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 Posted:   Sep 16, 2023 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   Film Fest Ghent   (Member)

Film Fest Gent presents:
LAURENCE ROSENTHAL: MUSIC FOR FILM AND TELEVISION
Performed by Brussels Philharmonic
Conducted by Dirk Brossé

Available on CD at https://shop.filmfestival.be/collections/cd

American composer Laurence Rosenthal is one of the giants of film, television and theatre music. His career in film and television composition, which began in the 1950s, spans no less than six decades and has resulted in numerous accolades and awards, including two Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations, seven Emmy Awards (with an additional six nominations) and the World Soundtrack Lifetime Achievement Award in 2023. Highly regarded among film music critics and composers alike, Laurence Rosenthal is an immensely talented and versatile composer, who has enhanced films and television series time and again with superbly crafted scores.

For this historic album, the first rerecording entirely devoted to Laurence Rosenthal’s oeuvre, most of the suites have been newly created, based on the original manuscripts in the composer’s archive. Highlights include substantial suites from Arthur Penn’s The Miracle Worker, the Oscar-nominated score for Becket, the composer’s epic western score for The Return of a Man Called Horse, the Saturn Award-nominated score for Clash of the Titans, the miniseries Mussolini: The Untold Story and George Lucas’s The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.

Released by Silva Screen Records during the 50th anniversary edition of Film Fest Gent in October 2023, the album Laurence Rosenthal: Music for Film and Television is the 18th title in Film Fest Gent’s continuing series of annual film music albums, containing new studio recordings with Brussels Philharmonic and Dirk Brossé that give some of the world’s greatest scores an extended afterlife beyond the films. Previous recordings feature the work of Craig Armstrong, Angelo Badalamenti, Marco Beltrami, Terence Blanchard, Carter Burwell, Mychael Danna, Cliff Martinez, Mark Isham, Alan Silvestri, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Shigeru Umebayashi and Gabriel Yared.

Tracklist:

01 The Return of a Man Called Horse
02 The Miracle Worker
03 Michelangelo: The Last Giant
04 Brass Target
05 Billy the Kid
06 Clash of the Titans
07 Fantasy Island
08 Mussolini: The Untold Story
09 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna
10 Requiem for a Heavyweight
11 Meteor
12 A Raisin in the Sun
13 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles
14 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: “Ireland, April 1916”
15 Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies
16 Becket

For the full tracklist, see https://shop.filmfestival.be/products/laurence-rosenthal-music-for-film-and-television.
Digital album: https://laurencerosenthal.lnk.to/MFFAT



“To have maestro Dirk Brossé and the Brussels Philharmonic now bringing new life to these selected scores is a very special privilege for me, for which I am so thankful.”
– Laurence Rosenthal

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2023 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   franzfan   (Member)

Ordered... Any Rosenthal is always a purchase for me...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2023 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Sounds fantastic.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2023 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Kristo   (Member)

The tracklisting looks superb. Really great selection from Rosenthal's incredible career. The Mussolini score is a real hidden gem in his catalog.

And the Fantasy Island theme! I would be sold on that alone.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2023 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Richard May   (Member)

Yes, I’m really looking forward to getting this too.

 
 Posted:   Sep 19, 2023 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

This is going to be magnificent... Can't wait to hear it.

Mike

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2023 - 1:27 PM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

https://www.facebook.com/watch?v=850903629961985

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2023 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   John Rokesmith   (Member)

It was an amazing evening dedicated to Laurence Rosenthal and Nicola Piovani. From Rosenthal they played Return of the Man Called Horse, Clash of the Titans, The Miracle Worker, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (Theme and Ireland) and Becket. The highlight for me was The Miracle of the Pump from The Miracle Worker. What an exquisite piece of music wonderfully played by the Brussels Philharmonic.

And on top of that he even participated in the signing session in the afternoon. It was truly a pleasure and an honor to get to talk to him.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2023 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Wish I had been there. On the other hand, I've had the album for a few days now, listened through it a couple of times. Good stuff all around.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2023 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Sartoris   (Member)

Lifetime Achievement Award Laurence Rosenthal | WSAwards 2023

This has just been released:

Robert Townson in Ghent (Belgium) presenting Larry Rosenthal his Lifetime Achievement Award - Oct 21th, 2023


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHKKYp-w5mg

It is our honour and pleasure to welcome here the first recipient of the Award tonight who in a long and distinguished career has worked in pretty much every corner of the music world, as composer and arranger in television, film, theatre and the concert hall. His first film credit was nearly 70 years ago, in 1955 - a film called Yellowneck about the American Civil War. In the 60s, two of his scores were Oscar nominated - for Becket and the adaptation of the musical ‘Man of La Mancha’; and his incidental music was being heard regularly in Broadway theatres, as well as on the concert stage. Television became a major part of his life, winning seven Emmys for classic miniseries like ‘Peter the Great', 'Anastasia’ and ‘The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles’. His brings integrity, grace, unlimited imagination and enormous skill to everything he writes for whatever medium. And, just a week or so before his 97th birthday, we are so honoured to welcome to Ghent, Laurence Rosenthal.

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2023 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   Juanki   (Member)

Which Film Fest Gent cd releases would you say are worth getting?

 
 Posted:   Oct 22, 2023 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

all of them smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2023 - 4:13 AM   
 By:   1977   (Member)

I second that! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2023 - 4:32 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Well, yes and no.

I recommend all of the albums that are done for visiting composers that primarily work in an orchestral idiom. Performance and sound quality are always top notch from Brossé and the orchestra, and the suite arrangements are elegant.

However, some of the albums done for composers who are more known for their electronic work (or various hybrids), haven't always translated as well, IMO. I have some issues with their albums of Sakamoto, Badalamenti, Martinez, Isham and so on.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2023 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   SingingObelisk   (Member)

Is this one even out yet? Normally, these albums get released in time for the Gent Film Festival, but the festival’s over and this album has not been released on music platforms and as far as I can see the CD isn’t available yet. Strange.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2023 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   John Rokesmith   (Member)

Is this one even out yet? Normally, these albums get released in time for the Gent Film Festival, but the festival’s over and this album has not been released on music platforms and as far as I can see the CD isn’t available yet. Strange.

I bought the CD at the festival so it's definitely out. And it's a magnificent recording.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 23, 2023 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   John Rokesmith   (Member)

Is this one even out yet? Normally, these albums get released in time for the Gent Film Festival, but the festival’s over and this album has not been released on music platforms and as far as I can see the CD isn’t available yet. Strange.

I bought the CD at the festival so it's definitely out. And it's a magnificent recording.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 24, 2023 - 8:00 AM   
 By:   SJT69   (Member)

The concert must have been a magical experience for all those who attended. Laurence Rosenthal is an absolute treasure, god bless him. Wonderful to see that YouTube clip, he is utterly amazing for an almost-97 year old, long may he live on. What an incredibly talented and yet truly modest and gracious man he is. Absolutely one of the all-time greats. Looking forward to this CD!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2023 - 2:37 AM   
 By:   Film Fest Ghent   (Member)

Is this one even out yet? Normally, these albums get released in time for the Gent Film Festival, but the festival’s over and this album has not been released on music platforms and as far as I can see the CD isn’t available yet. Strange.

The CD is available from https://shop.filmfestival.be/products/laurence-rosenthal-music-for-film-and-television
It will be released online in early November.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2023 - 2:42 AM   
 By:   Film Fest Ghent   (Member)

Here is more footage from the 2023 World Soundtrack Awards including a short interview snippet with Laurence Rosenthal:

 
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