Love in the Time of Cholera Sony/BMG

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Music Reviews - JO­CE­LYN CLARKE

Brazil­ian com­poser and mul­ti­in­stru­men­tal­ist An­to­nio Pinto (City of God, Lord of War, Col­lat­eral) moves to the fore­front of in­ter­na­tional film com­posers with this su­perb new score, com­posed for Mike Newell’s film of Gabriel Gar­cía Mar­quez’ lu­mi­nous novel. Pinto com­bines sin­u­ous melodic lines and taut per­cus­sion with eclec­tic in­stru­men­ta­tion (marimba, vi­ola, cavaquinho), and spare or­ches­tra­tion to cre­ate an un­usu­ally evoca­tive and haunt­ing score. Fea­tur­ing three orig­i­nal songs per­formed with breathy brio by Shakira (the aching De­s­pe­dida and the play­ful Hay Amores are co-writ­ten by the Colom­bian pop­strel with Pinto), Love in the Time of Cholera is a ca­reer best. Down­load tracks: De­s­pe­dida, For­ever

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