Snow Flower and the Secret Fan [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Rachel Portman brought the same level of grace and gentle melancholy to her score for the 19th century Chinese drama Snow Flower and the Secret Fan as she did on previous, similarly themed efforts like Never Let Me Go, Grey Gardens, and The Cider House Rules. Portman's effortless blend of traditional Chinese folk music and modern classical is both stately and unassuming, resulting in the kind of cinematic listening experience that requires little knowledge of the source material to be enjoyed.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer Rachel Portman brought the same level of grace and gentle melancholy to her score for the 19th century Chinese drama Snow Flower and the Secret Fan as she did on previous, similarly themed efforts like Never Let Me Go, Grey Gardens, and The Cider House Rules. Portman's effortless blend of traditional Chinese folk music and modern classical is both stately and unassuming, resulting in the kind of cinematic listening experience that requires little knowledge of the source material to be enjoyed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2011
  • Label: Sony Classics
  • UPC: 886979048522
  • Catalog Number: 790485
  • Sales rank: 77,275

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rachel Portman Primary Artist
Cheng Yu Pipa
Alexander Balanescu Violin
Caroline Dale Cello
Robert Smissen Viola
David Snell Conductor
Hugh Webb Harp
Jan Hendrickse Flute
Robert Max Cello
David Arch Piano
Wang Xiao Erhu
Technical Credits
Chris Dibble Engineer, Mastering
Rachel Portman Composer, Liner Notes
Jeff Atmajian Orchestration
Chris Cozens Auricle Programming
Jeremy Murphy Recording Assistant
Jiang Li Personnel
Karen Westropp Composer's Assistant
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