Gabriel Yared's Belle Du Seigneur
Caldera Records presents the original score by Gabriel Yared
The movie is based on the famous book of the same title by Albert Cohen who writes
about a troubled love affair in Switzerland during the 1930s. Cohen portrays Solal,
who starts an affair with the beautiful Ariadne, the protestant wife of one of his employees.
The forbidden passion and the political dealings prior to World War II create
an unbearably tense atmosphere both on paper – and on film.
The tense atmosphere can be experienced in the music by Gabriel Yared as well.
The Oscar-winning composer (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley) wrote a delicate,
elegant and intimate score for symphony orchestra which is built around a fragile waltz
which serves as the main theme of the soundtrack. The theme is surrounded by
sorrowful string adagios, catchy melodies for solo instruments such as the clarinet and the piano
as well as inspired suspense passages which Yared uses for demanding solo passages
with complicated rhythms. Enjoy one of the most hauntingly beautiful scores by the
Lebanese-born composer for the first time ever on CD.
As a bonus, included is an insightful interview with the musician who talks
about his career and his approach to film music in general.
The 8th CD-release of Caldera Records features a detailed booklet-text by Gergely Hubai
and elegant artwork by Luis Miguel Rojas. The CD was produced by Stephan Eicke and John Elb.