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Lust for Life
Various Artists
Lust for Life
Genre: Soundtracks


CD Details

All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Lust for Life
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Varese Sarabande
Release Date: 3/16/1993
Genre: Soundtracks
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 030206540529

CD Reviews

Van Gogh's Passion and Agony in Music
James Eret | Yucca Valley, California | 03/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Lust for Life" is a beautiful musical score composed by Miklos Rozsa. Roza captures to joy and agony that Vincent Van Gogh had in his short but furious life as a great artist. Rozsa uses French Impressionist themes similar to Claude Debussy for Van Gogh's time spent painting and living in France. There are moving brotherly love themes for Vincent and his devoted bother, Theo. There are musical themes that mirror Van Gogh's mental anguish and breakdown, his fueds with fellow artist Paul Gauguin, and his frustration at establishing himself as a great artist, his deep loneliness and failed attempts at friendship and love. This is a very evocative score that conplements the savage brush strokes of Van Gogh's paintings and his great lifeforce that drove him to create one masterpiece after another and music that shows his decent into madness. No small measure that Miklos Rozsa was up to the task of putting Van Gogh's ecstasy and torment into music. One of Rozsa's best scores and should be more widely heard. Highly recommended aside from his composing for immense epics. Van Gogh's story is well told in musical terms by Rozsa."