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The Film Music of Miklós Rózsa

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Miklós Rózsa: Film Music Suites
The Thief of Bagdad
Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book
Sahara
Ben-Hur

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra/Rumon Gamba
Chandos CHAN10806 DDD 80:07

The Film Muisic of Miklós Rózsa

Miklós Rózsa

Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995) is mainly remembered as the composer of epic Hollywood film scores of the 1950s – Quo Vadis, Ivanhoe, Ben-Hur, among others. Less well known is that he also excelled in the film noir genre, while his auspicious first steps (as a young concert music composer) in the movie industry, closely connected to fellow Hungarian producer-directors Alexander and Zoltán Korda, remain relatively underrepresented on disc. Starting in 1937 Rózsa went on to compose for no less than nine pictures of the Korda’s, often successful, lavishly produced works that remain classics of the silver screen.
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