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 Posted:   Feb 29, 2012 - 2:58 AM   
 By:   Bernardo Sena   (Member)

When will this come out??? Please, i need to buy this C.D., my favorite Max Steiner score.

 
 Posted:   Feb 29, 2012 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   mark ford   (Member)

Anna told me Jim Titus is working on the final touches of the booklet before printing so I'd hazzard a guess of within a month!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 29, 2012 - 6:20 AM   
 By:   Bernardo Sena   (Member)

Anna told me Jim Titus is working on the final touches of the booklet before printing so I'd hazzard a guess of within a month!

Thanks!

 
 Posted:   Feb 29, 2012 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I cannot wait for this release. The selections on the Tribute highlights disc have me excited.

 
 Posted:   May 1, 2012 - 3:27 PM   
 By:   welwynfilmstudios   (Member)

Any updates?

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2012 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

On a related subject, I've had on my refrigerator for months one of those magnets SAE sends out, promoting the new recording of Arsenic and Old Lace. Did this ever get released?

 
 
 Posted:   May 1, 2012 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Jameson281   (Member)

On a related subject, I've had on my refrigerator for months one of those magnets SAE sends out, promoting the new recording of Arsenic and Old Lace. Did this ever get released?

It's coming with DON JUAN.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2012 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

"The Adventures of Don Juan" 8 Among Steiner's scores 10


"Arsenic and old Lace" 3 Sounds superb, the score relies to much on non Steiner
tunes. So so.


THE RECORDED SOUND!! 10+ A magnificent stupendous recording, just flawless,
one of the best sounding recordings I have ever
heard.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2012 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   Bill in Portland Maine   (Member)


They had a double challenge here. Not only matching the Steiner sound, but also the indelible suite conducted by Charles Gerhardt. As someone who is extremely skeptical of re-recordings, I gotta say this 'Don Juan' is sublime.

The only exposure I've had to the score is Gerhardt's suite, so I didn't know what to expect from the rest of it. I didn't think my opinion of Steiner could get any higher, but this epic effort cracked that ceiling.

And if there's one compliment I would give the re-recording outside of the excellent performances, it's this: it doesn't drag like so many re-recordings do. William Stromberg plows headlong through it wiithout a moment's hesitation, and that makes a huge difference. It feels like he's channeling Steiner.

A+++++

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 Posted:   May 28, 2012 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

The entire presentation is just marvelous. The book inside is very well written and documents the scores scene by scene. Kudos to the unknown, talented chap who took the exhaustive time and energy to do the break downs..

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2012 - 8:28 AM   
 By:   John Morgan   (Member)

The entire presentation is just marvelous. The book inside is very well written and documents the scores scene by scene. Kudos to the unknown, talented chap who took the exhaustive time and energy to do the break downs..

Curt Hardaway wrote all the cue by cue descriptions and Ryan Brennan wrote all the background information on the films. And they both get credit, with a small bio paragraph. I am very pleased with the detail and writing style these two do for us....starting with our earlier releases of THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE and THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER. They are informative and fun reads, as I hope the music is fun and entertaining listening.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2012 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

I'd give ARSENIC the same high rating as DON JUAN. Too much reliance on "non-Steiner" tunes, you say? Pish tosh! Aside from one early rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ball Game," you have the inspired use of "Happy Land" which Steiner makes his own with his magical arrangement. And the rest of it is Steiner all the way.

***

That said..

Hey, this is the 98th DON JUAN thread, by my count. Why is my thread -- SUGGESTION FOR TRIBUTE ON WRONG BOARD -- the only one that none of you guys -- not even you, John -- have posted on? Come on, a guy can feel awfully lonely out there...

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2012 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

CAN`T WAIT !!!!!!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Arch Stanton   (Member)

Curt Hardaway wrote all the cue by cue descriptions and Ryan Brennan wrote all the background information on the films. And they both get credit, with a small bio paragraph. I am very pleased with the detail and writing style these two do for us....starting with our earlier releases of THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE and THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER. They are informative and fun reads, as I hope the music is fun and entertaining listening.

Although we would have loved to, Ryan and I did not write the liner notes for THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE. They were done by J. B. Kaufman. However, I was fortunate enough to be able to provide promotional material and the press release for that tremendous CD set. In fact, it's one of my favorite press releases I've ever written -- "Honor The Charge he made! Honor Max Steiner's Light Brigade!"

I was so honored to be able to write the cue notes for DON JUAN, one of my favorite scores of all time (and I think that shows in my notes). I really can't say enough about what John, William and Anna have accomplished here, so I'll just let the recording speak for itself. The apex in score re-recordings (along with their MYSTERIOUS ISLAND), as far as I'm concerned.

I've often wondered where DON JUAN ranked in Steiner's own opinion of his scores. It would crush me if it wasn't a favorite of his.

Yeah, it's that wonderful.

 
 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 9:07 AM   
 By:   Arch Stanton   (Member)

Damn! My first double post...

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   John Morgan   (Member)

Thanks for clearing up my faulty memory Arch! Indeed, ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN was one of Max's personal favorites of his scores. I discussed this score with him at length and he said it was one of those films just made for music. His orchestrator at the time was Murray Cutter, and Murray mentioned to me that it was the favorite Steiner score he had worked on. It seems to rank highly for those who know Steiner's music. I certainly put it in the top tier.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

Thanks for clearing up my faulty memory Arch! Indeed, ADVENTURES OF DON JUAN was one of Max's personal favorites of his scores. I discussed this score with him at length and he said it was one of those films just made for music. His orchestrator at the time was Murray Cutter, and Murray mentioned to me that it was the favorite Steiner score he had worked on. It seems to rank highly for those who know Steiner's music. I certainly put it in the top tier.

Add me to the list of score fans who ranks this among Steiner's best. Tremendous recording John. Thanks to you William and anna and the whole crew. You know that I used to claim my favorite recording of your team was They Died With Their Boots On, which still ranks high on my list, but Don Juan and Charge of the Light Brigade have topped that. I am also fond of The Adventures of Mark Twain, love those low reeds.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   John Morgan   (Member)


Add me to the list of score fans who ranks this among Steiner's best. Tremendous recording John. Thanks to you William and anna and the whole crew. You know that I used to claim my favorite recording of your team was They Died With Their Boots On, which still ranks high on my list, but Don Juan and Charge of the Light Brigade have topped that. I am also fond of The Adventures of Mark Twain, love those low reeds.


Thanks....we do too. Between Steiner and Herrmann, the low winds get a workout, don't they?

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Whoops .... in the wrong thread, sorry ...

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2012 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)


Add me to the list of score fans who ranks this among Steiner's best. Tremendous recording John. Thanks to you William and anna and the whole crew. You know that I used to claim my favorite recording of your team was They Died With Their Boots On, which still ranks high on my list, but Don Juan and Charge of the Light Brigade have topped that. I am also fond of The Adventures of Mark Twain, love those low reeds.


Thanks....we do too. Between Steiner and Herrmann, the low winds get a workout, don't they?



As someone who played bassoon through my college days and percussion in marching band, there is nothing I like better than great low winds writing. Herrmann and Steiner are great for that. When I think of brass writing, I think of Barry and Tiomkin. I reall hope Don Juan and Arsenic is not the last Tribute release.

If I win the lottery tonight I may keep you and Tadlow busy for a while. smile Nice dream anyway.

 
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