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All About Eve/Leave Her to Heaven (1950/1945)
Music by Alfred Newman
All About Eve/Leave Her to Heaven All About Eve/Leave Her to Heaven
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Price: $19.95
Limited #: 3000
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Line: Golden Age
CD Release: November 1999
Catalog #: Vol. 2, No. 7
# of Discs: 1

Alfred Newman's music graced many fine films from the 1940s, '50s and '60s, but none was more celebrated than the classic All About Eve. Directed by Joseph Mankiewicz, Eve starred Bette Davis in her defining role, that of a cantankerous aging starlet. The film was a witty dissection of the backstage lives of a crowd of theater people who find an overly ambitious newcomer wedged into their midst. Packed with more than its share of clever dialogue and relevant statements on relationships, Eve was a smash success with both critics and filmgoers.

In 1950 Newman was fresh off his successes with Prince of Foxes and Twelve O'Clock High. The composer treated Eve with his usual sense of emotional delicacy, but here with a theatrical sense of placement and a chamber-sized scope. The music's warm emotional presence is continually threaded with subtle intertwining details and clever thematic developments. The tone of the writing drifts between bravura fanfares and bittersweet fragility, but Newman cleverly connects everything with a series of interrelated themes that practically "act out" the film independent of the picture. Film Score Monthly's new Golden Age release presents Newman's entire mono score in film order with two cues—including the score's mellifluous finale—repeated in stereo as a bonus.

Coupled with All About Eve is Newman's dark, brooding score to Leave Her to Heaven (1945), a psychological thriller featuring Gene Tierney as a woman violently obsessed with love. This score shows Newman at his most macabre with devilish flute solos and thudding timpani patterns. The main theme is an ominous set of bass chords, making it the perfect flipside to All About Eve's florid writing. Newman's short score is also presented in its entirety and in chronological order.

This Golden Age release marks the first time Newman's classic original recordings have appeared on CD, complete with the unsurpassed 20th Century Fox Studio Orchestra and Newman's inimitable conducting style. Packaging includes a deluxe booklet complete with film stills and liner notes by Doug Adams.

Alfred Newman Scores on FSM
About the Composer

Alfred Newman (1901-1970) is one of the most important figures in the history of movie music, a nine-time Oscar winner (with 45 nominations overall) who was head of music at Twentieth Century-Fox in the 1940s and '50s. His influence as a composer and executive cannot be understated; he invented the "Newman System" of synchronizing music to picture and is the patriarch of the Newman family of composers and musicians (Lionel, Randy, David, Thomas and others). Just a sampling of his work as a composer includes How Green Was My Valley, Captain From Castile, All About Eve, The Robe and The Diary of Anne FrankIMDB

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I saw All About Eve on DVD via Netflix a short while back, and I was struck by the score.

Absolutely gorgeous !!!

I don't usually listen to Golden Age scores, but this is something a little different to me.

There's a dark edge to the score that really fits Eve's character.

Alfred Newman at his best. I just wish the FSM CD was still available. I had to get this on Amazon MP3.

Two great Newman scores.

All About Eve is great. All of the theives are variations on the "theater" theme heard in the Main title. this was not Newmans idea, but director Joe Mankiewiczs.

Track List
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All About Eve
Leave Her To Heaven

Leader (Conductor):
Alfred Newman, Emil Newman

Violin:
Harold Ayres, Sol Babitz, George Berres, Werner Callies, Henry Camusi, Joachim Chassman, Sir Jay Chernis, Isabelle Daskoff, Adolph DiTullio, Peter Ellis, Sidney Greene, Adrian Holland, Irving Bane Katz, Eugene Lamas, Marvin Limonick, Sid Lippman, Paul Lowenkron, Marion McKinstry, Irma W. Neumann, Henry L. Roth, David Selmont, Paul C. Shure, Felix Slatkin, Helen Tannenbaum-Katz, Doris C. Tewksbury (Albert), Cyril Towbin, Mischa Violin, Oscar Wasserberger, Hrach Yacoubian, Sigmund Ziebel

Viola:
Myer Bello, Joseph DiFiore, Alvin Dinkin, Louis Kievman, George Raymond Menhennick, Alex Neiman, Jack (Jacques) Ray, Sven Reher

Cello:
Joseph Coppin, Joseph DiTullio, Albert Julian, Leonard Krupnick, Kolia Levienne, Michel Penha, Kurt Reher, Mary Louise Zeyen

Bass:
Vernon Bushway, George E. Green, Paul Gregory, C. Magdelano Rivera, Meyer (Mike) Rubin, Kenneth Winstead

Flute:
Luella Howard, Paul McLarand, Barbara Moore (Putnam), Sylvia Ruderman, Sterling D. Smith, Archie Wade

Oboe:
William Kosinski, Gordon Pope

English Horn:
Lloyd R. Rathbun

Clarinet:
Russell Cheever, Leslie Deline, Peyton LeGare, Edward R. Miller, Lyle E. Sharpe, William A. Ulyate

Bassoon:
Don Christlieb, Arthur Fleming

French Horn:
Alfred Brain, James A. Decker, Fred Fox, Eugene W. Ober, Lawrence Sansone

Trumpet:
Don H. Anderson, Kenneth Apperson, James Heaton, Jr., Kenneth Robison, Edward Shiner

Trombone:
W. J. Atkinson, Rolly Furnas, Marlo Imes, John Tranchitella

Piano:
Edward Rebner, Urban Thielmann

Harp:
Lois Adele Craft, Elizabeth Ershoff

Drums:
Victor Berton, Richard Cornell, Paul DeDroit, Harry Neiderman

Unknown:
Misha Altman, George Benkert, I. Bingham, S. Carfagne, M. Feiler, W. Gallagher, K. Guion, H. Kimball, Victor Massie, G. Monasevitch, E. Newstrom, Cecil Noe, O. Perissi, R. Soule, J. Vasquez

Orchestrator:
Maurice DePackh, Earle H. Hagen, Bernard Mayers, Ed Powell, Herbert W. Spencer

Arranger:
Errol Collins, Maurice DePackh, Ed Powell, Herbert W. Spencer

Orchestra Manager:
Simon Waronker

Copyist:
Lloyd Basham, Allan Campbell, Aristide G. Coccaro, Errol Collins, W. D. Garlock, Elton A. Koehler, Lou La Bonte, Jack Rock, Ernest Rosecrans, Harry Stone, Wallace Wheeler

Librarian:
Fred Combattente, Fred Combattente

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