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Q: Music from the movie All the President's Men ( Answered 2 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Music from the movie All the President's Men
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: bumuling-ga
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Posted: 08 Nov 2005 09:13 PST
Expires: 08 Dec 2005 09:13 PST
Question ID: 590554
In the movie All the President's Men, in one scene the reporters play
a piece of classical music to mask sounds in Bernstein's apartment,
which they think is bugged. What was that music? I don't think it
appears in the movie credits. I heard the same music on a vinyl LP I
owned as a child, used as background for the story "Puss in Boots." I
did find a library that owned the original vinyl LP, but the music
wasn't credited on the record.
Subject: Re: Music from the movie All the President's Men
Answered By: webadept-ga on 08 Nov 2005 10:00 PST
Rated:2 out of 5 stars

Here is the segment you are talking about I believe. According to the
script I found it should be "Rachmaninoff or worse."..



clicking away. The words "INTERVIEW WITH X. SEPT. 14" are 
visible. There is music in the background, really blasting 
away, Rachmaninoff or worse.

We are in WOODWARD's apartment and BERNSTEIN is dictating 
notes from the BOOKKEEPER interview. It's very late, and 
BERNSTEIN has notes on everything, matchboxes, and it's hard 
for him to read. They're both really excited, BERNSTEIN from 
his coffee jag, WOODWARD by what BERNSTEIN's dictating.

	I  couldn't believe what she told 
	me. Eight cups of coffee worth.

	Go on, go on--

	--we've got to find out who the five 
	guys are--the five with access to 
	the slush fund--they were aware of 
	the break-in.


"It is one of the most dramatic scenes in the movie, "All The
President's Men": With a Rachmaninoff piano concerto playing in the
background, a frightened Woodward types his notes from this session
with Felt. Woodward's dread is understandable. The No. 2 man at the
FBI has told him - now, it clearly seems, falsely -- "Everyone's life
is in danger . . . electronic surveillance is going on and we had
better watch it. The CIA is doing it." The CIA role in Watergate was
investigated, and had this occurred, it would be known today."

There are two samples of piano concertos on this page for your to listen too..

And it is probably Piano Concerto No. 3



Clarification of Answer by webadept-ga on 09 Nov 2005 09:38 PST

The Piano Concerto No. 3 has trumpets, and is a very busy, loud piece.
I think you might want to listen to it first. You can probably find a
CD which has the piece in your local library. It is also very long (17
minutes), with many separate movements within the structure.

I went to the library this morning and made you a sample you can
listen to 41 seconds of the piece if you have an MP3 player. ...

In the future, it would be good to use the Clarification button first.
Researchers will always try to help you further if you find the answer
needs more work or research.


bumuling-ga rated this answer:2 out of 5 stars
I appreciate this effort but ... they didn't use a Rachmaninoff piano
concerto in the movie. There should be trumpets. It's a busy, loud

Subject: Re: Music from the movie All the President's Men
From: pinkfreud-ga on 09 Nov 2005 10:19 PST

I believe the piece you're looking for is Vivaldi's "Double Trumpet
Concerto in C." You can listen here:
Subject: Re: Music from the movie All the President's Men
From: bumuling-ga on 10 Nov 2005 08:25 PST
It was actually the Vivaldi piece I was looking for. I'm very pleased
to have found it.

Sorry I failed to use the "Clarification" button before, I did see
that my status was CLOSED and I'm new to the system so I didn't
realize there was still potential for dialogue. I am truly sorry. I'll
remember next time.


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