Tuesday, June 13, 2017

4m1 La Valse d'Amélie

In an episode of many firsts we're thrilled to introduce our next film subject - Amélie. Yann Tiersen's irreplaceable score is brimming with charm and today we explore the film's central theme, La Valse d'Amélie (Amélie's Waltz). We study the musical features of the theme and discover what it suggests about the inner life of our film's heroine. Along the way we dive into the history of the Waltz in European musical culture and the legacy of the French Bal-musette tradition. Tiersen's score was uniquely constructed, ultimately including several pieces of music from his existing catalogue. This theme, along with a handful of others written specifically for the film, marked his first foray into cinema scoring and the result is something worthy of the canon of great film music. Bon appétit!

Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain - Yann Tiersen - 2001 - Canal+ (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, dir,)
- A Quai
- La Valse d'Amélie
- La Valse d'Amélie (Version Orchestre)
- La Valse d'Amélie (Version Piano)

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