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Pianorama - Cinematic Music played by Roland Pöntinen

Catalogue numberBIS-1326 CD
Release date2006-05-31
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time65:43

Classics Today 10/10.

Roland Pöntinen has a history of devising original recitals for BIS – Music for a Rainy Day (BIS-CD- 300) and Evening Bells (BIS-CD-1164) are only two of them. For Pianorama he has gone to the cinema for inspiration, and the result is as varied and imaginative as always.
From the very beginning – even during the era of the silent movie – music has been recognised as a major ingredient of the cinematic experience, and great filmmakers have been extremely painstaking in their choice of music. When selecting from existing music, directors have been particularly fond of using works for solo piano – maybe a subconscious harkening back to the piano player of the cinemas of the 1920s? Several such works have been brought together here, from films such as Autumn Sonata and Cries and Whispers (Bergman), Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick), The Pianist (Polanski) and Diva (J-J Beneix). Atmospheric in its own right, the music by Debussy, Chopin, Schubert, Bach and Ligeti becomes even more evocative when combined with often striking pictures. The great partnership of Federico Fellini and Nino Rota also features on the disc, with Pöntinen’s own improvisations on Rota’s themes for Amarcord, perhaps Fellini’s best loved film.
Roland Pöntinen has often been praised for his versatility and musical intelligence: ‘In Pöntinen's hands, Liszt's Christmas Tree lights up, blazing with fervour, intelligence and poetry’ (BIS-CD-1164, BBC Music Magazine) and ‘this performance – expansive and impassioned without self-indulgence – deserves a high place among current recommendations’ (BIS-CD-1417, Gramophone). These qualities make him the perfect exponent of this varied and atmospheric programme, which is accompanied by liner notes in the form of an interview with Pöntinen made by Nils Petter Sundgren, doyen of Swedish film critics.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Pöntinen, Roland
  Improvisation in three parts (from the film Amarcord) 09:07
01 I. 02:26 $ 0.51 USD
02 II. 02:25 $ 0.51 USD
03 III. 04:16 $ 0.90 USD
  Composer: Plenizio, Gianfranco
04 Agnus Dei, from Petite messe solennelle (from the film E la
nave va by Federico Fellini)
02:34 $ 0.54 USD
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
05 Mazurka in A minor, Op.17 No.4 (from the film Viskningar och
rop by Ingmar Bergman)
03:48 $ 0.80 USD
  Composer: Janácek, Leos
  from On an Overgrown Path (from the film The Unbearable
Lightness of Being by Philip Kaufman)
06 The Madonna of Frydek 02:36 $ 0.55 USD
07 The barn owl has not flown away 03:44 $ 0.78 USD
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
08 Prelude, Op.28 No.2 (from the film Höstsonaten by Ingmar
02:19 $ 0.49 USD
  Composer: Cosma, Vladimir
09 Improvisation on Promenade sentimentale (from the film Diva
by Jean-Jacques Beineix)
05:50 $ 1.23 USD
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
10 Preludium No.1 in C major from Das Wohltemperierte Klavier I
(from the film Bagdad Café by Percy Adlon)
02:15 $ 0.47 USD
  Composer: Ligeti, György
11 Musica Ricercata No.2 (from the film Eyes Wide Shut bu
Stanley Kubrick)
03:31 $ 0.74 USD
  Composer: Pöntinen, Stefan
12 Cinema music 04:29 $ 0.94 USD
  Composer: Debussy, Claude
13 Des pas sur la neige from Préludes, Book I (from the film E
la nave va by Federico Fellini)
04:27 $ 0.93 USD
  Composer: Debussy, Claude
14 Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque (from the film E la
nave va by Federico Fellini)
05:15 $ 1.10 USD
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
15 Moment musical in A flat major, D 780 No.2 (from the film Au
revoir les enfants by Louis Malle)
07:06 $ 1.49 USD
  Composer: Chopin, Fryderyk
16 Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. posth. (from the film The
Pianist by Roman Polanski)
04:25 $ 0.93 USD
  Composer: Pöntinen, Roland
17 Rota Reminiscence - An improvisation on themes from Amarcord 01:06 $ 0.23 USD
  Album total 65:43
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
Chopin, Fryderyk
Cosma, Vladimir
Debussy, Claude
Janácek, Leos
Ligeti, György
Plenizio, Gianfranco
Pöntinen, Roland
Pöntinen, Stefan
Schubert, Franz
PianoPöntinen, Roland

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