Classics at the Movies: Suspense

Classics at the Movies: Suspense

     
 

Besides its oddly creepy cover art, this edition of Naxos' The Classics at the Movies series isn't much different from its brethren. Using the suspense genre as a theme, Naxos has collected orchestral music from such films as The Silence of the Lambs, Seven, Copycat, and A Clockwork Orange. The Classics series doesn't featureSee more details below

Overview

Besides its oddly creepy cover art, this edition of Naxos' The Classics at the Movies series isn't much different from its brethren. Using the suspense genre as a theme, Naxos has collected orchestral music from such films as The Silence of the Lambs, Seven, Copycat, and A Clockwork Orange. The Classics series doesn't feature music written specifically for the films it highlights. Rather, it gathers pieces from renowned composers that have appeared on the screen. Here, works from Bach, Beethoven, Puccini, and Chopin appear. Highlights include the latter composer's "Prelude No. 15 Raindrop," performed by pianist Idil Biret, and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra's stirring performance of Berlioz' "Rêveries -- Passions" from "Symphonie Fantastique." In terms of its relation to the film it is used in, best might be the march from Purcell's "Music on the Death of Queen Mary." Its dirge-like tones and understated yet powerful percussion were incredibly effective in the second half of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, and it's those images that the piece suggests here.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2002
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099681025
catalogNumber:
8556810
Rank:
348540

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Tracks

  1. No. 2, Air (as used in the film Seven) [From Seven Brides for Seven Bro
  2. Les sons et les parfums tournet dans l'air du soir (as used in the film
  3. Aria (as used in the film The Silence of the Lambs) [From the Silence o  - Pi-Hsien Chen
  4. In paradisum (as used in the film Copycat)  -  Oxford Camerata
  5. Vissi d'arte (as used in the film Copycat)  - Alexander Rahbari
  6. Largo al factotum (as used in the film Copycat) [From the Barber of Sev  - Will Humburg
  7. (as used in the film Face Off)  -  Oxford Camerata
  8. (as used in the film Face Off)  - Idil Biret
  9. Ach, ich fühl's (as used in the film Face Off)
  10. Adagio Sostenuto (as used in the film Misery)
  11. Rêveries - Passions (as used in the film Sleeping with the Enemy) [From
  12. March (as used in the film A Clockwork Orange) [From a Clockwork Orange  -  Oxford Camerata
  13. Excerpt (as used in the film A Clockwork Orange)  - Claudio Otelli

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Idil Biret   Piano
Capella Istropolitana   Ensemble
Elizabeth Norberg-Schulz   Vocals
Jeremy Summerly   Conductor
Pi-Hsien Chen   Piano
Pinchas Steinberg   Conductor
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Jenö Jandó   Piano
Claudio Otelli   Brass Baritone
Francois-Joël Thiollier   Piano
Alexander Rahbari   Conductor
Michael Halász   Conductor
Jaroslav Dvorak   Conductor
Oxford Camerata   Performing Ensemble
Will Humburg   Conductor
Failoni Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Béla Drahos   Conductor
Manfred Fink   Tenor (Vocal)
Budapest Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia   Performing Ensemble
Nicolaus Esterházy Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Nelly Miricioiu   Vocals
Roberto Servile   Vocals
Oxford Schola Cantorum   Choir, Chorus
Hasmik Papian   Soprano (Vocal)
Ruxandra Donose   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Henry Wolf   Cover Photo

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