Youth Without Youth [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Youth Without Youth [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Osvaldo Golijov
     
 

Classical composer Osvaldo Golijov does not have much experience writing film scores. His music for Francis Ford Coppola's first directorial effort in ten years, Youth Without Youth, is only his second foray into moviemaking, following The Man Who Cried. Perhaps as a result, his work has a more individual flair than…  See more details below

Overview

Classical composer Osvaldo Golijov does not have much experience writing film scores. His music for Francis Ford Coppola's first directorial effort in ten years, Youth Without Youth, is only his second foray into moviemaking, following The Man Who Cried. Perhaps as a result, his work has a more individual flair than that of others. It may also be the nature of the assignment, a cerebral picture based on the novella by Mircea Eliade about a mature linguistics professor in Europe in the 1930s who mysteriously becomes youthful again. Golijov's music has an Eastern European flavor, with cimbalom, accordion, and Gypsy violin taking central places, along with an orchestra. Some of the writing recalls Anton Karas' music for The Third Man; another major influence is Bernard Herrmann, particularly in the lavishly romantic passages, such as "Love Lost: Laura" and "Laura Reborn." There are also what sound like a couple of scratchy old records, "O Alba Tigareta Parfumata," sung by Nello Manzatti, and "Noapte Buna Mimi," sung by Ion Vasilescu, to add a sense of the period. But it is Golijov's work that stands out on one of the more striking and original film scores of 2007.

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Editorial Reviews

Newark Star-Ledger - Bradley Bambarger
1/2 Golijov's dark lyricism runs through the score like a red thread, veering from the earthy to the dreamy. His use of accordion and cimbalom (the Eastern European dulcimer) gives the music a sad-eyed nostalgia, deepened with echoes of Astor Piazzolla and Richard Strauss in the string writing.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/11/2007
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947766032
catalogNumber:
001030902

Tracks

  1. Youth Without Youth (as used in the film Youth Without Youth)
  2. Dominic's Nightmare
  3. Love Lost: Laura
  4. Refugee
  5. Time
  6. Dr. Rudolf's Dream
  7. Powers
  8. O Alba Tigareta Parfumata, song (as used in the film Youth Without Yout
  9. The Girl in Room 6
  10. Dr. Rudolf's Suicide
  11. Laura Reborn
  12. Journey to India
  13. Rupini's Cave
  14. Malta (as used in the film Youth Without Youth)
  15. Veronica's Nightmare
  16. Farewell
  17. Love Lost: Veronica
  18. Death of the Double
  19. Noapte Buna Mimi, song (as used in the film Youth Without Youth)
  20. Last Walk to Café Select
  21. The Third Rose

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Osvaldo Golijov   Primary Artist
Nina Hagen   Track Performer
Kálmán Balogh   Cimbalom
Kayhan Kalhor   Kamanche
Ion Vasilescu   Vocals
Michael Ward Bergeman   Accordion
Nello Manzatti   Vocals
Bucharest Metropolitan Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Radu Popa   Conductor

Technical Credits

Francis Ford Coppola   Audio Production
Arturo Castro   Composer
Osvaldo Golijov   Composer,Producer,Author
Pete Horner   Sound Design
Lennart Jeschke   Mastering
Ion Vasilescu   Composer
Michael Fossenkemper   Mastering
Philipp Starke   Art Direction
Nicolae Vladoianu   Lyricist
Jeremy Flower   Engineer,Sound Design
Cos Aelenei   Cover Photo
Nicusor Emanoil Constantinescu   Lyricist

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