MovieScore Media / Kronos Records (MMS14010 / KRONCD045)
Release Date: March 7, 2014
Conducted by Adam Klemens
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
|2.||Concerto: 1st Movement||11:44|
|3.||Concerto: 2nd Movement||10:50|
|4.||Concerto: 3rd Movement||3:38|
|Total Album Time:||32:21|
Building upon the traditions of classic Bernard Herrmann scores like Hangover Square or The Man Who Knew Too Much, Grand Piano also features an original concert piece taughtly integrated into the plot. Victor Reyes himself described his work as an "Octopus Concerto" as the player would need eight hands to play it properlyyet pianist John Lenehen excels at delivering a gripping performance for all three movements. The album is bookended by the "Main Titles" and the notorious "La Cinquette" which has been described as unplayable in the film, yet Tom Selznick must defeat this monster in order to move ahead in his life…
Very few movies look at the music as a central character as opposed to a simple underscore, but Grand Piano knows is greatest asset and allows it to shine. Victor Reyes' score had already won the International Film Music Critics Award for Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film and was one of the five scores nominated for the Film Score of the Year IFMCA award. It's also been a recurring guest on many reviewers' Best of Film Music 2013 lists (Cinematic Sound Radio #3, Reel Music #1) which is quite an achievement that had no commercial releaseuntil now! MovieScore Media is proud to release Victor Reyes' exceptionally well-crafted and critically noted music for the film.
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