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Format: CD
Sku: 62282846
UPC: 730099681124
UPC 14: 00730099681124
Release Date: 1/1/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Solomon, oratorio, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba (as used in "Four Weddings and a Funeral") ~ Jozef Kopelman/Capella Istropolitana
2. Midsummer Night's Dream, incidental music, Op. 61: Wedding March, A (as used in "Four Weddings and a Funeral") ~ Bertalan Hock
3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: Moderato (as used in "The Seven Year Itch") ~ Budapest Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
4. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: Largo (as used in "Hannah and Her Sisters") ~ Robert Stankovsky
5. Manon Lescaut, opera: Sola, perduta, abbandonata (as used in "Hannah and Her Sisters") ~ BRT Philharmonic Orchestra/Miriam Gauci/Alexander Rahbari
6. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grof?) ~ Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra/Kathryn Selby/Richard Hayman (Manhattan Clique Extended Mix)
7. Orph?e aux enfers, operetta: Can ~ Can (as used in "Peter's Friends")
8. Madama Butterfly (Madame Butterfly), opera: Un bel d vedremo (as used in "Peter's Friends") ~ Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Miriam Gauci/Alexander Rahbari
9. Bol?ro, ballet for orchestra ~ Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Adrian Leaper

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote While the films highlighted on Volume 1 of Naxos' Classics at the Movies: Comedy certainly had their moments of hilarity, the music that accompanied those instances are essentially straightforward classical pieces by composers such as Mozart, Handel, Bach, and Rachmaninov. This doesn't make the album bad; indeed, it functions well as a collection of popular classical compositions. It just has little to do with the films represented. Only Ravel's "Bolero" -- which played such a memorable role in the hilarious Dudley Moore/Bo Derek seduction scene in 10 -- has any real resonance as being from a specific film. For example, Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" is included as part of the soundtrack to Four Weddings and a Funeral, but isn't the piece better known in its real-life capacity? Pickiness aside, this set is sufficient enough musically, with strong performances by an assortment of orchestras and soloists throughout the album, with pianist Kathryn Selby and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra delivering a particularly jaunty version of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." ~ Johnny Loftus

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : n/a
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2002
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 8556811
Music Label Name Label : Naxos (USA / Record Label)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : DDD
Music UPC UPC : 00730099681124

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