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  • Conductor: Rumon Gamba
  • Composer: Alan Rawsthorne
  • Audio CD (1 Oct. 1999)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Chandos
  • ASIN: B00004RDVO
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 101,300 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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An unforgivably overlooked British composer, Rawsthorne wrote more than two dozen film scores between the 1930s and 1960s. Book-ending those celluloid sounds was a teaching and concert hall career, but his style across both remained consistent. There are but nine soundtrack excerpts on this collection, six of which are premiere recordings. The others--The Captive Heart, The Cruel Sea, and Saraband of Dead Lovers--have been available in truncated fashion before. That leaves the adventurous expedition of Where No Vultures Fly and its sequel West Of Zanzibar; extracts from Lease of Life and The Dancing Fleece; the cock-eyed sprightly and dizzying "Valse Caprice" from Uncle Silas; and the triumphant Burma Victory. All the pieces have been painstakingly restored and arranged for this recording, which is paid off by a richness of sound. Excellent sleeve notes round out a package finally doing the composer justice. --Paul Tonks

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This is yet another in Rumon Gamba's fine series of film music on Chandos, and here he's turned his hand to the much underrated British composer Alan Rawsthorne, perhaps better known for his film rather than concert work, the reasons perhaps more likely to do with a post WW2 trend towards more dissonant and avant-garde compositions than anything else.
Whatever the reasons, Rawsthorne was responsible for some fine film scores in the 1940s and 50s in particular, and in common with so many, his scores were often a lot better than the films themselves, at least viewed today. Jack Hawkins' picture on the cover suggests the 'Cruel Sea' score dominates but sadly it doesn't, with only a 5min Prelude and Nocturne (arranged and orchestrated by Philip Lane), which at least captures the turbulent, unforgiving, freezing vastness of the sea,which, as both book and film remind us, with the advent of war, is made more cruel.The nocturne is the despairing, desperately sad little meditation on the result of the ship's sinking, the struggle of the crew to survive in the open sea, and the rescue of the pitifully few remaining alive. I defy anyone watching the sequence on film to remain unmoved. Yes, I'll admit this happens to be a very special film and score to me.
The remaining 68 mins of this wonderful collection is made up of several premiere recordings, variously arranged/reconstructed by Philip Lane and Gerard Schurmann (himself introduced to film work by Rawsthorne), and most of them to a greater or lesser extent reflect some of the same turbulent power of the Cruel Sea, with themes on brass or woodwind singing over scampering, scurrying pell mell-like strings, very much a hallmark of the composer, or plaintive little themes, inevitably tinged with sadness.
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There is a unique mixing here of lyricism of great delicacy and also of the harsher military/naval strains resonant of WWII the score of which Alan Rawsthorne helped to solidify the claim of the Cruel Sea to one of the great British war films. His music for The Captive Heart is hardly less fine.
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HASH(0x93c60ee8) out of 5 stars The power of Rawsthorne unleashed 7 Aug. 2014
By Firebrand - Published on Amazon.com
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It is not necessary to know these films to appreciate the spectacular drama of Alan Rawsthorne (although film aficionados would certainly find much of interest from a different angle). The music on this Chandos set works as absolute music, arguably more so than the cinematic music of Vaughan Williams, Shostakovich, Walton or Korngold (whose soundtracks sound, well, more "film-y" than their absolute music).

These powerful scores should be heard side by side with Rawsthorne's symphonies, concertos and orchestral works, which are often dark, imposing, menacing, poignant. If anything, the film context seemed to offer Rawsthorne extra opportunities to cut loose with huge statements. Exhilirating stuff.
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This was one of the first releases in Chandos's Movies series, and although it might not seem an obvious choice, it has sterling merits. There is excellent conducting and playing throughout, and Chandos's sound is rich and warm, if less detailed than on the contemporaneous Georges Auric CD. That recording was made in 24 bit, while the Rawsthorne for some some reason was still recorded in 20 bit. Still, second rate Chandos sound is better than just about anyone else's, and is most helpful for enjoying such rich movie scores as Rawsthorne's. All the music here was receiving its premiere recording, and the quality is so high that the music's neglect is rather startling. Rawsthorne excels at rich, dramatic music, although the Nocturne from The Cruel Sea is quite haunting. There is nothing generic about this music; everything has a specific filmic application. Still, it can be enjoyed as absolute music. I know very little about Rawsthorne, but after hearing this disc I am very interested in investigating his concert repertoire. His film music is of the highest caliber, almost comparable to Walton and Vaughan Wiliams's.
HASH(0x945a9e4c) out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise 15 Mar. 2016
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Exciting, very thrilling music.
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