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Krakow Film Music Festival 2015
(Festiwal Muzyki Filmowej W Krakowie)


Composers: Various
Label: Varèse Sarabande
RRP: £13.99
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Release Date: 23 May 2016

For the first time, outside of Poland, Varèse Sarabande release a special collection featuring music from Krakow Film Music Festival 2015. The Krakow Film Music Festival is now the biggest film music festival in the world. The album features over 75 minutes of music by the composers who were part of 2015's concerts, representing an eclectic sample of film music's incredible variety...

For fans of the Krakow Film Music Festival, Varèse Sarabande release 19 tracks (1 hr, 13 min, 25 sec) of highlights from 2015's event. It's a bit of a strange mix of music and styles. In fact 2015 features way more TV music than I was expecting for a film music festival. And the inclusion of the Tetris theme is really stretching it, as is 'The Montagues And The Capulets' from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet ballet.

However, for me, it's not really about whether it's film, TV or game music, it's all about enjoyable themes - and this album has them by the bucketful. I was also pleasantly surprised to hear that this version of the House of Cards main theme was actually better presented than the original version.

While it's not an essential album, it still houses some great segments of music.

Track listing:

01 - Game Of Thrones - Main Title
02 - Game Of Thrones - The King's Arrival
03 - House Of Cards - Main Title
04 - Tetris - Theme
05 - The Borgias - Main Titles
06 - The Borgias - Cesare And Lucrezia's Theme
07 - Romeo And Juliet - A Renaissance Timepiece
08 - Julius Caesar - Caesar Now Be Still, Finale
09 - Shakespeare In Love - The Beginning Of A New Partnership
10 - Romeo And Juliet - The Montagues And The Capulets
11 - Henry V - St Crispen's Day Once More Onto The Breach
12 - The Tudors - Main Title Theme
13 - The Tudors - Jane Seymour's Theme
14 - Lost - Parting Words
15 - The Dovekeepers - Main Title
16 - Mala Uwerta
17 - Bogowie - Operacja Extended Theme
18 - Elegia
19 - Star Trek - End Credits


Darren Rea