Thursday, January 3, 2008

Answer for Background Score - 15

This piece is from Charulatha (Bengali). It is the main charulatha theme. Satyajit Ray both as a director and composer has played a very important role in raising the bars for background score in Indian films. Satyajit Ray is the composer for 'Charulatha'. I simply love this piece. I know it isn't fair to ask everyone to guess a score from a bengali movie but my intention was just to make people listen to this beautiful piece.

4 comments:

Zero said...

Oh, Charulata, it is! I didn't get it.
I was sure that it is a Ray film though (the scores in all his films have always evoked a sort of distinct mood for me), and thought that it is from one of the films in the Apu trilogy. (Ravi Shankar's score for the Apu trilogy is more rooted in Hindustani classical than this piece actually, but the beautiful sitar and flute got to me. :)

P.S. As I couldn't find it anyway, I went back and listened to the various theme pieces of Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar on YouTube!

Muthuvel said...

Ray was the composer too...? News to me... Continue the great work here dude. Else ppl like me would never get to hear and know such gems. Esp such world movies like Amelie (btw, am getting reminded of the theme of Nyman's 'The Piano' when hearing Amelie theme u have posted to wish 2008)

Suresh Kumar said...

Zero - Yes. Satyajit Ray is influenced by Western Classical music also and it shows in the way he layers various instruments. Abt, Pather Panchali, who can forget those flute and Sitar pieces. I too have the entire soundtrack of Pather Panchali, will post it someday...

Suresh Kumar said...

Muthuvel - Thanks. That is the intention of this blog and I will continue to do so. You are right. Piano theme and amelie theme sounds similar but just the chords, the main melody is different, though it evokes almost the same feeling. There is also an another orchestral version of 'Amelie' theme and if you listen to it, you will feel the difference...