CD Memoirs of a Geisha [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [John Williams (Film Composer)/Yo-Yo Ma/Itzhak Perlman] [828767785721] (CD 1355882),
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Memoirs of a Geisha [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [John Williams (Film Composer)/Yo-Yo Ma/Itzhak Perlman] [828767785721]


  • 1. Memoirs of a Geisha: Sayuri's Theme
    2. Memoirs of a Geisha: Journey to the Hanamachi
    3. Memoirs of a Geisha: Going to School
    4. Memoirs of a Geisha: Brush on Silk
    5. Memoirs of a Geisha: Chiyo's Prayer
    6. Memoirs of a Geisha: Becoming a Geisha
    7. Memoirs of a Geisha: Finding Satsu
    8. Memoirs of a Geisha: Chairman's Waltz
    9. Memoirs of a Geisha: Rooftops of the Hanamachi
    10. Memoirs of a Geisha: Garden Meeting
    11. Memoirs of a Geisha: Dr Crab's Prize
    12. Memoirs of a Geisha: Destiny's Path
    13. Memoirs of a Geisha: New Name... A New Life
    14. Memoirs of a Geisha: Fire Scene/The Coming of War
    15. Memoirs of a Geisha: As the Water...
    16. Memoirs of a Geisha: Confluence
    17. Memoirs of a Geisha: Dream Discarded
    18. Memoirs of a Geisha: Sayuri's Theme/End Credits
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8287677857-2

  • Credits
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    Composer: John Williams .
    For the soundtrack to 2005's MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, Hollywood composer John Williams unveils one of his most inventive scores. The film, based on Arthur Golden's bestselling novel about a poor girl who becomes a refined geisha in World War II-era Japan, is enhanced by Williams's emotive (and often melancholy) music, which deftly blends orchestral works with passages that feature traditional Japanese instruments such as the shakuhachi and the koto. Remarkably, this mix of western and eastern sounds never comes across as forced, thanks to both Williams's bold musical vision and the outstanding solo contributions of cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman. The opening track, "Sayuri's Theme," is a hauntingly beautiful piece, while "The Fire Scene and the Coming of War" evokes an appropriately ominous tone. What is perhaps most striking about GEISHA's score, however, is the use of quiet, reflective moments and pure silence, with Williams effectively adhering to the old adage of "less is more."

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