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Soundtrack review: Evening (Jan A.P. Kaczmarek – 2007)

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If you ever need a lovely piano intermezzo, this score is right for it. It sounds like a piano improvisation on a wonderful summer evening among friends.

 

To tell you the truth, “Evening” wasn’t among the Jan A.P. Kaczmarek scores I had selected for Polish Composer month. It featured a lot of songs and only 22 minutes of score. I was finishing my thoughts on the previous score I had listened to, and the playlist rolled on to the next track, which was the opening of “Evening”. There was something magical in what I heard. A gentle piano, a piercing violin, a female voice in the background which makes me think of fireflies, they all send me to the memory of a calm and beautiful summer evening landscape, relaxed and intense in the same time, an evening filled with love and hope.

Only after already creating this visual image in my mind I check out the synopsis of the movie and what do you know… it’s about memories and the alternation between two time periods. “Evening” is a short and easy score that makes an instant impression for me. I’m not sure I’ll come back to it, but it did enough to grab my attention and make me listen to it even if I hadn’t intended to. If you ever need a lovely piano intermezzo, this score is right for it. It sounds like a piano improvisation on a wonderful summer evening among friends.

Cue rating: 80 / 100

Total minutes of excellence: 15 / 23

Album excellence: 66%

Highlights:

Opening Titles

Anne Arrives

Before The Wedding

Anne And Harris In Love

Evening

 

About the author

Mihnea Manduteanu

I have been listening to film music for 25 years and writing about it since 2014. I've written over 1000 reviews and I can't imagine myself doing anything else. I am also a member of IFMCA (International Film Music Critics Association).

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