2Cellos SCORE (CD)
2CELLOS, music’s most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, go to the movies for their new Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks album Score, available on March 17, 2017.
Bringing 2CELLOS’ game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary movies and television, Score finds Croatian cellists Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser exploring a more traditional sound-world. Joining them here – to provide the ideal aural backdrop to their virtuosity – is the London Symphony Orchestra, with conductor/arranger Robin Smith at the helm. Šulić and Hauser also co-produced Score with Nick Patrick (Elvis Presley/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Russell Watson, Il Divo, Plácido Domingo).
Themes that drove some of the biggest blockbusters in film and television history are featured in fresh new treatments – including an arrangement of Ramin Djawadi’s melodies that score Game of Thrones, Oscar-winning themes from James Horner’s Titanic (“My Heart Will Go On”), John Williams’ Schindler’s List and Vangelis’s Chariots of Fire, as well as “For the Love of a Princess” from Braveheart (also by Horner); “May It Be” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (introduced in the film by Enya); and the inspiring “Now We Are Free” from Gladiator, by the film’s composer Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard and Klaus Badelt.
The vocal beauty of the cello’s sound is also a perfect match for a brace of romantic themes, which include the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer song “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s; Ennio Morricone’s beautiful themes for Cinema Paradiso and Malena; Nino Rota’s love theme for The Godfather; Francis Lai’s Oscar-winning theme from Love Story; Hans Zimmer’s theme from Rain Man; and Stanley Myers’ haunting “Cantilena” heard in The Deer Hunter.
The 2CELLOS Sydney concert at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra last December was recorded and will be played on Foxtel ARTS on March 31st at 7.30pm.
1. Game of Thrones Medley (Game of Thrones)
2. May it Be (Lord of the Rings)
3. For the Love of a Princess (Braveheart)
4. Love Story (Love Story)
5. Cinema Paradiso (Cinema Paradiso)
6. Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
7. Love Theme from The Godfather (The Godfather)
8. My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
9. Rain Man Theme (Rain Man)
10. Cavatina (Deer Hunter)
11. Malena (Malena)
12. Schindler’s List Main Theme (Schindler’s List)
13. Titles from Chariots of Fire (Chariots of Fire)
14. Now We are Free (Gladiator)