Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman Featured on Memoirs of a Geisha Soundtrack

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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman are among the soloists on the soundtrack for the forthcoming film Memoirs of a Geisha, based on the 1997 novel by Arthur Golden.

The score for the film is by the prolific John Williams, the composer of the music for the Star Wars films, the Indiana Jones films, Jaws, Schindler's List , and many other hits over the last 30 years.

Rob Marshall is the director of Memoirs of a Geisha; the screenplay is by Akiva Goldman. The cast includes Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li, and Ken Watanabe. The film opens on December 9; the Sony Classical soundtrack album will be released on November 22.

Ma has previously performed on the soundtracks of Seven Years in Tibet, which also had a score by Williams, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which had music by Tan Dun. Perlman played on the soundtracks of Hero, another Tan Dun score, and Schindler's List.


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