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Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Soundtrack


Release Date: 08/07/2001 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 467678   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Stephen WarbeckGiuseppe VerdiTeodoro Cottrau
Performer:  Russell Watson
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Pelagia's Song
2. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Recruiting Officer
3. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: To Albania
4. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Horgota Beach
5. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Albania
6. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Arrival of the Italians
7. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Scala Songs: La Donna E Mobile/Lilli Marlene
8. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Tango
9. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Santa Lucia
10. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Mandolin
11. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: After the
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12. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Agii Fanentes
13. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Lemoni
14. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Guitar
15. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Surrender
16. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: On the Jetty
17. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Battle
18. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Senza Di Te
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Escape From the Island
20. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Aftermath
21. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Iannis' Letter
22. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Ricordo Ancor (Pelagia's Song)
23. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score: Reunion
24. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, film score

Original score composed by Stephen Warbeck.

Recorded in London, England between October 2000 and January 2001. Includes liner notes by Stephen Warbeck and John Madden.

Stephen Warbeck, winner of the 1998 Academy Award for original musical or comedy score for Shakespeare in Love, teamed again with that film's director, John Madden, for Captain Corelli's Mandolin. The title, of course, suggests a major musical element of the score, and the film's setting on a Greek island during World War II, and plot, a romantic triangle set against the background of the war, provide further indications of the music's tone. Warbeck certainly responds to those elements, coming up with a series of mostly one- to three-minute cues dominated by the acoustic guitar of Dario Rosetti-Bonell and the mandolin of Giovanni Parricelli, integrated with a restrained symphony orchestra and interspersed with Italian singing, some of it by classical crossover star Russell Watson. He comes up with suitably ominous sounds for "The Battle" and suitably suspenseful ones for "Escape From the Island." But his specialty, no matter the instrumentation or the story, is melodic adagios that set a mood of sensitive contemplation. In their sleeve notes, he and Madden make a point of saying that the music was written before the film was shot, and Warbeck also notes that he spent a year writing it. These are anything but the standard practices for feature films, in which the music is generally written in an abbreviated post-production period often lasting only a few weeks. The difference seems to be that Warbeck has managed to create a more individual score, less dependent than most on program music. The soundtrack album still consists of short, relatively undeveloped passages, but it sounds more like the work of a particular composer than do many scores. Hollywood rarely affords such privileges, but Warbeck deserves to be an exception. ~ William Ruhlmann
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Works on This Recording

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Stephen Warbeck
Performer:  Russell Watson (Tenor)

Sound Samples

Pelagia's Song [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
The Recruiting Officer [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
To Albania [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Horgota Beach [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Albania [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
The Arrival of the Italians [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Act 3 [Rigoletto} - Lili Marlene
The Tango [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Santa Lucia
The Mandolin [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
After the Dance [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Agii Fanentes [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Lemoni [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
The Guitar [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Surrender [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
On the Jetty [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
The Battle [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Senza di te [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Escape from the Island [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
The Aftermath [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Iannis' Letter [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Ricordo Ancor (Pelagia's Song) [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Reunion [Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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