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Antoine Duhamel
1925 - 2014
A. Duhamel
Antoine Duhamel (30/07/1925 - 11/09/2014), is a French composer, orchestra conductor and music teacher. Born in Valmondois in the Val-d'Oise département of France, Antoine Duhamel came from a cinematic family and studied music at the Sorbonne. He wrote the score for his first film in 1960, going on to work with many of Europe's most outstanding film directors. In 2002 he was awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for his music for the Bertrand Tavernier directed film, Laissez-passer. Antoine Duhamel has scored several of Jean Luc Godard's films, including Pierrot le Fou and Week End.
Requiem, from Ridicule
Composed in:1996
Musical form:film music
For two women's voices and one man's voice and orchestra. In the film Ridicule, directed by Patrice Leconte, Ponceludon is facing a duel; for this purpose Duhamel composed a miniature Requiem, which displays a very beautiful effect - by the way, wonderful sung by Agnès Mellon, Claudine Lecoze and Philippe Cantor.