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Film Music

Dukes; BBC Philharmonic; Gamba , Bennett Richard Rodney Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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1. Murder On The Orient Express
2. Far From The Madding Crowd
3. Lady Caroline Lamb: I. Molto Vivo - Lento - Alla Marcia - Lento - BBC Philharmonic/Rumon Gamba/Philip Dukes
4. Lady Caroline Lamb: II. Maestoso - Andante Con Moto - Poco Agitato - Alla Breve - BBC Philharmonic/Rumon Gamba/Philip Dukes
5. Tender Is The Night: Nicole's Theme
6. Enchanted April
7. Four Weddings And A Funeral: Love Scene

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5.0 out of 5 stars delightful Feb. 12 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I remember Bennett for his wonderful film scores for Nicholas and Alexandra(the fold-out LP album had a regal splendour to it) and Lady Caroline Lamb. Marcus Dodds conducted the Lamb score with the New Philharmonia Orchestra on LP (Angel S-36946) - now out of print. Gamba`s conducting is marvellous on this Chandos re-recording. But Dodds is unsurpassed for his romantic and passionate handling, with Peter Mark giving an intense interpretation of the Caroline theme. Overall, the LP has
greater presence and tension. Well, soundtrack recordings are usually more impassioned and sensitive than re-recordings. Still, credit should go to Gambas for his consistent high quality in the Chandos film music series. Incidentally, the Lamb LP recording is listed in the Library of Congress (No. 73-750111). If you can`t get the LP try that Library!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A unique collection of film music June 16 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This recording is generally very well performed and produced. The playing of the BBC Philharmonic under Rumon Gamba is very high caliber indeed. I am not a big fan of movie music, but I was glad I bought this CD.
I bought this album for the highlight selection, the Elegy for Viola and Orchestra from Lady Caroline Lamb. This piece is pure heaven. The only piece I know that is even somewhat similar is Vaughan-Williams' Flos Campi. The soloist, orchestra and conductor are magnificent in Bennett's work - this is reason enough to own this CD.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A unique collection of film music June 16 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This recording is generally very well performed and produced. The playing of the BBC Philharmonic under Rumon Gamba is very high caliber indeed. I am not a big fan of movie music, but I was glad I bought this CD.
I bought this album for the highlight selection, the Elegy for Viola and Orchestra from Lady Caroline Lamb. This piece is pure heaven. The only piece I know that is even somewhat similar is Vaughan-Williams' Flos Campi. The soloist, orchestra and conductor are magnificent in Bennett's work - this is reason enough to own this CD.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars delightful Feb. 12 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I remember Bennett for his wonderful film scores for Nicholas and Alexandra(the fold-out LP album had a regal splendour to it) and Lady Caroline Lamb. Marcus Dodds conducted the Lamb score with the New Philharmonia Orchestra on LP (Angel S-36946) - now out of print. Gamba`s conducting is marvellous on this Chandos re-recording. But Dodds is unsurpassed for his romantic and passionate handling, with Peter Mark giving an intense interpretation of the Caroline theme. Overall, the LP has
greater presence and tension. Well, soundtrack recordings are usually more impassioned and sensitive than re-recordings. Still, credit should go to Gambas for his consistent high quality in the Chandos film music series. Incidentally, the Lamb LP recording is listed in the Library of Congress (No. 73-750111). If you can`t get the LP try that Library!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful March 29 2011
By D. B. Simmons - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I got this CD for the love theme from Four Weddings and a Funeral, which I had been searching for for years. Found the other music to be beautiful as well. This CD is perfect for a rainy afternoon with a glass of wine or a cup of tea. It's soothing and evocative. Wasn't aware of Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, but I am looking up more of his music now!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOW TO AWAKEN EACH MORNING OR MEDITATE ANY TIME Jan. 27 2011
By ShopWisely - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The last two selections on this CD are the wonderful theme music from the movies Enchanted April and Four Weddings and a Funeral. My CD disc changer--a 16 year old Sony, is also an alarm clock (and radio, and tape to tape player/recorder with detached speakers), so I set it to play just these last two selections as my alarm clock.

At 19:25 minutes in length, the Enchanted April theme, especially, is a perfect light background played at low volume for breathing meditation. I admit, sometimes I just think on the transformations of life and spirit in the characters by the end of this much-beloved movie in a cost-shared Italian villa post WWI, in a spot whose scenery makes me wish I could stay myself (and whose location appears in the movie credits).

As I have listened also for pure pleasure, I sense some of what it must be like to create music, from Beethoven to Bennett, from the inside out, to sonorous chant in cathedrals from the inside out, to feel Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto, Nessun Dorma sung by Pavarotti, the duet from Delibes' Lakme, or James Galway's rendering of "Clair de Lune" that seizes the heart, to hear Enya, George Winston, and even "Moonglow" superimposed over the theme from "Picnic." Where does it come from inside of so many who create the notes which pass through the instruments and voices who add their touch as they pass on the sounds...so many who let us live for a moment in the world created inside of the music--from the outside in? Do we "become the music, while the music lasts?"
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this music! Feb. 10 2013
By HardyBoy64 - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this CD because I love the movie "Far from the Madding Crowd" and I wanted to buy the original score. I quickly learned that this is practically impossible to obtain and very pricey if you can find it. This was my only alternative and I was not disappointed. The 15 minute suite from the film is hauntingly beautiful and I consider it to be one of my favorite film themes of all time. Additionally, I was very happy with the quality of the other music on the CD. The BBC orchestra presents a solid recording from a variety of films and all of these pieces of music show the musical genius of their composer, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett. I would recommend this CD with great enthusiasm to lovers of film music, especially fans of orchestral scores with traditional themes. This is just high quality music.
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