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2-Apr-2010 -

Disques Cinémusique has released two CD's, filled with music written by the famous
French composer Jean Prodromidès for famous French movies from around 1960
and a 1983 movie, directed by Andrzel Wajda.
Finally available on digital support is the awesome music from Andrzej Wajda's
Danton (1983), starring Gérard Depardieu at his best. This period drama tells the
conflict between two main figures of the French Revolution, Danton and Robespirerre.
Jean Prodromidès delivered here his most striking and innovative score for the
screen, using a large symphonic orchestra with a male choir.
This release also includes the score of two fine dramatic soundtracks that were
available only on EP in the sixties. Jean Delannoy's Les Amitiés Particulières tells a
platonic homosexual relation between two young boys in a religious college while
Et Mourir De Plaisir (Blood and Roses) is an elegant vampire tale tinged with
lesbianism, directed by Roger Vadim, starring his second wife Annette Stroyberg,
Mel Ferrer and Elsa Martinelli. The first movie has an ethereal, mystic score with
children voices; the second one features a memorable harp tune and a classical
flavored main theme for strings and organ. Including a 16-page booklet.







The compilation The Comedy According To Jean Prodromidès reflects the lighter side
of the great French composer. The whole content originates from the turn of the sixties. 
L'Ours (The Bear), a premiere on digital support, is a 16-minute score for big orchestra
and six solo mandolins which often recalls the most energetic and humorous passages
of Le Voyage En Ballon. Incidentally, both soundtracks were recorded the same year
by the same orchestra and crew. 
Remastered versions of the best excerpts from four other original soundtrack recordings
by Prodomidès complete the program : Archimède, Le Clochard, Le Bateau d'Émile,
were tailor made for legendary actor Jean Gabin, then at the peak of his popularity.
Including a 12-page booklet.
For more info and ordering, visit Disques Cinémusique.

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