Here is a new recording by pianist Valentina Lisitsa:
Love Story: Piano Themes From Cinema’s Golden Age
The tracks on this CD are as follows:
Portrait of Isla
Bennett, R R:
Murder on the Orient Express: Overture
Legend of Lancelot
Pride and Prejudice: theme
On Golden Pond: New Hampshire Hornpipe
The Mansell Concerto
Stage Fright Rhapsody from Stage Fright
The Legend of the Glass Mountain
The Unforgettable Year 1919 – suite Op. 89a: The Storming Of Red Hill (Assault On Beautiful Gorky)
Jealous Lover (The Apartment)
The Dream of Olwen
All are performed by Valentina Lisitsa (piano), with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Christopher Warren-Green, and Gavin Sutherland conducting.
Valentina Lisitsa explores the glorious music of cinema’s unparalleled golden era.
Valentina looks back to the cinematic glory days of the big screen, performing the finest piano concerto music composed especially for film.
A genre originally influenced by Rachmaninov’s popular piano concertos, these pieces are arresting original scores for piano and orchestra composed for movies of the 1940s and 1950s including Dangerous Moonlight, Stagefright, and The Apartment.
The album also brings us up-to-date with captivating music from Murder on the Orient Express, On Golden Pond and Pride & Prejudice.
This is a feast of original works by well-known composers such as Nino Rota, Richard Addinsell, Carl Davies, Richard Rodney-Bennett and Dimitri Shostakovich, set alongside scores from Charles Williams, Hubert Bath, Robert Farnon and others.
These pieces feature in films by legends such as Alfred Hitchcock, Leslie Arliss and Mark Rydell, accompanied by the great actors of the time such as Lauren Bacall, Katherine Hepburn, Jane Fonda, Albert Finney, Jack Lemmon, Ingrid Bergman and many more.
Here is Valentina Lisitsa in music of Liszt: