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Simply the Best Movie Themes
     

Simply the Best Movie Themes

 
Simply the Best Movie Themes more or less lives up to its title, offering two discs' worth of well-known movie themes either composed specifically for the films or borrowed from the world of classical music. However -- and for score purists, this is a big however -- most, if not all, of these tracks are not performed by the original orchestras and musicians.

Overview

Simply the Best Movie Themes more or less lives up to its title, offering two discs' worth of well-known movie themes either composed specifically for the films or borrowed from the world of classical music. However -- and for score purists, this is a big however -- most, if not all, of these tracks are not performed by the original orchestras and musicians. For those who just want decent, but not necessarily authentic, versions of "Hedwig's Theme," "Out of Africa," "Finlandia," and the themes from movies such as Gladiator, Mission Impossible, Lord of the Rings, and Schindler's List, this is an adequate collection. Film and film music snobs, however, might want to invest in a higher-quality compilation.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/24/2004
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227806125
catalogNumber:
78061

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Nick Ingman   Conductor
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam   Performing Ensemble
Mary Carewe   Vocals
Nikolaus Harnoncourt   Conductor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe   Performing Ensemble
Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Rudolf Buchbinder   Piano
Alain Lombard   Conductor
Theodor Guschlbauer   Conductor
Nikolai Lugansky   Piano
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ernest Bour   Conductor
Ton Koopman   Conductor
Donald Runnicles   Conductor
Stefania Woytowicz   Soprano (Vocal)
Michel Corboz   Conductor
Jill Crossland   Piano
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg   Performing Ensemble
Nobuko Imai   Viola
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Trio Fontenay   Ensemble
Andrew Davis   Conductor
Gulbenkian Foundation Chorus, Lisbon   Choir, Chorus
Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra, Lisbon   Performing Ensemble
Chi Chi Nwanoku   Double Bass
SWR Baden-Baden and Freiburg Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Dresden Staatskapelle   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Richard Strauss   Composer
Dolly Parton   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
John Williams [composer]   Composer
James Horner   Composer
John Kander   Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Linda C. Cobb   Art Direction
Fred Ebb   Composer

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