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 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 4:43 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

hmm... what a mess... I have just placed my order for the following and the shipping costs were still 13,70... I guess that kind of explains it... So the final shipping costs will be a surprise... interesting way to lure people in...



1 Bax: The Film Music of Sir Arnold Bax CD CHAN 10126 £7.88 £7.88
1 Parker: The Film Music of Clifton Parker CD CHAN 10279 £7.88 £7.88
1 Black: The Film Music of Stanley Black CD CHAN 10306 £7.88 £7.88
1 Korngold: The Film Music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold CD CHAN 10336 £7.88 £7.88
1 Alwyn: The Film Music of William Alwyn, Vol. 3 CD CHAN 10349 £7.88 £7.88
1 Lambert/ Berners: Film Music CD CHAN 10459 £7.88 £7.88
1 Spoliansky: The Film Music of Mischa Spoliansky CD CHAN 10543 £7.88 £7.88
1 Herrmann: The Film Music of Bernard Herrmann CD CHAN 10577 £7.88 £7.88
1 Easdale: The Film Music of Brian Easdale CD CHAN 10636 £7.88 £7.88
1 Benjamin / Lucas: The Film Music of Arthur Benjamin & Leighton Lucas CD CHAN 10713 £7.88 £7.88
1 Rozsa: The Film Music of Miklos Rozsa CD CHAN 10806 £7.88 £7.88
1 Alwyn: The Film Music of William Alwyn, Vol. 1 CD CHAN 9243 £7.88 £7.88
1 Alwyn: The Film Music of William Alwyn, Vol. 4 CD CHAN 10930 £7.88 £7.88
1 The Film Music of Gerard Schurmann CD CHAN 10979 £7.88 £7.88
1 Rawsthorne: The Film Music of Alan Rawsthorne CD CHAN 9749 £7.88 £7.88
1 Rota: The Film Music of Nino Rota CD CHAN 9771 £7.88 £7.88
1 Auric: The Film Music of George Auric CD CHAN 9774 £7.88 £7.88
1 Bliss: The Film Music of Sir Arthur Bliss CD CHAN 9896 £7.88 £7.88
1 Alwyn: The Film Music of William Alwyn, Vol. 2

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

One really good offering that hasn't been mentioned yet is the Britten/Love From a Stranger disc. Also on the disc are suites from Richard Rodney Bennett's The Return of the Soldier, Roberto Gerhard's The Sporting Life, and the underrated Elisabeth Lutyens and her score for The Skull. Now THAT is a disc that avoids yet more re-recordings of film music war horses.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

One really good offering that hasn't been mentioned yet is the Britten/Love From a Stranger disc. Also on the disc are suites from Richard Rodney Bennett's The Return of the Soldier, Roberto Gerhard's The Sporting Life, and the underrated Elisabeth Lutyens and her score for The Skull.



I was unaware of this one. Thanks for mentioning it. I've found this glowing review:
http://www.musicweb-international.com/film/2004/Apr04/love_from_a_stranger.html

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

I wish I knew about that... Bennett is a must smile
Unfortunately that one seems to be available as download only and there is no CD option.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

I got the Love From a Stranger cd a couple of years ago. Amazon has it for under $20. And, thanks Basil, for posting that review.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2020 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


All releases with the exception of the Stanley Black CD suffer from same problem which is that the highs are too high and the lows too low which translated means the listener is constantly having to alter the volume control and I mean 'constantly'.


I never have to change my volume, ever.

Guess it sucks to be you.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

Nice to see mostly positive feedback and glad to have posted about the sale. I have to admit that I'm happy to buy all of the ones I don't yet have in lossless download but appreciate plenty of listeners prefer their media physical! I have always really enjoyed these albums, the performances and recording are broadly top notch and certainly have never had any issue with the weirdly dreaded concert hall acoustic (most classical isn't recorded cavernously, even if it's perhaps a bit more spacious than film music).

Thanks for the reminder on the Rozsa classical albums on Chandos, I only have one of them, will have to pick up the other two. I enjoy the film music one, even if like many, have plenty of recordings of bits from Ben-Hur. It's still an enjoyably lustrous performance. Indeed, I like that luster on their Korngold recordings which (and I'm sure I'll get some flack) I find more enjoyable than the Morgan/Stromberg recordings (which are still excellent, don't get me wrong). The Sea Hawk album in particular is terrific, even if it's not complete like the Stromberg version (but longer than the Kojian album), it provides a pretty good summation of the score and just sounds that bit more indulgent than Stromberg, which isn't a bad thing with Korngold. I think the Sea Wolf recording is the longest available, albeit not quite as in need of the opulance of the Sea Hawk. The Herrmann album is great too (one where the McNeely version is good, but the recording isn't the finest).

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2020 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

...I've opted to buy the remaining 7 from the series The Film Music of ... ...

Arrived today - 5 days from order smile + the Aug 20 sampler disc. P&P £2.52 ... no complaints from me.
Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2020 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Any other FSM folks partake from Chandos' site up to yesterday?

I myself opted for downloads only, plus 'classical' albums besides film music.
The award-winning Requiem by Wilfred Josephs (written in 1963 and recorded during early '80s for Unicorn LP) is available for download via Chandos (who offer products from other labels associated with Naxos).
Although I already own Humphrey Searle's 5 symphonies on the CPO label, I simply had to have his early '70s compositions "Labyrinth" & "Zodiac Variations" which accompany 2 of his symphonies on the Lyrita label.
The greatest revelation, though, is Lyrita's release of archival recordings by MÁtyÁs Seiber on his musical settings based upon on James Joyce literature. Prior to his death in 1960, Seiber was writing in very advanced modernistic idioms during the late '40s and 1950s.

I'm so gratified that Chandos started a cycle on volumes of orchestral music by Richard Rodney Bennett!

As for the film music, I finally got myself their Gerard Schurmann album. I'll post more thoughts on this later in the thread devoted to it, but I must mention that it seems curious that the film photo stills within the booklet notes are all from The Long Arm ... (!)(?)
We also get to see a portrait of young Schurmann in '54 before he scored British films.

 
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