Winter's Tale: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack
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This main theme is curious, particularly coming from the RC school of scoring. It exists in two parts, first on strings, which then pass to a simple but pleasant piano melody. The theme's best performances come in a quiet and subtle form in the second half of "Can You Hear Your Heart?" (the highlight of the work) and a full ensemble performance at the end of "Becoming Stars". "The Girl With the Red Hair" is also noticeable for an inspiring orchestral outburst, accompanied by some gleefully fluttering woodwinds.
"Winter's Tale" is a delightful and fanciful romantic score that doesn't have a single distasteful cue. The only thing holding it back from a full 5 star rating is the fact that some segments, though still immensely listenable, are not particularly interesting or unique. Also, a few of what I assume to be action cues are a bit standard. For its beautiful highlights, though, "Winter's Tale" is worth a purchase for fans of scores.
You can almost imagine the music saying “Once upon a time...” as we get the story under way, and what follows is a story that will take you to some wonderful places. The music has a gentle side to it, but at times can be harsh and aggressive. The piano is featured prominently in the score, and the melodies do a wonderful job of painting the characters in the music. The score contains some big swells and large moments as we move along the journey, which do a great job of pulling you in. Since this story is in an essence a fairy tale, the music does tend to get melodramatic. At times the music pushes extremely hard, and then at times pulls really far back.Read more ›
Overall Rating: 4.68
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I bought this for my cousin. She loved it, and the music is beautiful, like the movie!Published 10 months ago by Monkeygirl
The cd accompanied me in many long car trips. I enjoy listening to it!Published 18 months ago by Margaretka1970
You must have read the book, or know a lot about the Devil and his mission on earth to understand this movie. I loved it and found it to be very beautifully filmed.. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Linda Delap
I fell in love with the music the first time I ever saw the movie, and I Had to get the CD. It's wonderful!Published 21 months ago by faithfully