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Kismet (Original Film Soundtrack)

13 Mar 2011 | Format: MP3

4.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 Mar 2011
  • Label: Stage Door
  • Copyright: 2010 Stage Door Records
  • Total Length: 36:36
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  • ASIN: B004RWKZ4I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,791 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Christine M. Pluck on 8 July 2011
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Kismet was written in the early 1950s and was first produced in 1953. The music is based entirely upon the melodies of the Russian Chemist and Composer, Alexander Borodin. Many people have come to Borodin through the Musical, although conversely a number of Borodin fans, like myself, have become interested in Kismet as a sort of "curiosity" where we try to identify on which of Borodin's compositions, the various songs are based.
The are eleven songs taken from the Original Soundtrack, with an excellent cast, starring Howard Keel, Ann Blyth, Vic Damone and Dolores Gray. Most of the songs are excellent with imaginative, if somewhat contrived lyrics - although disappointingly the whole CD has only thirty-six minutes of content.

The CD comprises;

Fate - based on the 1st Movement of Borodin's second Symphony
Not Since Nineveh and Strangers In Paradise - taken from the Polovtsian Dances
Baubles, Bangles and Beads - based on the 2nd. movement of String Quartet No.2
Gesticulate - taken from the 4th. movement of Symphony No.1
Night of My Nights - based on the Seranade from the Petite Suite
Bored - I am not sure on which of the compositions this is based
The Olive Tree, taken from the Overture to Prince Igor
Rhadalakum - Music composed by Robert Wright and George Forrest
And This Is My Beloved - based on the 3rd. movement of his second string quartet (Notturno) - probably the pick of the songs and melodies and
Sand Of Time - based on Borodin's haunting and magical In The Steppes of Central Asia.

Deservedly Borodin received a posthumous Tony Award in 1954 for his contribution to the Musical.

An outstanding digitally remastered version of the original soundtrack.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rongle on 27 July 2012
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Borodin's music was frequently arranged and orchestrated by his Russian classical composer friends so I feel less unhappy about this than, say, 'Song of Norway' full of awful adaptations of the music of Grieg.
My problem with this film version is the same as we so often find with others - lots of really good songs from the stage show have been left out. I guess this is inevitable but, because of it, I urge you to seek out the original Broadway cast album with Alfred Drake and Doretta Morrow. I saw them in my teens in the stage production at the old Stole theatre on London's Kingsway. A vaste stage that was perfect for this show. Drake was an incredible performer and the disk on Colombia Masterworks is available on CD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Suzan B. Aslin on 12 Jun 2010
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The cast of this "Kismet" is wonderful. Ian Wallace from "My Music" that great BBC radio show is the Wazir and he plays his part with his usual aplomb but his other players are a great surprise. Robert Merrill is Hajj, yes the Robert Merrill who sang that duet with Jussi Bjoerling is on this disc. Wow! Add to this that Kenneth McKellar is the Caliph and Regina Renik is Lalume and I began to wonder how Mantovani managed to put such a cast together.This disc has the best version of "And this is my beloved" that I have heard. Good singing, good diction, good interpretation and the honeyed tones of Mantovani, what more could you want?Kismet
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rene on 3 Mar 2010
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brings back happy memories, very pleased indeed with it ,have both the film and the soundtrack,
irene.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Micky Rommel on 24 Mar 2010
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I am an old fan of these Hollywood musicals and this soundtrack is everything it says on the tin.

The CD has superb quality from the original soundtrack.

The information displayed allowed a well informed purchase to be made and I was not dissappointed.

MR
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How could you possibly improve on the story, the music and the singers. It is a joy to listen to and makes you feel like a "Stranger in Paradise". I would thoroughly recommend it, Ron.
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I much prefer this recording than the Columbia Masterworks recording of Kismet with the original Broadway cast. The singing, orchestration and sound quality are all superb! This is one of my favourite musicals, so I'm delighted to have this superbly remastered recording of it to listen to.
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Maybe should not have listened to this after Carmen Jones!!! Anyone who has seen the original Stage show or film would love it I am sure.
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