Hans Florian Zimmer is a German film composer and music producer. He has composed music for over 100 films, including award-winning film scores for The Lion King (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), The Thin Red Line (1998), Gladiator (2000), The Last Samurai (2003), The Dark Knight (2008), and Inception (2010).
…An album certain to interest long time Adiemus fans in its development from previous works and introduce Catrin's solo material to new listeners, further investigation is certainly worth a journey.
Double album dedicated to the music of Charlie Chaplin films. Work of the American composer and conductor Carl Davis (New York, 1936) leading the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and featuring 'The Wihan Quartet'. The first CD features a compilation work of the various passages of some of the movies of Chaplin with music composed by himself. Most of the fourteen topics include medleys of several of the outstanding compositions of Chaplin's films. The second CD offers another work produced by Carl Davis focused on the twelve magnificent short films that Chaplin created in 1916-17 for the 'Mutual Film Company'.
Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet Soundtrack album by Prague Philharmonic Orchestra was released Jun 25, 2002 on the Silva Screen label. This complete score to the 1968 version of ROMEO & JULIET was re-recorded by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra And Chorus. Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo & Juliet Soundtrack CD music contains a single disc with 21 songs.
77 track compilation of the very best music from one of the most accomplished and prolific composers in film music history. A 30 year career that is simply breath-taking, writing music for over 100 films that have grossed over $22 billion, eight Academy Award nominations including one win, two Golden Globes, three Grammys, an American Music Award and a Tony. From 1988's South African political drama A World Apart and then through three decades of Hollywood blockbusters including Gladiator, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Batman to 2014's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this is a musical overview of a truly magnificent talent. A composer revered for bringing together electronic music and traditional orchestral scoring he is also happy to undertake extensive research to bring period music to films such as The Last Samurai and Sherlock Holmes. These new recordings provide the perfect overview to his glittering career.
Barclay James Harvest was, for many years, one of the most hard luck outfits in progressive rock. A quartet of solid rock musicians John Lees, guitar, vocals; Les Holroyd, bass, vocals; Stuart "Wooly" Wolstenholme, keyboards, vocals; and Mel Pritchard, drums with a knack for writing hook-laden songs built on pretty melodies, they harmonized like the Beatles and wrote extended songs with more of a beat than the Moody Blues.
2 CD set with 24 page full colour booklet. Featuring the complete 100-Minute Film Score. Newly recorded and performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and 100-voice CPPO Chorus conducted by Nic Raine. Bonus Material including alternate cues and music from Conan The Destroyer. This Recording is Dedicated to the Memory of Basil Poledouris (1945–2006).
Excellent collection of TV and Film themes. Worth having for the beautiful suite of themes from 'The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe' alone. These are not the originals, but new versions by The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, who are excellent, and often used by Silva Screen. Electronic scores are realised by Mark Ayres, of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Definitely worth having.
‘Mendelssohn in Birmingham’ is an exciting new recording project with the CBSO and its Principal Guest Conductor, Edward Gardner. It celebrates Mendelssohn’s special relationship with the city’s Town Hall and will feature the complete symphonies recorded there. It was a venue much loved by Mendelssohn and saw him conduct many of his own works there, including premieres. ‘Mendelssohn in Birmingham’ also encompasses a major concert series at the Town Hall which will run alongside these recordings.
Karol Szymanowski spent his early years in Ukraine (where many affluent Polish families still owned land at the time). An injury to the leg forced young Karol into a life of relative inactivity, and, from age seven on, attendance at school was replaced by rigorous musical studies (first under his father's tutelage, and then, from 1892 on, at Gustav Neuhaus' music school in Elisavetgrad). Although early training focused on the piano, Neuhaus was quick to observe his young student's potential as a composer. While in Elisavetgrad, Szymanowski was introduced to the German classics as well as to Chopin and Scriabin. After studies with Noskowski in Warsaw from 1903 to 1905, Szymanowski lived for a time in Berlin, helping to found ……All Music Guide