WILSON: The Thief of Bagdad (1924 original score)

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The 1924 score of The Thief of Bagdad was written by the American composer Mortimer Wilson at the request of the film’s producer and star Douglas Fairbanks. Written nearly 100 years ago, this masterpiece of cinematic composition appears here in its first ever recording.

Released 4 March 2022
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Released: 4 March 2022

Mortimer WILSON (1876–1932)
The Thief of Bagdad, Op. 74 (1924)
(Score Reconstruction by Mark Fitz-Gerald)

Frankfurt Radio Symphony / Mark Fitz-Gerald

First recording of the original score for the 1924 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks