Friday, May 15, 2009

American Record Guide Praises 'The City' DVD

In its May/June 2009 issue, American Record Guide offers this praise:
... The main interest for most ARG readers is probably going to be the new recording of Copland’s complete score for the film by Gil- Ordonez and his committed band of players. Rarely has music been more closely interwoven with cinematography, even in straight dramas, let alone a documentary. Excerpts from the score have been recorded, but they’re less interesting and evocative when separated from the visual element. So praise to executive producer Joseph Horowitz and Naxos for giving us the opportunity to experience the score in its intended setting—and in modern sound (Dolby and DTS Surround)...