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 Posted:   Feb 23, 2016 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   EasternFinn   (Member)

I’ve now listened to Maestro’s last score of 2015 for a few times and it has grown on me similarly as the score to Hateful 8. I would say La Corrispondenza has become my favourite of his 2015’s efforts, just slightly above Hateful 8. Surprisingly En Mai has lost its charm a bit. It is a good, solid score but for me it is nothing more than just a series of beautiful harmonies and chord progressions. Besides I tend to prefer Maestro’s "edgier” compositions to his more romantic stuff. All in all, 2015 was a great year for Maestro Morricone, but none of these scores were close to my favourite Morricone score of 2010s: Come Un Delfino.

La Corrispondenza is a very unique experience. I can’t remember hearing similar works from Morricone before (especially how the piano and electric guitar were used as primary instruments). Only the 13-minute track reminds me of the opening to En Mai, and some of the string stuff has Morricone written all over it.

The thing I also love is that it has a clear main theme that appears in several disguises throughout the album. For instance it is a basis of one of the baroque style compositions (Calco). It is those kinds of realizations that made the score grow on me. And the theme’s final form, the cue Una Luce Spenta, is just gorgeous. I haven’t been this moved by a Morricone theme since the Fateless. I adore the use of iii chord in that cadence (IV / vi / ii / ii / iii, i.e. B minor in G major composition). Besides that cue, La Casa Sul Lago, Due Camere In Hotel and the improvisation-like guitar pieces are my favourites. Why I place La Corrispondenza slightly above Hateful 8 is because it is a bit more varied and easier listen.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2016 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   SilverSounds   (Member)

Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this score, EasternFinn. Looking forward to getting to know this one. Hoping to see the film too!

Cheers!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2016 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Been listening to this score ALL DAY today!
Sublime (in it's Sublime-E-ness).
The two greatest film composers in the world today are an 84 year old American and this 87 year old Italian.
Everyone else is just pretending.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2016 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

Been listening to this score ALL DAY today!
Sublime (in it's Sublime-E-ness).
The two greatest film composers in the world today are an 84 year old American and this 87 year old Italian.
Everyone else is just pretending.


Agreed. Sublime is the word. My favourite score this year so far. Highly melodic, touching, and even offers some new, unusual orchestration by the Maestro. A wonderful listen from start to finish.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2020 - 3:34 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Man, that opening track (La Casa Sul Lago) is just beautiful.
So calming and meditative. It reminds me of Michael Convertino, with it's simple (seemingly random) piano chords over gorgeous string swells.

Of course, the rest of the CD is quite lovely too (although the Kamen-esque lecky guitar tracks are a bit...odd).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2020 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Mathias   (Member)

Man, that opening track (La Casa Sul Lago) is just beautiful.
So calming and meditative. It reminds me of Michael Convertino, with it's simple (seemingly random) piano chords over gorgeous string swells.

Of course, the rest of the CD is quite lovely too (although the Kamen-esque lecky guitar tracks are a bit...odd).


La Casa Sul Lago was the first piece I listened to after his passing. It is such a lovely piece, sad and meditative.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2020 - 4:20 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Good choice Mathias.
It is indeed very wistful and beautiful.

 
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