Classics at the Movies: Comedy, Vol. 1

Classics at the Movies: Comedy, Vol. 1

     
 

While the films highlighted on Volume 1 of Naxos' Classics at the Movies: Comedy certainly had their moments of hilarity, the music that accompanied those instances are essentially straightforward classical pieces by composers such as Mozart, Handel, Bach, and See more details below

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While the films highlighted on Volume 1 of Naxos' Classics at the Movies: Comedy certainly had their moments of hilarity, the music that accompanied those instances are essentially straightforward classical pieces by composers such as Mozart, Handel, Bach, and Rachmaninov. This doesn't make the album bad; indeed, it functions well as a collection of popular classical compositions. It just has little to do with the films represented. Only Ravel's "Bolero" -- which played such a memorable role in the hilarious Dudley Moore/Bo Derek seduction scene in 10 -- has any real resonance as being from a specific film. For example, Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" is included as part of the soundtrack to Four Weddings and a Funeral, but isn't the piece better known in its real-life capacity? Pickiness aside, this set is sufficient enough musically, with strong performances by an assortment of orchestras and soloists throughout the album, with pianist Kathryn Selby and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra delivering a particularly jaunty version of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2002
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099681124
catalogNumber:
8556811
Rank:
353423

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Tracks

  1. Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba (as used in "Four Weddings and a Funeral  - Jozef Kopelman
  2. Wedding March (as used in "Four Weddings and a Funeral") [Four Weddings  - Bertalan Hock
  3. Moderato (as used in "The Seven Year Itch") [From "The Seven Year Itch"  -  Budapest Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
  4. Largo (as used in "Hannah and Her Sisters") [From Hannah and Her Sister  - Robert Stankovsky
  5. Sola, perduta, abbandonata (as used in "Hannah and Her Sisters") [Hanna  -  BRT Philharmonic Orchestra
  6. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé) [Man  - Kathryn Selby
  7. Can-Can (as used in "Peter's Friends")  - Johannes Wildner
  8. Un bel dì vedremo (as used in "Peter's Friends")  - Miriam Gauci
  9. Boléro, ballet for orchestra  - Adrian Leaper

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Hayman   Conductor
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Capella Istropolitana   Ensemble
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Adrian Leaper   Conductor
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jenö Jandó   Piano
Kathryn Selby   Piano
Alexander Rahbari   Conductor
Budapest Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Camerata Cassovia   Ensemble
Robert Stankovsky   Conductor
Miriam Gauci   Vocals
György Lehel   Conductor
Johannes Wildner   Conductor
BRT Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jozef Kopelman   Conductor
Bertalan Hock   Organ
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice   Performing Ensemble
Hae-Won Chang   Piano

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Jacques Offenbach   Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Maurice Ravel   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Romilly Lockyer   Cover Photo

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