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Love in the Time of Cholera [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

Love in the Time of Cholera [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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by Antonio Pinto
 

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The soundtrack album for Mime Newell's cinematic adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez's novel, Love in the Time of Cholera is a minor masterpiece. Antonio Pinto's original score moves through its 19 cues with a wonderfully understated sense of the

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The soundtrack album for Mime Newell's cinematic adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez's novel, Love in the Time of Cholera is a minor masterpiece. Antonio Pinto's original score moves through its 19 cues with a wonderfully understated sense of the dramatic, which of course, as a piece of music, makes it all the more so as a listening experience. Strings -- including many nylon string guitars -- make masterly use of space and texture and are woven into a fabric where Latin folk styles, classical music, and sonic atmospheres are all used sparely enough to be able to talk to and through one another to the listener. The music is more expressionistic than direct; for those who saw the film, this music will no doubt conjure recollections of the various images and scenes from it. For those who haven't, the music stands on its own as a powerful and evocative work that paints a very sensual, alluring, and emotional soundscape. Add to this three original songs by Latin vocalist Shakira that precede the score, and indeed set the stage for it by using not only traditional instruments but folk song structures (no pop), and you have something worth paying your hard-earned money for. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/21/2008
Label:
Epic Europe
UPC:
0886972258621
catalogNumber:
697225

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Antonio Pinto   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Marimbas,Viola Da Gamba,Cavaquinho,fender rhodes,quatro
Shakira   Vocals
Marcelo Jaffé   Viola
Beto Villares   Acoustic Guitar
Ed Côrtes   Conductor
Nelson Antonio S. Rios   Violin
Bruno Buarque   Percussion
Siba Velloso   Rabeca
Juan David Castaño   Percussion,Marimbas
Edwin Ospina   Percussion
Bob Suetholz   Cello

Technical Credits

John Kurlander   Engineer
Shakira   Composer,Lyricist
Lori Silfen   Music Business Affairs
Jason Linn   Executive Producer
Sandeep Sriram   Art Direction
Jill Streeter   Music Librarian
John F.X. Walsh   Music Business Affairs
Antonio Pinto   Composer,Contributor

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the entire soundtrack! Especially the first three songs that were written by Shakira! She is an amazing lyricist and musical composer! Some of her best work yet!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I saw the movie, Love in the time of Cholera, I could barely pay attention to the screen, because I was so distracted by the soundtrack. It's absolutely lush, in it's depth and range. I recommend it highly, even for non-Spanish speakers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it!!