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The Film Music of Alex North

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  • In conjunction with Nonesuch Records at BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music's series of events celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, BAMcinématek presents Nonesuch Records on Film, a salute to the label’s rich catalogue of movie soundtracks with a series featuring some of the most memorable film scores of the last 50 years from Leonard Rosenman, Alex North, Toru Takemitsu, Georges Delerue, and more. Special guest appearances include Philip Glass with a screening of Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters and John Adams with Luca Guadagnino’s I Am Love.

  • Martin Scorsese has selected 15 films by fellow Academy Award-winning director Elia Kazan for the Elia Kazan Film Collection, a new, 18-disc box set, capturing what NPR's Fresh Air recently described as "some of the most mythic performances in film history." Included are three films whose scores were recorded for the Nonesuch Film Series: A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata!, and East of Eden.

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    The "estimable stylistic arsenal" of composer Alex North (1910–1991), says the New York Times, is on display in this collection from the Nonesuch film series, including music from A Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, The Misfits, Viva Zapata!, and The Bad Seed, "which draws on everything from the childlike simplicity of a borrowed French folk song to edgy, dramatic modernism to give dimension to the film's portrayal of a murderously devious child."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    London Symphony Orchestra
    Eric Stern, conductor

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Tommy Krasker
    Engineered by John McClure
    Recorded December 1996 at Abbey Road Studios, London
    Assistant Engineer: David Flower
    Edited by Joel Moss, Signet Sound Studios, West Hollywood, CA, and by Ric Wilson, Digisonics, Northridge, CA
    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
    Musical Consultant: John Waxman
    Music Preparation by Mark McGurty, Seraphita Music, Ltd.

    Design by Carbone Smolan Associates
    Cover Photo: Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, © 1951 Charles Feldman Group Productions/Warner Bros. Museum.

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Artist Name: 
Alex North
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Release Date: 
Friday, July 25, 1997 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

The "estimable stylistic arsenal" of composer Alex North, says the New York Times, is on display in this collection, including music from A Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, The Misfits, Viva Zapata!, and The Bad Seed, "which draws on everything from the childlike simplicity of a borrowed French folk song to edgy, dramatic modernism to give dimension to the film's portrayal of a murderously devious child."

Description: 

The "estimable stylistic arsenal" of composer Alex North (1910–1991), says the New York Times, is on display in this collection from the Nonesuch film series, including music from A Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, The Misfits, Viva Zapata!, and The Bad Seed, "which draws on everything from the childlike simplicity of a borrowed French folk song to edgy, dramatic modernism to give dimension to the film's portrayal of a murderously devious child."

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Tommy Krasker
Engineered by John McClure
Recorded December 1996 at Abbey Road Studios, London
Assistant Engineer: David Flower
Edited by Joel Moss, Signet Sound Studios, West Hollywood, CA, and by Ric Wilson, Digisonics, Northridge, CA
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Musical Consultant: John Waxman
Music Preparation by Mark McGurty, Seraphita Music, Ltd.

Design by Carbone Smolan Associates
Cover Photo: Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire, © 1951 Charles Feldman Group Productions/Warner Bros. Museum.

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79446

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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83
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246
ns_album_releasedate: 
Tuesday, July 1, 1997 - 04:00
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Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497073061
Price: 
12.00
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MUSICIANS
London Symphony Orchestra
Eric Stern, conductor

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