I came across this beautiful musical piece while doing some random search on Youtube. This is a composition by the Spanish musician, Nacho Sotomayor. The song is titled as ‘Belle du Seigneur’ which refers to a ‘lover or beloved’ in French. It is a part of Sotomayor’s album La Roca Vol.7.
Belle du Seigneur also features in the original soundtrack of the movie starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Natalia Vodianova. In fact, the video shared here, is a clip from the same movie. The movie is based on a famous novel by Albert Cohen which is an account of a heated love affair set on the brink of World War II.
I don’t understand French but the song speaks out to me. The music captures an intense mood and the flute renders a very fine classical touch to the notes. If you listen carefully, you will appreciate the huge variation of sounds that has been neatly assembled in this one song. I mean, there are very few pieces where I’ve found such a divine co-existence of the piano and the flute. Don’t they sound so heavenly together?
Song: Belle du Seigneur by Nacho Sotomayor