DIVA VLADIMIR COSMA CD R-7901091-1451330281-9664 smVladimir Cosma

Vladimir Cosma (born 13 April 1940) is a Romanian-born French composer, conductor and violinist.

He was born into a family of musicians. His father, Teodor Cosma, was a pianist and conductor, his mother a writer-composer, his uncle, Edgar Cosma, composer and conductor, and one of his grandmothers, pianist, a student of the renowned Ferruccio Busoni.

After receiving first prizes for violin and composition at the Bucharest Conservatoire of Music, he arrived in Paris in 1963 and continued his studies at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris, working with Nadia Boulanger. As well as for classical music, he discovered early on a passion for jazz, film music and all forms of popular music.

From 1964 he made a number of international tours as a concert violinist and began to devote himself more and more to composing. He wrote various compositions including: «Trois mouvements d’été» for symphony orchestra, «Oblique» for violoncello and string orchestra, music for theatre and ballet («Volpone» for the Comédie Française, the opera «Fantômas»…).

In 1968, Yves Robert entrusted him with his first film music for «Alexandre le Bienheureux ».

Vladimir Cosma has since composed more than three hundred scores for feature films and TV series. His numerous successes in the cinema have notably been in collaboration with Yves Robert, Gérard Oury, Francis Veber, Claude Pinoteau, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Claude Zidi, Ettore Scola, Pascal Thomas, Pierre Richard, Yves Boisset, André Cayatte, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Edouard Molinaro, Jean-Marie Poiré… and among which: Le Grand Blond avec une chaussure noire, Diva, Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob, La Boum, le Bal, l’As des As, la Chèvre, Les Fugitifs, Les Zozos, Pleure pas la bouche pleine, Dupont Lajoie, Un éléphant ça trompe énormément, La Dérobade, Le Père Noël est une ordure, L’Étudiante, La Gloire de mon père, Le Château de ma mère, Le dîner de cons…

Vladimir Cosma also featured in major French and American television productions: Michel Strogoff (fr), Kidnapped, Mistral’s Daughter, Châteauvallon, Les Mystères de Paris, Les Cœurs Brûlés…

Film music allowed him to approach and develop many different musical styles: jazz (with music written for famous soloists such as Chet Baker, Toots Thielemans, Don Byas, Stéphane Grappelli, Jean-Luc Ponty, Philip Catherine, Tony Coe, Pepper Adams, la chanson (pour Nana Mouskouri, Marie Laforêt, Richard Sanderson, Diane Dufresne, Herbert Léonard, Mireille Mathieu, Nicole Croisille, Lara Fabian, Guy Marchand, original compositions inspired by folk-music (for Gheorghe Zamfir, Stanciu Simion « Syrinx », pan-flute, Liam O’Flynn- pipes, Romane-guitar), as well as classical music (Berlin Concerto for violin and orchestra, Concerto for Euphonium and orchestra, Concerto Ibérique for trumpet and orchestra, Courts Métrages for brass quintet…)

In 2006 he conducted the world premier of his composition «Eh bien! Dansez maintenant», divertissement for narrator and symphony orchestra, from the Fables of Jean de la Fontaine, at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Lambert Wilson as narrator. Conducting the Orchestre National de France he gave a first performance in Paris of this work in December 2010 at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, featuring Eric Génovèse of the Comédie Française.

Vladimir Cosma wrote the opera «Marius et Fanny», adapted from Marcel Pagnol, for which the first production took place in September 2007 at the Opéra de Marseille with Roberto Alagna and Angela Gheorghiu in the title roles, as well as Jean-Philippe Lafont in the role of César. The performances were repeated several times on television on the channels ARTE and FR3.

In 2008 he composed the music for the musical comedy «Les Aventures de Rabbi Jacob» performed at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, with Eric Metayer, Marianne James, Spike, Julie Victor…

In June 2009, Vladimir Cosma conducted the world premier in the Eglise Sainte-Madeleine de Béziers, of his cantata «1209», for soprano, narrator, children’s choir and orchestra, written especially for the 8th centenary of the Sac de Béziers.

