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

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/21/2008
  • Label: Epic Europe
  • UPC: 886972258621
  • Catalog Number: 697225
  • Sales rank: 51,131

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Shakira Vocals
Marcelo Jaffé Viola
Beto Villares Acoustic Guitar
Ed Côrtes Conductor
Nelson Antonio S. Rios Violin
Bruno Buarque Percussion
Antonio Pinto Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Marimbas, Viola Da Gamba, Cavaquinho, fender rhodes, quatro
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I love it!!!

    I love it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely lush....

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AMAZING!

    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!

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