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Lives of Others

This soundtrack is exquisite and evocative, portraying the mood of every aspect of the film. Great films, as this one is, need to have beautiful and rich musical themes. This music can break your heart.

Suspenseful and Sombre

It's music very fitting for this film. The sombre string theme is present only when needed, and complimented throughout with additional instrumental themes tacked on at crucial moments of suspense or despair. It's a shame none of the more ambiguous East German (I suspect) pop music wasn't included with the album...although you're not missing much. A solid soundtrack for a solid Oscar winning film...by a debut director no less!

Biography

Born: 1949 in Beirut, Lebanon

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Lebanon-born Gabriel Yared started his career as a pop composer and musical arranger for the likes of Michel Jonasz and Françoise Hardy. His first encounter with films occurred in 1973 with Samy Pavel's Miss O'Gynie et les Hommes Fleurs. Six years later, he was invited by Jean-Luc Godard to score Every Man for Himself. From there, Yared went on to compose up to seven scores a year. Unlike other prolific film composers, such productivity did not result in simple repetition; Yared sought his inspiration...
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