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 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Godwin Borg   (Member)

SOLIMANO IL CONQUISTATORE by FRANCESCO De MASI
(KRONGOLD003)

Kronos Records proudly presents for the first time ever on CD one of the most epic, beautiful and bombastic scores by the late Maestro FRANCESCO De MASI : Solimano il Conqiuistatore (Suleiman the Conqueror) the soundtrack for the 1961 Italo-Yugoslavian co-production, directed by Vatroslav Mimica.

After a beautiful 33 rpm records published on the late Franco De Gemini’s Beat Records at the time of the film, the "Solimano Il Conquistatore” soundtrack appears for the first time ever on CD, completely remastered for the occasion and ready to transport you in the magical epic world of one of the world's most genial composers ever. MAESTRO FRANCESCO De MASI conducts his own work in the masterpiece. Liner notes courtesy of FILIPPO De MASI , the Maestro's only son who honours us once again with his foreword.

Limited edition of 500 copies
Preorder opens 30th November 2013
Release Date January 2014


I PROMESSI SPOSI by CARLO RUSTICHELLI
(KRONGOLD004)

Kronos Records proudly presents for the first time ever on CD and in its complete form CARLO RUSTICHELLI's epic dramatic score for the 1964 film I PROMESSI SPOSI (The Bethroted) based on Alessandro Manzoni's historical novel of the same name.

The music was previously only released on a vinyl by CAM the same year the series was aired on television. Kronos Records is proud to present this soundtrack for the first time ever on CD format. The first eighteen tracks of the CD contain the program as featured on the original CAM lp. The rest of the CD contains the rest of the cues as heard in the series and all previously unreleased in any format, courtesy of the C.A.M. vaults.
Get this immortal classic while you still can!

Limited edition of 500 copies
Preorder opens 30th November 2013
Release Date January 2014


for sound samples and to order go on http://www.kronosrecords.com/catalogue.html

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   blue15   (Member)

Two more great vintage releases from Kronos Records, congrats Godwin!

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Very Nice Godwin I will look forward to hearing them both wink

Especially the De Masi the samples are Superb

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Great! Two LPs now on CD

SOLIMANO IL CONQUISTATORE was actually released on LP as much as 15 years after the movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Thumbs up on these 2 fine composers and scores.

 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)


Krongold 003 and Krongold 004?
"Krongold" is a bit of an unfortunate designation isn't it?
I look forward to their first Erich Wolfgang release, labeled as "The Krongold Korngold Collection".

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 30, 2013 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   Daddy Lime   (Member)


Wow!

A masterpiece from De Masi!
Epic. Sweeping. Dramatic. Monumental.
Can't think of any more powerful words to describe this score. My personal favorite from this composer; and that's saying a lot because I love the whole output of work from this true Italian Maestro!

Really excited to see this finally available on CD!
This is a must for any De Masi fan, or any fan of Italian Film Scores.

smile

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 1, 2013 - 2:47 AM   
 By:   Stefan Schlegel   (Member)

Great! Two LPs now on CD

SOLIMANO IL CONQUISTATORE was actually released on LP as much as 15 years after the movie.


SOLIMANO was released in early 1979 on a Beat double LP album. So this makes 18 years after the movie.

I am particularly happy about Rustichelli's I PROMESSI SPOSI. For me this is one of the finest and most underrated scores of the composer. I have had the LP for a long time, had also seen the rarely shown movie - it's not a TV series at all, but a regular feature film from 1964! - at the end of the 70s and have waited for a long time for a CD release. This is Rustichelli at his most operatic - you will even hear some echoes of Puccini's TOSCA in the brilliant choral pieces such as "Peste magnificat" aand "Marcia appestati" -, lyrical and romantic. For this little-known movie he gave his best and he was really inspired - probably by the famous Alessandro Manzoni novel - to write some of his most beautful themes. I understand that most collectors will have never heard about movie and score, but above all Golden Age collectors not only in Europe should give this gem a chance. This is passionate, touching and splendid music from one of the greatest Italian film composers. Simply wonderful.

 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 4:46 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

Great! Two LPs now on CD

SOLIMANO IL CONQUISTATORE was actually released on LP as much as 15 years after the movie.


SOLIMANO was released in early 1979 on a Beat double LP album. So this makes 18 years after the movie.


That means when I bought solimano it was a new release,I didn't realise that!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 2, 2013 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Godwin Borg   (Member)

Two more great vintage releases from Kronos Records, congrats Godwin!

Thank you my friend smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2014 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I PROMESSI SPOSI by CARLO RUSTICHELLI
The first eighteen tracks of the CD contain the program as featured on the original CAM lp. The rest of the CD contains the rest of the cues as heard in the series and all previously unreleased in any format, courtesy of the C.A.M. vaults.


there are sound samples among the 18 tracks, but not the unreleased music (19-31). I wonder why - quality issues?

And the last track of the SOLIMANO IL CONQUISTATORE LP (which is an outtake with talking) isnt on the CD - copyright issue?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 13, 2014 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

I PROMESSI SPOSI by CARLO RUSTICHELLI
The first eighteen tracks of the CD contain the program as featured on the original CAM lp. The rest of the CD contains the rest of the cues as heard in the series and all previously unreleased in any format, courtesy of the C.A.M. vaults.


there are sound samples among the 18 tracks, but not the unreleased music (19-31). I wonder why - quality issues?

And the last track of the SOLIMANO IL CONQUISTATORE LP (which is an outtake with talking) isnt on the CD - copyright issue?


I personally have no interest in this extra track. it is just 1 minute of session noises.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 14, 2014 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

Godwin wrote in an email which I hope he doesnt mind my sharing:

"as for I Promessi Sposi I did not do any mp3s from the bonus material to leave it as a surprise, it's gorgeous material trust me smile"

 
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