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2 New Varèse CD Club titles...
7-Dec-2009 - Varèse Sarabande has annouced two new CD Club titles. The first one is the music for Freud, an utterly brilliant score, that gave Jerry Goldsmith the opportunity to psychologically probe the human mind. He merged his own musical style with the Vienna school of Berg, Webern and Schoenberg to produce an agitated and thoroughly captivating work. Without question one of the most important scores of Jerry Goldsmith’s career, there were even cues from this score which found their way (much to Goldsmith’s chagrin) into Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic Alien. Jerry Goldsmith received his very first Oscar nomination for his score for this John Huston’s 1962 film.
The second one is a pair of lush, tropical scores to keep you warm this winter, Daniele Amfitheatrof's Bird Of Paradise and Hugo Friedhofer's Lydia Bailey come to CD for the first time! Bird Of Paradise is the second iteration of Richard Walton Tully’s popular play about a young Westerner whose romance with a Polynesian princess arouses the ire of the island gods. Daniele Amfitheatrof wrote a gorgeously evocative score. Very different in kind, if not in quality, is Hugo Friedhofer’s score for Lydia Bailey, a fascinating if rarely seen historical epic focusing on former slave Toussaint Louverture’s 18th century struggle for Haiti’s independence. This is a muscular score, somber and grave from the very first moments of its opening cue, Mirabeau, with Friedhofer brilliantly blending straightforward symphonic suspense and daring hints of African-style percussion.
For more info and ordering, visit Varèse Sarabande or (for Europe) Colosseum Records.

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