Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Erich Wolfgang Korngold|
Anthony Adverse: Original Motion Picture Score
Not Great, But The Most Complete Modern Recording
William F. Flanigan Jr. | North Potomac, MD USA | 01/12/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Since the particulars are rather vague here, this CD is: Anthony
Adverse - Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Varese Sarabande VSD-5285,
1991; conducted by John Scott; and performed by The Berlin Radio
Symphony Orchestra. Regrettably, this recording turns out to be
a light-weight and somniferous (especially in the center)
rendering of Korngold's film symphony. It's instrumentation is
impoverished with non-string instruments often among the missing.
Rarely is the full orchestra utilized. If you are a Korngold
enthusiast, buy it. Otherwise, pass."
A very poor effort to recreate this fine score.
Gary J. Wright | San Francisco, CA United States | 10/02/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is a dull and uninspiring recording of a great work by Korngold. Even the conductor, John Scott, is reported to have been dismayed at the lack of rehearsal time on this project, and the flaws are all too obvious. The playing is often appalling. Technically, the recording is rather unpleasant too, with some odd buzzing and distortions at the start of latter tracks. An almost total disappointment. We can only hope that a better version appears in the not-too-distant future."