No Description Available.Genre: Soundtracks & ScoresMedia Format: Compact DiskRating: Release Date: 15-NOV-2005 The year 2005 was big for Italian composer Dario Marianelli. His score for The Brothers Grimm received much applause (probably more than the film itself) and a few months later he came back with another batch of compositions for a period film. This time around, the plaudits are reversed: The film is better than the score. And that's not the only reversal: Since several of his compositions were to be performed by some of the characters on screen, Marianelli wrote parts of the music before the movie was shot, switching the order in which these things are usually done. The onscreen pieces are for solo piano, and Marianelli got a huge leg up by having them played by famed classical performer Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Marianelli was instructed by director Joe Wright to think along the lines of Beethoven (tall order!) but unlike The Brothers Grimm, which cleverly mixed and matched its classical influences, Pride & Prejudice fails to acquire a personality of its own. A few tracks, such as "Arrival at Netherfield," even border on George Winston territory. The intervention of the English Chamber Orchestra usually helps, but overall the score's palette sticks too much to a monochromatic beige. --Elisabeth Vincentelli
Although I initially expected a much stronger score for the new "Pride & Prejudice", and was a bit surprised by the softer side it seems to take, I do really like the score. Having bought the soundtrack from Amazon UK over a month ago, and having seen two screenings of the new "Pride & Prejudice" film in the last two weeks, I can rightfully say that the music really flows well with the film, and never overpowers it. It circles, entwines, prods, calms and flows: always appropriate and always divine.The beau..
I have not a single complaint about this soundtrack, save for the fact that much of the festive ball music is missing. Upon much research, I've discovered that many of them were authentic English Country dance tunes that can probably be found online or off another CD. For those interested, here's a listing:1. Black Bess - Jane and Mr. Bingley's first dance at the Meryton Townhall and when Elizabeth asks Mr. Darcy if he dances ("Not if I can help it")2. The Young Widow - Major ensemble dance at the Meryt..
Just as the new film of "Pride and Prejudice" stands in stark contrast to all previous adaptations, so does its score break away from the mold of all previous Austen-adaptation scores. Oh, yes, there's the familiar trilling piano we've grown to expect, but this score is more along the lines of a Merchant-Ivory film; aching, moody, and transcendent.Written by Dario Marianelli and performed by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the brief score only clocks in at forty-two minutes and twenty-two seconds, but that is ..