The Red Violin

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
John Corigliano's score to The Red Violin mirrors the intricate, mercurial quality of the film itself, as it traces the travels of a haunted violin from 17th century Italy to 20th century Montreal. The score is divided into five suites, one for each stage of the violin's creation and movement. From Italy to Vienna, Oxford to Shanghai, and finally to Montreal, the violin makes an eerie musical journey. Tracks like "Pope's Betrayal" and "Journey to China" are beautiful but hint at the red violin's quietly menacing quality. Performed by solo violinist Joshua Bell and the Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Corigliano's Red Violin is a fitting, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
John Corigliano's score to The Red Violin mirrors the intricate, mercurial quality of the film itself, as it traces the travels of a haunted violin from 17th century Italy to 20th century Montreal. The score is divided into five suites, one for each stage of the violin's creation and movement. From Italy to Vienna, Oxford to Shanghai, and finally to Montreal, the violin makes an eerie musical journey. Tracks like "Pope's Betrayal" and "Journey to China" are beautiful but hint at the red violin's quietly menacing quality. Performed by solo violinist Joshua Bell and the Philharmonia Orchestra and conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Corigliano's Red Violin is a fitting, haunting counterpart to the picture.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/2/2010
  • Label: Sony Classics
  • UPC: 886976086329
  • Catalog Number: 760863
  • Sales rank: 13,701

Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Corigliano Primary Artist
Esa-Pekka Salonen Conductor
Joshua Bell Violin
Greg Knowles Cymbalom
Chris Laurence Double Bass
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Gavyn Wright Viola
Alexys Schwartz Vocals
Nick Bucknall Clarinet
Eddie Hession Accordion
Shanghai Film Studio Children's Chorus Children's Chorus
Philharmonia Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
John Corigliano Composer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Orchestration
Matthias Gohl Producer
Lisa Sparagano Art Direction
François Girard Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Jacques-Yves Gucia Session Photographer
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