Classic Film Scores: Lost Horizon
Charles Gerhardt & National Philharmonic Orchestra
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||Lost Horizon (1937)||Charles Gerhardt, John Alldis Choir & National Philharmonic Orchestra||23:02||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Prelude (From "the Guns of Navarone")||Charles Gerhardt & National Philharmonic Orchestra||2:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||The Big Sky||Charles Gerhardt & National Philharmonic Orchestra||8:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Overture (From "the Fourposter")||Charles Gerhardt & National Philharmonic Orchestra||2:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Love Scene In the Barn (From "Friendly Persuasion")||Charles Gerhardt & National Philharmonic Orchestra||5:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Choral Finale (From "Search for Paradise")||Charles Gerhardt & National Philharmonic Orchestra||3:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Lost Horizon is one of those rare gems in film music. Not only is the film great, but the music is fantastic. This new recording of (a suite? - it's not the entire score) from Lost Horizon allows the listener to experience the full sonic beauty of the music. The music contained in the film is still great, but the recording quality of the time (1937) was not that great.
The other pieces on the album are also terrific. It was only recently that I discovered Dimitri Tiomkin, but I am so glad I did. His voice stands out from those of his contemporaries (Max Steiner, Franz Waxman, Bernard Herrmann) and stays fresh, even after all these years.
Born: February 6, 1927 in Detroit, MI
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s