Frida [Music from the Motion Picture]

Frida [Music from the Motion Picture]

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by Elliot Goldenthal
     
 

There is always a question, when a composer works on a project set in a culture of which he or she is not actually a part, a project intended for an audience that goes beyond that culture, how closely the composer should hew to the music of the culture itself. Broadway composers, for example, often have employed musical motifs and an instrument or two indigenous to… See more details below

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There is always a question, when a composer works on a project set in a culture of which he or she is not actually a part, a project intended for an audience that goes beyond that culture, how closely the composer should hew to the music of the culture itself. Broadway composers, for example, often have employed musical motifs and an instrument or two indigenous to the setting of a musical set in, say, Siam or Czarist Russia, while the overall score would betray its roots in 20th century American show music. Elliot Goldenthal, a New York-based composer who often works with his romantic partner, director Julie Taymor, follows a more contemporary trend to go native in his score for Taymor's Frida, a biopic about the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). On this soundtrack album, a third of the tracks are actual Mexican folk songs performed by Mexican artists. For the rest, Goldenthal presents a score based on traditional Mexican music.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947415022
catalogNumber:
474150
Rank:
43456

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Tracks

  1. Benediction and Dream
  2. The Floating Bed
  3. El Conejo  -  Cojolites
  4. Paloma Negra
  5. Self Portrait With Hair Down
  6. Alcoba Azul, song (for the film Frida)
  7. Carabina 30/30 (Corrido)  -  Poder del Norte
  8. Solo Tu
  9. El Gusto (Son Huasteco)  -  Trio Huasteco Caimanes De Tamuin
  10. The Journey
  11. El Antifaz  - Alejandro Marehuala
  12. The Suicide of Dorothy Hale
  13. La Cavalera
  14. La Bruja (Son Jarocho)  -  Vega
  15. Portrait of Lupe
  16. La Llorona
  17. Estrella Oscura
  18. Still Life
  19. Viva La Vida  -  Marimberos
  20. The Departure
  21. Coyoacán and Variations
  22. La Llorona
  23. Burning Bed
  24. Burn It Blue  - Lila Downs

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elliot Goldenthal   Primary Artist,Piano
Caetano Veloso   Vocals
Gil Goldstein   Accordion
Harvey Estrin   Flute
Jamey Haddad   Percussion
Richard Locker   Cello
Valerie Naranjo   Percussion,Marimbas
Bruce Williamson   Saxophone
Garo Yellin   Cello
Bill Ruyle   Dulcimer
Javier Martinez   Harp
Ernesto "El Canella" Anaya   Guitar,Vocals
Steven Mercurio   Conductor
Cojolites   Ensemble,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Caetano Veloso   Contributor
Chavela Vargas   Contributor
Teese Gohl   Producer
Joel Iwataki   Engineer
Richard Martinez   Electronic Music Producer
Vladimir Meller   Mastering
Elliot Goldenthal   Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration
Kathy Nelson   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Carla Leighton   Art Direction
Robert Elhai   Orchestration
Lawrence Manchester   Engineer
Jacobo Lieberman   Engineer
Julie Taymor   Lyricist
Lila Downs   Contributor
Randy Spendlove   Music Executive
Vlado Meller   Mastering
Aida Gaboyan   Direction
David Buntz   Direction

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