NOW AVAILABLE ON NAXOS:
THE COMPLETE 1933 FILM SCORE FOR KING KONG
Max STEINER: KING KONG (1933 Film Score)
Restored by John Morgan
William T. Stromberg, Moscow Symphony Orchestra
On December 14th, Peter Jackson’s re-make of King Kong hit
theaters. The complete film score from the 1933 original movie is now
available on Naxos, lovingly restored by John Morgan and performed by the Moscow
Symphony Orchestra with William Stromberg.
The King Kong soundtrack is part of Naxos
Film Music Classics, a series that includes 14 titles—with more on the way—of
complete scores from such classic movies as The Maltese Falcon, Red
River, Les Misérables, and Objective, Burma.
Composers represented include Max Steiner, Adolph Deutsch, Franz Waxman, and
Bernard Hermann as well as such well-known classical composers as Dmitri Shostakovich
and Arthur Honegger.
David Hurwitz of ClassicsToday.com lauded King Kong as "an essential
addition to any serious film music collection . . . irresistible." In
an article in The New York Times, Daniel J. Wakin praised these CDs for "shining
light on the works of a generation of journeyman composers who worked in Hollywood
starting in the 1930s."