Quartet [Original Soundtrack]

Quartet [Original Soundtrack]

by Dario Marianelli


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The original motion picture soundtrack to Dustin Hoffman's comedy Quartet brings together a variety of vintage performances from Decca's back catalog that are complemented by excerpts from the film score by Dario Marianelli. Taken on its own merits, this is an accessible collection of vocal and instrumental favorites, which run the gamut from Classical chamber music by Haydn and Boccherini to Romantic opera favorites by Verdi and Puccini, with pieces by Schubert, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, and Gilbert and Sullivan thrown in for good measure. Viewers of the film will recall the music in that context, though anyone who hasn't seen Quartet must make sense of the program. Marianelli's background music and the instrumental performances by James Morgan and the Danish National Chamber Orchestra were recorded in 2012, though most of the other recordings have earlier dates from the 1960s through the 1980s, so the sound quality is somewhat variable. Considering that there are plenty of opera compilations on the market that have more consistency of performers, performances, and recording quality, this CD seems in comparison like a random introduction to the genre, however agreeable it is as a soundtrack album. However, as a keepsake of the film, it has its own associative value.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/08/2013
Label: Decca
UPC: 0028948070152
catalogNumber: 001790602
Rank: 107485

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dario Marianelli   Primary Artist,Piano
Antal Doráti   Conductor
Carlo Maria Giulini   Conductor
Joan Sutherland   Soprano (Vocal)
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Luciano Pavarotti   Tenor (Vocal)
Ileana Cotrubas   Soprano (Vocal)
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Kiri Te Kanawa   Soprano (Vocal)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Sherrill Milnes   Baritone (Vocal)
Hermann Prey   Baritone (Vocal)
John Georgiadis   Violin
John Heley   Cello
James Morgan   Conductor
Colin Wright   Tenor (Vocal)
Richard Bonynge   Conductor
Karl Münchinger   Conductor
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Georg Solti   Conductor
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Valerie Masterson   Soprano (Vocal)
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Bruno Bartoletti   Conductor
Trevor Peacock   Vocals
Royston Nash   Conductor
Ronnie Hughes   Trumpet
Pascal Rogé   Piano
Christopher van Kampen   Cello
London Opera Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Philharmonia Hungarica   Performing Ensemble
Peggy Ann Jones   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Kenneth Sandford   Baritone (Vocal)
Pauline Wales   Soprano (Vocal)
Karl Engel   Piano
Danish National Chamber Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Gianna D'Angelo   Soprano (Vocal)
Nicola Monti   Tenor (Vocal)
Takács String Quartet   String Quartet
Huguette Tourangeau   Mezzo-Soprano (Vocal)
Renato Capecchi   Baritone (Vocal)
John Reed   Baritone (Vocal)
D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Graeme Scott   Viola
Leon Charles   Piano
Ita Herbert   Violin
David Ryall   Vocals

Technical Credits

Luigi Boccherini   Composer
Ferruccio Busoni   Arranger
Franz Joseph Haydn   Composer
Giacomo Puccini   Composer
Camille Saint-Saëns   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
Arthur Sullivan   Composer
Giuseppe Verdi   Composer
Carmen Dragon   Arranger
Victor Hugo   Librettist
Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Sammy Fain   Text
John Georgiadis   Arranger
James Morgan   Arranger,Producer
Gioachino Rossini   Composer
Jack Yellen   Text
William Schwenk Gilbert   Composer
Dustin Hoffman   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Rolf Wilson   Orchestra Leader
Maggie Rodford   Score Coordinator
Jackie Joseph   Music Business Affairs,Legal Advisor
Trevor Peacock   Composer
Ronnie Hughes   Composer
Dario Marianelli   Composer
Giuseppe Giacosa   Librettist
Luigi Illica   Librettist
Lars C. Bruun   Engineer
Francesco Maria Piave   Librettist
Juliette Pochin   Arranger,Producer
Yann McCullough   Producer
Eduard von Bauernfeld   Text
Cesare Sterbini   Librettist
Steve Price   Engineering
Leon Charles   Composer
Nadina Challoner   Producer
David Ryall   Composer
Martin Trevis   Engineering
Noorjhan Flanagan   Music Business Affairs,Legal Advisor
Finola Dwyer   Executive Producer

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