New Elia Kazan Box Set Includes Films Featured in Nonesuch Film Series
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.
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 out this week from 20th Century Fox, capturing what NPR's Fresh Air recently described as "some of the most mythic performances in film history." Included in the collection are three films whose scores are available on Nonesuch: A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata!, and East of Eden.
In 1997, Nonesuch released new recordings of these scores as part of the Nonesuch Film Series, which focused on the works of some of the 20th century's most acclaimed film composers: Alex North, Leonard Rosenman, Georges Delerue, and Toru Takemitsu.
On The Film Music of Alex North, Eric Stern conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in performances of A Streetcar Named Desire and Viva Zapata!, as well as Spartacus, The Misfits, and The Bad Seed. The New York Times, in reviewing the album, noted its covering North's "estimable stylistic arsenal." To hear clips from the album and pick up a copy, click here.
The Nonesuch recording of the East of Eden score can be heard on The Film Music of Leonard Rosenman, on which composer John Adams conducts the London Sinfonietta. Also on the album is Rosenman's score to another classic James Dean film, Rebel Without a Cause. "These are scores in the classic Hollywood style: monumental, picturesque, lavishly orchestrated and unashamedly manipulative," said the New York Times. "That last quality is central, and depends on a language rich in familiar gestures." To hear clips from this album and pick up a copy, click here.
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Freedom Highway, Rhiannon Giddens' follow-up to her highly praised solo debut album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, is out now. It's a "rich collection," says NPR. "[H]ope comes back to life in Giddens' music." Pitchfork exclaims: "Rhiannon Giddens emerges as a peerless and powerful voice in roots music on her second solo album." The AP calls it "a rich tapestry with threads of blues, folk, gospel, soul, country and jazz ... rootsy and relevant, delivered with crystal-clear emotion and understated musical skill." Uncut names this "remarkably wise and timely new album" its Album of the Month. It earns four stars in American Songwriter, Irish Times ("a record for and of our times"), Observer, and Guardian, which calls it a "powerful and timely set."
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Lake Street Dive was the guest on PBS's Charlie Rose on Tuesday. The quartet spoke with guest host Anthony Mason about how they formed the band, the trust and chemistry within the group, philosophies of success and artistic integrity, and more. They also perform their song “Rental Love” and offer their take on Prince’s “When You Were Mine.” You can watch it here.