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 Posted:   Oct 23, 2012 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   eggerty31   (Member)

Ordered from Tadlow. This sounds amazing - really, really, really looking forward to playing this one. I'm sure it will be right up there with the Conans and El Cid.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2012 - 3:22 PM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

My, but they took that Chariot Chase at a harrowing clip.

It'll take some getting used to, since I'm used to the Rozsa/London recording.

But it'll be worth it!


That's one of the main points in the new recording...doing things at the tempo that Rozsa took them at for the film....

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2012 - 4:23 PM   
 By:   paulw   (Member)

Ordered..

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2012 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Miklós Rózsa’s score for the 1951 epic Quo Vadis is one of the biggest "holy grails" for soundtrack collectors, but the loss of the original music tracks has meant that the complete score, unencumbered by effects and/or archival sound quality, has been unavailable – UNTIL NOW!

Very promising release, but I found the above to be just a bit misleading. As written, it sounds as if the original tracks were unearthed.

Great samples though. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2012 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)



Hope that answers your question?


Indeed, and it's a VERY nice bonus to boot.

Looking very much forward to getting this.

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2012 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

This truly will be like hearing the QUO VADIS score as it has never before been heard.

Thank you again, James (and Nic and Frank).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2012 - 8:01 PM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Clips sound wonderful, even better than the Rozsa-conducted recordings.

I always loved that old Capitol recording of the 4 movements; it was paired with a suite from THE RED HOUSE. Glad to see it's finally getting a stereo recording.

But my favorite piece is still the Triumphal March as it is in the film, all braying brass, so Roman!

And I love the main title too. Really looking forward to hearing both of these in the new recording, not to mention all the added and expanded sections.

Wonderful score! Getting the recording it has so long deserved!

Kudos to all!

 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2012 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I cannot wait for this release to hit my stereo. smile. I'll do a 3 Tadlow cd order. The Sampler, Quo Vadis and Notre Dame du Paris

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 12:30 AM   
 By:   JamesFitz   (Member)

This truly will be like hearing the QUO VADIS score as it has never before been heard.

Thank you again, James (and Nic and Frank).


We aim to do our best....

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Why is Marcus Vinicius wearing that giant dildo on the cover?
Was it some kind of victory ceremony symbol in Roman times?


http://www.tadlowmusic.com/2012/10/quo-vadis/

More seriously... great clips. Sounds like a fantastic achievement.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   toposs   (Member)

This truly will be like hearing the QUO VADIS score as it has never before been heard.

Thank you again, James (and Nic and Frank)

And let's not forget Luc de Ven from Prometheus Belgium who has make it all possible !

Hail Ceasar (Luc)

Ordered at SAE !!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 5:47 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)


Ithought it had mentioned in an earlier thread that rozsa really did not write an Overture from the film. That the first piece reallly and truly is the Intermission Music.
So, I was surprised to see it listed as the first piece on the cd at all.
Any info?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 6:05 AM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

Ithought it had mentioned in an earlier thread that rozsa really did not write an Overture from the film. That the first piece reallly and truly is the Intermission Music.
So, I was surprised to see it listed as the first piece on the cd at all.
Any info?


Apparently following the order of the Blu-ray and dvd in which the intermezzo is played as an overture prior to the film proper. Also, it appears that the roadshow full version is lost forever including the intermission break.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Last night I dreamed that . . . Wait a minute, that's Manderley's line. But I really did dream of QV last night. Honest. The Prague musicians were playing and recording, but this time on stage in a theater. James was up there supervising. There was just a small ensemble on stage, and they were launching into the post-intermission music. Most of the audience was still out in the lobby after a break. James was indicating that people should return to their seats, but quietly. I guess the Prague sessions are still in my mind.

 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   goldsmith-rulez   (Member)

Clips sound wonderful, even better than the Rozsa-conducted recordings.

No, they don't. Rózsa's own recording from the 1970s cannot be bettered for precision of playing nor resplendence of sound. The Prague versions sound perfectly adequate though, and it's the complete score. I'll certainly buy it.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

Clips sound wonderful, even better than the Rozsa-conducted recordings.

No, they don't. Rózsa's own recording from the 1970s cannot be bettered for precision of playing nor resplendence of sound.


Rozsa's 1970s Decca/London recording was splendid but it was nothing like the score as heard in the film.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

Ithought it had mentioned in an earlier thread that rozsa really did not write an Overture from the film. That the first piece reallly and truly is the Intermission Music.
So, I was surprised to see it listed as the first piece on the cd at all.
Any info?


Apparently following the order of the Blu-ray and dvd in which the intermezzo is played as an overture prior to the film proper. Also, it appears that the roadshow full version is lost forever including the intermission break.



Well, there are at least a few moments from the soundtrack of the original roadshow that linger. The 10-inch album has the music leading up to the Intermission, and there's a speech by Finlay Currie on the "Dramatic Highlights from QUO VADIS," in which he exhorts the Christians in their cell, which is no longer in the film, though it appears the last shot of it is, with Peter standing 'midst the prisoners, with both his arms upraised.

There's also a short sequence between Nero and Poppaea, around the time when he hears about the suicide of Petronius, which I seem to remember seeing the very first time I saw QV, in a re-release at, of all places, the Forum Theatre in Times Square, during Thanksgiving weekend of 1964, where it was a "Sneak Preview," after the regular showing of, of all things, Elvis Presley in ROUSTABOUT.

And I have an original pressbook for the film, with a complete rundown of each scene, but, as it came out after the roadshow release, does not include anything other than what we're familiar with.

Back in the mid-sixties, a friend of mine at prep school, who lived in Lake Forest, outside of Chicago, said he was friends with Mervyn Leroy's son back in Lake Forest, and that he had the complete soundtrack to QUO VADIS on lp's, as 16 rpm speed, the entire thing, dialogue, music, effects, and that he would try to get a copy for me. But what he eventually brought was the dialogue highlights album. Oh well. It was nice of him to try, at least.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

I too first encountered the film in the 1964 reissue. There was an intermission, but it was clearly inserted by the theater management. I think the card was actually handwritten! It occurred at some awkward point, not on the road to burning Rome.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

there are published listings of the copyrighted versions of films. When MGM first copyrighted the film, it includes the lenth of footage for the film, and, as I remember, that length is the same length the film is now.

I have a rodshoaw pressbook and the running time is 173 min.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2012 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)

there are published listings of the copyrighted versions of films. When MGM first copyrighted the film, it includes the lenth of footage for the film, and, as I remember, that length is the same length the film is now.

I have a rodshoaw pressbook and the running time is 173 min.

 
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