Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Erich Wolfgang Korngold|
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Warner Bros Years - Motion Picture Soundtrack Anthology
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
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It's the REAL thing!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Collectors and film historians alike know why this collection of Korngold film music is a veritable treasure. In the 1960's Warner's made the decision to destroy all the acetate production recordings of dialogue and music in their archives. Luckily, the composer's son,George Korngold, transfered the remaining optical tracks from the original Warner Bros. recording sessions to tape and preserved them in the family archive. Therefore, this collection consists of the only original recordings (apart from composite soundtracks) of Korngold conducting his own music! I think you'll agree...limited sound quality is a small price to pay for the joy of hearing the original scores conducted by the composer at work! Of course this collection is incomplete due to the fact not all the originals sessions were preserved. In fact it was derived from over 20 hours of tape. Love it for what it is...a treasure that was almost lost forever!"
Great music, unlistenable recording quality
William F. Flanigan Jr. | 10/25/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I realize original recordings from this era require a more forgiving ear, but in this case the noise is far greater than the signal. Fortunately, the recent re-recordings offer an alternative."
A Great Korngold Sampler; An Audio Disaster!
William F. Flanigan Jr. | North Potomac, MD USA | 01/13/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is a CD set whose objective was truly outstanding!
Regrettably, it's audio execution is HORRIBLE. I can't bare to
listen to it--and I truly love to hear Korngold conducting his
own film symphonies (especially when they are on CDs directly
linked with "his" film studio). Hopefully, there will be a
second version using modern digital techniques to render these
invaluable historical recordings palatable to ear."