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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008 edited
    THE EXPANDED GERHARDT 'THE SEA HAWK: THE CLASSIC FILM SCORES OF ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD' RECORDING HAS BEEN RE-RELEASED!

    With the release of this title, Arkivmusic.com restores to commercial availability one of the most influential orchestra recordings ever made--the first release in RCA's legendary "Classic Film Score" LP series. After it appeared in the mid-'70s, George Lucas requested John Williams to use it as a model for the swashbuckling music he wanted in Star Wars, thus changing the course of movie scoring (and much for the better).

    But it is not its history that makes this CD a mandatory item in any serious collection. It is the thrilling conducting and playing of Charles Gerhardt and the London free-lance musicians billed as the "National Philharmonic"; it is the hand of producer George Korngold (the composer's son) ensuring authenticity; and it is the ear of engineer Kenneth Wilkinson, achieving a lush yet clear Hollywood sound.

    In 1989, personally supervising this remastering for CD, Gerhardt made the release even more important by restoring 20 minutes that had to be dropped from the LP. Listeners who do not have this program should consider it a mandatory acquisition. There are fine CDs that contain more music from most of the scores represented here, but as an overview of Korngold's illustrious cinema career, this release is unsurpassed.

    $11.99

    CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Any serious film music fan should have this one in their collection!

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
    $12? How can I not buy this! cheesy
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
    JUST A WARNING... and I didn't know this when I posted the message.

    Arkivmusic CDs are CD-Rs.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
  1. Well that makes a bit of difference... slant
    A butterfly thinks therefore I am
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    What I find interesting is the re-release of the Sea Hawk again. Korngold is fast becoming the 1812 Overture in terms of releases.
    listen to more classical music!
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    CDR's? slant
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
    • CommentAuthorAnthony
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd 2008
    Erik Woods wrote
    JUST A WARNING... and I didn't know this when I posted the message.

    Arkivmusic CDs are CD-Rs.

    -Erik-


    $12, why should I buy this?! angry
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011 edited
    CHARLES GERHARDT’S ACCLAIMED CLASSIC FILM SCORES SERIES

    REISSUED BY SONY MASTERWORKS

    Seven Concluding Titles Available March 1, 2011

    SONY MASTERWORKS proudly announces the reissue of Charles Gerhardt’s
    acclaimed Classic Film Score series. In the 1970s, the Classic Film Scores
    series introduced a new generation to the sumptuous sound of music in
    Hollywood’s “Golden Age.” The following releases will be available March 1,
    2011 on CD and through major digital service providers: Citizen Kane, Sunset
    Boulevard, Elizabeth and Essex, Spellbound, Now, Voyager, Classic Film
    Scores for Bette Davis and The Film Scores of David Raksin; the first six
    titles were released in October 2010.

    It is widely accepted that together with the 1977 film release of Star Wars,
    Charles Gerhardt’s Classic Film Score series re-introduced moviegoers to
    orchestral scores and helped usher the modern era of film music. Using the
    original orchestrations, heard in rich stereo sound, Gerhardt and the
    National Philharmonic Orchestra recreated the great moments from the
    legendary scores of Hollywood’s most memorable films. Re-mastered for the
    first time using the original analog masters and including the original LP
    liner notes, the Classic Film Scores are once again available for both
    collectors and a new generation of listeners.

    In 1972 Gerhardt conducted the National Philharmonic Orchestra in the
    recording of RCA’s first LP in the Classic Film Score series: The Sea Hawk,
    featuring the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold. The album, produced by
    Erich’s son George Korngold, became an unexpected hit for the label,
    receiving favorable reviews and even landed on the Billboard charts. Other
    albums followed -- some highlighting an individual composer (Max Steiner,
    Miklós Rózsa, Franz Waxman, Alfred Newman, Dimitri Tiomkin, Bernard
    Herrmann), some focusing on a particular actor (Errol Flynn, Bette Davis,
    Humphrey Bogart).

