Elmer Bernstein - Summer And Smoke

Elmer Bernstein - Summer And Smoke

Catalogue Code: 715262

Barcode: 5050457152628

Release Date: 9 Dec 2016

One of Tennessee Williams’ lesser known works, Summer And Smoke premiered on Broadway in October 1948 at the Music Box Theatre having earlier trialled in Dallas. For some reason the play failed to attract the same degree of interest as his earlier successes The Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named Desire and was shuttered after just 102 performances. Its later revival in 1952 brought with it renewed interest and appraisal, resulting in a film version being made in 1961, with Elmer Bernstein hired to produce the soundtrack. Just as it was for Tennyson, Summer And Smoke has remained one of Bernstein’s lesser considered works, although he did pick up a nomination for Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Film at that year’s Academy Awards.

1. Theme From 'Summer And Smoke'
2. Two Lonely Women
3. Glorious Hill Waltz
4. Alma's Dilemma
5. Rosa
6. A Stranger In The House
7. Summer Thoughts
8. Rosa's Dance
9. John's Patient
10. Degeneration
11. The Father's Murder
12. Final Irony And Finale