Limited Edition of 750 Copies
Music Box Records (MBR-042)
Release Date: January 29, 2014
|1.||LE MYTHOMANE: Générique||1:45|
|7.||Bébert et la Betterave||2:04|
|8.||La grande duchesse||3:54|
|14.||Norbert et Cécile||1:56|
|16.||L'EDUCATION SENTIMENTALE: Générique||2:21|
|17.||Dîner chez les Dambreuse||1:33|
|18.||Frédéric et Marie||2:10|
|20.||Voyage à Fontainebleau||2:25|
|21.||Le bal masqué||1:42|
|25.||La révélation de Marie||1:18|
|26.||Au relais de la forêt||2:10|
|27.||Générique de fin||2:01|
|Total Album Time:||59:40|
Music Box Records is pleased to present for the first time two unreleased scores composed by Georges Delerue for the significant works of French TV directors Michel Wyn and Marcel Cravenne: Le Mythomane (1981) and L'Éducation sentimentale (1973)
For Le Mythomane,Delerue writes a main theme based on an accordion waltz which reminds us of the appealing and amiable nature of this comedy "à la française." He comes up with a version of this for clarinet, associated with the baroness. He also selects a number of soloist timbres to accompany certain of the characters such as the vibraphone for the star Linda Marlène (Bernadette Lafont), the piano for Frédo (André Pousse), a night-club manager, the bassoon for Bébert (Jo Dalat), a vagrant man swindled by Norbert. The suspense scenes are accompanied by a jazz ambiance dominated by double-bass, clarinet and muted trumpet. The tone is light and playful.
For L'Éducation sentimentale, Delerue chose to express Frédéric's passions through a melancholy musical theme, a slow waltz led on by the delicate harp of Lily Laskine. It emphasizes romance and sadness. The rest of the score relies heavily on recreation of the music of the era, accompanying ballroom and masquerade soirée scenes. A lineup of strings, brass and percussion enlivens sequences depicting revolt and insurrection.
Georges Delerue's gift for melody and enormous versatility are once again demonstrated with these stunningly beautiful scores for jazz combo and orchestra featuring his beloved strings, solo flute, piano and harp.
Music Box Records explores once more the television scope of Georges Delerue's music and presents complete scores in stereo from original stereo session masters courtesy of Delerue's archives. Conceived and written like music for cinema, these two marvellous scores show again the talented skills of the French composer for the TV screen.
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