Today’s piece of music is from the soundtrack to the 2001 film Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain. Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet had been planning to commission Michael Nyman to write the score for the film, but while driving with his production assistant he heard a CD of music by Yann Tiersen and immediately bought Tiersen’s entire back catalogue. Soon after Tiersen was commissioned for the soundtrack, using some existing music and some newly composed pieces.
I’m playing La Valse d’Amélie for my colleague Katie who celebrates her birthday today. Joyeux anniversaire!