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Great Film Music for Bowed Instruments
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July 31, 2022 - 3:23 am
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I know we've had a discussion somewhere about how Film Music differs from Classical Music, but I can't remember where (please tell me if you know). 

I might've mentioned the film, "Memoirs of a Geisha" (2005) - a fabulous story, but not sure if I talked about who played in the soundtrack. 

John Williams did the score, the Violin & Cello solos were played by Itzhak Perlman and Yo-Yo Ma! 

"Sayuri's Theme" is just the 1st... the rest of the soundtrack is gorgeous!


I couldn't find one soundtrack video with the tracks timestamped, so here's the video playlist to hear them in the other tracks (Soundtrack Central) -

Memoirs of a Geisha - Soundtrack Playlist

Yo-Yo Ma & John Williams on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno!  (PRMmancini007) 


Memoirs of a Geisha is not the only film that Itzhak Perlman & Yo-Yo Ma have played scores for!  



Don't forget to check out these threads about other film music (help me out - think I missed some): 

What Is It That Makes Us 💖 Spaghetti Western Type Music? Thread

Spaghetti Western & Sci-Fi Western Film/TV Series Music Thread

Bollywood, Tollywood & Kollywood Music For Violin Thread

Japanese That Compose Music Other Than Classical Thread


July 31, 2022 - 3:57 am
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Here's a video on John Williams scoring "Memoirs of a Geisha" with Yo-Yo Ma & Itzhak Perlman. (Magic Sounds and Music)


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