CD Epics (CD 636611),
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  • 1. Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 (TrV 176): Fanfare (as used in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey) - (from "2001: A Space Odyssey")
    2. Ben-Hur, film score: Parade of the Charioteers - (from "Ben Hur")
    3. Gladiator, film score: Suite - (from "Gladiator")
    4. Gone With the Wind, film score: Tara's Theme - (from "Gone With The Wind")
    5. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, film score: Themes
    6. Pearl Harbor, film score: War - (from "Pearl Harbor")
    7. Spartacus, film score: Love Theme - (from "Spartacus")
    8. Lawrence of Arabia, film score: Overture - (from "Lawrence Of Arabia")
    9. Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, film score: Love Theme - (from "Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones")
    10. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring, film score: May It Be and Themes - (from "The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring")
    11. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone, film score: Hedwig's Theme - (from "Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone")
    12. Doctor Zhivago, film score: Prelude and Lara's Theme - (from "Doctor Zhivago")
    13. Minority Report, film score: Sean's Theme - (from "Minority Report")
    14. Magnificent Seven, film score: Theme, The
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 80600

  • Credits
    ProducerRobert Woods
    EngineerMichael Bishop

    Recorded at Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio on June 7, 1999, September 9, 2001 and October 20, 2002.
    This is a hybrid Super Audio CDplayable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.
    Recorded at Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio on June 7, 1999, September 9, 2001 and October 20, 2002.
    Liner Note Author: Richard E. Rodda.
    Recording information: Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH (06/07/1999-10/20/2002).
    Editor: Todd Brown.
    Arrangers: Joseph Price; Yvonne S. Moriarty; Christopher Palmer.
    Cobbled together from a number of ongoing recording sessions over three years, this SACD finds the indefatigable Erich Kunzel going back to the movies in search of yet another sonic symphonic blockbuster. This time, the linking theme is the term "epics," which conjures images of Cinerama screens and larger-than-life historical or science-fiction storylines of tremendous sweep and length. Interestingly, an earlier Kunzel film album opened with a swatch from Alex North's original discarded score for 2001 : A Space Odyssey; this one is more conventional, opening with the film's familiar Richard Strauss sunrise theme. That is a dead giveaway of the nature of this package, which eschews the dizzying sound effects and zanier ideas of previous Kunzel projects in favor of safer selections and some remakes from earlier Hollywood albums. Luckily, this restraint is repaid, because the caliber of music is higher than on the average Cincinnati Pops movie album. "Tara's Theme" from Gone With the Wind is here, and so are the sweeping themes for Ben Hur, Lawrence of Arabia, and Spartacus -- and "The Magnificent Seven" makes a return visit from the Round-Up album, just a bit more casual than before. Of the recent Hollywood product, Tan Dun's intriguing ideas for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon stand out, while other newer things from the The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Star Wars series are pleasing enough for a jacuzzi-like sonic immersion that doesn't get too profound or irritating. The performances are big and sumptuous; the SACD Surround Sound version is huge, crunching, bass-rich, and conservative in its use of the rear channels. ~ Richard S. Ginell

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