Silva Screen Classical

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Music For Film

Monday, October 17th, 2016
Brussels Philharmonic Conducted by Dirk Brossé | Presented By Film Fest Gent

From small beginnings in 1974 as a local cinema and university event, Film Fest Gent has grown yearly in stature and is now recognised as one of the major destinations for the film industry. A vital component is the celebration of film music in the shape of the World Soundtrack Awards which honours the very best composers at work in the world of cinema. In 2016 the award goes to one of the most brilliant composers of his generation, Ryuichi Sakamoto. This is the first overview of his remarkable catalogue of film scores, fully approved by the composer and performed by the masterful Brussels Philharmonic under the baton of Dirk Brossé. Sakamoto was already a celebrated pioneer in electronic music and composer/pianist/singer in Japan when director Nagisa Oshima asked him to write the score for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence in 1983 and also to star alongside David Bowie. In a 30 year plus career since then he has worked with the cream of film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor), Brian De Palma (Snake Eyes), Pedro Almodovar (High Heels) and most recently Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant). This compilation is a fitting tribute to his status as one of the greatest living musicians and film composers.

01 Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence – Main Theme
02 The Last Emperor – Endroll
03 The Last Emperor – Rain
04 The Sheltering Sky – Main Theme
05 High Heels – Main Theme
06 Wild Palms – Main Theme
07 Little Buddha – Acceptance
08 Snake Eyes – Main Theme (long version)
09 Femme Fatale – Bolerisch
10 Babel – Bibo No Aozora
11 Hara-Kiri (Ichimei) – Small Hope
12 Yae No Sakura – Opening Theme
13 The Revenant – Main Theme

Lisa Friend – Cinema Affair

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Flautist Lisa Friend’s album of evocative and romantic themes from the greatest cinema classics

01. The John Dunbar Theme (From “Dances With Wolves”)
02. Once Upon A Time In America Main Theme (From “Once Upon A Time In America”)
03. Cinema Paradiso Love Theme (From “Cinema Paradiso”)
04. Whisper Of A Thrill (From “Meet Joe Black”)
05. La Califfa
06. Pride And Prejudice
07. The Red Tent
08. Where Dreams Are Born (From “A.i. Artificial Intelligence”)
09. The Ludlows (From “Legends Of The Fall”)
10. Cinema Paradiso Main Theme (From “Cinema Paradiso”)
11. The Cider House Rules End Titles (From “The Cider House Rules”)
12. Love Affair End Credits (From “Love Affair”)

Claire Jones – Royal Harp Strings

Sunday, March 13th, 2016
Since taking up the role of HRH the Prince of Wales’ official harpist in 2007, Claire Jones’ feet have hardly touched the ground.

She’s performed regularly at royal and state functions, at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding reception in April 2011 and became a British household name through the international media frenzy surrounding it.

In September 2012, Claire released her classical chart-topping album, ‘The Girl With The Golden Harp’ followed in 2015 by ‘Journey – Harp To Soothe The Soul’ which again achieved major classical chart success.

The album includes the very best music from these two releases including a favourite film score piece, Ladies In Lavender, a dramatic arrangement of Scarborough Fair, a soothing rendition of the Welsh lullaby Si Hei Lwli Mabi (Go To Sleep My Baby) and a joyous uptempo version of the Irish folk tune Toss The Feathers.

01. Ladies In Lavender
02. Scarborough Fair
03. All Through The Night
04. Poem
05. Glasgow Love Theme (from “Love Actually”)
06. Heartstrings
07. Flower Duet (from “Lakmé”)
08. Toss The Feathers
09. O Mio Babbino Caro (“O My Beloved Father”) from “Gianni Schicchi”
10. Bluestone (Carreg Las)
11. La Danse des Sylphes
12. Go To Sleep My Baby (Si Hei Lwli Mabi)
13. Song To The Moon
14. 10 Woodland Sketches, Op.51: No. 1 To a Wild Rose
15. Theme From Downton Abbey

Ruhan – Time To Grow

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Best known for her role in Damon Albarn’s Chinese rock-opera Monkey: Journey To The West, Ruhan creates a beautiful album that is both bold and innovative. Time To Grow combines Chinese musical concepts and elements with Western forms to produce a unique world music form.

