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Queen Margot (La Reine Margot) (1994 Film)
Genres: World Music, Soundtracks
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(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I love his music since I was a child. His Band "Bijelo Dugme" made for a very long time the best Yugoslawian music. And still he is the best . This Album, without watching a movie at the same time,is not soooo god, but it is still very possible to feel HIS sound. He is Goran Bregovic, and for us is this name a legend. The real name of Dalmatian song is actually "U Te San Se Zajubija". It is a dialect from Dalmatia!"
A welcome introduction to a different musical style
Eunice | Lake Mary, FL United States | 08/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For anyone with an eclectic taste in music who needs a change from endless Mozart, Handel, Bach et al, this is a very welcome and refreshing recording. The beautiful introduction and closing
song by Ofra Haza is worth the price of the CD alone. Why "Elo Hi" did not hit the top of the pop charts the way "Pie Jesu" did must only be due to marketing. I first heard this music when I caught the film "La Reine Margot" on TV. Although the film was excellent, it was just a little too gory, but oh, the music! It evoked childhood memories of visiting Russian churches and also recalled to mind the magnificent "Ivan the Terrible". This was the first time I had even heard of the composer Goran Bregovic, which is not surprising as music in the US is dominated by pop and country. Finding a station playing classical or other is very difficult and dependent on where one lives. The classical section of the music stores consists of Charlotte Church, Andea Bocelli and a few vintage recordings of works by 18th and 19th century composers. I would recommend this recording to anyone who enjoys the singing of Ofra Haza, and who does not consider that classical music was only written in western Europe."
Yugoslavian-french connection - via genius from Sarajevo
zeljko durbas | Florida, USA | 03/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As this is a soundtrack to a movie one definetely needs to go to the nearest Blockbuster and see it first. And see it again, just to understand it. If ever there was a European movie (besides Betty Blue) this is it! And if ever there was a European soundtrack - this is it! Bregovic is a genius miner of musical heritage of the continent, or rather of his home country - former Yugoslavia. And what jewels he brought us! Some of the songs worked so well that I never realized that I was watching a French movie (the book was written by Alexander Dumas) with traditional Croatian music in the background. Or a synthesis of Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian tunes. David Bowie put it best:"The end of twentieth century is about juxtaposition of information." And look what comes out when You do it right. But, besides all this - this is just fantastic music from a great composer and skilled craftsman that was lucky to have happened to live in a great place at a great time."