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Beautiful sonic painting in water colours
on 19 November 2007
This original soundtrack ranks among the best by French composer Desplat, and certainly among the best of such genre, the Schindler's List included.
The music as well as the performance were superb. Too sad that the sound engineer passed away shortly after this track was being completed.
While Chinese pianist Lang Lang is not known primarily for playing French repertoire, his interpretation of Desplat's score and the Satie piece are totally in sync with the style.
Especially enchanting are the predominantly watery images employed in the music.
It would have been perfect if the French song was being included, as well as the Chinese opera excerpt.