyer (basset clarinet)

Staatskapelle Dresden / Hans Vonk (P) 1990 EMI Electrola GmbH (6.35)

3. AMADEUS

Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat K365 (Mozart) – III. Rondo (Allegro) Radu Lupu & André Previn (pianos)

London Symphony Orchestra / André Previn (P) 1977/1990* (6.44)

4. SIDEWAYS

Memories of the Alhambra (Tárrega)

Christopher Parkening (guitar) (P) 1976/2005* Angel Records (3.53)

5. THE JOY LUCK CLUB

Flute & Harp Concerto in C K299 (Mozart) II. Andantino (extract)

James Galway (flute) ∙ Fritz Helmis (harp)

Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1972/1985* (3.57)

6. THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY

Stabat Mater (Giovanni Battista Pergolesi)

Lesley Garrett (soprano) ∙ Robin Blaze (countertenor)

London Session Orchestra / Paul Daniel (P) 2003 (3.54)

7. LORENZO’S OIL

Ave verum corpus K618 (Mozart)

Stockholm Radio Chorus ∙ Stockholm Chamber Choir

Berliner Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti (P) 1987 (3.23)

8. JFK

Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat K417 (Mozart) – III. Rondo

Barry Tuckwell (horn)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1972/1988* (3.12)

9. CARRINGTON

String Quintet in C D956 (Schubert) – II Adagio (opening)

Hungarian Quartet ∙ Laszlo Varga (cello) (P) 1972/1992* EMI France (4.35)

10. RUNAWAY BRIDE

Le nozze di Figaro – Overture (Mozart)

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Colin Davis (P) 1962/1990* (4.17)

11. HILARY AND JACKIE

Cello Concerto in E minor Op.85 (Elgar) – I. Adagio–Moderato (opening)

Robert Cohen (cello)

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Zdenĕk Mácal (P) 1980/1998* (3.44)

12. THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS

Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550 (Mozart) – I. Molto allegro (extract)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1987 (5.31)

13. ELIZABETH

Nimrod (‘Enigma’ Variations) (Elgar)

London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1971/1986* (3.54)

14. MINORITY REPORT

‘Unfinished’ Symphony (Schubert) – I. Allegro moderato (opening)

Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1976/1996* (4.07)

15. THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY

Serenade in G ‘Eine kleine Nachtmusik’ K525 (Mozart) – IV. Rondo (Allegro)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1977/1997* (3.03)

16. BILLY ELLIOT

Swan Lake (Scene Act II No.10) (Tchaikovsky)

London Symphony Orchestra / André Previn (P) 1976/1988* (2.47)

17. THE RIGHT STUFF

Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity (conclusion) (The Planets, Op.32) (Holst)

Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (P) 1981 (4.48)

CD 4 – THE PIANO AT THE CINEMA 75.11

1. THE PIANO

The Heart asks Pleasure First / The Promise (Michael Nyman)† Music composed, directed and produced by Michael Nyman

(P) 1993 Michael Nyman Ltd under exclusive licence to Virgin Records Ltd (3.12 )

2. ELVIRA MADIGAN

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C K467 (Mozart) – II. Andante

Stephen Hough (piano)

Hallé Orchestra / Bryden Thomson (P) 1987 (6.45)

3. FACE/OFF

Prelude No.15 in D flat ‘Raindrop’ (Chopin)

Dmitri Alexeev (piano) (P) 1986 (5.50)

4. AMADEUS

Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor K466 (Mozart) – II. Romance (extract)

Annie Fischer (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra / Sir Adrian Boult (P) 1960/1990* (6.13)

5. PRIVATE BENJAMIN

Waltz in C sharp minor Op.63 No.2 (Chopin)

Dmitri Alexeev (piano) (P) 1985 (4.12)

6. THE TRUMAN SHOW

Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata No.11 in A K331 (Mozart)

Andrei Gavrilov (piano) (P) 1990 (3.25)

7. THE ASSOCIATE

Piano Concerto No.25 in C K503 (Mozart) – II. Andante

Christian Zacharias (piano)

Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / David Zinman

(P) 1987 EMI Electrola GmbH (7.06)

8. A BEAUTIFUL MIND

Piano Sonata No.11 in A K331 (Mozart) – I. Andante grazioso (Theme)

Andrei Gavrilov (piano) (P) 1990 (1.56)

