The Grand Budapest Hotel [Original Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
One of the most traditional soundtracks for a Wes Anderson film, Grand Budapest Hotel's music sidesteps pop songs in favor of pieces that highlight the story's setting. Befitting a caper set at a Central European hotel in the '30s, Alexandre Desplat's score and performances by ensembles including the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra create a lavish, Old World feel. Budapest's orchestral pieces, which include "Concerto for Lute and Plucked Strings I. Moderato" and "The Linden Tree" are particularly charming, setting a genteel mood echoed by the traditional arrangement of "Moonshine." Meanwhile, Desplat's score feels akin to his twinkly, mischievous music for Fantastic ...
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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
One of the most traditional soundtracks for a Wes Anderson film, Grand Budapest Hotel's music sidesteps pop songs in favor of pieces that highlight the story's setting. Befitting a caper set at a Central European hotel in the '30s, Alexandre Desplat's score and performances by ensembles including the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra create a lavish, Old World feel. Budapest's orchestral pieces, which include "Concerto for Lute and Plucked Strings I. Moderato" and "The Linden Tree" are particularly charming, setting a genteel mood echoed by the traditional arrangement of "Moonshine." Meanwhile, Desplat's score feels akin to his twinkly, mischievous music for Fantastic Mr. Fox, which was a caper of another sort. Indeed, this might be one of the twinkliest scores to an Anderson film, which is saying something. However, Desplat gives these sparkles nuance and depth, creating an entire vocabulary from them that spans the dreamy "Mr. Moustafa," "Night Train to Nebelsbad"'s jazzy insistence, the lively wit of "The Society of the Crossed Keys," and the oddly comforting "The War (Zero's Theme)." Most excitingly, the high-stakes nature of a heist film like this one allows Desplat to inject more drama and suspense into Anderson's ultra-stylish world, and at times his pieces echo iconic scores such as Dr. Zhivago and The Third Man. The winding melody that is one of the score's major motifs takes on a sinister cast on "The Family Desgoffe und Taxis" and "J.G. Jopling, Private Inquiry Agent," while "The Lutz Police Militia" and "Last Will and Testament" add some menace -- however stylized -- to the proceedings. As always, the collaboration between Anderson, Desplat, and music supervisor Randall Poster sets the mood perfectly, whether that mood is innocence, mischief, mystery, or beauty.
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The Grand Budapest Hotel (Original Soundtrack), the musical accompaniment to Wes Anderson's latest film, features music from Academy Award®-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat and performances by the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra. To help create the film's musical character, the team chose a combination of Desplat's original compositions, traditional Russian folk songs and an exquisite Vivaldi piece to set the scene for a chase through the snowy tundra in this gripping tale of intrigue.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/2014
  • Label: Abkco
  • UPC: 018771813026
  • Catalog Number: 81302
  • Sales rank: 6,481

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alexandre Desplat Primary Artist
Siegfried Behrend Conductor
Tristan Fry Timpani
Mark Nightingale Brass
Ben Parry Choir Master
Simon Rayner Brass
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Hugh Webb Harp
London Voices Choir, Chorus
Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra Performing Ensemble
David Fuest Bass Clarinet
Paul Clarvis Percussion
Dominic Morgan Bassoon
Nigel Black Brass
Anna Noakes Flute, Recorder
David Pyatt Brass
Andy Wood Brass
Nina Robertson Flute, Recorder
Jon Banks Zither
Owen Slade Brass
Jon Carnac Clarinet
Mark Graham Conductor
Jocelyn Lightfoot Alphorn
Rebecca Austen-Brown Recorder
Bill Lyons Recorder
Martin Robertson Clarinet
Vitaly Gnutov Conductor
Karen Jones Flute, Recorder
Edward Cervenka Cymbalom
Daniel Jemison Bassoon
Simon Johnson Organ
Phillip Eastop Brass
Terry Edwards Choir Director
David Arch Celeste
Byron Fulcher Brass
Ludmila Zykina State Academic Russian National Balalaika Ensemble Ensemble
D.Z.O. Chamber Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Jill Kemp Recorder
Saint-Georges Balalaika Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Mike Hext Brass
Marc Woodhurst Alphorn
Giani Lincan Cymbalom
Frances Jones Alphorn
Dmitry Dmitrienko Conductor
Technical Credits
Antonio Vivaldi Composer
Wes Anderson Producer, Liner Notes
Greg Calbi Mastering
Rupert Coulson Engineering
Randall Poster Producer
Simon Rhodes Engineering
Pavel Kulikov Composer
Jake Jackson Engineering
Lewis Jones Engineering
Olga Fitzroy Engineering
Alexandre Desplat Composer, Liner Notes, Orchestration, Whistle
Mark Graham Arranger, Orchestration
David Hage Music Librarian
Xavier Forcioli Score Coordinator
Michael Allen Marketing Coordinator
Nikolay Osipov Composer
Florent Berthier Recording Assistant
Henry Usukumah Marketing
Werner Roth Composer
Ruedi Roth Composer
Barney Pilling Whistle
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  • Posted April 23, 2014

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    Captures the zany, telling underbelly of a brilliant movie. An

    Captures the zany, telling underbelly of a brilliant movie. An Eastern European flair, huge variety of live orchestration and instrumentation and sheer number of tracks (32) keep things zipping along. This is movie music, so there aren't a lot of strictly finished/stand-alone pieces, but no matter. There is joy and laughter, then sorrow and regret, and then joy and laughter in the movie and this soundtrack. Alexandre Desplat has an almost immediately identifiable musical signature, yet he really seems to stretch himself to a new level while staying at the Grand Budapest.

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