Naxos Film Music Classics is a series devoted to re-recordings of the finest original orchestral film scores, often painstakingly reconstructed by film music experts such as John Morgan. Featured are classical composers who occasionally worked in cinema, such as Dmitry Shostakovich, Benjamin Frankel, Jacques Ibert and Arthur Honegger. The series also includes émigré composers steeped in the European classical tradition, whose eloquent romanticism defined the sound of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Scores by Bernard Herrmann, Eric Wolfgang Korngold, Max Steiner, Miklós Rózsa, Dimitri Tiomkin are presented in complete versions with top performances and superior sound. A number of releases are accompanied by comprehensive illustrated booklets containing insightful notes and rare photos.
Cinema Classics & Classical Music from the Movies
In addition to the original film soundtracks to be heard on Naxos Film Music Classics, Naxos also presents several outstanding albums featuring classical music that you’ve heard in the movies and highlights from best-loved soundtracks in sparkling new performances. Naxos’s Discover Film Music 2-CD sets is a great place to start!
includes On the Waterfront Suite
Imaginary Film Music
Naxos even has music for films that never were, such as Greek composer Alexandros Mouzas’s Music for an Imaginary Film and José Serebrier’s They Rode Into the Sunset! And Michael Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony (the Naxos recording won 3 Grammy® Awards in 2011!) was inspired by the adventures of The Man of Steel himself.