With a revived interest in the scores created for Hollywood films in the 1930's and 40's, "Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound" explores a segment of that legacy through composers like Max Steiner ("Gone With the Wind"), Franz Waxman ("Bride of Frankenstein") and Erich Korngold ("The Adventures of Robin Hood"), all of whom came from Europe. Steiner was a pupil of
The American roster includes David Raksin ("Laura") and Alfred Newman ("The Hunchback of Notre Dame"). Host and narrator John Mauceri conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales against a backdrop of clips from the various movies.
"Warmly recommended, especially for film music buffs." - Video Librarian
"Recommended to anyone with an interest in film music. "The Hollywood Sound" is a treasure trove of information, sure to please any fan." - David Cornelius, DVD Talk
Conducted by: John Mauceri Sung by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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