Essential Film Music Collection CD (2011)

Artist: Francis Lai

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Product Overview


Label Silva Screen Records
SKU 219054561
UPC 738572133825
UPC 14 00738572133825
Format CD
Release Date 1/11/2011
Author Francis Lai
Compilation Appearance Scores
Compilation Appearance Hard To Find Orchestra
Compilation Appearance Hard To Find Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Technical Info
Engineer Fabrice Maria
Producer Susumu Morikawa; Yuki Miyazaki
CatalogID 1013382SC
Lable Name Silva Screen
Released 01/11/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 68m : 53s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00738572133825
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Michael Beek.
Recording information: Les Studios De La Seine, Paris (11/2009).
Arranger: Damien Roche.
French film composer Francis Lai conducts an orchestra in recordings of themes from 20 of his 100-plus movie scores on this album recorded in November 2009. Best known for his themes for Un Homme et une Femme (A Man and a Woman) and Love Story, Lai has a distinctly Gallic style often brought out in the use of accordion, but also by the romantic lyricism of his highly melodic writing. Of course, much of the time he's composing for romantic films, especially those of director Claude Lelouch. He can come up with more conventional genre movie music, though, as he does for Lelouch's policier Les Ripoux, suggesting more of an adventure than a love story. In this collection, the similarities in Lai's music are emphasized in the arrangements and the playing, tending to present him as a writer of music that is often lighthearted (and, as annotator Michael Beek acknowledges, sometimes intended to accompany "soft porn" like the "erotic drama" Emmanuelle II), but always emotional. ~ William Ruhlmann
Disc 1
1 13 Jours En France - (with Francis Lai)
2 Bilitis - (with Francis Lai)
3 Concerto Pour La Fin D'un Amour - (with Francis Lai)
4 Emmanuelle II - (with Francis Lai)
5 Ballet Apocalypse - (with Francis Lai)
6 Folies Berg?res - (with Francis Lai)
7 Itin?raire d'un Enfant G?t? - (with Francis Lai)
8 Belle Histoire, La - (with Francis Lai)
9 Course du Li?vre ? Travers les Champs, La - (with Francis Lai)
10 Lecon Particuliere, La - (with Francis Lai)
11 Genre Humain, La - (with Francis Lai)
12 Passager de la Pluie, La - (with Francis Lai)
13 Etoiles du Cin?ma, Les - (with Francis Lai)
14 Mis?rables, Les - (with Francis Lai)
15 Ripoux, Les - (with Francis Lai)
16 Pour L'amour De Les Yeux - (with Francis Lai)
17 Love Story - (with Francis Lai)
18 Mayerling - (with Francis Lai)
19 Homme et une Femme, Un - (with Francis Lai)
20 Vivre Pour Vivre - (with Francis Lai)
Product Attributes
Artist Lai,Francis
Music Format Compact Disc
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