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WAXMAN: Rebecca

Composer(s):Waxman, Franz
Artist(s) Adriano, , Conductor • Slovak Radio Symphony OrchestraSimcisko, Viktor, violin
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Film and TV Music
Catalogue 8.557549
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Rebecca (1940) is regarded as Waxman’s finest score, and it is easy to see why : as soon as the splendid Selznick International trademark theme is played (composed by Newman), Waxmann sweeps you into the world of Daphne du Maurier’s bestseller, Rebecca. The score is an integral part of Hitchcock’s film, with the Rebecca theme used to portray the ghostly presence of Max de Winter’s dead first wife and, throughout, the music brilliantly portrays the often haunting and creepy atmosphere of this gothic fantasy. It is not all gloomy though, with numbers such as the Lobby Waltz providing a gorgeous, haunting piece of nostalgia. Adriano (and others) has made a splendid job of assembling this score, some of which had to be reconstructed from



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