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Ilan Eshkeri delivers a beautifully dramatic score for 'The White Crow' / Synchrotones' Soundtrack Reviews

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Ralph Fiennes' third film also marks the third collaboration with composer Ilan Eshkeri. Here the composer faces the challenge of creating a score that interacts with classical ballet pieces from the likes of Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Ludwig Minkus and Alexander Krein, as the film tells the true story of Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev's defection to the West in 1961.

Ilan Eshkeri is such a wonderfully gifted composer, as he's proven time and time again with scores like The Young Victoria, Austenland and of course Stardust. His latest score is no exception. The White Crow also marks the third collaboration with director Ralph Fiennes, so it would seem a special working relationship has developed between them. Fiennes movie has been lauded as his best yet; and it's clear from numerous articles that the man has a passion for Russian culture. Eshkeri appears to share that passion here, as he delivers a beautifully dramatic score for a relatively small orchestra, with stunning performances by Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Danny Driver and Dudana Mazmanishvili (both piano). The performing orchestras are the London Metropolitan and the Belgrave Philharmonic, conducted by Andy Brown.

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