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Label: Warner Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Artist: Alexandre Tharaud

Composer: Michel Legrand (1932–2019), John Williams (1932), Ennio Morricone (1928-2020), Francis Lai, Marvin Hamlisch, Nino Rota (1911-1979), Philip Glass (1937)

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • Michel Legrand (1932 - 2019):
  • 1Concertino (From "Summer of ‘42")03:45
  • John Williams (b. 1932):
  • 2Over the Moon (From "E.T.")02:02
  • Philippe Sarde (b. 1948):
  • 3Main Theme (From "Les choses de la vie")02:05
  • Claude Bolling (1930 - 2020):
  • 4Main Theme (From "Borsalino")02:01
  • Georges Delerue (1925 - 1992):
  • 5Camille (From "Le Mépris")02:21
  • Wojciech Kilar (1932 - 2013):
  • 6Générique (From "Le Roi et l'Oiseau")02:22
  • Michel Legrand:
  • 7The Windmills of Your Mind (From "The Thomas Crown Affair")03:14
  • Andrea Morricone (b. 1964), Ennio Morricone (1928 - 2020):
  • 8Main Theme (From "Cinema Paradiso")02:46
  • Michel Legrand:
  • 9Main Theme (From "La vie de château")02:27
  • Francis Lai (1932 - 2018):
  • 10Concerto pour la fin d'un amour - Final (From "Un homme qui me plaît")03:14
  • Anonymous:
  • 11Main Theme (From "Jeux interdits")02:08
  • Vladimir Cosma (b. 1940):
  • 12Main Theme (From "L'As des as")03:49
  • Michel Legrand:
  • 13His Eyes, Her Eyes (From "The Thomas Crown Affair")04:48
  • Vladimir Cosma:
  • 14Chère Marylin (From "Un éléphant ça trompe énormément")02:59
  • 15Sirba (From "Le Grand blond avec une chaussure noire")02:51
  • Gabriel Yared (b. 1949):
  • 16Main Theme (From "L'Amant")03:12
  • Michel Legrand:
  • 17Concerto (From "Les Demoiselles de Rochefort")01:57
  • Marvin Hamlisch (1944 - 2012):
  • 18Main Theme (From "The Way We Were")02:50
  • John Williams:
  • 19Main Theme (From "Sabrina")04:14
  • Ryūichi Sakamoto (b. 1952):
  • 20High Heels (From "High Heels")02:46
  • Francis Lai:
  • 21Emmanuelle’s Theme (From "Emmanuelle 2")02:29
  • Ennio Morricone, Maria Travia (b. 1932):
  • 22Il colore dei suoi occhi (From "La Disubbidienza")04:18
  • Philippe Sarde:
  • 23Main Theme (From "Le Chat")01:56
  • Justin Hurwitz (b. 1985):
  • 24Mia and Sebastian's Theme (From "La La Land")01:30
  • Vladimir Cosma:
  • 25Mouvement perpétuel (From "Les Palmes de M. Schutz")02:11
  • Yann Tiersen (b. 1970):
  • 26La valse d'Amélie (From "Amélie")02:43
  • Nino Rota (1911 - 1979):
  • 27Main Theme (From "Otto e mezzo")02:06
  • John Williams:
  • 28Main Theme (From "Schindler's List")02:07
  • Nino Rota:
  • 29Valzer del commiato (From "Il Gattopardo")02:06
  • 30Love Theme (From "The Godfather")03:08
  • Carlos d'Alessio (1935 - 1992):
  • 31Main Theme (From "India Song")02:38
  • Vladimir Cosma:
  • 32Ballade de l'éléphant (From "Un éléphant ça trompe énormément")01:54
  • Nino Rota:
  • 33L’Illusionista (From "Le notti di Cabiria")01:57
  • Michel Legrand:
  • 34Medley (From "Yentl")04:50
  • Philippe Sarde:
  • 35La chanson d'Hélène (From "Les choses de la vie")02:51
  • 36Beau-père (From "Beau-père")03:28
  • Vladimir Cosma:
  • 37Promenade sentimentale (From "Diva")02:53
  • Jean Wiener (1896 - 1982):
  • 38Le Grisbi (From "Touchez pas au grisbi")02:27
  • Ennio Morricone:
  • 39Dedica (From "La banchiera")03:07
  • Ryūichi Sakamoto:
  • 40Main Theme (From "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence")04:06
  • John Williams:
  • 41The Force Theme (From "Star Wars")01:49
  • Philip Glass (b. 1937):
  • 42The Poet Acts (From "The Hours")03:06
  • Justin Hurwitz:
  • 43Quarantine (From "First Man")02:12
  • Vladimir Cosma:
  • 44Tendre comme le souvenir (From "Montparnasse-Pondichéry")02:03
  • Philippe Rombi (b. 1968):
  • 45Hymne des fraternisés (From "Joyeux Noël")04:21
  • Jean Wiener:
  • 46Main Theme (From "Lettres d'amour en Somalie")04:32
  • Stéphane Grappelli (1908 -1997):
  • 47Rolls (From "Les valseuses")02:24
  • Philippe Sarde:
  • 48Main Theme (From "Les seins de glace")02:02
  • Vladimir Cosma:
  • 49Main Theme (From "Maldonne")02:38
  • Ennio Morricone:
  • 50Main Theme (From "Gente di rispetto")03:21
  • Nino Rota:
  • 51L'amore di Rocco (From "Rocco e i suoi fratelli")01:34
  • Total Runtime02:22:38

