This is a classic selection of midfield popular music drawn from the film
world. The 16 tracks include bon-bons from Zorba the Greek, Titanic, La Strada,
Schindler's List and so on. Its distinction is that rather than full orchestra
we are treated to arrangements for the crystalline clarity of a quintet.
Mind you this is no conventionally constructed piano quintet. There are the
standard piano, two violins and cello but in place of a viola we get a double
bass. This small ensemble lends a stark but romantic clarity to the music.
Every track is done with a deft hand, engaging style and an eye to politically
incorrect indulgence. Bravo to that! My Heart Will
Go On is splendidly done with pacing judged to perfection. Equally fine is
their treatment (listen to the oleaginous slide of the violins) of How Is
the Weather in Paris? from M. Hulot's Holiday. An unbuttoned indulgence and
well worth the investment of the lover of undemanding light classics.