24 Songs, 55 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dario Marianelli is no stranger to period-correct soundtracks. The Italian composer has provided sonic backdrops for such time-specific films as Jane Eyre, Atonement, and Pride & Prejudice. Here, the opening “Overture” overflows with a blend of orchestral music from the era and substantial elements of Eastern European folk instrumentation. But on the following “Dance with Me,” we first get a hint of Marianelli’s symphonic innovations. He lets the drums announce the piece before they dissolve into a whimsical upstaging by woodwinds and string arrangements. With darting changes and bursting melodies, “She Is of the Heavens” punctuates the electric presence of the story’s protagonist. Conversely, “Kitty’s Debut” introduces the character of Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya with sweeping lines and elegant movements that do well to accompany the princess’ radiant splendor. The score’s outstanding composition “I Don’t Want You to Go” is wrought with tense emotions trimmed in Russian flavors.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dario Marianelli is no stranger to period-correct soundtracks. The Italian composer has provided sonic backdrops for such time-specific films as Jane Eyre, Atonement, and Pride & Prejudice. Here, the opening “Overture” overflows with a blend of orchestral music from the era and substantial elements of Eastern European folk instrumentation. But on the following “Dance with Me,” we first get a hint of Marianelli’s symphonic innovations. He lets the drums announce the piece before they dissolve into a whimsical upstaging by woodwinds and string arrangements. With darting changes and bursting melodies, “She Is of the Heavens” punctuates the electric presence of the story’s protagonist. Conversely, “Kitty’s Debut” introduces the character of Princess Ekaterina "Kitty" Alexandrovna Shcherbatskaya with sweeping lines and elegant movements that do well to accompany the princess’ radiant splendor. The score’s outstanding composition “I Don’t Want You to Go” is wrought with tense emotions trimmed in Russian flavors.

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1:06
2:00
0:58
1:24
2:36
4:22
1:01
1:42
2:01
4:58
1:04
2:02
1:27
2:10
2:04
1:36
4:18
1:27
2:27
3:53
3:18
1:53
2:08

About Dario Marianelli

Dario Marianelli is an Italian composer of film and concert music. Born in Pisa, he started piano studies and began singing as a chorister at age 6. When his voice broke, he devoted himself to playing piano and composing. He studied privately and took exams as an external student in nearby Florence, Lucca, and Livorno, and also studied counterpoint before moving to England. There, he studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and spent three additional years studying at the National Film and Television School. His film career extends back to 1994 with his score for Paddy Breathnach's movie, Ailsa. Over the course of two decades, he composed music for such films as The Brothers Grimm; V for Vendetta; Agora; Eat, Pray, Love; Jane Eyre; Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; and Quartet, as well as many others. He has achieved recognition for his work with filmmaker Joe Wright, providing scores to the films Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, The Soloist, and Anna Karenina. Among his honors, Marianelli has won the Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, and the World Soundtrack Award.

~ Blair Sanderson

  • ORIGIN
    Pisa, Italy
  • BORN
    June 21, 1963

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