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Nostalghia - Song For Tarkovsky

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Le Sacrifice; Cr

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Francois Couturier: Nostalghia - Song For Tarkovsky

Read "Nostalghia - Song For Tarkovsky" reviewed by Budd Kopman


Nostalghia is a breathtaking and beautiful record that elicited some of the deepest emotional responses I have ever had to music--any music. Standing on its own, this recording does not demand that one even know who Andrei Tarkovsky was; but finding this out only deepens the musical experience, signifying the success of this project.

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Francois Couturier: Nostalghia - Song for Tarkovsky

Read "Nostalghia - Song for Tarkovsky" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Album di grande fascino, questo che il pianista e compositore Francois Couturier ha dedicato al grande regista russo Andrei Tarkovsky, nel ventennale della scomparsa. Condotto in quartetto con il sassofonista Jean-Marc Larché ed il fisarmonicista Jean-Louis Matinier, abituali collaboratori di Couturier, con l'aggiunta della violoncellista Anja Lechner - splendida interprete dello strumento che Eicher, come usa ...

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Nostalghia - Song for Tarkovsky

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: Le Sacrifice (quotes themes from J.S. Bach's Mattthauspassion); Crépusculaire (for Sven Nykvist); Nostalghia (for Toninho Guerra, quotes a theme fromt he third movement of Alfred Schnittke's Sonata for violoncello and piano); Solaris; Miroir; Solaris II; Andrei (quotes a theme from the third movement of Alfred Schnittke's Sonata for violoncello and piano); Ivan; Stalker (for Edouard Artemiev); Le Temps Scellé; Toliu (for Anatoli Solonitsyne, quotes excerpts from Amen from Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater); L'éternel Retour (for Erland Josephson, quotes themes from J.S. Bach's Matthauspassion).

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Francois Couturier: Nostalghia - Song for Tarkovsky

Read "Nostalghia - Song for Tarkovsky" reviewed by Brad Glanden


Working in the former Soviet Union during the Cold War era, Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky encountered the repression typically endured by artists operating under the Kremlin's control. Unable to channel his frustrations into explicitly anti-authoritarian films, Tarkovsky instead concentrated on the equally savage conflicts of spirituality. Though the authorities in Russia backed him financially, his films ...

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Francois Couturier: Nostalghia - Song for Tarkovsky

Read "Nostalghia - Song for Tarkovsky" reviewed by John Kelman


Sight and sound are often inexorably linked. In the earliest days of silent film, musicians would provide live accompaniment to images on a screen. While scoring cinema has become an integral part of the visual narrative, music as homage to film is less common. Pianist François Couturier--familiar to ECM fans for his work with oudist Anouar ...


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