Info for Cinema

Cinema for the ears: "Creating a world of sound that is just as captivating without the moving images," is how pianist Alexandre Tharaud describes the intention for his new double album Cinema. It contains soundtracks from masterpieces of film history from over six decades and 19 different countries. Among them are much-loved earworms by composers such as Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota and Philip Glass. For his recording, the famous French keyboard wizard brings together a star-studded cast: the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia conducted by Antonio Pappano, as well as numerous 'special guests', including singers Vanessa Paradis, Camélia Jordana and soprano Sabine Devieilhe.

"The origins of this recording go back a long way," Alexandre Tharaud elaborates. "As a child, I loved to improvise and play melodies that I liked. That was mainly film music from my grandparents' TV." During his studies, he deepened this passion, accompanying silent films on the piano: "Sometimes you have to exaggerate to make a character seem more or less likeable, to make the audience laugh or cry." The idea for Cinema, however, took shape when composer Michel Legrand sent him scores of his film music, including a medley to Barbara Streisand's classic film Yentl. Other tracks on the album (arranged for solo piano - some penned by Alexandre Tharaud - , for piano and orchestra, and in their original versions) are from classic films such as Cinema Paradiso, The Fabulous World of Amélie, E. T., The Leopard, Schindler's List and Star Wars.

Film music by Michel Legrand, John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Francis Lai, Marvin Hamlisch, Nino Rota, Philip Glass and many others.

Alexandre Tharaud, piano
Vanessa Paradis, vocals
Camélia Jordana, vocals
Sabine Devieilhe, soprano
Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Antonio Pappano, conductor

Alexandre Tharaud
For Harmonia Mundi, Alexandre made a series of successful and award winning recordings which included discs of Rameau, Ravel (complete piano works), Bach (Italian Concerti), Couperin, Satie. He has recorded a series of Chopin discs; the complete waltzes and twenty four preludes as well as a personal selection, Journal Intime, which marked his first release with EMI Classics. Subsequent, award winning releases include JS Bach’s keyboard concertos and a selection of Scarlatti’s sonatas.

In recent seasons, Alexandre has appeared at the Köln Philharmonie, Bern Casino, Essen Philharmonie, South Bank piano series, Rudolfinum in Prague, Krakow Philharmonic, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Cité de la Musique, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, John F Kennedy Centre and Hoam Art Hall in Seoul. His festival credits include ‘Piano aux Jacobins', La Roque d'Anthéron, BBC PROMS, Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, Sacrum-Profanum in Krakow, Schleswig-Holstein and the Rimini festival.

Alexandre is a Resident Artist at the MC2 in Grenoble, and was the Artistic Director of the Amadeus festival in Switzerland in 2011.

As a soloist, Alexandre has performed with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Bordeaux-Aquitaine, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo, Umea Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken,

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Taïwan National Symphony Orchestra, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Les Violons du Roy and the Bolchoi Theatre Orchestra. Next season will see him perform Poulenc’s concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

His close collaboration with cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras has led to invitations to perform at the most prestigious halls around the world and recordings of three successful CDs (Hungarian cello music, Arpeggione, Debussy/Poulenc).

Alexandre's adventurous approach to programming has resulted in a number of commissions and premières; he has toured extensively in Europe with his ‘Hommages à Rameau' and ‘Hommage à Couperin' programmes which feature works by the old masters interwoven with tributes by contemporary composers. May saw the premiere of Pianosong; a selection of contemporary works composed after popular songs from the 1960s-80s. He has also just premiered French composer Gérard Pesson’s new piano concerto, together with the Tonhalle.

Booklet for Cinema

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