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Lambert / Berners: Film Music - Merchant Seamen Suite / Anna Karenina Suite / Nicholas Nickleby Suite / Halfway House Suite
 
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Lambert / Berners: Film Music - Merchant Seamen Suite / Anna Karenina Suite / Nicholas Nickleby Suite / Halfway House Suite

1 Jan 2000 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan 2000
  • Label: Chandos
  • Copyright: (C) 2000 Chandos
  • Total Length: 1:19:23
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  • ASIN: B003GZDHPQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 192,014 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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Amazon.com: 1 review
Underrated Pleasures 28 April 2014
By The Quiet Reviewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from this disc: I'm completely unfamiliar with the music of Constant Lambert, and my only experience of Lord Berners is his dreadfully embarrassing ballet "The Triumph of Neptune," which is so trite that even Sir Thomas Beecham's conducting couldn't save it. So this disc comes as a pleasant surprise. The music is engaging and even subtle, making a valuable addition to the collection of anybody who seriously collects film music.

The centerpiece of the CD is a half-hour suite of Lambert's music to "Anna Karenina." This seems to be one of those cases where the music is vastly superior to the film (quite an accomplishment for something starring Vivien Leigh and Sir Ralph Richardson). The score eschews faux-Russianisms for a more psychological depiction of the story through the use of strings and woodwinds. At times, the music recalls the quieter and more introspective moments of Lambert's friend William Walton. The other Lambert score, for "Merchant Seamen" gleefully depicts martial valor and captures the salty tang of the sea.

Berner's music came as a surprise--"The Triumph of Neptune" left me with pretty low expectations. The two cuts from "Champagne Charlie" evoke the sound of a nineteenth-century music hall (even Mary Carewe's clean enunciation undercuts some of the song's sauciness). The other two suites, for "Nicholas Nickleby" and "Halfway House," match quite well with Lambert's "Anna Karenina." Both mine a late-romantic strain of film music to considerable effect: "Nickleby" catches Dickens' wry humor and sentiment effectively, while "Halfway House" captures the supernatural themes of film without overstatement.

All of the music is gloriously captured in Chandos' signature 24-bit sound, while Rumon Gamba once again proves that he is a master at bringing out the nuances of film music. While the music of Lambert and Berners may not be at the top of your shopping list, this disc will provide the listener with much pleasure.
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