Classics at the Movies: Sci-Fi

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The Sci-Fi volume of Naxos' Classics at the Movies series delivers a mixture of themes and material written specifically for film, and existing classical pieces used in particular movies. In addition to John Williams' memorable Star Wars theme music, he is represented by the jazzy "Cantina Band" and loping, inquisitive "Parade of the Ewoks." Jerry Goldsmith's Alien theme is a standout; while it illustrates the cold grip and vastness of space, it also embodies hope and beauty. Strauss' inevitable yet no less powerful "Also Sprach Zarathustra" begins the set here, which is rounded out by music from Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and Mozart from such films as The Lost World: ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
The Sci-Fi volume of Naxos' Classics at the Movies series delivers a mixture of themes and material written specifically for film, and existing classical pieces used in particular movies. In addition to John Williams' memorable Star Wars theme music, he is represented by the jazzy "Cantina Band" and loping, inquisitive "Parade of the Ewoks." Jerry Goldsmith's Alien theme is a standout; while it illustrates the cold grip and vastness of space, it also embodies hope and beauty. Strauss' inevitable yet no less powerful "Also Sprach Zarathustra" begins the set here, which is rounded out by music from Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and Mozart from such films as The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Somewhere in Time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2002
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 730099680127
  • Catalog Number: 8556801

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Beginning - Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (1:53)
  2. 2 Main Title Theme (5:24)
  3. 3 Princess Leia's Theme (4:35)
  4. 4 Cantina Band (2:19)
  5. 5 The Throne Room (6:44)
  6. 6 Parade of the Ewoks (4:17)
  7. 7 Main Theme (4:45)
  8. 8 Allegro (5:56)
  9. 9 Mad Scene (Excerpt) - Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (3:59)
  10. 10 Original Theme (3:06)
  11. 11 Main Title Theme (2:49)
  12. 12 Finale (2:18)
  13. 13 Adagio Cantabile (4:47)
  14. 14 18th Variation - Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra in Katowi (2:57)
  15. 15 Toccata and Fugue, for organ in D minor, BWV 565 (BC J37) [From Rollerb (10:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Hayman Conductor
New York Philharmonic Performing Ensemble
Capella Istropolitana Ensemble
Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Wolfgang Rubsam Organ
Antoni Wit Conductor
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Jenö Jandó Piano
Wolfgang Sobotka Conductor
Zdenek Kosler Conductor
Bernd Glemser Piano
Will Humburg Conductor
Luba Orgonasova Soprano (Vocal)
Kodály Quartet Ensemble
Polish Radio and Television National Symphony Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Ludwig van Beethoven Composer
Gaetano Donizetti Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov Composer
Richard Strauss Composer
Jerry Goldsmith Composer
John Williams [composer] Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach Composer
Hans Wendler Cover Image
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