Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Anton Karas, Johann II [Junior] Strauss, Carl Millocker|
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Miscellaneous, Soundtracks, Classical
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Great album except for the Title Track
jwilliammiller | Columbus, OH USA | 05/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The third man theme orchestration on the first track is simply awful (bad enough to be humorous)! The rest of the CD is delightful with just zither with accordian accompanyment. There might be other instruments, but I'm not sure. Karras used a zither that was especially built for him which produced a very full and rather aggressive sound. He also repeatedly plucked the strings in many songs to produce a sustaining tone. I find that style of playing very interesting. "The Third Man" is one of my favorite movies. The opening credit showing Karras' hands playing the zither is, in my opinion, one of the great graphic achievements of that era. Most of the album is made-up of various themes from Strauss and operetta strung together. Each track may contain 3-5 themes. My favorite theme is #2 on track 21. The good original analog recording is nicely transferred to digital with little noise and appropriate dynamic range. Listening to this recording is like taking a quick trip to one of my favorite cities--Vienna!"