He is dedicated to re-writing his film music with the intention of conducting performances in symphonic concerts, thus approaching a wider audience than at the cinema. Among others, he gave a concert in Geneva in 2003 with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, a series of concerts in 2003 with the Orchestre National de Lyon, three concerts in 2005 in Paris at the Grand Rex, a concert in 2010 with the Orchestre de l’Ile-de-France in the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

He has also appeared in many countries with major symphony orchestras and such prestigious soloists as Ivry Gitlis, Vadim Repin, Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Patrice Fontanarosa, Jean-Luc Ponty, Didier Lockwood, Stanciu Simion «Syrinx», Philip Catherine and others. A book of interviews with Vincent Perrot entitled « Vladimir Cosma comme au cinéma » was published in 2009 in the Editions Hors Collection and an anthology of his film music regrouping 91 complete original soundtracks in two volumes has just come out. Two evenings were devoted to him by the French TV channel, France 3 in 2010, airing his concert at the Théâtre du Châtelet and a documentary «Vladimir Cosma intime».

Vladimir Cosma received two Césars for the best movie score, for Diva (1982) and Le Bal (1984), two Golden Sevens for the best music for television, as well as a number of prizes and awards in France and other countries.

He has also obtained numerous gold and platinum records all over the world (France, Germany, Japan, England, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Scandinavia).

Vladimir Cosma is Chevalier de l’ordre National la Légion d’Honneur, Grand Officier du Mérite Culturel Roumain, as well as Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.

DIVA WIHELMENIA FERNANDEZ BC R-7901091-1451330315-5029 smWilhelmenia Fernandez

She was born in Philadelphia in 1949. She appeared in the 1981 film Diva by French director Jean-Jacques Beineix.

Fernandez’s early training was at the Philadelphia Academy of Vocal Arts, followed by a scholarship at The Juilliard School of Music in New York. Her operatic debut was as Bess in Porgy and Bess, for Houston Grand Opera, a production which toured both the USA and Europe.

She made her début in Paris as Musetta in La bohème (with Plácido Domingo and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa), and at the New York City Opera in the same role in 1982.

Since then she has sung in operas and recitals in cities all over the world, her most notable roles being Carmen, Carmen Jones (for which she received the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1992 as Best Actress in a Musical), and Aïda, a role she has performed in Luxor and at the Pyramids in Egypt. She has made recordings of George Gershwin and of Negro spirituals.


Vladimir Cosma – Diva (Bande Originale Du Film)

Tracklist Credits

1 La Wally Conductor: V. Cosma* Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique De Londres* Vocals: Wilhelmenia Fernandez* 3:30

2 Promenade Sentimentale Piano, Soloist: V. Cosma* 2:38

3 Voie Sans Issue 3:04

4 Gorodish 3:00

5 Le Zen Dans L’Art De La Tartine 2:04

6 La Wally (Instrumental) Cello: Hubert Varron Conductor: V. Cosma* Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique De Londres*Piano: Raymond Allessandri* 3:04

7 Promenade Sentimentale Piano: V. Cosma* 3:20

8 Lame De Fond 4:21

9 Métro Police 2:35

10 Le Curé Et L’Antillais 1:30

11 L’ Usine Désaffectée 3:10

12 La Wally Vocals: Wilhelmenia Fernandez*3:30

Companies, etc.

Distributed By – RCA

Distributed By – BMG

Distributed By – Indisc

Distributed By – Arcade Benelux B.V.

Distributed By – Dischi Ricordi S.p.A.

