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Nico Muhly's The Reader
10-Jan-2009 -

How far would you go to protect a secret?
Lakeshore Records has released the soundtrack for The Reader. Based on the best-selling German
novel by Bernhard Schlink, The Reader stars two-time Academy Award™ nominee Ralph Fiennes and
five-time Academy Award™ nominee Kate Winslet. The soundtrack contains original music composed
by Nico Muhly (Joshua, Choking Man).

Composer Nico Muhly received a Masters in Music from Julliard where he studied composition
under Christopher Rouse and John Corigliano. His film credits include Choking Man (2006) and
Joshua (2007)
. Muhly has worked extensively with Philip Glass as editor, keyboardist, and
conductor for numerous film and stage projects. Muhly has released two albums Speaks
Volumes and Mothertongue.
Academy Award™ nominated director Stephen Daldry (The Hours) brings the German author
Bernhard Schlink’s 1995 novel – the first German novel to reach number one on the New York
Times Bestseller List -- to life with The Reader. The film opens in post-WWII Germany when
teenager Michael Berg (David Kross) becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna (Kate Winslet),
a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her.
The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair.
The Reader is a haunting story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation
comes to terms with the crimes of another.
The score is available from, Amazon UK,
Amazon France
and Amazon Germany.

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