Liner Note Author: Thierry Jousse.
Composed by longtime collaborator Zbigniew Preisner (The Secret Garden, Damage), the scores for legendary Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski's film trilogy based on the French motto liberté, egalité, fraternité are as diverse as the films' stories. Trois Couleurs: Bleu features symphonic choral works by a fictional composer character, as well as longing, piano-centric accompaniment for a grieving widow with secrets. Trois Couleurs: Blanc employs solo clarinet, oboe, violin, spare piano, and Eastern European folk scales for sparse, often melancholic chamber music support of an isolated immigrant protagonist. Trois Couleurs: Rouge has symphonic music by the fictional composer from the first installment, and alternately tender, anxious, and triumphant string-based tracks to underscore a narrative exploring personal and oblique human connections, as well as Polish-language and French-language songs to open and close the film. Rouge won Preisner his first César in 1995. ~ Marcy Donelson