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Posted on 2006.09.24 at 15:14

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Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2006-09-25 13:08 (UTC) (Link)
Which edition of El Cid, the album recording Rózsa did when the film was released or the Koch recording by James Sedares?
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-09-25 15:08 (UTC) (Link)
James Sedares & the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. I have yet to listen to it. Is it any good?
Tomas (pronunced Thomas)
professortom at 2006-09-25 15:31 (UTC) (Link)
That edition sounds like CRAP!
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2006-09-25 17:47 (UTC) (Link)
It's okay. They handle the love theme really well, but the action music should have been a whole lot punchier. That's why, despite the superior sonics and more music, I prefer listening to the original album. Nobody could conduct Rózsa quite like the maestro himself.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-09-25 19:37 (UTC) (Link)
I think I remember you saying that somewhere before after I read it, though I couldn't find it on your blog. I agree that the 'original' is usually the best. Less interpretation to extrapolate. Save for this one example:
I once heard Rachmoninoff himself play his "Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini" and it didn't hold a candle to Van Cliburn. I always wondered why that was. Passion?
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