2001: Music From the Films of Stanley Kubrick

2001: Music From the Films of Stanley Kubrick

by City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
     
 

Now, here's a curiosity. Although there isn't any acknowledgement in the album's credits, Silva Screen Records' 2005 release 2001: Music From the Films of Stanley Kubrick, which typically employs the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra toSee more details below

Overview

Now, here's a curiosity. Although there isn't any acknowledgement in the album's credits, Silva Screen Records' 2005 release 2001: Music From the Films of Stanley Kubrick, which typically employs the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra to re-create that music (along with Mark Ayres doing the electronic honors on Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from A Clockwork Orange and the themes from Full Metal Jacket and The Shining), is a slightly re-jiggered reissue of the label's 1999 album Dr. Strangelove: Music From the Films of Stanley Kubrick. That album, released in the year of Kubrick's death and of the release of his final film, Eyes Wide Shut, did not contain any music associated with that last opus. This one adds Shostakovich's "Waltz From Jazz Suite No. 2," used in the picture, such that it can claim to include excerpts from the music for all of Kubrick's major films. It also adds a version of Alex North's "Love Theme" from Spartacus. But it deletes from the earlier release three tracks that must have been licensed from other sources: the Trashmen's "Surfin' Bird" (used in Full Metal Jacket), Ray Noble's "Midnight, the Stars and You" (used in The Shining), and Vera Lynn's "We'll Meet Again" (used in Dr. Strangelove). The result is a more consistent, if less varied collection, mixing Kubrick's interest in classical music (Richard Strauss, Handel, and Johann Strauss II are also called upon) with the work of screen composers like North and Wendy Carlos. Particularly prominent is Gerald Fried, who scored five of Kubrick's early films and who conducts a suite of six cues drawn from them. The album gives a good sense of Kubrick's musical taste, making it a worthwhile effort, as long as one doesn't already own the earlier album.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/08/2005
Label:
Silva America
UPC:
0738572117627
catalogNumber:
1176
Rank:
83173

Tracks

  1. Opening
  2. Main Title
  3. Love Theme
  4. Sarabande
  5. Women of Ireland (Mná na h-Eireann)
  6. Ode to Joy (An die Freude)
  7. Themes
  8. Main Theme
  9. Waltz No. 2
  10. The Killing, film: Main Title/The Robbery
  11. Killer's Kiss, film: Murder 'mongst the Mannikins [From "Killer's Kiss"
  12. Fear and Desire, film: A Meditation on War
  13. Fear and Desire, film: Madness
  14. Paths of Glory, film: The Patrol
  15. Day of the Fight, film: March of the Gloved Gladiators [From Day of the
  16. Love Theme
  17. The Bomb Run
  18. An der schönen, blauen Donau (On the Beautiful, Blue Danube), waltz for or

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Primary Artist,Performing Ensemble
Nic Raine   Conductor
Gareth Williams   Harpsichord
Mark Ayres   Synthesizer
Paul Bateman   Conductor
Jaroslava Eliasova   Piano
Crouch End Festival Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Václav Sykora   tin whistle
Zbynka Solcova   celtic harp
Jaraslava Eliasova   Piano
Tomas Lerst   Fiddle
Vaclav Jan Sykora   tin whistle

Technical Credits

Richard Strauss   Composer
Wendy Carlos   Composer
Laurie Johnson   Composer
Alex North   Composer
Mike Ross-Trevor   Engineer,Engineering
Gareth Williams   Mastering
Mark Ayres   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,Engineering
Rachel Elkind   Composer
Abigail Mead   Composer
Gerald Fried   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
Paul Bateman   Arranger,Orchestration
David Wishart   Liner Notes
Vladimir Pilar   Orchestra Leader
Traditional   Composer
James Fitzpatrick   Producer
Reynold da Silva   Executive Producer

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