MATHILDE  (2017)
Production Company: TPO Rok
Distributors: Koch Media
Release date (Russia): 26 October 2017

Director: Aleksey Uchitel
Screenplay: Aleksandr Terekhov & Michael Katims

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Additional Music by Anna Drubich, Brandon Roberts & Marcus Trumpp
Orchestra Conducted by Valery Gergiev & Gavriel Heine
Performed by The Mariinski Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Orchestrated by Mark Graham
Recorded and Mixed by John Kurlander
Recorded at The Mariinski Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
Assistant Engineers Tyson Lozensky & Adamo Di Giorgio
Music Produced by Marco Beltrami

Synopsis: The film tells the story of the romantic relationship between the heir to the Russian throne, Nikolay Romanov, and the ballerina of the Imperial Theater, Matilda Kshesinskaya, from the time the 22-year-old crown prince and 18-year-old dancer met in 1890 to the coronation of Nikolay and his wife Aleksandra Fedorovna in 1896.


There’s a Russian composer here in L.A. named Anna Drubich who has worked with me on several projects, and she mentioned to me this production that was going on and she said it looks really good, visually. She put me in contact with them and they sent a copy of the film that they were working on and I thought wow, it sounds like a really interesting project and a unique opportunity to work in Russia. The director was temping the film with a lot of my music and it just seemed like a good fit. The story is about this supposed romantic relationship between the heir to the Russian throne, Nicholas Romanov, and the ballerina of the Imperial Theater, Matilda Kshesinskaya. The idea was to use source music for the ballet scenes, but for the score the director wanted it to be a lot more minimal and to tell the emotional backdrop of the story. He didn’t want it to sound period or anything – he wanted to keep it classically inspired but more simple. Most of the score is that way. There is a cue, the first cue on the CD [Twilight of the Empire], which I wrote originally for a scene later on in the movie where there’s a fire that takes place and there’s a lot of intercutting between sequences; some of it ended up being used but it didn’t survive intact. But I’d I recorded the whole piece, and since I felt I had this great orchestra [the Mariinsky Opera] with Valery Gergiev conducting and I had to stretch a little bit so I wrote that piece for them to play and it was just amazing just to hear it, so it’s included intact on the soundtrack album.

MATHILDE: Recording Sessions
The Mariinski Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia


M O V I E S C O R E    M E D I A    /   Q U A R T E T   R E C O R D S   (QR318)

01. Twilight of the Empire (3:55)
02. Mathilde and the Balloon Ride (2:55)
03. Church Chase and Train Crash (3:17)
04. Exposed (3:16)
05. Obstacle Course (2:15)
06. Séance (2:21)
07. Fishel's Holograph (1:47)
08. Tent Attack (2:09)
09. To Moscow (1:50)
10. Train Kiss (2:00)
11. Bear Attack (2:30)
12. Dance Fight (3:05)
13. Dress Reversal (1:40)
14. Gassing the Raft (5:03)
15. Tent Neckless (2:20)
16. Running Away (2:03)
17. The Fall (1:45)
18. Coronation (2:10)
19. Happiness (2:34)
20. Dark Coronation (2:53)
21. Dream Kiss (3:52)
22. End Credits (2:13)

23. Mathilde's Theme (2:24) PDF 
Release date
: 20 April 2018
Total Time: 60:21
Length of the Score: 102 minutes

Purchase links: Quartet Records, Amazon US, iTunes




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