Armour (original Soundtrack)
Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ' Beethoven: Bagatelles (6), Op. 126: No. 2 Bagatelle in C major, Op 33 No. 2 Bagatelle, Op. 33 No. 4 Schubert: Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3 Impromptu in C minor, D899 No. 1 Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 3 in F minor
Amour, the latest film by Austrian director Michael Haneke, won the supreme prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or. It tells the story of an elderly Parisian couple, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. They are both distinguished music teachers and their star pupil, a pianist, is played by none other than Alexandre Tharaud, making his movie debut. He performs music by Schubert, Beethoven and Bach (arranged by Busoni) and this CD complements the soundtrack items with further pieces by Schubert and Beethoven.