Premiering in Sydney tonight is the eagerly anticipated new James Bond film Spectre – and the soundtrack has a very special Sydney connection.
The film uses a track from a recording of Vivaldi’s music, made in Sydney in 2000 by German countertenor Andreas Scholl and Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, conducted by its Artistic Director Paul Dyer. The track used by producers in the film is the haunting ‘Cum dederit’ from Nisi Dominus which is track 4 on the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra’s album Vivaldi Motets.
Coincidentally, Riccardo Minasi, Italian violinist guest director of the Brandenburg current series, has a connection with Spectre as well. Scenes filmed in Rome were shot over a number of days from the roof of his apartment block.
The Andreas Scholl Vivaldi Motets album was recorded at the ABC Studios in Ultimo in 2000, and released by ABC Classics in Australia and on the Decca label internationally.
Click here to listen to the complete track.