EDISON DENISOV Musiques De Films RUS 288172 (Cond Skripka) 17.99 (67:20) Three Russian film scores in mostly 19th century classical style: "A Nameless Star" (19:49) from 1978 (the prettiest of the bunch), "An Ideal Husband" (25:04) (the most involved) and "Turtle Tortilla" (22:27) (the lightest). Played by Orchestre De La Cinematographie Russe under Serguei Skripka. GREG PRUESS What's Cooking? PTE 8529 15.99 (50:17) New comedy with solid female cast carries hip instrumental music with latin flavor. A diversion, nothing more. LEONARD ROSENMAN Battle For The Planet Of The Apes FSM 24.99 -Also: Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (Tom Scott) (74:44) Last two "Ape" scores get their day. "Conquest" (31:28) has strong, cerebral score by Scott. Emphasis on brass, woodwinds, piano, percussion. "Battle" (42:02) features intense, demanding Rosenman music. Particularly exciting main title. Bonus track from Lalo Schifrin's score to 1974 TV series. Strong album. ALAN SILVESTRI The Mexican Decca 013757 16.99 (49:14) New movie with Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and an antique gun gets solid support from twanging guitars, harmonica, strong melodies and requisite flamenco trumpet solos. Everything you'd expect in a Morricone (oops, Silvestri) south-of-the-border western homage. Several annoying source tracks interfere. After programming you'll find 33:46 of strong Silvestri. HANS ZIMMER Gladiator: More Music From The Motion Picture Decca 013192 16.99 (55:35) Wildly popular Russell Crowe performance triggers top-selling DVD, successful original album. New volume includes alternate music, test versions of cues later orchestrated, bits of dialog, etc. Sometimes plays like a souvenir of the movie, but does give a fascinating glimpse of the scoring process as it progressed.