℗ 1996 Universal International Music B.V.
Released November 3, 2023
Originated 1996
Duration 1h 03m 08s
Record Label Universal Music Australia Pty.
Genre Classical (Classical Crossover)
 

Always & Forever: Movies' Greatest Love Songs (John Mauceri – The Sound of Hollywood Vol. 13)

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, John Mauceri

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1.1
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Sammy Fain; Paul Francis Webster; Alfred Newman; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
2:19
1.2
Unchained Melody
Alex North; Hy Zaret; Mark McGurty; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
3:26
1.3
Cathy's Theme (Arr. Palmer / From "Wuthering Heights")
Alfred Newman; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
3:32
1.4
Love Theme (From "Forever Young")
Jerry Goldsmith; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; Dave Koz; John Mauceri
4:18
1.5
Peyton Place
Franz Waxman; Gary Bovyer; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
4:05
Gianni Schicchi, SC 88  
1.6
O mio babbino caro
Giacomo Puccini; Giovacchino Forzano; Dante Alighieri; Sylvia McNair; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
2:36
1.7
Eternal Love (From "The Thief of Bagdad")
Miklós Rózsa; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
4:36
1.8
Main Title (From "The Age of Innocence")
Elmer Bernstein; Emilie A. Bernstein; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
4:44
1.9
Main Theme (From "Cinema Paradiso")
Ennio Morricone; Takayuki Hattori; Gil Shaham; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
7:44
1.10
Main Theme (From "Somewhere in Time")
John Barry; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
2:52
1.11
Love for Love (From "Escape Me Never")
Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
3:24
1.12
Conversation Piece (From "North by Northwest")
Bernard Herrmann; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
4:53
1.13
Main Theme (From "Four Weddings and a Funeral")
Richard Rodney Bennett; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
3:37
1.14
Main Theme (From "Laura")
David Raksin; Johnny Mercer; Phil Perry; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
3:53
1.15
Main Title (From "Now Voyager")
Max Steiner; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
4:30
1.16
Proposal (From "An Affair To Remember")
Warren & Friedhofer; Hollywood Bowl Orchestra; John Mauceri
2:39
The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra breathed new life into the orchestral pops repertoire, told new stories and brought in new audiences when it was revived under the conductor John Mauceri in the 1990s. At the centrepiece of this collection are all of the original HBO albums released by Philips from 1991–96. From Gershwin to Ligeti, The Firebird to Edward Scissorhands, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra breathed new life into the orchestral ‘pops’ repertoire, told new stories and brought in new audiences when it was revived under the conductor John Mauceri in 1990. From the start, they played to capacity audiences at the Hollywood Bowl, where the Los Angeles Philharmonic had been giving concerts since 1922. Now reformed as a separate ensemble – ‘the world’s greatest pick-up band’, auditioned by Mauceri and his colleagues from freelancers across the West Coast – the new Hollywood Bowl Orchestra played a huge repertoire of classical, contemporary, film and Broadway, and recorded the highlights for Philips. The mastermind behind their artistic success and uniquely diverse repertoire was Mauceri, a protégé of Leonard Bernstein, who had long worked with equal success in opera, the symphony and musical theatre. Mauceri made the connections that link Holst and Ravel to John Williams and Hans Zimmer, the Korngold and Schoenberg of Vienna to their later identities in California. He showed in sound as well as word how ‘Golden Age’ Hollywood film scores developed from the world of European late-Romanticism and modernism. Mauceri and his colleagues dug deep into studio libraries to unearth the best, the most original and complete scores available for pieces such as The King and I and familiar ‘standards’ often heard in much later orchestrations. They worked with great singers from all backgrounds, including (featured in this set) Julia Andrews, Patti LuPone and Sylvia McNair. Each individual HBO album was curated by Mauceri to tell a familiar story – love scenes, nightmares, waltzes, the space age, the passing of a day – from an unexpected angle. The box also includes Mauceri’s Decca albums of My Fair Lady, starring Kiri Te Kanawa and Jeremy Irons, and ‘Schoenberg in Hollywood’ (part of the label’s Entartete Musik series). A booklet essay by Peter Quantrill traces the genesis of the revived Hollywood Bowl Orchestra through Mauceri’s reflections. Costa Pilavachi, who masterminded many of these recordings for Philips offers his own personal insights. Whichever side of the musical tracks you’re from, ‘The Sound of Hollywood’ will take you on new journeys, to unfamiliar destinations.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Universal Music Australia Pty. Studio Masters

Tracks 1-16 – 44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM; contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-2.19
-8.46 to -0.20
-23.19
-28.06 to -20.35
-19.67
-25.10 to -16.30
12
11 to 14
1
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
-1.42-21.50-17.811
2
Unchained Melody
-8.46-28.06-25.111
3
Cathy's Theme (Arr. Palmer / From "Wuthering Heights")
-2.01-23.25-20.012
4
Love Theme (From "Forever Young")
-0.77-20.40-16.311
5
Peyton Place
-4.20-26.19-22.513
6
O mio babbino caro
-2.48-23.13-19.112
7
Eternal Love (From "The Thief of Bagdad")
-2.55-22.27-19.011
8
Main Title (From "The Age of Innocence")
-0.52-20.35-17.511
9
Main Theme (From "Cinema Paradiso")
-0.48-23.47-20.314
10
Main Theme (From "Somewhere in Time")
-0.94-20.58-17.311
11
Love for Love (From "Escape Me Never")
-1.17-21.20-17.611
12
Conversation Piece (From "North by Northwest")
-3.22-25.84-22.413
13
Main Theme (From "Four Weddings and a Funeral")
-4.06-27.77-24.013
14
Main Theme (From "Laura")
-0.20-20.52-16.812
15
Main Title (From "Now Voyager")
-0.20-23.09-18.613
16
Proposal (From "An Affair To Remember")
-2.39-23.44-20.412

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