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About this Album
The fruitful working relationship between filmmaker François Truffaut (1932–1984) and composer Georges Delerue (1925–1992) covered 23 years and 11 films, beginning with 1960's Shoot the Piano Player. Here, the London Sinfonietta, led by Hugh Wolff, performs music from that film and half a dozen others, including Jules et Jim, for the Nonesuch film series. "Many of these scores have a shimmering atmospheric quality that recalls Debussy," said the New York Times of the works in this collection, "and other effects that evoke Satie."
Hugh Wolff, conductor
Produced by Tommy Krasker
Engineered by John McClure
Recorded December 1996 at Air Studios, London
Assistant Engineer: Jeff Foster
For “Charlie” and “Finale” from Shoot the Piano Player:
Additional recording December 4, 1996 at Manhattan Center Studios, New York
Assistant Engineer: Jose Fernandez
Edited and mastered by Rick Wilson, Digisonics, Northridge, CA
Music Preparation: Don Oliver and Evan Moriss, Chelsea Music Service, Inc.
Design by Carbone Smolan Associates
Front cover photo: Jeanne Moreau, Henri Serre, and Oskar Werner (L to R) in Jules et Jim, by Raymond Cauchetier (1962), Les Films du Carrosse
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz