The English Patient Live

The Philharmonia Orchestra provides live accompaniment to Anthony Minghella's romantic drama, which stars Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Kristin Scott Thomas. The film, set in the Sahara Desert and an Italian monastery, is based off the novel by Michael Ondaatje.

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Anthony Minghella’s multi-award winning romantic blockbuster is accompanied live by the Philharmonia Orchestra.

This enduring masterpiece stars Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Kristin Scott Thomas.

Music is at the centre of this passionate story evocatively set in the Sahara Desert and an Italian monastery.

The mournful cor anglais melody of its opening, which features a biplane flying over the Sahara, returns to devastating emotional effect in the final scene.

A stirring string theme is also at the heart of this tragedy of love, loss and war.

Gabriel Yared's score won an Academy Award (Best Dramatic Score), Golden Globe (Best Original Score), BAFTA Award (Best Film Music) and Grammy Award.

The English Patient Live is a production of Avex Classics International.

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