Yann Tiersen: Piano Music
By Jeroen van Veen. By Yann Tiersen. Classical. 2 CDs. Published by Brilliant Classics (NX.BRI95129).
Item Number: NX.BRI95129
Yann Tiersen, a true maestro of minimalist piano music, best known for the soundtrack to the 2001 movie Amelie, has released an album of gentle melodies and soothing sounds including both music from Amelie and more recent works. Tiersen's soundtrack to Amelie helped to make the film a hit, perfectly capturing it's bittersweet mix of humour and sadness, and sold over 200,000 albums in France and became a platinum hit in the United States and Germany. As a pianist specializing in the minimalist repertoire, Jeroen van Veen brought intelligence and sensitivity to these performances, and Fanfare writes of the album, "The music needs to speak for itself, and that it does, in this consistently enjoyable collection, I have no reservations in recommending to anyone who enjoys minimalism" (Fanfare).