Label: Quartet Records
Cat No:

Fernando Trueba

01. 1938-1956 (3:55)
02. Fontiveros vuelve / Fontiveros Returns (1:46)
03. En el Estudio / The Studio (2:27)
04. Ana (1:47)
05. Guitarra / Guitar (1:02)
06. Boda / Wedding (0:34)
07. Cuelgamuros (2:27)
08. La vuelta de Macarena / Macarena Returns (2:41)
09. Isabel y Fernando / The Catholic Kings (0:49)
10. Leo 1 (0:23)
11. El “accidente“ / The “Accident“ (0:44)
12. Miradas / Macarena & Leo 1 (1:45)
13. Macarena en Cuelgamuros / The Cross (0:39)
14. Macarena & Fontiveros (1:13)
15. Adios / Goodbye (0:30)
16. Granada (2:48)
17. Between “Action!“ and “Cut!“ (0:39)
18. Miradas / Macarena & Leo 2 (0:26)
19. Cantina / Conspiracy 1 (0:48)
20. Ramon / 2nd “Accident“ (1:34)
21. “El suspiro del moro“ / The Moor’s Sigh (0:33)
22. “Llora como mujer...“ /“Cry Like A Woman...“ (0:47)
23. Conspirando 2 / Conspiracy 2 (0:43)
24. Conspirando 3 / Conspiracy 3 (1:12)
25. Conspirando 4 / Conspiracy 4 (2:12)
26. Conspirando 5 / Conspiracy 5 (0:18)
27. Los Juanelos (0:40)
28. Rescate 1 / Rescue 1 (1:46)
29. Rescate 2 / Rescue 2 (0:58)
30. Rescate 3 / Rescue 3 (0:42)
31. Rescate 4 (“Gracias, Reina“) / Rescue 4 (“Thanks, My Queen“) (1:34)
32. Rescate (Final) / Rescue (Final) (0:40)
33. Escapando en la noche / Night Escape (1:39)
34. “Oh My God!“ (0:38)
35. Maria Guerrero / At the Theater (0:24)
36. Control de carretera / Roadblock 1 & 2 (3:07)
37. Franco y Macarena / Franco Is Coming! (3:26)
38. Titulos / End Credits Part I (1:53)
39. Titulos / End Credits Part II (1:42)
40. Titulos / End Credits Part III (1:36)
41. Bonus Track: Piano Theme (2:24)
Soloists Violin solo - ZBIGNIEW PALETA
Label: EMI Classics
Cat No: 7243 5 56971-2


1. A Good Morning Melody
2. Meditation
3. To See More
4. Talking To Myself
5. The Art Of Flying
6. About Passing
7. Farewell
8. A Tune a Day
9. Greetings From Pamalican
10. A Good Night Melody
Soloists Leszek Mozdzer - piano

In 10 Easy Pieces for Piano we find the first instalment of Preisner's post-Kieslowski testimony. And, in a sense, it could hardly be further away from the most obvious qualities of the music for which the composer became famous. Whereas the soundtracks and the Requiem were noted for the ravishing beauty of their orchestrations, in which unusual instrumental combinations were often deployed around the voice of the soprano Elzbieta Towarnicka, these piano pieces focus on an economy of means.

Yet no listener will be in any doubt about the identity of the composer. Preisner's highly personal sense of lyricism sings as clearly as ever throughout these pieces, creating a music formed by one man's soul yet existing beyond boundaries of geography or style, speaking to listeners unwilling to limit their responses according to pre-existing definitions of taste.

The inspiration for 10 Easy Pieces for Piano came out of his own reaction to the success of the Requiem. "I like contrast very much," he said. "And after making music of such monumental scale, I wanted to do something simple. I also like the piano. And it seems to me that one form of music which could be both simple and complex was music for solo piano. I like very much all the music recorded by Keith Jarrett, particularly the famous Koln Concert. Listening to that for the first time, many years ago, was a great experience for me. Maybe it inspired me to do something similar."

Another inspiration, he said, was his friendship with the pianist Leszek Mozder, a product of the Gdansk music school, who has given classical recitals, played with the great Polish jazz musicians Tomas Stanko and Zbigniew Namyslowski, and recorded his own remarkable interpretations of Chopin's piano pieces. "I believe that he is a very great talent," Preisner remarked. "I've known him for many years. We first worked together on the soundtrack for the Louis Malle film Damage and later on the music for People's Century, the BBC TV documentary series. But all the time I felt that when I gave him the notes I was limiting him in some way, not allowing him to show everything he could do. So for this record I wanted to give him such an opportunity, to give him more room for interpretation, which wouldn't have been so easy if it had been written for piano and orchestra. It's hard to explain in general terms how much scope for interpretation he had, because each of the pieces has its own logic, but in all these pieces it was an enormous experience for me to listen to the music being born from the notes I gave him."

If this music limits its resource to a single instrument, that is not to suggest that it is shorn of textural variety. Inspired by the lyricism and dynamic range of Preisner's writing, Leszek Mozdzer draws from the piano a range of timbres and sonorities exploiting all the instrument's physical properties - its wood and wire, its cavities and reflecting surfaces - as he follows a sequence that moves from limpid reveries to full-throttle aggression and back again.

Many people first became acquainted with Preisner through the heartbreaking Concerto in E minor, which the script of The Double Life of Veronique presented as the work of a fictional composer, one Van Den Budenmayer. That music, we came to learn, was in fact full-strength Preisner. And so, in a different guise, are these 10 Easy Pieces for Piano, a new and fascinating part of the evolving testimony of one of the most remarkable composers of our time. [Adapted from the CD liner notes by Richard Williams].

Leszek Mozdzer's performances on this album were made on a Fazioli piano in the Padarewski Centre at Ignacy Padarewski's country house in Kasna Dolna, Poland, July 3rd - 6th, 1999 and were mixed at Preisner Music Studio in Krakow. The music was recorded by Geoff Foster, assisted by Jacek Koltuniak and Wojtek Siwiecki.


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.

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2010 Das Begräbnis
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2008 Anonyma
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2007 Un secret
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2007 Silence, Night and Dreams
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2006 Between Us and The Light
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2005 The Time
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2004 The Beautiful Country
Director: Hans Petter Moland
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2003 SuperTex
Director: Jan Schütte
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2003 Effroyables jardins
Director: Jean Becker
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2003 It’s All About Love
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
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2003 Voices
Composer: Zbigniew Preisner

2002 Between Strangers
Director: Edoardo Ponti
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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
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1998 Requiem for My Friend
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1997 FairyTale: True Story
Director: Charles Sturridge
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1997 The Island on Bird Street
Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
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1996 Corazón iluminado
Director: Hector Babenco
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1995 Radetzkymarsch
Directors: Axel Corti, Gernot Roll
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1995 Feast of July
Director: Christopher Menaul
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1995 Elisa
Director: Jean Becker
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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