Chanson de Nuit Opus 15 No.1 Edward Elgar Download 'Chanson de Nuit Opus 15 No.1' on iTunes
Soundtrack master Howard Shore's flies to great heights again with this clever, unsettling score from The Aviator
Composer: Howard Shore
Repertoire: The Aviator film soundtrack
Label: Decca 210 3579
The award-winning masterpiece from the Canadian score-maker opens with a near-Mozartian ‘big number’, Icarus, only to become increasingly unsettled. Staccato upward flights, followed by dips and frustrated re-starts, reflect Howard Hughes’s attempt to conquer the skies. Duelling counterpoints paint his spinning mind and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Magnificently clever, but not for those expecting a Lord Of The Rings-style heart-stirrer.