Masters and Commanders (2007)
Eric Kim (cello), Timothy Lees (violin), Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Erich Kunzel (conductor)
composed by Alfred Newman, Bronislaw Kaper, Elmer Bernstein, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Franz Waxman, Hans Zimmer, Henry Mancini, John Debney, Klaus Badelt, Luigi Boccherini, Miklós Rózsa, Morton Gould
Arrrgh, Mateys! Captain Erich Kunzel has donned his tri-cornered hat and led that landlubbing Cincinnati Pops through some of the key atmospheric ... Show synopsis Arrrgh, Mateys! Captain Erich Kunzel has donned his tri-cornered hat and led that landlubbing Cincinnati Pops through some of the key atmospheric music known from seafaring film fare in Telarc's Masters and Commanders: Music from Seafaring Film Classics. As is expected from Telarc and Cincinnati, the sound is big -- wide-screen Technicolor big. In terms of selection, there aren't too many of the big-screen seagoing classics that Kunzel and Cincinnati are missing. Here one may find music from Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, and The Buccaneer, not to mention oddities such as Franz Waxman's Overture to Anne of the Indies and Morton Gould's Main Title to Windjammer, a film no one has seen in 50 years. Overall, music from 14 different sea epics is included, and that means the selection is spread mighty thin -- the longest bit is the Suite from Waxman's Captains Courageous, which times in at a mere 5:37. The upside is that Masters and Commanders: Music from Seafaring Film Classics...