NAXOS FILM MUSIC
CLASSICS SERIES FEATURED IN
THE NEW YORK TIMES
The New York Times published a feature on Naxos'
Film Music Classics entitled "A
Label Puts Music From Films in Focus" by Daniel J. Wakin on May
Wakin emphasizes the importance of the series in resurrecting movie music
staples by "masters of swelling romantic melody, scampering chase
music, stirring chords of triumph, sinister forebodings" such as
Max Steiner, Adolph Deutsch, Franz Waxman, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Korngold,
and Dmitri Tiomkin.
Wakin also cites the work of John Morgan, the film composer who restored
many of these soundtracks for Naxos. Morgan reconstructed complete scores
by comparing sketches and other source material to the soundtracks, a
process Wakin describes as "painstaking." For Morgan, the job
was a labor of love: "For a guy like me, who still has that old-fashioned
heart, I guess film music is the only place you can make a living with
your heart on your sleeve."
For more information on Naxos' Film Music Classics, visit www.naxos.com.