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Set on the eve of World War I, A Dangerous Method is a true story based on the intense and turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Directed by David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises), the film stars Academy Award® nominees Viggo Mortensen as Freud and Keira Knightley as Sabina with Michael Fassbender as Jung. This film was presented during the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The movie opens in the United States on December 11, 2011.
Howard Shore has composed music for more that 80 films, working with directors such as Martin
Scorsese and Jonathan Demme, with whom he collaborated on Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia. His outstanding success was with the Lord of the Rings trilogy for which he received three Academy Awards®, two Golden Globes® and four Grammy® Awards,including the Grammy® for Best Song from a Motion Picture,“Into the West,” from The Return of the King.
Called “The hottest artist on the classical musical planet” by the New York Times, Lang Lang is one of the most popular classical pianists playing today. He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the world and was one of the headliners at the iTunes Festival in July 2011. His dazzling technique is matched by serious thought about the pieces he plays, and his performance of “Siegfried Idyll,” by Richard Wagner on this soundtrack, is nothing short of brilliant.the West,” from The Return of the King.
Works on This Recording
A Dangerous Method by Howard Shore
Period: 21st Century
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Lang Lang (Piano)
Written: 1870; Germany
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