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My Geisha (1962), Franz Waxman (CD)
[0026892CD]

My Geisha (1962), Franz Waxman (CD)
My Geisha (1962), Franz Waxman (Score-CD)
Limited to 1000 copies
Information from the label: "Released by Paramount in 1962, My Geisha was a comic delight, thanks to a stellar cast that included Shirley MacLaine, international superstar Yves Montand, Robert Cummings, and Edward G. Robinson. It featured a witty, colorful script by Norman Krasna. In the directorís seat was Jack Cardiff, whoíd started off as one of the greatest color cinematographers ever. While his director credits never quite reached the heights of his cameraman credits, he helmed some wonderful films, including Sons and Lovers, The Lion, The Long Ships, Young Cassidy, The Liquidator and Dark of the Sun. He also held the distinction of directing the only film ever made in the Smell-O-Vision process, Scent of Mystery. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Edith Headís gorgeous costumes. But what takes My Geisha to a whole other level is the radiant score by Franz Waxman. There are many ways to approach scoring a comedy: you can accentuate the humor, you can underline the laughs, or you can try to make the music comic. Waxmanís approach was to score the story being told and to let the comedy speak for itself. Hence his music is filled to the brim with dramatic scoring and beautiful melody, including his exquisite main theme. That approach was perfect because it makes us care about the characters and the story. Because the film is about a moviemaker making a film of Pucciniís Madama Butterfly, there are also a few excerpts from the opera, conducted by Waxman himself. Interestingly, he uses no Puccini references at all in his score. Waxman seemed to have a real affinity for and love of Japan: My Geisha and his great score for Sayonara are musical proof of that. Certainly his music here is as achingly beautiful as Pucciniís, making use of occasional Japanese tonalities, colors, and instruments. It is music thatís rich and varied and music that works perfectly both within the film and as a stand-alone listening experience apart from the visuals. Waxman was one of the greatest of all film composers, and his work for Paramount was especially brilliant, with such films as Sunset Blvd., A Place in the Sun, Botany Bay, Elephant Walk, Stalag 17, Sorry, Wrong Number, Come Back, Little Sheba, andCareer, to name a few. My Geisha is making its CD debut and weíre very pleased to present the entire score. The LP release left off several wonderful cues, but now we have the score complete, from the original three-track session tapes in glorious stereo sound. We include the few integral Madama Butterfly selections and some bonus material. My Geisha is limited to 1000 copies only"
Tracklisting:
01. Main Title
02. Goodbye, Lover
03. Arrival in Tokyo
04. Pittsburgh Surprise
05. Koto Theme
06. The Plot/Lucyís Poster
07. The True Geisha
08. Preparations
09. One Fine Day (from Madama Butterfly)
10. Love Duet (from Madama Butterfly)
11. You Are Sympathy To Me
12. The Real Yoko
13. Call Me Paul
14. Finale from Madama Butterfly
15. Lucyís Arrival
16. Overture to Madama Butterfly
17. End Title
Bonus:
18. You Are Sympathy to Me (demo)
19. Pittsburgh Surprise (alternate)
20. Geisha House, Part 1 (Yajuro Kineya)
21. Indistinguishable Melody
22. Call Me Paul (without insert)

KR 20024-8 Kritzerland
0026892CD
Year of publishing: 2013
Format: CD

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