May 22, 2018

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE) Digital Album Now Available from Watertower Music

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s groundbreaking science fiction masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, Warner Bros. Pictures has released new 70mm prints of the seminal film in select theatres.  Music plays a powerful role in Kubrick’s timeless cinematic experience. In conjunction with the anniversary, WaterTower Music today released 2001: A Space Odyssey (Music From The Motion Picture) as a digital download, and has also announced upcoming CD and vinyl releases of the previously out-of-print collection.
2001: A Space Odyssey (Music From The Motion Picture) is now available for download. CD and vinyl release information will soon be announced.  The album track listing is as follows:
1. Atmosphères  (8:41)
Composed by György Ligeti
Performed by Ernest Bour Conducting The Südwestfunk Symphony Orchestra
2. Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)   - Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30, TrV 176  (1:43)
Composed by Richard Strauss
Performed by Karl Böhm Conducting Berliner Philharmoniker
3. Requiem For Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Two Mixed Choirs & Orchestra  (4:21)
Composed by György Ligeti
Performed by Francis Travis Conducting Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
4. An der schönen blauen Donau, Op. 314  (The Blue Danube) (10:00)
Composed by Johann Strauss II
Performed by Herbert von Karajan Conductings Berliner Philharmoniker,
5. Lux aeterna  (8:01)
Composed by György Ligeti
Performed by Helmut Franz Conducting Chor des Norddeutschen Rundfunks
6. Gayaneh’s Adagio  (Gayane Ballet Suite) (5:25)
Composed by Aram Il'yich Khachaturian
Performed by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky Conducting Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra
7. Aventures (12:01)
Composed by György Ligeti
Performed by Pierre Boulez Conducting Ensemble Intercontemporain with Jane Manning, Mary Thomas, William Pearson
2001: A Space Odyssey was directed and produced by Kubrick from a screenplay he cowrote with science fiction writing legend Arthur C. Clarke. The film starred Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. “2001: A Space Odyssey” opened in 70mm on May 18th in Los Angeles, at the Arclight Hollywood; New York City, at the Village East Cinema; in San Francisco, at the Castro Theatre; and Chicago, at the Music Box Theatre, and will be expanding to other cities on future dates, to be announced.

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