The Duchess (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||The Duchess||Rachel Portman||1:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mistake of Your Life||Rachel Portman||3:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Think of You All the Time||Rachel Portman||3:41||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||No Mood for Conversation||Rachel Portman||0:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Gee and Grey Make Love||Rachel Portman||1:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Gee and Grey Together In Bath||Rachel Portman||2:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Twelve German Dances: No. 10 in D Major||The Isobel Griffiths Ensemble||3:16||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Awakening||Rachel Portman||1:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rape||Rachel Portman||1:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bess' Sons||Rachel Portman||2:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Gee Gives Up Baby||Rachel Portman||1:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Six Years Later||Rachel Portman||2:33||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Some Things Too Late, Others Too Early||Rachel Portman||1:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 1: Adagio||The Isobel Griffiths Quartet||5:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Never See Your Children Again||Rachel Portman||2:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Grey Comes Back||Rachel Portman||1:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Gee Is Taken to the Country||Rachel Portman||1:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||End Titles||Rachel Portman||2:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Director Saul Dibbs’ period piece/examination of the personal and political intrigues of aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, won an Academy Award for its 18th-century costume recreations. Yet while English composer Rachel Portman’s elegant, bittersweet score makes bowings to similar epoch conceits, its musical essence is actually a masterful sleight of hand that wraps expected period chamber orchestra trappings around a forcefully modern soul that’s evident from its stately title motif. Portman’s musical forte has long been portraying the interior landscape, and her cues here range from sunny interpolations of Beethoven and Haydn to her own more brooding, introspective cues. Yet the more conflicted and complex the personality, the subtler she uses her musical palette, with this score being another fine example of that masterful, instinctive artistic restraint.
A Beautiful Piece of Classical Music
The music is very inspiring and transports you back into the 18th century of Georgiana Devonshire's life. It gives a misty aire to the film and adds to the mysteriuos quality that made the protagonist so alluring to her followers of the time and today. The music is certainly forlorn and at times very melancholy, but accurate reflects the feelings of the movie. Rachel Portamn once again delievers a very classical collection of works that can be appreciated from a modern standpoint. For those looking at this soundtrack as perhaps another gleeful "Pride and Prejudice" album, which was not done by Portman, may appreciate this as well - but not if you are looking for a very upbeat work. Overall an excellent piece and highly recommended.
Okay I rarely buy a whole album online . This has great songs and are very heartfelt. I am still going to listing to this soundtrack for years to come. It's like Titanic and Harry Potter soundtracks it takes you in for a great ride by the end it feels like you want more. but that's just how it comes for my ears anyhow. Review lots
I just watched the movie and could not wait to get home and dowload the soundtrack. The music accompanies the movie perfectly, but I find that the songs are also beautiful on their own. Buy the whole album and enjoy it as the wonderful work that it is.
Born: December 11, 1960 in Haslemere, England
Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s