Classics at the Movies: War

The Classics at the Movies: War

     
 
Naxos' Classics at the Movies series is really only tangentially linked to the film music it presents, since the majority of each release is actually traditional classical pieces that happened to be used by certain films. For its War installment, the label has chosen music from Chopin, Mozart, and

Overview

Naxos' Classics at the Movies series is really only tangentially linked to the film music it presents, since the majority of each release is actually traditional classical pieces that happened to be used by certain films. For its War installment, the label has chosen music from Chopin, Mozart, and Strauss, from films like G.I. Jane, The Peacemaker, and The Devil's Own. While these films' weight in the entire history of war movies is debatable, the compositions included are performed with appropriate grace and professionalism by an assortment of symphony orchestras, soloists, and choirs. And while it's certainly one of the most recognizable classical pieces on its own, the inclusion of Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyries" here is predictable, yet mandatory, since it's part of the defining image of Apocalypse Now, a war epic if there ever was one. (Or, it's at least more of a war epic than The Peacemaker.)

Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2002
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0730099680820
catalogNumber:
8556808
Rank:
194506

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Performance Credits

Idil Biret   Piano
Capella Istropolitana   Ensemble
Jeremy Summerly   Conductor
Ondrej Lenard   Conductor
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Norbert Kraft   Guitar
Richard Edlinger   Conductor
Camerata Cassovia   Ensemble
Oxford Camerata   Ensemble
Johannes Wildner   Conductor
Eder Quartet   Ensemble
Strauss Festival Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Uwe Mund   Conductor
Luba Orgonasova   Vocals
Will Humberg   Conductor
Oxford Schola Cantorum   Choir, Chorus
Kosice Teacher's Choir   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Tomaso Albinoni   Composer
Samuel Barber   Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   Composer
Gary Chapman   Cover Photo
Frédéric Chopin   Composer
Stanley Myers   Composer
Vivian Chapman   Cover Photo

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