The Goldsmith Odyssey

Production Report - The Bar Mitzvah of Major Orlovsky / Sarah's Laughter (2022 Leigh Phillips Recording)

July 13, 2022 Yavar, Clark, & David / Leigh Phillips Season 5 Episode 6
The Goldsmith Odyssey
Production Report - The Bar Mitzvah of Major Orlovsky / Sarah's Laughter (2022 Leigh Phillips Recording)
Show Notes

New Goldsmith music is just around the corner, and we have a new production report to fill you in on all the details! With the aid of his Kickstarter backers, Leigh Phillips has created two new recordings of previously unreleased Goldsmith scores written for The General Electric Theatre: “The Bar Mitzvah of Major Orlovsky” (which foreshadows such Jewish-themed Goldsmith works as QBVII and Masada) and “Sarah’s Laughter” (a tender, yet surprisingly complex, score marked by striking harmonica passages). Leigh joins your humble hosts David, Yavar, and Clark to talk about the origins of the project, the fundraising process, the challenges of reconstructing “Major Orlovsky”, recording the music with members of the City of Prague Philharmonic, mixing the music, and much more! Naturally, you’ll be treated to some choice excerpts of the new music along the way. Whether you’re a Kickstarter backer who’s eager for more details on the project or simply a casually curious listener, we think there’s much to enjoy here. So give the show a listen, and get ready for the arrival of two wonderful television scores!