Artist: John Corigliano

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Album:The Red Violin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Red Violin: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

John Corigliano

Normally we think of a musical instrument as a passive object in the service of a performing artist. But what if that instrument is itself a work of art, containing the secrets of the various owners through whose hands it has passed over the centuries? That’s the premise behind this intriguing film by François Girard (director of 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould). It traces the story of a legendary violin (thought to be possessed by an immortal soul) from its birth in 17th-century Italy through Mozart’s Vienna, Victorian England, and revolutionary China to…

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