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Miklos Rozsa at M-G-M: Motion Picture Soundtrack Anthology Soundtrack


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Miklos Rozsa was one of the musical giants of Hollywood's golden age. By the time he signed on with M-G-M for what he called his "fourth phase," a successful series of historically themed costume dramas that included Quo Vadis (whose musical tracks are still lost) and Ben-Hur, the Hungarian-born composer had already written music for a disparate collection of films, including The Thief of Bagdad, Spellbound, Double Indemnity, and The Lost Weekend. This collection of original recordings documents both Rozsa's quality-conscious unwillingness to let his film work take a back seat to his other career as a classical composer and the historically authentic musical elements he continually strove to weave into these costume epics. Even his acquiescence to the studio's desire for a pop title song with Green Fire yielded nothing less than epic results. Half a century later, Rozsa's work still informs much of Hollywood's film scoring. --Jerry McCulley

Disc: 1
1. Madame Bovary
2. Ivanhoe
3. Knights Of The Round Table
4. Beau Brummell
5. Valley Of The Kings
6. Moonfleet
Disc: 2
1. Green Fire
2. The King's Thief
3. Tribute To A Bad Man
4. Diane
5. Lust For Life
6. The World, The Flesh And The Devil
7. King Of Kings

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 19, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Rhino / Wea
  • ASIN: B00001WRKT
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,912 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Joe NY on October 29, 1999
Format: Audio CD
Finally Turner/Rhino has given us a collection worth waiting for. This collection covers Miklos Rozsa's prolific years with MGM. Almost 160 minutes of his film music is represented here in extended suites. Most of this collection has never been released before. The sound quality is exellent and often in true stereo sound, taken from the master recordings.The lavish 48 page booklet is worth the cost of the set itself. It is difficult to critizise this set, but it does have its down side. Several of the selections deserve to have thier own, complete, stand alone release. IVANHOE, KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE, LUST FOR LIFE and KING OF KINGS particularly. Rhino has choosen to give us excerpts rather than the complete scores. Only a couple of years ago Rhino/Turner were offering complete soundtracks for ZABRISKI POINT, POLTERQUIST,BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, DARK SHADOWS and others which included every alternate and unused take. However, for Rozsa we get excerpts. Rhino recently stated that they are in business to make money and not preserve film music. This philosophy apparently holds true with this release. Rhino is certainly watching its purse strings. It would have been wonderful if we could have gotten a 3 of 4 disk set. Still, I grateful that this set is available. It would make a wonderful addition to any movie lovers library of film music. One thing I should note, the notes mention that QUO VADIS is not represented because of the unavailability of suitable source materials,but no mention is made for JULIUS CAESAR's exclusion.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Larry VanDeSande VINE VOICE on May 17, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This Rhino collection reintroduced through Turner Classic Movies is one of the better sets of film scores by Miklos Rozsa, all conducted by the composer from the actual period scores. The two-disk collection is a memento of Rozsa's years employed by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio before he broke out independently.

The contents include suites (no individual tracks, just a run-on of elements from each score) from each film starting with 1949's Madame Bovary and ending with 1961's King of Kings. The score included here does not double the King of Kings score from Angel's "Film Scores of Miklos Rosza" and includes 13 minutes of original music. Other films in the package are Ivanhoe (1952), Knights of the Round Table (1953), Beau Brummel (1954), Valley of the Kings (1954), Moonfleet (1955), Green Fire (1954), The King's Thief (1955), Diane (1955) and The World, The Flesh and The Devil from 1959, that Cold War message movie about bigotry after nuclear devastation that I recently saw again on TCM.

This is a treasurable collection of some of Rozsa's better film scores, many of which are not duplicated on other collections. The first two (Madame Bovary and Ivanhoe) are in mono and all the others are in early stereo. There is plenty of fidelity and the brass -- so important is Rozsa's romantic statements -- play well throughout. Everything sounds pretty good, to be honest, better than you might expect considering one critic here downgraded this a point for sound value. These all sounded great in both my 5.1 home stereo and in my six-speaker car sound system.

Another big plus for this collection is a 52-page booklet that never dedicates less than two pages of text and photos to each movie score.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By scifiman on December 27, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This extraordinary collection is the place to start in learning about Hollywood's Golden Age in music. Rozsa's music represents that pinnacle of majesty and perfect representation of the movie that rarely occurs now a days. Get this.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By William J. Finn on March 13, 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a wonderful collection of Rozsa's years at MGM. Movies and music from a different age indeed. If you are a fan of Rozsa already, then you must have this set or you likely already have it. If you are not aquainted with Rozsa's music, then this is not the worst place to start. There are excerpts from 13 classic MGM scores on this set, most of the arrangements being around 12 minutes in length, but Ivanhoe and Madame Bovary are much longer.
Most of this music is making it's first appearence on CD, for example, Diane, Green Fire, Moonfleet and Valley of the Kings.
The sound quality is much better than what you might expect for 50 year old tapes. The performances by the famous MGM orchestra is about as good as you might expect. All in all, an extraordinarily fine collection.
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