The Great Waltz

Record and Artist Details

Composer or Director: Miklós Rózsa, Franz Waxman, Maurice Ravel, Stephen (Joshua) Sondheim, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Richard Strauss, Max Steiner, Richard Rodney Bennett, Sergey Prokofiev, Dimitri Tiomkin, Leonard Bernstein, Frederick Loewe, Bernard Herrmann

Label: Philips

Media Format: Cassette

Mastering:

DDD

Catalogue Number: 438 685-4PH

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
(The) Great Waltz, Section: Main Title Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
(The) Great Waltz, Section: Wiener Blut Waltzes Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
(The) Great Waltz, Section: Blue Danube Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
(The) Great Waltz, Section: Final Sequence Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Murder on the Orient Express, Movement: Waltz Richard Rodney Bennett, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Richard Rodney Bennett, Composer
(Der) Rosenkavalier, Movement: ~ Richard Strauss, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Richard Strauss, Composer
(The) Snows of Kilimanjaro, Movement: Memory Waltz Bernard Herrmann, Composer
Bernard Herrmann, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Gigi, Movement: Overture Frederick Loewe, Composer
Frederick Loewe, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Gigi, Movement: Waltz at Maxim's: She Is Not Thinking of Me Frederick Loewe, Composer
Frederick Loewe, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Gigi, Movement: Gaston's Soliloquy: Gigi (Fountain Scene) Frederick Loewe, Composer
Frederick Loewe, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Cinderella, Movement: Waltz-Coda Sergey Prokofiev, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Sergey Prokofiev, Composer
(A) Little Night Music, Movement: Night Waltz II (Liebeslieders) Stephen (Joshua) Sondheim, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Stephen (Joshua) Sondheim, Composer
(A) Little Night Music, Movement: Night Waltz I (The sun won't set) Stephen (Joshua) Sondheim, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Stephen (Joshua) Sondheim, Composer
Candide, Movement: Paris Waltz Leonard Bernstein, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Leonard Bernstein, Composer
Madame Bovary Miklós Rózsa, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Miklós Rózsa, Composer
Hotel Berlin Franz Waxman, Composer
Franz Waxman, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Jezebel, Movement: Waltz Max Steiner, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Max Steiner, Composer
(The) Prince and the Pauper, Movement: Flirtation Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Composer
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
(La) Valse Maurice Ravel, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Maurice Ravel, Composer

Composer or Director: Miklós Rózsa, Franz Waxman, Maurice Ravel, Stephen (Joshua) Sondheim, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Richard Strauss, Max Steiner, Richard Rodney Bennett, Sergey Prokofiev, Dimitri Tiomkin, Leonard Bernstein, Frederick Loewe, Bernard Herrmann

Label: Philips

Media Format: CD or Download

Mastering:

DDD

Catalogue Number: 438 685-2PH

Tracks:

Composition Artist Credit
(The) Great Waltz, Section: Main Title Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
(The) Great Waltz, Section: Wiener Blut Waltzes Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
(The) Great Waltz, Section: Blue Danube Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
(The) Great Waltz, Section: Final Sequence Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Dimitri Tiomkin, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Murder on the Orient Express, Movement: Waltz Richard Rodney Bennett, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Richard Rodney Bennett, Composer
(Der) Rosenkavalier, Movement: ~ Richard Strauss, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Richard Strauss, Composer
(The) Snows of Kilimanjaro, Movement: Memory Waltz Bernard Herrmann, Composer
Bernard Herrmann, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Gigi, Movement: Overture Frederick Loewe, Composer
Frederick Loewe, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Gigi, Movement: Waltz at Maxim's: She Is Not Thinking of Me Frederick Loewe, Composer
Frederick Loewe, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Gigi, Movement: Gaston's Soliloquy: Gigi (Fountain Scene) Frederick Loewe, Composer
Frederick Loewe, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Cinderella, Movement: Waltz-Coda Sergey Prokofiev, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Sergey Prokofiev, Composer
(A) Little Night Music, Movement: Night Waltz II (Liebeslieders) Stephen (Joshua) Sondheim, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Stephen (Joshua) Sondheim, Composer
(A) Little Night Music, Movement: Night Waltz I (The sun won't set) Stephen (Joshua) Sondheim, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Stephen (Joshua) Sondheim, Composer
Candide, Movement: Paris Waltz Leonard Bernstein, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Leonard Bernstein, Composer
Madame Bovary Miklós Rózsa, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Miklós Rózsa, Composer
Hotel Berlin Franz Waxman, Composer
Franz Waxman, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Jezebel, Movement: Waltz Max Steiner, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Max Steiner, Composer
(The) Prince and the Pauper, Movement: Flirtation Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Composer
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
(La) Valse Maurice Ravel, Composer
Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
John Mauceri, Conductor
Maurice Ravel, Composer
An album of lush waltzes from opera, ballet but mainly the movies is a nice idea, especially one that includes an intriguing number of items that are new to CD. Particularly enjoyable are Dimitri Tiomkin's opulently embellished reworkings of Johann Strauss for MGM's 1938 film 'biography' from which this album takes its title. The selection of evocative ''waltzes Cafe waltzes'' from the forgotten Warner Brothers movie Hotel Berlin (1945), in which Franz Waxman affectionately recalls the salons of his homeland in more happier times, is another welcome rarity, whilst receiving its first recording for well over 30 years is Rozsa's brilliant set-piece from Madame Bovary (1949). This steadily accelerating waltz mirrors to thrilling effect Emma Bovary's exhilaration as she savours the high romance she's been yearning for, and here Mauceri captures her mounting elation in bravura fashion. The composer's surname, incidentally, is unforgivably misspelt throughout an otherwise attractive booklet.
The other waltzes are more familiar, with those from Der Rosenkavalier, Candide and Cinderella rubbing shoulders with their movie counterparts quite comfortably. Inevitably, however, over an hour's worth of music with the same basic tempo becomes rather wearing eventually and as a result this album does not quite possess the satisfying variety of Mauceri's earlier exploration of the film capital's past, ''Hollywood Dreams'' (9/91). Nevertheless, the performances are generally very agreeable and brightly polished, with the old MGM sound stage providing a suitably warm and solid acoustic.'

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