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Mark Koldys
American Record Guide, August 2001

"After Stromberg's prodigious recreation of Max Steiner's King Kong (Marco Polo 8.223763), a recording of the sequel, Son of Kong, was a natural progression. But it's the music for The Most Dangerous Game that stands out on this record. The classic 1932 film about a mad aristocrat who hunts people for sport predates both Kong movies, and Steiner's music is a fair contender for the first great Hollywood film score...

As a movie, Son of Kong...was much lighter than its predecessor, and some of its seriocomic nature is reflected in the score. But it's good to have this expertly crafted and enjoyable 'addendum' to King Kong.

Either the Moscow Symphony has developed an enduring empathy for these celluloid classics, or William Stromberg has whipped them into an ensemble any Hollywood studio could be proud of - because orchestra and conductor surpass themselves with each new release in this valuable series. The recording is just about perfect, and we cannot let pass without comment the generous 36-page booklet, with contributions from Stromberg and reconstructionist John Morgan, a detailed, perceptive analysis from Bill Whitaker, and much more."






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