Distributed By – Phonag

Distributed By – IMS Polygram

Distributed By – Rough Trade

Distributed By – Silva Screen

Distributed By – Elektra

Manufactured By – Tecval Memories SA

Phonographic Copyright (p) – S.P.I. Milan

Recorded At – CTS Studios

Recorded At – The Music Centre, Wembley

Recorded At – Studio Davout

Recorded At – Studio Damiens

Recorded At – Studio Aquarium

Mixed At – CTS Studios

Mixed At – The Music Centre, Wembley

Mixed At – Studio Davout

Mixed At – Studio Damiens

Mixed At – Studio Aquarium

Glass Mastered At – Dyam


Arranged By – Vladimir Cosma

Liner Notes [About Willhelmenia Fernandez] – J.J.B.*

Photography By [Front] – Ferraci*

Product Manager, Producer – Emmanuel Chamboredon

Written By Alfredo Catalani (tracks: 1, 6, 12), Vladimir Cosma (tracks: 2 to 5, 7 to 11)



Made and Manufactured in Switzerland

Housed in a standard jewel case, including a 4-pages Inlay

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 3 299031 006120

Matrix/Runout: TECVAL 01 CH 9514 061

Mastering SID Code: none

Mould SID Code: none

Rights Society: SUISA

Other (Distribution Code): RC 650

Other (Total Time on CD): TT = 36’44»

Label: Milan ‎– CD CH061

Format: CD, Album, Reissue

Country: UK & Europe

Released: 1989

Genre: Electronic, Rock, Classical, Stage & Screen

Style: Soundtrack, Modern Classical, Pop Rock, Abstract, Experimental

Label: Milan ‎– A 120 061

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: France

Released: 1981

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Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time

La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts

1 [Excerpt] Alfredo Catalani Vladimir Cosma 3:35

Improvistion on Promenade sentimentale, for piano

2 [Part 1] Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 2:39

Diva, film score

3 Voie Sans Issue Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 3:07

4 Gorodish Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 3:04

5 Le Zen Dans L’Art De La Tartine Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 2:06

6 Ave Maria, for voice & piano (after Bach’s Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) Charles Gounod Vladimir Cosma 1:39

La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts

7 [Excerpt] (Version Instrumentale) Alfredo Catalani Vladimir Cosma 3:08

Improvistion on Promenade sentimentale, for piano

8 [Part 2] Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 3:35

Diva, film score

9 Lame De Fond Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 4:24

10 Métro Police Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 2:36

11 L’ Usine Désaffectée Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 3:11

12 Le Curé Et L’ Antillais Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 1:32

13 Tuileries sous la pluie, for voice & piano Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 1:29

Sonata for solo violin No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005

14 Prélude De La Suite En Ré Mineur Vladimir Cosma 1:12

Diva, film score

15 La Baignoire Et La Mer Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 2:22

16 J’ Aime Pas Les Ascenseurs Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 2:30

La Wally, opera (dramma musicale) in 4 acts

17 [Excerpt] Alfredo Catalani Vladimir Cosma 3:03

Diva, film score

18 Le Chien De Dr. Michel Vladimir Cosma Vladimir Cosma 2:50


Vladimir Cosma, Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, London Symphony Orchestra – La wally



Vladimir Cosma – Promenade sentimentale – BO du Film Diva



Vladimir Cosma – Voie sans issue



Vladimir Cosma – Gorodish



Vladimir Cosma – Le zen dans l’art de la tartine



Vladimir Cosma, Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez, Gérard Parmentier – Ave Maria



Vladimir Cosma – La wally – Instrumental – feat. Hubert Varron, Raymond Alessandrini



Vladimir Cosma – Promenade sentimentale, pt. 2



Vladimir Cosma – Lame de fond



Vladimir Cosma – Métro police



Vladimir Cosma – L’usine désaffectée



Vladimir Cosma – Le curé et l’antillais



Vladimir Cosma, Wilhelmenia Wiggins Fernandez – Tuileries sous la pluie



Vladimir Cosma – Prélude de la suite en ré mineur BWV 1005 – feat. Hubert Varron



Vladimir Cosma – La baignoire et la mer



Vladimir Cosma – J’aime pas les ascenseurs



Vladimir Cosma – La wally – feat. Raymond Alessandrini



Vladimir Cosma – Le chien de M. Michel – Bonus Track




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