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5.0 out of 5 stars "The Private Life Of Miklos Rozsa", 11 Feb 2009
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Mr. M. M. Waller "Maximus" (England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Audio CD)
Adapted from his little known violin concerto, Rozsa has composed quite possibly the most beautiful film score EVER!!! Because Wilder wrote his Holmes to be modest, introspective and disillusioned, he was wise not to demonstrate this with heavy exposition but instead with Rozsa's sublime music which creates the emotional landscape of the movie. Billy always had incredible musical instincts with regard to his story telling, (see also, Double Indemnity, The Apartment and Kiss me Stupid.) And I can't help but get that gut wrenching feeling when I hear the melancholic refrain halfway through the opening titles. It reminds me of all the "lost loves" in my own life. Sherlock's humanity in Wilder's masterpiece comes from the exploration of his emotional vulnerability especially with regard to women. This music allows us to undertstand Wilder's delicate investigation by using a single violin as the instrumental alter ego of Sherlock himself. I simply can't recommend this rare, wonderful recording highly enough. Just go now, leave and buy it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just Wonderful, 18 Mar 2012
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L. B. Hopkins "Northern film fan" (Holmfirth Yorkshire UK) - See all my reviews
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A wonderful recording of this neglected masterpiece.
I live in hope that the missing footage from Billy Wilder's movie will come to light and that the film will be restored. Even in its truncated state the film is a firm favourite of mine and Miklos Rozsa's music is just gorgeous and is beautifully played here.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sherlock Holmes., 26 Jan 2014
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Briiliant playing by the Prague po mainly due to the concerto it is base on,rozsa wrote a great score and iswell suited for the film,
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Billy Wilder Classic, 10 Nov 2013
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A wonderfully offbeat interpretation of Sherlock Holmes. Great story with comic undertones, great cast and great music by Miklos Rosa.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fans who enjoyed the movie musical score will like this CD, 21 Aug 2013
This review is from: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (Audio CD)
I love the movie, which is a somewhat neglected Billy Wilder classic, so I was happy to come across this Collector's Edition CD that was released in 2007, the centennary year of the birth of composer Miklos Rozsa.

The CD sound quality is excellent. It is 78 minutes long and contains 23 tracks, some of which were created for scenes that were eventually edited from the final production movie release. The music style is Classical and the tracks do not contain dialog from the actors, as some movie soundtracks do. That is in no way a negative; I simply wanted to point this out in case anyone would like to know.

The CD comes with a 26 page color booklet containing photos from the movie and Miklos Rozsa, and extensive information about both. This certainly makes a very nice Collector's package and gift for anyone who enjoyed the movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 13 Sep 2012
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Arman Roshdi - See all my reviews
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The quality of the CD was excellent. The performance is very good and this is something we could exepect from the works of Miklos Rozsa. I am very happy of my choice.
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