February 2006 Film Music CD Reviews

Film Music Editor: Ian Lace
Managing Editor: Ian Lace
Music Webmaster Len Mullenger

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Match Point  
Operatic Source Music as per listings below the cover picture
Performed by artists as listed
  Available on Warner Classics (5101 11693-2)
Running Time: 49:49
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Woody Allen, like the late Stanley Kubrick, often resorts to using classical music to underscore his films. Like Kubrick his taste and choice is often spot on  – I am thinking of his use of Gershwin in Manhattan and the eclectic choice he made for Melinda Melinda. For his new film, shot here in the United Kingdom, Match Point, he has selected operatic arias contrasting old Caruso recordings with some splendid modern performances, the most dramatic of which is surely ‘Desdemona rea!’ from Verdi’s Otello which must have real impact and resonance in the film (I have yet to catch up with it).

For opera buffs and those who are swayed to purchase on content (checking on duplications elsewhere in their collections I append the track listing vfrom the album as below.

Ian Lace


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