24 de desembre de 2014

Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, de Richard Rodney Bennett


Richard Rodney Bennett. Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express. Perfomed by The Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden; lead by Charles Taylor; conducted by Marcus Dods. New York: EMI, 2003 (CD)

Performed by The Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden. Conducted by Marcus Dods. Originally released on Capitol in 1974. Includes liner notes by Richard Rodney Bennett. Richard Rodney Bennett's score for the Sidney Lumet adaptation of Agatha Christie's whodunit Murder on the Orient Express is a complicated, various orchestral work reflecting the shifting tones and large cast of characters in the movie. Things are always changing in the music, just as they do onscreen, as viewers try to make sense out of the unusually broad panorama of suspects investigated by master detective Hercule Poirot on a snowbound train in Yugoslavia in the 1930s. Bennett uses what he, in his liner notes to the 2003 reissue, calls a "trashy main theme" that sounds like it was borrowed from one of those classically influenced pop songs of the '40s, and he concludes with a sweeping waltz, but in between the music cues respond to the contours of the convoluted plot, which makes this the sort of score that works well while one is watching the movie, but that sounds schizophrenic when listened to simply as an aural work. Nevertheless, it is full of entertaining juxtapositions and traditional elements twisted just enough to give them an unusual feel, a tone that is true to a movie both steeped in its genre and, ultimately, able to move beyond that. ~ William Ruhlmann Original score composed by Richaard Rodney Bennett. All tracks have been digitally remastered. 1st Time On CD;Digitally Re- Mastered;Rodney Bennett Score Performers include: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Sean Connery, Vanessa Redgrave, Anthony Perkins, Michael York, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Martin Balsam, Rachel Roberts. Liner Note Author: Richard Rodney Bennett .



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