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NEWMAN: Hunchback of Notre Dame (The) / Beau Geste / All About Eve

Composer(s):Newman, Alfred
Artist(s) Moscow Symphony Chorus, Choir • Stromberg, William, Conductor • Moscow Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Film and TV Music
Catalogue 8.570187
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps


Review By David Denton,Naxos,September 2007

Had Alfred Newman welcomed public approbation he may well have become one of the leading conductors in the States, which would have robbed the film industry of one of its most prolific and gifted composers. Born in Connecticut in 1901 to a very poor family, he was to receive a musical education that numbered Schoenberg among his mentors. At nineteen he was conducting on Broadway and became the youngest musical director of a major musical, George White Scandals. Aged twenty-nine he moved to Hollywood with the idea of writing and conducting musicals, but found a more ready market for his music in the film studios. He did try to continue his conducting career with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, but found stage appearances stressful. In 1939 he was appointed head



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