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Sony Masterworks: The Classic Film Scores
12-Feb-2011 -
Charles Gerhardt's acclaimed Classic Film
Scores series reissued by Sony Masterworks
Sony Masterworks proudly announces the reissue of Charles
Gerhardt’s acclaimed Classic Film Score series.
In the 1970s, the Classic Film Scores series introduced a new
generation to the sumptuous sound of music in Hollywood’s
“Golden Age.”
It is widely accepted that together with the 1977 film release
of Star Wars, Charles Gerhardt’s Classic Film Score series
re-introduced moviegoers to orchestral scores and helped
usher the modern era of film music. Using the original
orchestrations, heard in rich stereo sound, Gerhardt and the
National Philharmonic Orchestra recreated the great moments
from the legendary scores of Hollywood’s most memorable films.
Re-mastered for the first time using the original analog masters
and including the original LP liner notes, the Classic Film Scores
are once again available for both collectors and a new generation
of listeners.
In 1972 Gerhardt conducted the National Philharmonic Orchestra
in the recording of RCA’s first LP in the Classic Film Score series:
The Sea Hawk, featuring the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold.
The album, produced by Erich’s son George Korngold, became
an unexpected hit for the label, receiving favorable reviews
and even landed on the Billboard charts. Other albums followed
-- some highlighting an individual composer (Max Steiner,
Miklós Rózsa, Franz Waxman, Alfred Newman, Dimitri Tiomkin,
Bernard Herrmann), some focusing on a particular actor
(Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart). 
The following releases will be available March 1, 2011 on CD and
through major digital service providers: Citizen Kane, Sunset
Boulevard, Elizabeth and Essex, Spellbound, Now, Voyager,
Classic Film Scores for Bette Davis and The Film Scores of David
Raksin; the first six titles were released in October 2010. 

THE SEA HAWK – The Classic Film Scores of
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Includes selections from The Sea Hawk/Of Human Bondage/
Between Two Worlds/The Sea Wolf/The Constant Nymph/
Kings Row/Anthony Adverse/Deception/Devotion/Escape Me Never
Includes all the unforgettable music from Max Steiner’s epic score

of Alfred Newman
Includes selections from How to Marry a Millionaire/Captain from
Castile/Wuthering Heights/Down to the Sea in Ships/The Song of
Bernadette/The Bravados/Anastasia/The Best of Everything/
Airport/The Robe
CASABLANCAClassic Film Scores for Humphrey Bogart
Includes selections from Casablanca/Passage to Marseille/
The Treasure of Sierra Madre/The Big Sleep/The Caine Mutiny/
To Have and Have Not/The Two Mrs. Carrolls/Sabrina/
The Left Hand of God/Sahara/Virginia City/Key Largo
LOST HORIZON – The Classic Film Scores
of Dimitri Tiomkin
Includes selections from Lost Horizon/The Guns of Navarone/
The Big Sky/The Fourposter/Friendly Persuasion/Search for
CAPTAIN BLOOD – Classic Film Scores for Errol Flynn
Includes selections from The Adventures of Don Juan/
The Sea Hawk/They Died with Their Boots On/Dodge City/
Objective, Burma!/The Sun Also Rises/The Adventures of
Robin Hood 
Citizen Kane - The Classic Film Scores
of Bernard Herrmann
Includes selections from On Dangerous Ground/Citizen
Kane/Beneath the 12-Mile Reef/Hangover Square/White
Witch Doctor

Sunset Boulevard - The Classic Film Scores
of Franz Waxman
Includes selections from Prince Valiant/A Place in the Sun/
The Bride of Frankenstein/Sunset Boulevard/ Old
Acquaintance/Rebecca/The Philadelphia Story/Taras Bulba

Elizabeth and Essex - The Classic Film Scores
of Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Includes selections from The Private Lives of Elizabeth
and Essex/The Prince and the Pauper/Anthony Adverse/
The Sea Wolf/Deception/Another Dawn/Of Human Bondage
Spellbound - The Classic Film Scores of Miklós Rózsa
Includes selections from The Red House/The Thief of
Bagdad/The Lost Weekend/The Four Feathers/Double
Indemnity/Knights of the Round Table/The Jungle Book/
Now, Voyager - The Classic Film Scores of Max Steiner
Includes selections from Now, Voyager/King Kong/Saratoga
Trunk/The Charge of the Light Brigade/Four Wives/
The Big Sleep/Johnny Belinda/Since You Went Away/
The Informer/The Fountainhead
Classic Film Scores for Bette Davis
Includes selections from Now, Voyager/Dark Victory/
A Stolen Life/The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex/
Mr. Skeffington/In This Our Life/All About Eve/Jezebel/
Beyond the Forest/Juarez/The Letter/All This, and
Heaven Too 
David Raksin Conducts His Great Film Scores
Includes selections from Laura/Forever Amber/
The Bad and the Beautiful

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