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22 July 2013, 14:08
Classic FM spoke to composer Benjamin Wallfisch about his new soundtrack, Summer In February, and the time he spent under the wing of Dario Marianelli.
Composer and conductor Benjamin Wallfisch has worked on a number of award-winning scores for massive Hollywood blockbusters and small independent films alike. His latest project, the music for the movie version of Jonathan Smith's novel Summer in February, has seen him explore the most romantic and tragic moods of his compositional style.
As Classic FM's Sam Pittis found out, Wallfisch took inspiration not only from the novel itself, but the picturesque Cornish locations of the film. He also talks about his time spent as an apprentice of the great film composer Dario Marianelli.
First, though, he was asked if he had read the original novel, Summer in February.