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Man Who Wasn't There [Original Score]
     

The Man Who Wasn't There [Original Score]

by Carter Burwell
 
Among their various cinematic talents, filmmakers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen have not generally included the construction of great soundtrack albums, usually depending on composer Carter Burwell to write appropriate genre music for their genre-exploding movies. But that all changed with O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which featured a collection of traditional

Overview

Among their various cinematic talents, filmmakers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen have not generally included the construction of great soundtrack albums, usually depending on composer Carter Burwell to write appropriate genre music for their genre-exploding movies. But that all changed with O Brother, Where Art Thou?, which featured a collection of traditional country tunes, producing a soundtrack that was still at the top of the country charts by the time of the release of their next film, The Man Who Wasn't There. The Coens are not given to repeating themselves, at least as far as music is concerned, and this modern film noir, shot in black-and-white and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, and James Gandolfini, is awash not in country music, but in familiar classical works, including some of Beethoven's more famous piano sonatas and the "Che soave zeffiretto" aria from Mozart's opera The Marriage of Figaro. The latter is presented in a 1968 recording by Edith Mathis and Gundula Janowitz with the Orchestra of the Deutschen Oper Berlin, conducted by Karl Bohm, while Beethoven's "Archduke" is a 1980 recording by the Beaux Arts Trio. The rest are new recordings, with Jonathan Feldman serving as piano soloist. There are seven music cues by Burwell, and they are typically serviceable. "I Met Doris Blind" is a lush, string-filled piece; "The Fight" is ominous; and "Nirlinger's Swing" is a big-band swing composition. But it is the classical music that dominates this collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2001
Label:
Decca U.S.
UPC:
0044001601927
catalogNumber:
016019

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Performance Credits

Carter Burwell   Primary Artist,Conductor
Bill Mays   Piano
John Patitucci   Bass
Scott Robinson   Tenor Saxophone
Dan Reed   Violin
Karen Brown   Viola
James Chirillo   Guitar
Karen Dreyfus   Viola
Jean Ingraham   Violin
Tony Kadleck   Trumpet
Maria Kitsopoulos   Cello
Jeanne LeBlanc   Cello
Nancy McAlhany   Violin
Suzanne Ornstein   Violin
Laura Roelofs Park   Violin
Sandra Park   Violin,Concert Master
Sue Pray   Viola
Roger Rosenberg   Baritone Saxophone
Laura Seaton   Violin
Andy Snitzer   Tenor Saxophone
Rebecca Young   Viola
Ronald Zito   Drums
Elizabeth Lim   Violin
Karl Bohm   Conductor
Gary Levinson   Violin
Sarah Seiver   Cello,Viola
Eileen Moon   Cello
Daniel Reed   Violin
Robert Rinehart   Viola
Elizabeth Dyson   Cello
Lisa Kim   Violin
Ellen Payne   Violin
Jenny Strenger   Violin
Qiang Tu   Cello
Anait Arturian   Violin
Nicholas Cords   Viola
Vivek Kamath   Viola
Jeremy McCoy   Bass
Jung Sun Yoo   Violin
Edith Mathis   Vocals
Beaux Arts Trio   Ensemble
Ronnie Zito   Drums
Gundula Janowitz   Vocals
Robert Shaw   Violin
Alan Stepansky   Cello
Laura Park   Violin
Jeanne Ingraham   Violin
Jonathan Feldman   Piano

Technical Credits

Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Carter Burwell   Producer,Orchestration,Score Producer
Michael Farrow   Engineer
Allan Foust   Arranger
Todd Kasow   Music Scoring Coordination
Carla Leighton   Art Direction
Anita Serwacki   Music Executive
Dean Parker   Composer's Assistant

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