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The Piano: Original Music From The Film By Jane Campion
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Soundtracks
Michael Nyman came of age as a classical composer in the radical London of the late '60s. His work embraces multiple vernaculars (jazz, avant garde, conceptual art) and helped cement the foundation of what came to be known... more »
Michael Nyman came of age as a classical composer in the radical London of the late '60s. His work embraces multiple vernaculars (jazz, avant garde, conceptual art) and helped cement the foundation of what came to be known as minimalism. Decades into his career, Nyman's score to Jane Campion's film The Piano made him a star. The movie's themes of colonialism and silence (its protagonist, portrayed by Holly Hunter, cannot speak) were perfectly aligned with his longtime interests in world and ambient music. Horn players assist members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in fleshing out Nyman's stately, hymn-like motifs. On the more heavily orchestrated cues, sentimentality wins out over minimalist restraint; the best tracks feature Nyman on solo piano, playing the rudimentary, faux period repertoire of Hunter's character. --Marc Weidenbaum
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Damaris P. from ZEPHYRHILLS, FL
Reviewed on 3/9/2009...
I love this soundtrack! One of my favorite soundtracks around!The music is mesmerizing and romantic! I won't watch the movie for the sake of keeping the music alive in my own way in my mind.
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lilian | canada | 10/11/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Has no-one ever remarked on the similarity between the piano theme of this movie and the piece Opening on Philip Glass' Glassworks? I too love the music on this CD but every time I hear the piano theme I hear the opening of Glassworks."