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Final Cut / Aquarelle Guitar Quartet

Horner / Reinhart / Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Release Date: 06/26/2012 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10723   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Django ReinhardtGustavo SantaolallaElliot GoldenthalBrian Adams,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc comprises some of cinema’s most memorable musical moments, as chosen and arranged for four guitars by the members of the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet. Without music, movies would not be what they are today, and the Quartet here explores the full stylistic spectrum of the musical genre. ‘It is in the interpretation of this variety’, they explain, ‘that the guitar truly comes alive.’ Many, if not most, of the film scores represented on this disc are classics, and they have the awards to show for it. Music from the Academy Award-winning scores for Frida, Titanic, Schindler’s List, and Il postino rubs shoulders with ‘Minor Swing’ from Chocolat, the music to which received a Golden Globe for Best Original Score.

"...these skilled
Read more transcriptions and renditions are as good as they get in theor chosen medium ...this could well become something of a hit - music for all the family." *****
-- Colin Anderson - Time Out - 14 June 2012 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Minor Swing by Django Reinhardt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
2.
De Usuahia a la Quiaca by Gustavo Santaolalla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Used in the film The Motorcycle Diaries  
3.
Frida by Elliot Goldenthal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; USA 
4.
Don Juan DeMarco: Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? by Brian Adams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 21st Century 
Written: Canada 
Notes: co-written by Michael Arnold Kamen and Robert John 'Mutt' Lange. 
5.
Titanic: A Life So Changed by James Horner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
6.
Titanic: Rose by James Horner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
7.
The Deer Hunter: Cavatina by Stanley Myers
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979 
8.
Schindler's List: Main Theme by John T. Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
9.
The Piano: The Heart Asks for Pleasure First by Michael Nyman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; England 
10.
A Summer Place by Max Steiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
11.
Por una cabeza by Carlos Gardel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; Argentina 
Notes: Used in the film score for Scent of a Woman. 
12.
Love Story: Where Do I Begin? by Francis Lai
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
13.
The Third Man: Main title by Anton Karas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949 
14.
The Fire Inside by Mikis Theodorakis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Notes: Also known as "Make Your Bed for Two" and "Cretan Dance" from the film, Zorba the Greek. 
15.
Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; England 
16.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: Theme by Ryuichi Sakamoto
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: Modern 
Written: 1983; Japan 
17.
Il Postino: Theme by Luis Enriquez Bacalov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aquarelle Guitar Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1994; Italy 

Sound Samples

Minor Swing (arr. M. Baker for guitar quartet)
The Motorcycle Diaries: De Usuahia a la Quiaca (arr. V. Bessas for guitar quartet)
Frida: Themes (arr. M. Baker for guitar quartet): Solo Tu -
Frida: Themes (arr. M. Baker for guitar quartet): The Floating Bed -
Frida: Themes (arr. M. Baker for guitar quartet): Portrait of Lupe
Don Juan DeMarco: Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? (arr. M. Baker for guitar quartet)
Titanic (arr. M. Baker for guitar quartet): A Life So Changed
Titanic (arr. M. Baker for guitar quartet): Rose
The Deer Hunter: Main Title - Cues (arr. J. Jervis as Cavatina for guitar quartet)
Schindler's List: Theme (arr. J. Jervis for guitar quartet)
The Piano: The Heart Asks Pleasure First (arr. J. Jervis for guitar quartet)
A Summer Place: Theme (arr. R. Russell for guitar quartet)
Por una cabeza (arr. V. Bessas for guitar quartet): Scent of a Woman:
Love Story: Where Do I Begin (arr. R. Russell for guitar quartet)
The Third Man: Theme (arr. R. Russell for guitar quartet): The Third Man: Was it Rain (arr. R. Russell for guitar quartet)
Zorba the Greek: The Fire Inside (arr. V. Bessas for guitar quartet)
The Exorcist: Tubular Bells (arr. M. Baker for guitar quartet)
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence: Theme (arr. V. Bessas for guitar quartet)
Il Postino: Theme (arr. R. Russell for guitar quartet)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 This cd is really good September 8, 2014 By mike b. (burnaby, British Columbia) See All My Reviews "The quality is really high here,great film scores very well adapted for four guitars,very impressive level of playing and top notch recording as usual from Chandos. Beautiful playing tone quality stood out to me." Report Abuse
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