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Movie Classics, Vol. 2 [Time Life]

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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares

Time Life's ongoing series of film music collections continues with this volume, which includes classical pieces appropriated by films as well as pieces from scores composed for films. Nino Rota's "Godfather Waltz" and John Barry's "Out of Africa (Main Theme)" are two of the standout score excerpts, while "Symphony No. 5 in C Minor: I. Allegro Con Brio" and Strauss' "Also Sprach Zarathustra (Opening Fanfare)" -- which were featured in Immortal Beloved and 2001: A Space Odyssey, respectively -- are two of the best-known classical pieces here. However, nearly everything on Movie Classics, Vol. 2 will be familiar to most fans of soundtracks and classical music, making this an enjoyable collection for them.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67
1 Herbert Kegel / Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra 07:12 Amazon
Concerto for 2 violins, strings & continuo in D minor ("Double"), BWV 1043
2 Christian Altenburger / Ernst Mayer-Schierning / Helmut Winschermann 07:10 Amazon
The Piano, film score
3 03:42 Amazon
Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042
4 Hans Kalafusz / Neville Marriner 06:24 Amazon
5 Johann-Strauss-Orchester Wien 11:59 Amazon
Dances with Wolves, film score
6 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Nic Raine 02:32 Amazon
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
7 Helmut Winschermann 04:03 Amazon
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183 (K. 173dB)
8 Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra & Chorus / Hans Graf 08:05 Amazon
Out of Africa, film score
9 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Nic Raine 04:25 Amazon
Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act
10 Andras Korodi / Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra 03:29 Amazon
Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125
11 Berlin Radio Chorus / Alison Hargan / Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra 12:22 Amazon
The Godfather, film score
12 Prague Philharmonic Orchestra / Nic Raine 03:43 Amazon
Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30 (TrV 176)
13 Janos Sandor 01:29 Amazon
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