    The late Charles Gerhardt began his career at RCA Records, transferring
    78-rpm recordings to tape so they could be pressed as LPs. By the early
    1960s he relocated to London to oversee RCA’s productions in England and to
    produce records for Reader’s Digest. Because of the need for a large
    orchestra to record these albums, Gerhardt and Sidney Sax formed a group
    comprised of London’s top musicians in 1964. In 1970, the group
    incorporated and became the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

    Sony MASTERWORKS USA comprises the MASTERWORKS Broadway, MASTERWORKS,
    MASTERWORKS Jazz, RCA Red Seal and Sony Classical imprints. For email
    updates and information please visit www.SonyMasterworks.com
    <http://www.sonymasterworks.com/>
    Kazoo
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
    And a further point. These re-releases are not the horrible dolby surround recordings that some fool at RCA decided upon. These are from the original master recordings, hurrah!
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorDemetris
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
    what ? Not in mono ? Awwww! Friggin hipsters and their stereo !
    Love Maintitles. It's full of Wanders.
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
    Of course then there are those who have no ear so mono, stereo, dolby, or surround doesn't matter at all.
    Thomas
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th 2011
    Do they have MP3s?
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2011
    yes
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2011
    I'm reviewing Captain from Castile, the Newman collection, to start the ball rolling
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2011
    I have yet to hear it confirmed that the remastered sound quality is indeed better.
    Everybody is raving about how it *should* be (which would contribute to me (re)purchasing them, as these are VERY fine rerecordings), but precious few -if any!- actually seem to have heard them.
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2011
    Martijn wrote
    I have yet to hear it confirmed that the remastered sound quality is indeed better.
    Everybody is raving about how it *should* be (which would contribute to me (re)purchasing them, as these are VERY fine rerecordings), but precious few -if any!- actually seem to have heard them.


    They're not perfect Martijn but oh so much better than the dolby junk.
    http://sdtom.wordpress.com/2011/02/18/c … ed-newman/
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2011
    And I got the first three for $5 each
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2011
    Martijn wrote
    I have yet to hear it confirmed that the remastered sound quality is indeed better.
    Everybody is raving about how it *should* be (which would contribute to me (re)purchasing them, as these are VERY fine rerecordings), but precious few -if any!- actually seem to have heard them.


    HERE is a side-by-side comparison of the Dolby release and remastered release of Gerhardt's recording of Franz Waxman's Taras Bulba (Ride to Dubno.)

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2011
    There was a lot of complaining about this release on FSM. I couldn't believe that I get the comment they don't know how to play Newman. Horsefeathers
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2011
    sdtom wrote
    There was a lot of complaining about this release on FSM.


    Imagine my shock.
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
  2. Erik Woods wrote
    Martijn wrote
    I have yet to hear it confirmed that the remastered sound quality is indeed better.
    Everybody is raving about how it *should* be (which would contribute to me (re)purchasing them, as these are VERY fine rerecordings), but precious few -if any!- actually seem to have heard them.


    HERE is a side-by-side comparison of the Dolby release and remastered release of Gerhardt's recording of Franz Waxman's Taras Bulba (Ride to Dubno.)

    -Erik-

    The second half sounds a lot better than the first half to me.

    Is one mp3 and one lossless? wink
    The views expressed in this post are entirely my own and do not reflect the opinions of maintitles.net, or for that matter, anyone else. http://www.racksandtags.com/falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2011
    The dolby release sounds better if you've got a surround system. If you don't the non dolby release is superior
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011
    Tom added his reviews also to MainTitles, and we gathered the links on one nice page. Spread and enjoy!
    http://www.maintitles.net/features/arti … orchestra/
    Kazoo
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeApr 27th 2011
    I will at some point complete most if not all of them.
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012
    Any chance of finishing the series, Tom?
    http://www.maintitles.net/features/arti … -orchestra

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
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      CommentAuthorsdtom
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012
    yes yes yes
    listen to more classical music!
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012
    Before the world ends?

    wink

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012 edited
    You haven't got long considering the date...

    Unless that what you meant Erik. shame
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      CommentAuthorMartijn
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012
    lol
    'no passion nor excitement here, despite all the notes and musicians' ~ Falkirkbairn
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeJan 10th 2012
    Steven wrote
    You haven't got long considering the date...

    Unless that what you meant Erik. shame


    That's what I meant.

    -Erik-
    host and producer of CINEMATIC SOUND RADIO | www.cinematicsound.net | www.facebook.com/cinematicsound | I HAVE TINNITUS!