Composer Details

Zbigniew Preisner

Zbiniew Preisner

 

Zbigniew Preisner is Poland’s leading film music composer. For many years he enjoyed a close collaboration with the director Krzysztof Kieslowski and his script-writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz; his scores for Kieslowski’s films Dekalog, The Double Life of Veronique, Three Colours: Blue, Three Colours: White and Three Colours: Red have brought him international acclaim and many commissions for film and television scores. His music has a kind of purity and timelessness which moves people: huge chord sequences or tunes as simple and attractive as nursery rhymes. Outside film, he has worked on orchestrations for Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour and he wrote Requiem for my friend in memory of Kieslowski which was released by Warners and became an international best-seller.

‘A composition has to come along and make something of what's been written in a literary language. But how can you describe music? That it's beautiful, for example, sublime? That it's memorable? That it's mysterious? You can write all this down but the composer's got to come along and find the notes. Then the musicians have to play all these notes. And all this, in the end, has to remind you of what was written down in literary language. And Zbigniew Preisner simply does it wonderfully.’ Krzysztof Kieslowski.

 Here is the latest example of Zbigniew's work in advertising:

 



Anonyma: A Woman in Berlin

(2008), Menachem & Fred (2008), Un Secret (2007 - César nomination), Sportsman of the Century (2006), Harry's Daughters (2005), The Beautiful Country (2004), It’s All About Love (2003), Between Strangers (2002), The Last September (1999), Fairytale: A True Story (1997), The Island on Bird Street (1997 - Silver Bear winner), Élisa (1995 - César winner), Three Colours: Red (1994 - César winner), Three Colours: White (1994), Three Colours: Blue (1993 - Golden Globe nomination, César nomination, LAFCA winner), The Secret Garden (1993), Damage (1992 - LAFCA winner), At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991 - Golden Globe nomination), The Double Life of Veronique (1991 - César nomination, LAFCA winner), Dekalog (1990 - César nomination) amongst countless others.

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Composer Showreel

Van Den Budenmayer Concerto En Mi Mineur - La Double Vie De Veronique
Zbigniew Preisner

Van Den Budenmayer Concerto En Mi Mineur - La Double Vie De Veronique
Zbigniew Preisner
Song For The Unification Of Europe - Three Colours Blue
Zbigniew Preisner
A Good Morning Melody - Ten Easy Pieces For Piano
Zbigniew Preisner
On The Wisla - Three Colours White
Zbigniew Preisner
Main Titles - At Play In The Fields Of The Lord
Zbigniew Preisner
Taking Colin To The Garden - The Secret Garden
Zbigniew Preisner
Believe - Fairytale
Zbigniew Preisner
Homecoming - When A Man Loves A Woman
Zbigniew Preisner
Intensite - Europa Europa
Zbigniew Preisner
Lacrimosa - Requiem For My Friend
Zbigniew Preisner
Nocturne II - Elisa
Zbigniew Preisner
Sky - Egyptian Opera
Zbigniew Preisner
End Titles - The Beautiful Country
Zbigniew Preisner
End Titles - The Last September
Zbigniew Preisner
The Seventh Day - It's All About Love
Zbigniew Preisner
Theme - People's Century
Zbigniew Preisner