SOUNDTRACKS
AGLAJA
Label: Quartet Records
Cat No: SM030

AGLAJA
Krisztina Deak

1. Birth
2. Youth
3. Orphanage
4. Aglaja Theme
5. Homesickness
6. Bad Dreams
7. Family Memories
8. Loneliness
9. Back To The Past
10. Mothers Arrival
11. Aglaja Freedom
12. Travel To The Seaside
13. Photo Album
14. Meeting With Father
15. Journey Into The Unknown
Orchestra
Conductor
Soloists John Parricelli - Guitars
Andy Pask - Bass
Jozef Skrzek - Hammond organ, moog, keyboards
Konrad Mastylo - Piano, fender piano
Jacek Ostaszewski - Flute

Aglaja is about the members of a refugee family of circus artists from Eastern Europe, their enforced interdependence and later their break-up, the joy and the curse of belonging together – all seen from the viewpoint of a little girl, Aglaja. Watch the trailer at vimeo.com/album/2076064/video/49696458

Aglaja has garnered several international film festival prizes, including Best Film at the International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival sand Best film, Director, Actress and the Special Prize at the Monte Carlo International TV Festival, as well as awards in Los Angeles and Orenburg.

The film features a lyrical new score by Zbigniew Preisner, featuring guitarist John Parricelli, bass guitarist Andy Pask, flautist Jacek Ostaszewski, pianist Konrad Mastylo and Hammond organist Jozef Skrzek.

The soundtrack CD of the score is now available on Quartet Records: www.quartetrecords.com/aglaja.html and is also available to download from all major e-stores. 

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ALBUMS
DANSE MACABRE
Label: New Music
Cat No: NM1006

DANSE MACABRE

1. Prologue
2. Helge
3. Reminiscing About Helge
4. The Funeral
5. The Cook
6. The Waltz
7. Henning
8. The Dark Past
9. Else
10. The Dark Side Of The Past
11. Helge's Ghost
12. The Cook And Helge
13. Recurring Memories
14. Hypnosis
15. Else - The Conversation
16. Catharsis
17. Danse Macabre
18. Epilogue
Orchestra Symphonic Orchestra of the Calisia Philharmonic
Conductor Adam Klocek
Soloists Adam Klocek - cello solo
Katarzyna Kulczycka - oboe
Konrad Mastyo - piano
Mathias Eick - trumpet
Micha Ptorak - violin solo
Marcel Legun, Nikodem Legun - voices
Marek Ptorak, Stanisaw Drukowski, SÅ‚awomir Biernat, Kamil Barczewski - choir

Danse Macabre' is Preisner's music for Thomas Vinterberg's play 'The Funeral'.

Helge is dead. His wife Else and their children Christian, Michael and Helene are being reunited for the first time in ten years at their father’s funeral. This get-together is taking place in the very same building, where Christian had (on Helge’s 60th birthday) severely accused his father, claiming that he and his twin sister had been sexually abused by him for years when they were little. Back then, Christian’s brother Michael had beaten up their father in the morning after the birthday party and thrown him out of the house. For the funeral, Christian has arrived with his wife Pia from Paris, while Michael is bringing his new girlfriend Sofie and Henning, a son from his first marriage. Kim, the cook, is catering to the needs of the mourners at the abandoned hotel. But suddenly, mysterious events are happening. There seems to be a curse on the family, putting everyone’s nerves to the test.

In 1997, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg achieved worldwide fame with his Dogma-film Festen (The Party). As of today, the screenplay of Festen has been staged at many theatres. Begräbnis (The Funeral), written by Vinterberg and his co-author Mogens Rukov, continues the tale of the Klingenfeldt-Hansen family, this time not on the movie screen, but on the theatre stage.

“Working with Zbigniew Preisner has always been uplifting. He is one of the most outstanding artists I have ever worked with. Brutally honest, and yet still with great subtlety. Like a bear who in one moment, with mildness and delicacy, scrapes honey out of a beehive, and in the next moment rips the head off someone with its giant claw. That’s why I love to work with him…and partly also why I asked him to work on The Funeral. The play contains small, refined, sarcastic moments and large emotional tragedy at the same time. Zbigniew was the right man for that.

To begin with I wanted Zbigniew to compose for the voices of the actors. I wanted them to hum on stage. But with his own very special, intelligent, conceptual approach, Zbigniew gave me what was better for the play. The voice of the dead father became an instrument. A trumpet. The choir of the family became a beautiful and majestic variation of notes, from the hand of a master. Listen and you will know.

Thomas Vinterberg

NON-FILM ALBUMS PREISNER STUDIO

Since 1994 Preisner has recorded and mixed all his major film scores and albums in his own studio, a state-of-the-art recording and mixing environment, fitted with the highest quality equipment.

2010 Wassa elazowa
Director: Krystyna Janda
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2010 Das Begräbnis
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2008 Anonyma
Director: Max Färberböck
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2007 Un secret
Director: Claude Miller
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2007 Silence, Night and Dreams
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2006 Between Us and The Light
Composer: Leszek Moder

2005 The Time
Composer: Leszek Moder

2004 The Beautiful Country
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 SuperTex
Director: Jan Schütte
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 Effroyables jardins
Director: Jean Becker
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 It’s All About Love
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2003 Voices
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2002 Between Strangers
Director: Edoardo Ponti
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2000 Aberdeen
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2000 Weiser
Director: Wojciech Marczewski
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 The Last September
Director: Deborah Warner
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees
Director: Eric Styles
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 10 Easy Pieces for Piano
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1999 Moje koldy na koniec wieku
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1998 Requiem for My Friend
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1997 FairyTale: True Story
Director: Charles Sturridge
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1997 The Island on Bird Street
Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1996 Corazón iluminado
Director: Hector Babenco
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1995 Radetzkymarsch
Directors: Axel Corti, Gernot Roll
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1995 Feast of July
Director: Christopher Menaul
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1995 Elisa
Director: Jean Becker
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1994 Kouarteto se 4 kiniseis
Director: Loukia Rikaki
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1994 Mouvements du desir
Director: Léa Pool
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

1994 When a Man Loves a Woman
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

PREISNER STUDIO