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The English Patient - Original Soundtrack


Release Date: 11/19/1996 
Label:  Fantasy   Catalog #: 16001   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Gabriel Yared
Performer:  Márta SebestyénJohn Constable
Conductor:  Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Personnel includes: Ronnie Hazelhurst, Harry Rabinowitz (conductor); Marta Sebestyen (vocals); John Constable (piano); Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields.
Includes liner notes by Derk Richardson.
Recorded at Air Studios and Angel Recording London, England; YAD Music, Paris, France.
Original score composed by Gabriel Yared.
THE ENGLISH PATIENT won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television.
The soundtrack to this 1996 epic film combines Gabriel Yared's stirring orchestral score, performed by the Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields, with swing-era jazz standards like Benny Goodman's "One O'Clock Jump" and Ella Fitzgerald's "Cheek To Cheek." Yared's music complements
Read more the broad sweep of the film, utilizing grand, romantic themes with strong, simple melodies evocative of the film's bold images of WWII-era Italy and North Africa. THE ENGLISH PATIENTS's director, Anthony Minghella, is a musician himself, and it shows in the amount of care taken to create just the right aural atmosphere to accompany the film's poignant story of love and faith tested by a war-torn world. Read less

Works on This Recording

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The English Patient by Gabriel Yared
Performer:  Márta Sebestyén (Voice), John Constable (Piano)
Conductor:  Harry Rabinowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996 

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