Release Date: February 12, 2013
Conducted by Marcus Dods
Royal Opera House Orchestra, Convent Garden
|1.||Overture and Kidnapping||5:35|
|3.||The Orient Express||11:21|
|4.||The Body / Remembering Daisy||3:04|
|8.||Prelude To Murder||3:55|
|Total Album Time:||39:37|
To this day, Murder on the Orient Express (1974) is one of the most successful, stylish and faithful adaptations of Agatha Christie ever made for the silver screen. Sidney Lumet directed an all-star cast, built around Albert Finney's fascinating portrayal of Christie's famous Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot.
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett (1936–2012) excelled in several musical careers. In addition to film scores, he composed concert works in a variety of styles; he was also an accomplished jazz pianist and a popular cabaret performer. His elegant and glamorous music for Murder on the Orient Express spotlights two remarkable themes: a posh, 1930s-style piano-based main title and a sophisticated, melodious waltz. Emphasizing style over menace (but not lacking in the latter), Bennett's score was often cited as one of his finest contributions to the genre.
Quartet Records is particularly pleased, so soon after Bennett's lamentable passing, to make the Capitol Records soundtrack LP of Murder (containing almost every cue) once again available to eager fans. Sourced from the original EMI album master and featuring new liner notes by Frank K. DeWaldillustrated with numerous production stillsthis latest addition to the Quartet catalog (which previously included Bennett's Lady Caroline Lamb) features the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, conducted by Marcus Dods.
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