The MGM Symphony Orchestra led by Johnny Green plays Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "Capriccio Italien". The camera pans over Green's shoulder to the brass section during the stately introductory refrain. The strings then take over with the piece's main theme, followed by the entrance of the winds. The entire orchestra continues with the many joyous Italian folk inspired idioms of the piece. Green conducts the orchestra with gusto to the piece's triumphant conclusion. Written by
Great for doing homework, or painting, or something. interesting, droll, slightly dry piece. MGM symphony orchestra plays music by P. Tchaikovsky. people in the room with me commented that some of it sounds remarkably like the chase scene music from Wiz of Oz -- a good example of "nothing new under the sun", but everyone borrows from everyone.
orchestra directed by Johnny Green, who won five Oscars for various shows over 20 years. some real biggies: Oliver, West Side Story, American in Paris. Some great information on Green on wikipedia; he wrote (solo and collaborations) "Out of Nowhere", "Rain Rain Go Away", "I Cover the Waterfront", "You're Mine You", "I Wanna Be Loved", "Easy Come Easy Go", "Repeal The Blues". i also see Sound Recording done by douglas shearer, who seems to have recorded about 80 percent of the films made in Hollywood. Piece shown on TCM in between films.
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