Le prince et le pauvre (France)
Mit eiserner Faust (West Germany)
Der Prinz und der Bettelknabe (West Germany)
Il principe e il povero (Italy)
William Stromberg conducts The Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
Complete re-recording of the 1937 score. 32 page deluxe booklet. "Korngold's score is reminiscent of music for a commedia dell'arte; it is sparkling, humorous, and heartwarming, capturing all the naiveté of childhood, the regal splendor of the court, and the demeaning poverty of Tudor England," says the composer's son, George Korngold.
Korngold's signature talents are in full evidence in this score: elaborate percussion, joyous trumpets, plaintive French horns, ethereal strings, angelic harps, playful piccolos, rollicking piano. All come together in this full-bodied work that encompasses royal pageantry, wry humor, heartrending tenderness and, of course, the exuberantly dizzying action scoring for which Korngold is well known.