Music and cinema share a world together. At the start, when films were still silent, musicians used to play live in the dark rooms of the movie theatres. Since then, classical music has settled in the movie soundtracks of the greatest blockbusters. The evocative power of music is so strong that even a few notes can bring back an entire scene to the spectator's mind. A lot of famous cinematographic moments are inseparable from the melodies heard in the background. Indeed, it is hard to imagine Death in Venice without Mahler's Adagietto, or the flying helicopters in Apocalypse Now without Wagner's Ride of the Vakyries...
Discover here a selection of the best movie soundtracks which have left a mark on the history of cinema.
Verbier Festival 2011
Verbier Festival 2012
Angela Denoke, Burkhardt Fritz, Waltraud Meier, René Pape
Lucerne Festival 2004
Bachfest Leipzig 2008
Verbier Festival 2010
In 1965 and 1958
Agnès Letestu (Odette), José Martinez (Siegfried) – Corps de Ballet de l'Opéra national de Paris