THE DUELLISTS for solo piano op.646 (March 2013)

Theme from Ridley Scott's film The Duellists (Special Jury Prize Cannes festival 1977)
Published by: Highbridge Music
Duration: 3 mins
Recordings Available
Puttnam plays Puttnam - The Duellists for piano
Released: August 2014
Recorded: 2013
Artists: Sasha Puttnam plays piano arrangements of music from David Puttnam's Classic Films
Available from: Amazon UK


18th July 2015 Sasha Puttnam plays music from the films of David Puttnam including the theme from 'The Duellists.', Bridgewater Hall
3rd March 2014 Vladimir Ashkenazy and Vovka Ashkenazy, DECCA RELEASE MARCH 3RD 2014

In 2011 Howard wrote the test-piece for The Hong Kong International Piano Competition which he attended. The President of the jury was Vladimir Ashkenazy who liked the work (Speech after long silence) and expressed his desire to record an album of Howard's piano music. This took place between March and July 2013. The repertoire includes two works for two pianos in which he is joined by his son Vovka and concert performances of these works were given in Lugano for RSI on 9th March 2013 just prior to the recordings. The completed 80-minute album also presents a wide selection of Howard Blake's solo pieces for piano performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy himself.  The completed album will be released by Decca on March 3rd 2014. The title track of the album is a solo piano version of 'Walking in the air' of which a single for download was issued as a pre-release for download on December 2nd 2013.

Related Works

'THE DUELLISTS' op.247 (March 1977) (Audio Sample Available)
Score for the feature film directed by Ridley Scott, produced by David Puttnam. SPECIAL JURY PRIZE CANNES FESTIVAL 1977: IVOR NOVELLO BEST SCORE NOMINATION 1977.
'SUITE: 'THE DUELLISTS'' op.492 (September 1996)
Orchestral suite adapted from the film score
'The Duellists (Special Collectors Edition)' op.530B (May 2002)
DVD of the feature film, with commentary by Director Ridley Scott and commentary and isolated score by Howard Blake
'Mme de Leon's Salon' op.583 (March 2007)
Piano solo from the film 'The Duellists'
'THE DUELLISTS THEME FOR FLUTE & PIANO' op.583B (September 2007)
An arrangement of the famous 'Duellists' theme for flute and piano
An arrangement of music from the film 'The Duellists' for orchestra
'SUITE: THE DUELLISTS (for flute, clarinet and piano)' op.603 (June 2009)
An arrangement of music from the film 'The Duellists'
'Laura' op.604 (September 2009)
Piano theme from 'The Duellists' improvised by the composer
'SYMPHONY NO. 3 - THE DUELLISTS' op.642 (January 2013)
Music from the orchestral score of Ridley Scott's film masterpiece

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