K-19: The Widowmaker [Original Motion Picture Score]

K-19: The Widowmaker [Original Motion Picture Score]

by Klaus Badelt

CD

Overview

Klaus Badelt, who has contributed to such big-budget epics as Gladiator and Pearl Harbor without taking a main composer credit, finally gets his head on K-19: The Widowmaker, the Harrison Ford-starring story of Russia's first nuclear submarine, and he turns in a superior effort. It helps that he is using an established orchestra, the Kirov, which knows its way around the kinds of romantic classics he draws from. It also helps that his subject matter and the film's tone support such a traditional approach. Finally, on the soundtrack album, the music is allowed to develop more logically than it usually gets to onscreen because Badelt has arranged his main themes into a four-part "Suite for Orchestra and Chorus in G Minor" that runs nearly 16 minutes. Even in the more conventional cues that follow, Badelt is allowed fairly lengthy segments; the climactic "Missile Launch -- The Rescue" runs a full ten minutes. He uses the time to come up with majestic and melodic neo-classical music that seems as likely to work in the concert hall as in the movie theater. Meanwhile, the eight minutes given to Richard Einhorn for "Reactor Selections From 'Voices of Light'" allows him to use a chorus and Julia Migenes as soloist. The result is a cut above the usual orchestral soundtrack album, highlighting a score that sounds Oscar worthy.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2002
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0720616237125
catalogNumber: 162371

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Klaus Badelt   Primary Artist
Blake Neely   Conductor
Julia Migenes   Soprano,Soprano (Vocal),Soloist
Valery Gergiev   Conductor
Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Mariinsky (Kirov) Theater Chorus   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Ladd McIntosh   Orchestration
Chris Brooks   Score Supervisor
Alan Meyerson   Engineer,Engineering
Joel Sill   Executive Producer
Brad Warnaar   Orchestration
Sean McClintock   Location Recording
Phil Gitomer   Location Recording
Kathryn Bigelow   Executive Producer
Robert Elhai   Orchestration
Gregg W. Silk   Engineer
Garth Michael   Location Recording
Kevin Globerman   Engineer
Geoff Zanelli   Arranger
Walter Murch   Arranger,Executive Producer
Blake Neely   Arranger,Orchestration
Klaus Badelt   Arranger
Ramin Djawadi   Arranger
Chris Brook   Producer

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