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Alexandre Desplat Keeps the Score for Wes Anderson's First Non-Pop OST, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Jan 25, 2014 01:22 AM EST

Trailers for Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel have recently circulated as un-skippable ads on YouTube and pre-film entertainment in movie theaters.

The fantastic Mr. Anderson may appear to be immovable--in that his Futura technicolor has become standard--but his use of popular music as a detailed brush stroke to the cinematic fanfare has changed from the Rolling Stones and Kinks-centric soundtrack for The Darjeeling Limited.

This time, a score written from the masterful French film composer Alexandre Desplat will move to the foreground of the film.

Desplat has worked with Anderson before, providing musical offerings for The Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom (abreast of Leonard Berstein, of course), but on a bit smaller scale.

So, while we'll have to wait a little while longer for Wes Anderson's latest conception, Desplat's score to Grand Budapest Hotel--forthcoming via ABKO Records--will be available on March 4.

Alongside Desplat, the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov, Siegfried Behrend and the DZO Chamber Orchestra perform.

True fans can pre-order the OST on Amazon.

Here's the international trailer for Anderson and Desplat's The Grand Budapest Hotel. Do pay close attention to the music.

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TagsWes Anderson, Alexandre Desplat, Moonrise Kingdom, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Rolling Stones, Leonard Berstein, Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Vitaly Gnutov, Sigfried Behrend, The DZO Chamber Orchestra, The Kinks, The Darjeeling Limited