Miklos Rozsa

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Saturday, March 05, 2011

Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa was well-established in the concert world before becoming excited by the potential of film music. He went on to be one of the best, scoring classics such as Spellbound, Ben Hur and Double Indemnity. Host David Garland presents a range of Rozsa's colorful colorful, rousing film scores.

Playlist

Miklos Rozsa - Jungle Book - Mowgli and Mahalla go to the Jungle - The Film Music Society

Miklos Rozsa - Double Indemnity - Mrs. Dietrichson/The Conspiracy - Sony Music

Miklos Rozsa - Spellbound - Ski Run/Mountain Lodge - Intrada Excalibur Collection

Miklos Rozsa - The Thief of Bagdad - The Love of the Princess - Sony Music

Miklos Rozsa - Something Of Value - Nocturne-New, Understanding - Film Score Monthly

Miklos Rozsa - Tribute to a Bad Man - Letter/Moonlight and Horses - Film Score Monthly

Miklos Rozsa - The Power - First Manifestation/Hallison Dies/Death in the Centrifuge/Recognition - Film Score Monthly

Miklos Rozsa - Providence - Twilight Waltz - DRG

Miklos Rozsa - Ben Hur - Overture - Rhino

Miklos Rozsa - El Cid - The Legend And Epilogue - Tadlow

Comments [3]

Joseph Levin

As someone fascinated by film music since a little boy, always an enormous thank you for all your work.
For me there is always an emotional kicker moment tied to dialogue and music in Billy Wilder's films. In Double Indemnity there's the payoff of the thumbnail match lighting preceded by the You know why you didn't get it Keynes? exchange ending in "Closer than that" accompanied by perhaps the most poignant theme of the movie. It's all played with MacMurray collapsed in the doorway of the Insurance Company's offices.
Regards,

Joe Levin

Mar. 09 2011 05:34 AM
Robert Poda

Great show, David! I have been a fan of Miklos Rozsa for dacades. I still have a number of the soundtrack albums - records and still have a turntable to play them - of films he was involved in and you have inspired me to play them tomorrow. There is so much of this material available that a second show could probably be assembled - please!

Many thanks!

Robert Poda
New York City

Mar. 05 2011 11:14 PM
Tony from Bayonne

Double Indemnity-great film with a superb cast. Because the leading lady and leading man were so intense in their roles, people sometimes forget the great role Edward G. Robinson played in that film as the relentless insurance investigator. He was very 'Columbo' like. The music was perfect for the dark, ominous scenes.

Mar. 05 2011 09:22 PM

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