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Reinhardt Wagner: Film Music


18 June 2012

Reinhardt Wagner is one of the great French film composers. He studied at the Conservatory in Orleans and then at the National Superior Conservatory in Paris, before starting composing for the theatre and for the cinema. He worked with directors Jean-Jacques Beneix (Mortel Transfert), Pascal Thomas (Mon p’tit doigt m’a dit; Le crime est notre affaire) and Christophe Barratier for the Faubourg 36, from which the music was nominated for the Césars in 2009 (Best film score) and for the Oscars in 2010 ( Best Song “Loin de Paname”). He also received the French press award Étoile d’or du cinema for the best Original Music Score from Faubourg 36.


Reinhardt Wagner is a towering figure in the French cultural landscape: in 2004 he won the Prix Charles Cros for the score of Joséphine et le ombres (opera written by Roland Topor) and the Medal of Knight of the order of Arts and Letters in 2009.


This album called Film Music gathers Reinhardt Wagner’s score from the Faubourg 36; Mortel Transfert; Ensemble nous allons vivre une trés, trés grande histoire d’amour; Mon p’tit doigt m’a dit; Le crime est notre affaire; and Mumu, along with a personal composition: Hommage à Nino Rota.