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Miklos Rozsa: Ben Hur / Quo Vadis / Julius Caesar
Miklos Rozsa: Ben Hur / Quo Vadis / Julius Caesar (Decca 480 3790)
SKU: 15437
Price:
AU $13.59

  
Label: Decca Cat. No.: 480 3790 Medium: CD No. Discs: 2
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One of the most entertaining composer autobiographies is Miklos Rozsa's Double Life, first published in 1982 - the same year that he scored his last film (the Steve Martin vehicle Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid). The book's title is an allusion to Rozsa's twofold career as a composer of music for the concert hall and for motion picture soundtracks. Rozsa was respected by Hollywood and by Carnegie Hall alike, and both halves of his 'double life' as a composer were artistically valid and complete unto themselves. Master of the epic, his scores for Ben Hur and Quo Vadis are legendary. The colourful booklet notes by Raymond Tuttle include fascinating commentary on the background to these recordings as well as the sensitive relationship between Rozsa and Bernard Herrmann. Also included is the latter's recording of music from Rozsa's score for Julius Caesar - one of the first films to be recorded in stereo. The recordings of both Ben Hur and Quo Vadis had limited release on Decca/London and are now more readily available in this new coupling.

"The whole disc is brilliantly played and as brilliantly recorded" - [Ben Hur] Gramophone.

"Magnificent performances and recordings complemented by really good notes by Raymond Tuttle who evidently takes time to enhance the listening experience with the right words." - MusicWeb International.

A Decca Eloquence CD set.

To be released 19 November 2010.

Composers: Miklos Rozsa.
Conductors: Miklos Rozsa, Bernard Herrmann.
Orchestras: National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus.
Tracks:
CD 1

MIKLOS ROZSA (1907-1995)


1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13

Ben Hur
Fanfare to Prelude
Star of Bethlehem and Adoration of the Magi
Friendship
The burning desert
Arrius's Party
Rowing of the galley slaves
Parade of the charioteers
The mother's love
Return to Judea
Ring for freedom
Lepers' search for the Christ
Procession to Cavalry
Miracle and Finale

National Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Miklos Rozsa

CD 2


1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12

Quo Vadis
Prelude
Marcus and Lygia
Fertility hymn
The burning of Rome
Petronius's Banquet, Meditation and Death
Ave Caesar
Chariot chase
Assyrian dance
Aftermath (Death of Peter - Death of Poppaea - Nero's suicide)
Hail Galba
Finale
Epilogue

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
Miklos Rozsa


13
14
15  

Julius Caesar (selection)
The Ides of March
Caesar's ghost
Approach of Octavian's army and death of Brutus

National Philharmonic Orchestra
Bernard Herrmann
Medium: CD
No. of Discs: 2
SKU #: 15437
Label: Decca
Catalog #: 480 3790
Price: AU $13.59   
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