Cover image for The red violin original motion picture soundtrack.
The red violin original motion picture soundtrack.
Corigliano, John, 1938-
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Publication Information:
New York : Sony, [1998]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (23 pages : illustrations ; 12 cm)
General Note:
Program notes in booklet inserted in container.
Anna's theme (2:50) ; I. CREMONA. Main title (2:42) -- Death of Anna (1:44) -- Birth of the Red Violin (3:05) -- The Red Violin (1:34) ; II. VIENNA. The Monastery (1:06) -- Kasper's audition ; Journey to Vienna (2:38) -- Etudes ; Death of Kasper (2:48) ; III. OXFORD. The Gypsies ; Journey across Europe (2:07) -- Pope's Gypsy cadenza (1:37) -- Coitus musicalis ; Victoria's departure (4:40) -- Pope's concert (1:22) -- Pope's betrayal (3:00) ; IV. SHANGHAI. Journey to China (4:10) -- People's revolution ; Death of Chou Yuan (3:15) ; V. MONTREAL. Morritz discovers the Red Violin (3:38) -- Morritz's theme (1:54) -- The Theft (2:10) -- End titles (1:46) -- The Red Violin / Chaconne for Violin and Orchestra (17:37).
Added Uniform Title:
Violon rouge (Motion picture)
Format :
Music CD


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Material Type
Home Location
Central Library SNDTRACK .R312 RED Compact Disc Central Library

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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. ~ Heather Phares

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