Umbrella Academy violin
The Umbrella Academy (show on Netflix) is packed full of violin music, since the main character (Ellen Page) is a violinist. Some of it I recognize and know what it is. Some of it is familiar but I can't name it, and it's driving me batty.
(This post prompted by a brief scene transition in episode 8 that uses a modern composition that I think might be Szymanowski or the like but I can't put my finger on.)
Anyone else watching?
Can't practise if I'm watching Netflix.
I'm watching but not up to episode 8 yet. I like Cotton's answer but it's a great show.
I finished watching it some days ago. You have been able to recognize much more than me. I thought that they were just original compositions from Jeff Russo, the OST writer. I say that because I was impressed by the music selection (the song playlist) in each and every chapter, and hoped that they were in the soundtrack which instead is only instrumental, and mostly violin. They probably come from other classical compositions, but could not recognize them.
Slightly off-topic, but would you recommend the series? The premise seems somewhat odd to me, and I'm trying to decide if I should give it a chance or not.
How's the acting?
I just finished watching it last night, and it's terrific. If you like superheroes, of course. The first few episodes are slow, but they actually include a lot of visual detail which is meaningful later. The last four episodes of so of the 10 are where the payoff is.
The show is a fun pastiche of a lot of superhero tropes, in the spirit of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (or maybe more like that Dirk Gently series with Elijah Wood), with plot twists and time travel and a secret conspiracy. I don't like superhero shows, but I liked this. We watched all 10 episodes over three nights, I think. The last two are mostly filler to set up the second season, but still watchable.
I haven't watched the show, but I saw a discussion of it on a friend's Facebook wall. It seems the violinist playing on the soundtrack is a local 16-year-old, rather than one of the many excellent studio musicians available for work...
I was pondering whether to watch this or not but now I'm definitely going to!
The violin playing seems to be varied.
I liked it, and would recommend it, actually. I read the comic some time ago (it won the Eisner award, which in comics is like he Booker or the Pulitzer) and I think that this TV show is actually better than the comics, which are a little bit too much-too fast.
The bow wasn't the murder weapon. Take a closer look at that scene. :-)
Yes, I know :-P But it gets bloodstained...