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Franz Waxman`s THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN - NEW LLL CD and screening / Q&A featuring Mike Matessino

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UNIVERSAL PICTURES FILM MUSIC HERITAGE COLLECTION and LA-LA LAND RECORDS
CELEBRATE OFFICIAL WORLD PREMIERE RELEASE OF
THE ORIGINAL 1935 FRANZ WAXMAN SCORE RECORDING
"THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN"
WITH A SPECIAL SCREENING OF "BRIDE" AT
SLEEPY HOLLOW INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
IN SLEEPY HOLLOW AND TARRYTOWN NY!

SUNDAY, OCT 13, 5pm at TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL
TICKETS AVAILABLE STARTING 9/6 at www.TarrytownMusicHall.org

Live Q&A with composer Franz Waxman's son, John Waxman, Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection executive Alexia Baum and album producer/restoration expert Mike Matessino

"THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN" limited edition CD will be available for purchase at the event in the Music Hall lobby, ahead of the CD's official release date.

Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection, La-La Land Records and Sleepy Hollow International Film Festival (SHIFF) present the 1935 classic feature film THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester, and directed by James Whale. Arguably unparalleled in its genre, THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN has, and continues to enthrall generations with its cinematic power, a vital part of which is the film's astounding original music score by legendary composer Franz Waxman (REBECCA, SUNSET BLVD., SUSPICION, A PLACE IN THE SUN). This screening celebrates the world premiere release (in any format) of the original BRIDE score recording, which has been discovered and meticulously restored.

The official, limited edition THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN CD will be available for purchase exclusively at this show, ahead of its release date, in the Music Hall lobby.

Post-screening Q&A with John Waxman, son of the composer, Alexia Baum, chief executive of the Universal Pictures Film Music Heritage Collection, and film music restoration producer Mike Matessino — who will take the audience behind the scenes of this beloved classic film and its immortal score.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.TarrytownMusicHall.org starting 9/6. Overall SHIFF fest passes, which include this and all SHIFF Music Hall events, are also available at that location now.
 

 

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This is great for 'archivists', no doubt, but I'm more than pleased with the old rerecording. I tend to prefer rerecordings over original recordings for scores this age, even if the sound has been cleaned up considerably.

 

The event itself sounds nice, though. Great to have Waxman's son there.

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Yes, also great is the 7-minute suite on the LEGENDS OF HOLLYWOOD set (these four CDs are must-haves to any Waxman and/or film music fan, by the way). But a slightly more representative score presentation is the Silva rerecording with Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra and Kenneth Alwyn. It's the only BRIDE album I ever need.

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1 hour ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

I've read that the remastering on at least one of these isn't very good.

 

I have no issues with either of them. They sound spectacular.

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Just now, Disco Stu said:

It’s so rare to get a new release of the original recordings from a Golden Age score.  A special treat!  I’ll be ordering this as well.

 

I only hope this sounds even close to as good as the scores from just a year or two later released by Intrada in their epic 11 score four disc Waxman set a couple years ago... was blown away by just how good 30s recording could sound, on that.

 

Yavar

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Just now, Yavar Moradi said:

 

I only hope this sounds even close to as good as the scores from just a year or two later released by Intrada in their epic 11 score four disc Waxman set a couple years ago... was blown away by just how good 30s recording could sound, on that.

 

Yavar


Yeah!  I listened to Huck Finn from that set just the other day.

 

My personal holy grail of that time period is the original recordings of Copland’s scores for Of Mice and Men and Our Town.  After Intrada released The Red Pony and The Heiress, who knows!  Those just sounded ok though.

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Yeah they were listenable but not great. I’m glad they were released but they weren’t anything near the Waxman scores from 11-12 years earlier, on that Intrada set. I mean, the 30s scores on that set sound better than the 40s scores on it!

 

Yavar

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comparing the track list to the tracks that have been floating around the new cd contains two pieces that weren't in those tracks but the new cd is missing two short cues that were  in those tracks. When the monster carries elizabeth into the cave and when henry and pretorius enter the tower. 

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