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 Posted:   Mar 7, 2011 - 11:10 PM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

James -- a hint for whoever does your web design.
Having audio/video playing automatically is a sure way to get some people to leave the site immediately.


Oh, I don't know. It looks a lot more professional than some other websites I could name.

But they seem to have the same flaw. Please put your catalogues in alphabetical order!


For such a tiny catalogue I hardly think alphabetical is necessary ....I only have 10 releases ... so numerical is simplest so the latest is at the top and the oldest at the bottom. I think this makes sense?

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 2:21 AM   
 By:   mildcigar   (Member)

WOWZER! I'm putting my order in NOW. I don't care if you're not taking orders for this yet, I'm still putting mine in NOW. smile

Likewise.

Ordered.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   KubrickFan   (Member)

Mr. Fitz, I actually got goosebumps all over, watching the video. Of course, the Ride to Dubno cue is one of my favorites, ever, and seeing it performed live is spectacular. Must be exhilarating and fun to perform, I would think.

By the way, could anyone tell me if the visuals to this sequence live up to the wonderful music? I've heard that Taras Bulba isn't a great movie, and I can't even imagine something that would do justice to Waxman's superb score.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Mr. DeMille   (Member)

By the way, could anyone tell me if the visuals to this sequence live up to the wonderful music? I've heard that Taras Bulba isn't a great movie, and I can't even imagine something that would do justice to Waxman's superb score.

Judge for yourself:

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Bob Bryden   (Member)

I remember when I was 12 sitting in the Elgin Theatre in Ottawa, Ontario when this scene came on - I was electrified. Over the years this particular scene hasn't lost it's punch for me - even if much of the film has. I was so crazy about 'The Ride to Dubno' that one Saturday morning, like an inspired idiot, I got a bunch of the neighbourhood kids together and we 're-enacted' it. I had kids 'stationed' at various points along a city block and we began 'riding' (a la the coconut riders in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail') and as we got certain points the other kids would join us. (I think I shared this here before).

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Magic performance in the Tadlow clip. Looks like another landmark release.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   TownerFan   (Member)

I want this NOW smile

I can't wait!

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Video ain't bad considering shot on 2 tiny flip cameras and 1 old jvc camera of mine .... I got fed up with hiring a professional crew with great gear to take all the wrong shots. If you want something doing do it yourself!

Hey James - If you want it done right... give me a call! Sure I'm billions of miles away but I have some experience in this department! smile

Anyway, great cue, it sounds great, and the performance was top notch!

-Erik-

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   gordonovitch   (Member)

How astonishing to hear this music played by a large orchestra, as opposed to the reduced one Waxman conducted for the album release. Magisterial!

Gordon Thomas

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

How astonishing to hear this music played by a large orchestra, as opposed to the reduced one Waxman conducted for the album release. Magisterial!


You should hear Gerhardt / National Philharmonic version. It's the best sounding version I've heard!

-Erik-

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   KubrickFan   (Member)



Judge for yourself:



Yeah, that's what I feared big grin. Perhaps it would make a little bit more sense when viewed in context of the movie.

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2011 - 8:17 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I just watched the video.

Oh hell yes.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2011 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

I thought the opening bassoon solo was taken a little slowly, but in it's entirety, the msuic still gives me goosebumps. A complete Taras! Da!!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2011 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

I thought the opening bassoon solo was taken a little slowly, but in it's entirety, the msuic still gives me goosebumps. A complete Taras! Da!!

I wanted the bassoon to be a wee bit more expressive...hence the phrasing

Also this is the Concert Suite version....I also recorded another version with Waxman's original film ending

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 9, 2011 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Mr. DeMille   (Member)

Also this is the Concert Suite version....I also recorded another version with Waxman's original film ending

An embarrassment of riches!

Any way any of us can help you to get this out a bit sooner? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2011 - 2:59 AM   
 By:   turekrambo   (Member)

The Ride to Dubno sounds perfect ! smile

After impressive Conan The Barbarian (!!!), El Cid, Lawrence of Arabia, The Alamo re-rec I wait for

ELMER BERNSTEIN - "THE TEN COMMANDMENTS" COMPLETE RE-REC


What do you think about that James ? smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2011 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   Robert0320   (Member)

Love it. The performances are first rate. For me though, I still prefer Gerhardts' recording of 'The Ride to Dubno". Otherwise, I am grateful and happy to have this most treasured of all Waxman scores complete! Thank you, James. Well done!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2011 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

Turekrambo, it's never too soon to look into the future. I do believe that 2012 is spoken for, in terms of Tadlow's plans. What would I like to see in 2013? Any of the following:

OBSESSION
HELEN OF TROY
KING RICHARD AND THE CRUSADERS
SODOM AND GOMORRAH

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2011 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

Received TARAS BULBA today! I've listened to the first two tracks on CD 1, and the Six Hands Piano track on disc two. Phenomenal recording and performance! The Six Hands Piano was so good that I almost forgot that it WASN'T being played by a full orchestra!

I'm expecting THE EGYPTIAN in a day or two, and I'm going to hold the rest of TARAS until I've listened to THE EGYPTIAN, for chronological reasons if nothing else.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2011 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   cinemel1   (Member)

I received Taras Bulba and The Egyptian a couple of days ago.
There aren't enough hours in the day to enjoy all of these wonders.
I also was astounded by the piano version the Ride to Dubno track.
I'd loved to have seen their fingers flying over the keys as they played.
I was wondering, has anyone had a problem with the last track on
Disc 2 of Taras. Mine skipped on my car player and completed locked
on my home deck. I e-mailed SAE about the problem.

 
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