The album superbly showcases Ruhan’s delightful tone and a wide vocal range. With ten tracks sung in Chinese and two featuring the English translation, this is a truly international project that binds talent from Sweden, China, Taiwan, Australia, US, UK and the Faroe Islands. The writers for this album include famous Swedish pianist Robert Wells, whilst the production mixing is led by well-known mixing engineer, Bernard Lohr (Mamma Mia, Celine Dion, Westlife, Il Divo).

The Symphonic Celtic Album

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The folk music of the Celtic lands (Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle Of Man, Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia) have long held influence over performers and composers across the world. This enchanting 14 track collection gathers together film themes that have utilised this mysterious and haunting music. Highlights include James Horner’s heart-wrenching themes to Braveheart and Titanic alongside Howard Shore’s towering achievements with The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy which landed him three Academy Awards.  Also features the chilling lament of Women Of Ireland from Barry Lyndon contrasted by the joyous mass brawl put to music that is The Donnybrook from The Quiet Man.

I HEAR A SYMPHONY – SILCD1297

Friday, November 13th, 2009

One of the world’s greatest music ensembles, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, along with a 50 piece choir join together to bring a totally new approach to some of the greatest pop music ever written.

Prime Motown hits are given exhilarating new arrangements that deliver powerful, almost cinematic versions of these essential songs, all with a subtle twist.

I Hear A Symphony acts as an overture on an unique journey through hits that include I Heard It Through The Grapevine,Three Times A Lady and What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted.

This classic cocktail of symphonic melodies is shaken, stirred and poured liberally over 14 songs that re-imagine the music that defined a generation and continues to do so.

Recorded at Britain’s legendary recording studio, Abbey Road, home of The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush and many more.

SONGS FROM THE VALLEYS OF WALES – SILCD6045

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Wales is known by the phrase “The Land Of Song”, a fact underlined by the international success of artists of the calibre of Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Charlotte Church.Choirs are the base of this rich heritage and The Blaenavon Male Voice Choir were formed close to a century ago in 1910.

With member ranging in age from 15 to 80, the choir have enjoyed success in major competitions throughout the UK and successful tours of America, France, Norway and Hungary.

This rich collection of songs highlights both the traditional and modern and underlines their supreme vocal skills.

MOZART REQUIEM – SILCD6044

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Composed in 1791, The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) was Mozart’s last composition and is one of his most powerful and recognized works. Over the past two centuries, the circumstances surrounding the creation of Mozart’s Requiem have entered popular mythology and have given rise to romantic exaggerations and wild speculation.In 1984, Saul Zaentz, Peter Shaffer and Milos Forman collaborated on Amadeus, the Oscar winning film based on Alexander Pushkin’s play Mozart and Salieri. Singularly responsible for reinforcing popular myths surrounding Mozart’s Requiem, the film heavily relies on music from the Requiem. The score has since embedded itself in popular psyche, the original soundtrack proving one of the most popular recordings of classical music ever, with music from the Requiem being used since in many films – X-Men 2, The Big Lebowski, Intolerable Cruelty, Elizabeth, Eyes Wide Shut, Primal Fear, Revolver, Highlander II: The Quickening amongst many others.This new production was recorded in Prague, the city of Mozart’s greatest commercial success Don Giovanni. Performed by Mozart and Baroque music specialists The Praga Sinfonietta and the Vox Pragae Choir under the expert direction of Miriam Nemcova, the sound achieved is seductive, warm and lush, but with dark and edgy undertones, perfectly ‘in tune’ with music, myth, and Mozart himself.

THE SYMPHONIC JEAN MICHEL JARRE – SILCD6041

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

PERFORMED BY THE ACCLAIMED CITY OF PRAGUE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAFEATURING THE 120 VOICE CROUCH END FESTIVAL CHORUS
AMERICAN BILLBOARD CLASSICAL/CROSSOVER CHART HIT
CONCERTS OF THE SYMPHONIC JARRE PLANNED THROUGHOUT EUROPE

FEATURING ALL JEAN-MICHEL’s MAJOR COMPOSITONS including
CHRONOLOGIE (1,2,3) GLORIA, LONELY BOY
EQUINOXE 4 FISHING JUNKS AT SUNSET
SOUVENIR DE CHINE MAGNETIC FIELDS (1,5)
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (1,2) ELDORADO
THE EMIGRANT RENDEZVOUS (2,4)
COMPUTER WEEKEND
& OXYGENE (4,13)
PLUS PREMIERE STUDIO RECORDING OF ONE OF JEAN MICHEL’s LATEST COMPOSTIONS
ACROPOLIS