Pride & Prejudice

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No Description Available.Genre: Soundtracks & ScoresMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: Release Date: 15-NOV-2005The year 2005 was big for Italian composer Dario Marianelli. His score for The Brothers Grimm received much applause (probably more than the film itself) and a few months later he came back with another batch of compositions for a period film. This time

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Release Date: 15-NOV-2005The year 2005 was big for Italian composer Dario Marianelli. His score for The Brothers Grimm received much applause (probably more than the film itself) and a few months later he came back with another batch of compositions for a period film. This time around, the plaudits are reversed: The film is better than the score. And that’s not the only reversal: Since several of his compositions were to be performed by some of the characters on screen, Marianelli wrote parts of the music before the movie was shot, switching the order in which these things are usually done. The onscreen pieces are for solo piano, and Marianelli got a huge leg up by having them played by famed classical performer Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Marianelli was instructed by director Joe Wright to think along the lines of Beethoven (tall order!) but unlike The Brothers Grimm, which cleverly mixed and matched its classical influences, Pride & Prejudice fails to acquire a personality of its own. A few tracks, such as “Arrival at Netherfield,” even border on George Winston territory. The intervention of the English Chamber Orchestra usually helps, but overall the score’s palette sticks too much to a monochromatic beige. –Elisabeth Vincentelli

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Joe C. Sauer says:

Deep Enigmatic Visceral Diametric Quality: Tussle & Final Peace between Female & Male Voices After listening to this music a couple times, something profound about it hit me. Listen closely and you will notice that there are two themes that only play in separate pieces, never together … until the end. Then, in the last piece, the two themes come together and play off each other. I can only believe that Marianelli has a deeper meaning behind this musical narrative. My take is that one of the themes (or voices) is the female voice and the other theme (or voice) is the male voice. To…

Carla Padron says:

Good music! Need a few more credits As a string player, I did enjoy the music in this collection though it is “piano heavy.” Pianists should really enjoy the sheet music for this soundtrack. Marianelli wrote some beautiful pieces.I only wish that the liner notes would have given proper credit to the three English country dance tunes in the collection. I did a lot of extensive research to locate the original titles and composer. These were orchestrated by Dario Marianelli for the film, but all were originally…

Mama to 7 says:

Not in order Of course, the music itself is just wonderful! Love the movie and the music. The reason I only gave it 3 stars was the order of music selection does not match the order on the dvd.( I considered leaving only a 2 star review!) I deal with sleeping problems including insomnia. I often sleep with the movie on so my mind is occupied. I bought this cd so to just enjoy the music without having to have the bright light of the tv on all night. It took me awhile to adjust to having the order not match…

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