Three Colors: Blue White Red
Zbigniew Preisner is a self-educated Polish film score composer who first won renown for his collaborations with influential Polish director and screenwriter Krzysztof Kieslowski. As part of it's reissue series focusing on Preisner's work with Kieslowski, Because Music presents a combined reissue of Preisner's scores for Kieslowski's Three Colors Trilogy, as a three-CD digipak box set. Three Colors: Blue (1993), Three Colors: White (1994), and Three Colors: Red (1994) are each loosely based on one of the three political ideals in the motto of the French Republic (liberty, equality, fraternity), and have been interpreted respectively as an anti-tragedy, an anti-comedy, and an anti-romance. The films each received universal acclaim upon their respective releases, and Preisner's score for Red won the 1995 Cesar Award for Best Music. All three soundtracks are performed by the Sinfonia Varsovia and the Silesian Philharmonic choir, and are each available individually on vinyl (Blue (BEC 5156048), White (BEC 5156049), Red (BEC 5156050)). Blue includes pieces credited to fictional composer Van den Budenmayer; Red opens with a performance by Zbigniew Zamachowski. Zbigniew Preisner has also worked with Jean Becker (on Elisa (1995), winner of the 1996 Cesar Award for Best Music), Thomas Vinterberg (It's All About Love (2003)), and Claude Miller (Un secret (2007)).