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King Kong / Monster Music Special Edition Naxos
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King Kong:


Composer(s):


Steiner, Max


Arranger(s):


Morgan, John


Conductor(s):


Stromberg, William


Orchestra(s):


Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Monster Music:


Composer(s):


Salter, Hans J.; Skinner, Frank


Arranger(s):


Morgan, John


Conductor(s):


Stromberg, William


Orchestra(s):


Moscow Symphony Orchestra

If ever a genre needed musical assistance in creating a sufficient amount of
atmosphere, it was the horror film of the 1930s and 1940s. Today, early
Universal horror classics such as Dracula and even Frankenstein (both 1931)
occasionally come off as stilted, partially because they lack full music scores.
Even later films such as Werewolf of London (1935) and Dracula's Daughter
(1936) pale partially because of their tepid music. Happily, Franz
Waxman's wizardly score to James Whale's The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) not
only added punch to that film's overall impact, it also gave Universal's more
attentive filmmakers a vivid idea of how fundamental film music was in this
particular genre. Subsequently, when director Rowland V. Lee proceeded with Son
of Frankenstein in 1938, he engaged staff composer Frank Skinner to compose a
wholly new score for the picture. It was this music, orchestrated by
Skinner's soon-to-be frequent partner Hans J. Salter, that set the tone,
literally and figuratively, for all horror film scores to

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