Classic films becoming Classic Records
According to Jon Burlingame of Variety, some San Fernando Valley musicians are re-recording the music from older classic films and giving us a fresh chance to hear some of this classic music. "William Stromberg, John W. Morgan and Anna Bonn have formed their own label, Tribute Film Classics (TFC), dedicated to pristine new recordings of classic movie music. With the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, they have recently recorded Steiner's 1936 "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and Korngold's 1937 "The Prince and the Pauper," both slated for release in the next few months."
Not only are they re-recording the music, but by orchestrating it they are studying it in-depth and gaining a real sense of the style of these great composers. "It's a lot of work but a lot of fun," Morgan says. "Orchestrating this music is like getting a master's degree in that style. You really learn it because you're re-creating it."
While only disks are available today, downloads may be coming.