Miklós Rózsa ‎– A Centenary Celebration

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Varèse Sarabande ‎– VSD-6810
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3 × CD, Compilation
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Tracklist

Disc 1: El Cid / The Thief Of Bagdad / That Hamilton Woman / Jungle Book / Julius Caesar / Ben Hur / Tribute To A Bad Man / Eye Of The Needle / King Of Kings
1-1 El Cid: Overture
1-2 El Cid: Palace Music
1-3 El Cid: Legend And Epilogue
1-4 The Thief Of Bagdad: The Kings's Fanfare / The Harbor Of Baghdad
1-5 The Thief Of Bagdad: Eternal Love
1-6 The Thief Of Bagdad: Gallop Of The Flying Horses
1-7 The Thief Of Bagdad: The Marketplace Of Basra
1-8 That Hamilton Woman: Love Theme
1-9 Jungle Book: The Jungle / Life In The Jungle / Finale
1-10 Julius Caesar: Caesar Now Be Still And Finale
1-11 Ben Hur: Parade Of The Charioteers
1-12 Tribute To A Bad Man: Suite
1-13 Eye Of The Needle: Prelude
1-14 Eye Of The Needle: English Wedding
1-15 Eye Of The Needle: Passion / Love Theme
1-16 Eye Of The Needle: The Fight
1-17 Eye Of The Needle: Finale / Epilogue
1-18 King Of Kings: Main Title
1-19 King Of Kings: Nativity
1-20 King Of Kings: Miracles Of Christ
1-21 King Of Kings: Resurrection And Finale
Disc 2: The World, The Flesh And The Devil / Because Of Him / Spellbound / Fedora / Last Embrace
2-1 The World, The Flesh And The Devil: Overture
2-2 The World, The Flesh And The Devil: New England Concerto
2-3 Because Of Him: Overture
2-4 Spellbound: Concerto
2-5 Fedora: Prelude And Fedora Appears
2-6 Fedora: Souvenir de Corfu
2-7 Fedora: Rain
2-8 Fedora: Search In The Villa
2-9 Fedora: Finale
2-10 Last Embrace: Prelude - Memories
2-11 Last Embrace: Goodnight Ellie
2-12 Last Embrace: Niagra Falls
2-13 Last Embrace: The Tunnel - Finale
Disc 3: Ben Hur / El Cid / The Story Of Three Loves / Quo Vadis / The Lost Weekend / Plymouth Adventure / The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes / The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers / King Of Kings / Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
3-1 Ben Hur: Prelude
3-2 Ben Hur: Love Theme
3-3 Ben Hur: Victory Parade
3-4 Ben Hur: Miracle And Finale
3-5 El Cid: El Cid
3-6 El Cid: The Coronation
3-7 The Story Of Three Loves: Paganiniana / The Eternal City / Boccaccio March And Finale
3-8 Quo Vadis: Quo Vadis Domine
3-9 The Lost Weekend: Prelude / New York Skyline / Alcohol / Love Theme
3-10 Plymouth Adventure: The Mayflower (Symphonic Picture)
3-11 The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes: English Waltz (Vienna In Scotland)
3-12 The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers: Prelude And Love Theme
3-13 King Of Kings: Entr'acte
3-14 Dead Men Don'T Wear Plaid: Finale

Notes

April 18, 2007 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of legendary composer Miklós Rózsa. To celebrate one of the truly great film composers we have put together this special CD set compiling recordings that have been unavailable, in some cases, for decades.
Rózsa won three Academy Awards (Spellbound, Ben Hur, A Double Life) and is revered as one of the master composers of the century. His piece Theme, Variations and Finale was on the program (along with works by Schumann and Strauss) that historic night in 1943 when Leonard Bernstein stepped in at the last minute for Bruno Walter and shot to overnight stardom. Rózsa composed his Violin Concerto for none other than Jascha Heifetz!
Rózsa's film music is simply some of the greatest and most memorable ever composed. Grand, sweeping melodies and breathtakingly complex orchestrations helped create a genuine sense of awe in his music that, in the annals of film, may be second to none. Rózsa could write epic like no one else!
We present over three hours of his music in honor of the maestro's birthday. So many of his classics are here—Ben Hur, Spellbound, Jungle Book, Julius Caesar, The Lost Weekend, The Thief of Bagdad—and are now available at this special price.
Just in time for what may be the most important birthday celebration this year comes Miklós Rózsa: A Centenary Celebration!

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