Classiclectic Feature: Interview with film composer Ilan Eshkeri, "The White Crow"

Apr 26, 2019

The White Crow OMPS by Ilan Eshkeri
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"The White Crow" is a 2019 biopic from director/actor Ralph Fiennes, which studies the drama of the ballet superstar Rudolf Nureyev and his defection from the Soviet Union.  The score of the film, by British composer Ilan Eshkeri, is the next collaboration of music and film between Eshkeri and Fiennes, with two previous films together.  The soundtrack (on Deutsche Grammophon) also features solo violinist Lisa Batiashvili, representative of Nureyev and his love of solo violin music.

Classiclectic host Kurt Hauswirth was afforded the opportunity to speak to Eshkeri by phone about the composition process, his collaborative history with Ralph Fiennes, and the meaning behind the score:

British composer Ilan Eshkeri
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*New biopic from Oscar nominees Ralph Fiennes and David Hare probes intense drama of ballet superstar Rudolf Nureyev's defection from the Soviet Union

*The White Crow features captivating score by British composer Ilan Eshkeri

*Deutsche Grammophon soundtrack album places solo spotlight on acclaimed violinist Lisa Batiashvili


The film opens April 26, 2019, and the soundtrack is available March 22, 2019 by Deutsche Grammophon.