9. IMMORTAL BELOVED

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ‘Moonlight’ Op. 27/2 (Beethoven)

I Adagio sostenuto (extract)

Dame Moura Lympany (piano) (P) 1991 (3.55)

10. THE PIANIST

Nocturne in C sharp minor Op. Posth (1830) (Chopin)

Maria Tipo (piano) (P) 1994 EMI France (4.21)

11. THE MUSIC LOVERS

Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor (Tchaikovsky)

I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso (opening)

Horacio Gutiérez (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra / André Previn (P) 1976/1994* (3.20)

12. WHAT LIES BENEATH

Gymnopédie No.1 (Lent et douloureux) (Satie)

Anne Queffélec (piano) (P) 1988 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (3.31)

13. PAYCHECK

Waltz in D flat ‘Minute’ Op.64 No.1 (Chopin)

Dmitri Alexeev (piano) (P) 1985 (1.49)

14. ROSEMARY’S BABY

Für Elise (Bagatelle No.25) (Beethoven)

Dame Moura Lympany (piano) (P) 1988 (3.18)

15. THE TRUMAN SHOW

Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 (Chopin) – II. Romance: Larghetto (opening)

Martha Argerich (piano)

Montreal Symphony Orchestra / Charles Dutoit (P) 1999 (3.51)

16. OCEAN’S ELEVEN

Clair de lune (Debussy)

Dame Moura Lympany (piano) (P) 1988 (4.54)

17. SHINE

Polonaise No.6 in A flat Op.53 (Chopin)

Alex Slobodyanik (piano) (P) 1999 (6.45)

CD 5 – OPERA AT THE CINEMA 72.35

1. THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY

Casta Diva (Norma) (Bellini)†

Maria Callas (soprano)

Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano / Tullio Serafin (P) 1961/1997* (5.33)

2. CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN

La donna è mobile (Rigoletto) (Verdi)

Alfredo Kraus (tenor)

Philharmonia Orchestra / Julius Rudel (P) 1979/1996* (2.15)

3. CLOSER

Soave sia il vento (Così fan tutte) (Mozart)

Margaret Marshall (soprano) ∙ Agnes Baltsa (mezzo-soprano) ∙ José van Dam (bass)

Wiener Philharmoniker / Riccardo Muti (P) 1983

Live recording (3.19)

4. BASQUIAT

D’amor sull’ali rosee (Il trovatore) (Verdi)

Leontyne Price (soprano)

Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan (P) 1978/1986* (4.41)

5. TRADING PLACES

Non più andrai (Le nozze di Figaro) (Mozart)

Claudio Desderi (baritone)

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (P) 1988 (3.38)

6. COPYCAT

Vissi d’arte (Tosca) (Puccini)

Angela Gheorghiu (soprano)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden / Antonio Pappano

(P) 2001 Euripide Productions under exclusive licence to EMI Records Ltd (3.25)

7. MY LEFT FOOT

Un’aura amorosa (Così fan tutte) (Mozart)

John Aler (tenor)

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (P) 1987 (4.42)

8. MISS CONGENIALITY

Der Hölle Rache (Die Zauberflöte) (Mozart)

Edita Gruberova (soprano)

Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Bernard Haitink (P) 1981 (2.47)

9. THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Canzonetta sull’aria (Le nozze di Figaro) (Mozart)

Dame Felicity Lott & Gianna Rolandi (sopranos)

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Haitink (P) 1988 (3.04)

10. PHILADELPHIA

La mamma morta (Andrea Chénier) (Giordano)†

Maria Callas (soprano)

Philharmonia Orchestra / Tullio Serafin (P) 1955/2005* MONO (4.52)

11. BABETTE’S FEAST

Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni) (Mozart)

Eberhard Wächter (baritone) ∙ Graziella Sciutti (soprano)

Philharmonia Orchestra / Carlo Maria Giulini (P) 1961/2002* (3.14)

12. HEAVENLY CREATURES

E lucevan le stelle (Tosca) (Puccini)

Carlo Bergonzi (tenor)

Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire / Georges Prêtre (P) 1965/1997* (3.02)

13. CALLAS FOREVER

L’amour est un oiseau rebelle (Habanera) (Carmen) (Bizet)†

Maria Callas (soprano)

Chœurs René Duclos

Orchestre du Théâtre National de l’Opéra de Paris / Georges Prêtre (P) 1964/1997* (4.19)

