18 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Groundhog Day is anchored by uplifting songs that make a complex foundation for a quirky film. Sonny & Cher’s epochal “I Got You Babe” heralds the dawn in the protagonist's eternal holiday, while “Phil’s Piano Solo” represents his fitful transformation from miserly weatherman to lovable humanist. George Fenton’s carefree score (“Drunks”) sets the perfect rhythm, while Delbert McClinton’s soulful pop pulse and pertinent lyrics for “Weatherman” make it one of the truly great ’90s film themes.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Groundhog Day is anchored by uplifting songs that make a complex foundation for a quirky film. Sonny & Cher’s epochal “I Got You Babe” heralds the dawn in the protagonist's eternal holiday, while “Phil’s Piano Solo” represents his fitful transformation from miserly weatherman to lovable humanist. George Fenton’s carefree score (“Drunks”) sets the perfect rhythm, while Delbert McClinton’s soulful pop pulse and pertinent lyrics for “Weatherman” make it one of the truly great ’90s film themes.

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About Bruce Dukov

Concertmaster of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Bruce Dukov has proven to be as skillful a country fiddler as he is a classically trained violinist. The country violin soloist for the John Williams-penned score of the 1997 film, Rosewood, Dukov has consistently included classic country music instrumentals, including "Orange Blossom Special," during his solo violin performances. Dukov has performed on albums by Air Supply, the Animaniacs, David Benoit, Natalie Cole, Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach, Celine Dion, B.B. King, Alan Jackson, Ricky Martin, James Taylor, and Bette Midler. His playing has been featured on the soundtracks of more than four dozen films including My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Wrongfully Accused, Analyze This, Batman Forever, I Am Sam, Joy Luck Club and Addams Family Value.

A native of New York City, Dukov studied at the city's High School of Music and Art. He earned a Bachelors and a Masters degree in violin performance from the Julliard School of Music. In addition to receiving a Fulbright grant to study in England, he won the Kosciusko Foundation's Wieniawski prize and the National Young Artists Competition in 1973.

Although he settled in London, Dukov made his presence felt throughout Europe and the Middle East, appearing regularly on radio and television and teaching at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and Dublin Philharmonic Society.

Returning to the United States in the early '90s, Dukov became one of the most respected concertmasters and instrumentalists in southern California. He has appeared as a soloist and concertmaster for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and has recorded as a soloist for CBS Masterworks. ~ Craig HarrisD/³

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