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Track: “Fly”
Composer:Ludovico Einaudi
Picture: The Intouchables
Studio: Gaumont
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“It is only when we become aware that our time is limited that we can channel our energy into truly living.” - Ludovico Einaudi
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Ludovico Einaudi’s classical career has been a diverse and rich tapestry to say the least. An Italian pianist trained at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan, Einaudi began his career as a classical composer, but soon began incorporating other styles and genres—including pop, rock, world music, and folk music into his music. He has contributed score to a number of feature films, written special score for a number of trailers, including “Black Swan” and career in live concert performance.
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For The Intouchables, which proved to be the biggest box office movie in French history, Einaudi contributed the tracks "Fly", "Writing Poems", "L'origine nascosta", "Cache-cache", "Una Mattina" and "Primavera." A number of these tracks also appear on his classical album “Divenire.”
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Track: “The Blue Danube” (An der schönen blauen Donau)
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Picture: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Studio: Metro Goldwyn Mayer
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“Whatever comes, I'll take the good--and send the rest to hell.” - Johann Strauss II
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Arguably Johann Strauss II’s most famous price and one of the most recognizable pieces of classical music today, the initial performance of “The Blue Danube” was considered only a mild success, however, and Strauss is reputed to have said, “The devil take the waltz, my only regret is for the coda—I wish that had been a success!”
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For after the original music was written, words were added by the Choral Association's poet, Joseph Weyl to accompany it. Strauss later added more music, and Weyl needed to change some of the words. Later on, Strauss adapted it into a purely orchestral version for the 1867 Paris World's Fair, and it became a great success in this form. The instrumental version is by far the most commonly performed today. The song has since been featured in a number of feature films, mostly famously in Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
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Track: “Ride of the Valkyries” (Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren)
Composer: Richard Wagner
Picture: Apocalypse Now
Studio: United Artists
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“Imagination creates reality.” - Richard Wagner
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The "Ride of the Valkyries" (German: Walkürenritt or Ritt der Walküren) refers to the beginning of act 3 of Die Walküre, the second of the four operas constituting Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. The main theme of the "Ride", the leitmotif labelled "Walkürenritt", was first written down by the composer on 23 July 1851. The preliminary draft for the "Ride" was composed in 1854 as part of the composition of the entire opera, which was fully orchestrated by the end of the first quarter of 1856.
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Its use in “Apocalypse Now” has become an iconic moment of cinema in its own right. Yet interestingly, the scene in which the helicopters swoop in on the village while playing "The Ride of the Valkyries" was meant to be an ironic comment on the Vietnam War. In the original Wagner opera "Der Ring des Nibelungen," the Valkyries arrive at a point of apparent victory, which later results in defeat. The apparent victory in the helicopter battle would be followed by the eventual defeat in the war.
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Track: “A Swan Is Born” - Swan Lake, Op.20, Act III: 18. Scene (Allegro - Allegro gist); Op. 20, Act I: 5. Pas de deux
Composer: Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Picture: Black Swan
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
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“Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music.” - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Before Tchaikovsky started composing ballet music, the genre was widely considered vapid in Russia, little more than background music meant to display the dancers’ qualities. However, when Tchaikovsky started composing ‘Swan Lake’ in 1875, he gave ballet a sense of symphonic construction. When it premiered on March 4th, 1877, the critics dismissed Tchaikovsky’s music as too noisy and too symphonic.” The immense popularity that ‘Swan Lake’ subsequently enjoyed was thanks to 1895 revival staged by French Choreographer Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.
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Interestingly, the famed “Black Swan” convention did not exist within the ballet for the first 20 years of its performance. The role of Odile was not intended to be Odette’s “negative double” in the first place. In the original production of 1877 and in the 1895 revival the character Odile was not a “Black Swan.” In fact, virtuoso prima ballerina Pierina Legnani, who originated the role of Odette/Odile for the 1895 revival, just wore a multicolor costume, which made her appear more like an enchantress than as Odete double. Most historians point to a 1941 production of the third act titled “The Magic Swan”, performed by the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo at the Metropolitan Opera. Since, at that time, Western audiences knew Swan Lake merely by its second act (the “white” act), in order to make Odile’s role more distinguishable, the production had the ballerina who danced her, Tamara Toumanova, dress in a black costume.
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Track: “Má Vlast Moldau”
Composer: Bedřich Smetana
Picture: The Tree of Life
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release: 2011
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“By the grace of God and with His help, I shall one day be a Liszt in technique and a Mozart in composition.” - Bedřich Smetana
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Terrence Malick pitched the concept of The Tree of Life to River Road Entertainment head Bill Pohlad while the two were collaborating on an early version of Che. Pohlad recalls initially thinking the idea was "crazy," but as the film concept evolved, he came to feel strongly about the idea. Emmanuel Lubezki explained Terrence Malick's approach to film by saying, “Photography is not used to illustrate dialogue or a performance" but instead is used "to capture emotion so that the movie is very experiential". So the film, with Lubezki's own words, is "meant to trigger tons of memories, like a scent or a perfume.”
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To compliment the sense memory cinematography, Malick’s film employs a yearning, contemplative score, along with melodic themes, including this beautiful track, “Má Vlast Moldau” from Czechoslovakia composer Bedřich Smetana. As part of a cycle of six symphonic poems, the piece was composed by Smetana during his final years of life as his health continued to decline.
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Track: “Rhapsody In Blue”
Composer: George Gershwin
Picture: Fantasia 2000
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Release: 1999
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“The composer does not sit around and wait for an inspiration to walk up and introduce itself… Making music is actually little else than a matter of invention aided and abetted by emotion. In composing we combine what we know of music with what we feel.” - George Gershwin
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In 1940, Walt Disney released “Fantasia,” his third animated feature film, consisting of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical music. Originally he had planned for the film to be re-released with new segments replacing older ones every few years, so that audiences would never see the same film twice. But the idea was scrapped following the film's initial low box office receipts and a mixed response from critics.
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But in 1984, Disney Animation began to explore the possibility of a sequel, as the original had become something of a cult classic following VHS home release. The result was “Fantasia 2000” is a medley of classical music genres and animation styles (a fact that did not sit well with many critics). The film was released in 75 IMAX theaters worldwide in early 2000, making it the first animated feature-length film to be released in this format. Among the segments is a whimsical take on George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue,” a loving tribute to the families and hard-working people of the Big Apple. “‘Fantasia’,” Walt Disney once said, “is timeless. It may run 10, 20 or 30 years. It may run after I'm gone. ‘Fantasia’ is an idea in itself. I can never build another ‘Fantasia.’ I can improve. I can elaborate. That's all.”
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