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PERRY, W.: Music for Great Films of the Silent Era, Vol. 1 (Ireland RTÉ National Symphony, P. Phillips)


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PERRY, W.: Music for Great Films of the Silent Era, Vol. 1 (Ireland RTÉ National Symphony, P. Phillips)

American composer and pianist William Perry is credited with playing a significant role in the revival of interest in films of the silent era. As Music Director of the Museum of Modern Art Film Department in New York City, he composed more than a hundred film scores, many of which received international recognition through the Emmy Award-winning television series, The Silent Years, hosted by Orson Welles and Lillian Gish. In this recording, music from Perry’s silent film scores has been given full symphonic concert treatment so that a whole new generation can experience the unending flow of melody, the exuberant dance rhythms, the rich orchestral palette and the keen sense of period and style that are characteristic of his writing.

Perry, William

  Gemini Concerto
1.   I. Introduction and Travel Music 00:02:26
2.   II. Dublin: Celtic Air and Runaway Reel 00:04:09
3.   III. Berlin: Cabaret March and Berliner Lied 00:05:25
4.   IV. Moscow: Twilight Troika and Romance 00:06:06
5.   V. Vienna: Polytonal Polka and Wiener Wein Waltz 00:06:30
6.   VI. New York: Broadway Ballet and Finale 00:07:29
  The Silent Years
7.   No. 1. The Beloved Rogue 00:08:09
8.   No. 2. Blood and Sand 00:07:44
9.   No. 3. The Gold Rush 00:07:51
  6 Title Themes in Search of a Movie
10.   I. Wild Nights in Toronto: Dance Overture 00:04:05
11.   II. The Raincoats of Dijon: Waltz 00:03:01
12.   III. Angelus for an Angel: Serenade 00:04:08
13.   IV. The Bridge on the River Platte: March 00:02:07
14.   V. The Black Marigold: Nocturne 00:02:53
15.   VI. Voyage to the Dog Star: Sirius Finale 00:06:30

Total Playing Time: 01:18:33

Perry, William

Phillips, Paul

Ireland RTE National Symphony Orchestra

Albek, Ambra; Albek, Fiona; Chertock, Michael; Kearns, Helen

Label: Naxos

Series: Film Music Classics

Genre: Concertos; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572567

Barcode: 747313256778

Physical Release: 08/2011

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