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Cinema - Laurent Korcia

Album Summary

>Morricone, Ennio : Cinema Paradiso
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Provost, Heinz : Intermezzo
>Schifrin, Lalo [Composer] : Mission Impossible, music for the television series
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
>Granados, Enrique : Danse espagnole, Op. 37/5
>Korcia, Laurent : Tribulations, for violin, accordion & double bass (after themes from the film l'Homme de sa vie)
>Grappelli, Stéphane : Les Valseuses
>Mancini, Henry : Breakfast at Tiffany's
>Chaplin, Charlie : Smile (as used in the film "Modern Times" ) (spurious; by Geoffrey Persons)
>Chaplin, Charlie : A King in New York, film score
>Williams, John : Schindler's List
>Korcia, Laurent : Fuzjko's Waltz, for violin & piano
>Umebayashi, Shigeru : In the Mood for Love
>Kusik, Larry : Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)
>Mannino, Franco : L' Innocente, film score
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40
>Churchill, Frank : Some Day My Prince Will Come (for Disney's Snow White)
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Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Laurent Korcia (violin); Midori Hayashi (violin); Isabelle Sajot (cello); David Walter (oboe); Matthieu Gonet (piano); Pierre Boussaguet (acoustic bass, double bass).

Recording information: Studios Guillaume Tell, Paris, France (08/2008-09/2008).

French violinist Laurent Korcia takes another big step into the classical crossover realm with Cinema, an album on which he performs movie music. His definition of movie music is broad, including any music that happens to have been featured in a motion picture, even if it's really a classical evergreen like Vivaldi's "L'Estate (Summer) -- III. Presto," heard in the 2001 film The Affair of the Necklace or Carlos Gardel's "Por una Cabeza," interpolated into 1992's Scent of a Woman. Korcia also finds room for two Jascha Heifetz arrangements of songs from Porgy and Bess, usually thought of as Gershwin's folk opera, although, as Korcia points out, it was made into a film "which was banned." (Well, not exactly. Otto Preminger's 1959 movie was released, but it is not well thought of, and the Gershwin estate has not licensed it since.) All of this material is well played, of course, but the best tracks feature music actually written for the movies, even if it is familiar. Korcia's "Moon River" is lovely, as is his "Speak Softly, Love," and the version of "Some Day My Prince Will Come," with French recitation and English singing by Camille, is charming. Best of all is "Mission Impossible," which Korcia re-imagines as a trio with accordionist Vincent Peirani and double bass player Pierre Boussaguet. This album should make a good introduction to an excellent classical violinist willing to stretch himself in the direction of contemporary and popular music. ~ William Ruhlmann

Includes por una cabeza (from scent of a women) (gardel) / by various composers.



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>Morricone, Ennio : Cinema Paradiso :: Theme
  • Performers: Laurent Korcia (Violin); Michael Wendeberg (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1988

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess :: It Ain't Necessarily So
  • Performers: Michael Wendeberg (Piano); Laurent Korcia (Violin)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Provost, Heinz : Intermezzo :: Theme
  • Performers: Michael Wendeberg (Piano); Laurent Korcia (Violin)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936

>Schifrin, Lalo [Composer] : Mission Impossible, music for the television series :: Theme
  • Performers: Vincent Peirani (Accordion); Pierre Boussaguet (Double Bass); Laurent Korcia (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in G minor, Op. 8 no 2/RV 315 "L'estate"
  • Performers: Julien Szulman (Violin); Florian Frere (Cello); Baptiste Vay (Viola); Arnaud Guittet (Oboe); Mathieu Serrano (Double Bass); Laurent Korcia (Violin); Guillaume Schilemme (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Enriqué Granados (1867 - 1916) : Danse espagnole, Op. 37/5 :: 2
  • Performers: Michael Wendeberg (Piano); Laurent Korcia (Violin)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888-1890

>Korcia, Laurent : Tribulations, for violin, accordion & double bass (after themes from the film l'Homme de sa vie)
  • Performers: Vincent Peirani (Accordion); Pierre Boussaguet (Double Bass); Laurent Korcia (Violin)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Stéphane Grappelli (1908 - 1997) : Les Valseuses :: Going Places
  • Performers: Julien Szulman (Violin); Laurent Korcia (Violin); Guillaume Schilemme (Violin); Arnaud Guittet (Oboe); Florian Frere (Cello); Baptiste Vay (Viola); Mathieu Serrano (Double Bass); Alexis Baldos (Clarinet); Edouard Guittet (French Horn); Aurélie Becuwe (Flute)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974

>Mancini, Henry : Breakfast at Tiffany's
  • Performers: Michael Wendeberg (Piano); Laurent Korcia (Violin)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Chaplin, Charlie : Smile (as used in the film "Modern Times" ) (spurious; by Geoffrey Persons)
  • Performers: Vincent Peirani (Accordion); Laurent Korcia (Violin); Pierre Boussaguet (Double Bass)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1936

>Chaplin, Charlie : A King in New York, film score :: Weeping Willows
  • Performers: Vincent Peirani (Accordion); Pierre Boussaguet (Double Bass); Laurent Korcia (Violin)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1957

>Williams, John : Schindler's List :: Theme
  • Performers: Laurent Korcia (Violin); Michael Wendeberg (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Notes: Composition written: 1993.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1993

>Korcia, Laurent : Fuzjko's Waltz, for violin & piano
  • Performers: Laurent Korcia (Violin); Fujiko Hemming (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Umebayashi, Shigeru : In the Mood for Love :: Yumeji's Theme (In the Mood for Love)
  • Performers: Laurent Korcia (Violin); Michael Wendeberg (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Kusik, Larry : Speak Softly Love (Love Theme from The Godfather)
  • Performers: Laurent Korcia (Violin); Michael Wendeberg (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Nino Rota (Composer) (1911 - 1979).
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performers: Laurent Korcia (Violin); Michael Wendeberg (Piano)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Mannino, Franco : L' Innocente, film score :: Theme
  • Performers: Michael Wendeberg (Piano); Laurent Korcia (Violin)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Running Time: 2 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1976

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40
  • Performers: Michael Wendeberg (Piano); Laurent Korcia (Violin)
  • Conductor: Michael Wendeberg
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1874

>Churchill, Frank : Some Day My Prince Will Come (for Disney's Snow White)
  • Performers: Baptiste Vay (Viola); Mathieu Serrano (Double Bass); Julien Szulman (Violin); Laurent Korcia (Violin); Guillaume Schilemme (Violin); Camille (Voice); Arnaud Guittet (Oboe); Florian Frere (Cello); Mathieu Gonet (Piano)
  • Conductor: Mathieu Gonet
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937