Having just seen Colette with Keira Knightly, I was absolutely taken by Thomas Ades' score. Having perused the internet, I've seen no announcement of a soundtrack CD. Does anybody know if one is in the planning?
I am also interesting in hearing this, Adés is an interesting composer, but I am not aware of a release coming.
It is interesting to see a few composers from the "classical" field composing film scores this year. There is just not Thomas Adés's Colette, there is also David Lang's Wildlife and Caroline Shaw's Madeline's Madeline. I wonder if we will see at least one of them up for the Oscar, probably not - the projects that they worked on doesn't seem like the ones that will attract such attention, but who knows.
I wonder if we will see at least one of them up for the Oscar, probably not - the projects that they worked on doesn't seem like the ones that will attract such attention, but who knows.
Colette has received excellent advance reviews and clearly Lionsgate has intentions for it to be a contender this awards season. I saw it on Saturday at a private SAG screening with Knightley doing a Q&A after the screening. Oscar nominations for Knightley, the Thomas Ades score and costumes are quite possible.
Ades is an incredibly interesting composer. His Violin Concerto is a straight-up masterpiece, although I'll admit to not being blown away by most everything else I've heard of his. I'm definitely curious to hear this.
He’s a straight modernist. I will just die if he writes a listenable lush score.
It's definitely not a lush score but it should appeal to those who like the film work of Michael Nyman and Philip Glass.
Having just seen the film I have to disagree with this comparison. Ades score is NOTHING like Nyman or Glass. I did find it lush, especially compared to what passes for a "romantic score" these days. There were some source pieces and classical works that were also quite well used and were arranged by Ades and Anthony Weeden.
Thanks for the link. I forgot to mention in my above post about a portion of the score reminding me of Herrmann's CITIZEN KANE score and the track PRINTING CLAUDINE L'ECOLE was the piece I was thinking of.
1. Snow Globe (2:58) 2. Willy’s Arrival (1:12) 3. Valse Du Salon (3:36) 4. Willy Finds the Manuscripts (0:43) 5. Etching Montage (1:23) 6. The Lake (1:17) 7. These are the Copses (1:30) 8. Septet in E Flat Major Op65 IV (Saint Saens) (2:04) 9. Claudine a L’Ecole Print (1:01) 10. Claudine a Paris (1:04) 11. Arrival at the Theatre (0:41) 12. Dream of Egypt (2:05) 13. Anger by the Seine (0:42) 14. Polaire’s Arrival (1:05) 15. Jules Colette Burial (1:08) 16. Gnossienne No 1 Lent (Satie) (0:47) 17. Lost Your Touch (1:35) 18. Still Need Your Headmaster (1:15) 19. Missy and Colette (1:04) 20. Claudines Are Everywhere (1:01) 21. Arabesque (Debussy) (2:21) 22. Colette Is Free (1:24) 23. Flesh (1:08) 24. La Vagabonde (1:07) 25. Colette’s Journey (1:57) 26. Colette (4:09)