14. MOONSTRUCK

Che gelida manina (La Bohème) (Puccini)

Alfredo Kraus (tenor)

National Philharmonic Orchestra / James Levine (P) 1980/1991* (4.59)

15. DRIVING MISS DAISY

Song to the Moon (Rusalka) (Dvořák)

Lucia Popp (soprano)

Münchner Rundfunk Orchester / Stefan Soltesz (P) 1988 (5.51)

16. DIVA

Ebben? ne andrò lontana (La Wally) (Catalani)

Ghena Dimitrova (soprano)

Münchner Rundfunk Orchester / Lamberto Gardelli (P) 1984 (3.26)

17. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

Belle nuit (Barcarolle) (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) (Offenbach)

Jessye Norman (soprano) ∙ Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)

Orchestre Symphonique et Chœurs de l’Opéra National

du Théatre Royal de la Monnai, Bruxelles / Sylvain Cambreling (P) 1988 (4.20)

18. THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK

Nessun dorma (Turandot) (Puccini)

José Carreras (tenor) • Chœurs de l’Opéra du Rhin

Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg / Alain Lombard (P) 1978/1990* (4.11)

CD 6 – BAROQUE GOES TO THE CINEMA 69.48

1. FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon) (Handel)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1984 (2.47)

2. THE AVIATOR

Fugue (from Toccata & Fugue in D minor BWV 565) (J. S. Bach)

Wayne Marshall at the organ of Coventry Cathedral (P) 1990 (6.17)

3. THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE

Zadok the Priest (Handel)

Royal Choral Society

London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Andrew Davis (P) 1972/1996* (6.01)

4. CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD

Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043 (J. S. Bach)

II. Largo ma non tanto (opening)

Yehudi Menuhin & Christian Ferras (violins)

Bath Festival Orchestra / Yehudi Menuhin (P) 1960/1989* (2.32)

5. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME

Gloria in excelsis Deo (Gloria) (Vivaldi)

Taverner Choir and Players / Andrew Parrott (P) 1994 EMI Records Ltd/Virgin Classics (2.32)

6. TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY

Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor BWV1029 (J. S. Bach) – II Adagio

(opening)

Jordi Savall (viola da gamba) ∙ Ton Koopman (harpsichord)

(P) 1978/1989* EMI Electrola GmbH (2.30)

7. GALLIPOLI

Adagio in G minor (Albinoni realised Giazotto) (extract)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1974/1986* (5.48)

8. KRAMER V. KRAMER

Mandolin Concerto in C RV425 (Vivaldi) – I. Allegro

André Saint-Clivier (mandolin)

Toulouse Chamber Orchestra / Louis Auriacombe (P) 1968/1987* EMI France (2.56)

9. THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Goldberg Variations (J. S. Bach) – Aria

Maria Tipo (piano) (P) 1986 EMI France (3.02)

10. PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL

Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.12 (Handel) – III Larghetto e piano

Bath Festival Orchestra / Yehudi Menuhin (P) 1964/1999* (4.11)

11. RUNAWAY BRIDE

Air ‘on the G string’ from Suite No.3 in D BWV1068 (J. S. Bach)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1974/1997* (3.31)

12. ORDINARY PEOPLE

Canon in D (Pachelbel)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1974/1997* (4.58)

13. THE OTHER SISTER

The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) – Concerto No.4 in F minor ‘Winter’ (II. Largo)

Yehudi Menuhin (violin) • Camerata Lysy Gstaad / Alberto Lysy (P) 1981 (2.09)

14. MEET THE PARENTS

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata No.147 (J. S. Bach) 3.28

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1972/1989*

15. BARRY LYNDON

Sarabande from Keyboard Suite in D minor (Handel) Andrei Gavrilov (piano) (P) 1982/1996* (2.59)

16. LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER

Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor BWV1056 (J. S. Bach) – II. Largo Andrei Gavrilov (piano)

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner (P) 1987 (3.24)

17. HANNIBAL

Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G BWV 1048 (J. S. Bach)

I. Allegro moderato

Polish Chamber Orchestra / Jerzy Maksymiuk (P) 1979/1997* (5.15)

18. BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY

Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) (Handel)

Choir of King’s College, Cambridge

Academy of St Martin in the Fields / Sir David Willcocks (P) 1973/1992* (4.26)

 

 

 

 

 

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