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Rachel Portman

Rachel Portman
Born: Dec 11, 1960 in Haslemere, England
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Genre: Other, Classical
Biography: A British born (December 11, 1960 in Haslemere) composer, Rachel Portman's biggest claim to fame was being the first woman to win an Academy Award (an Oscar, that is) for Best Original Score. The award, which came about due to her work for the film Emma in 1996, wasn't her only chance at the coveted ...Read full biography
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan [Original Score]
Released: 2011
Label: Sony Classical
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Composer Rachel Portman brought the same level of grace and gentle melancholy to her score for the 19th century Chinese drama Snow Flower and the Secret Fan as she did on previous, similarly themed efforts ...Read full review
Released: 2006
Label: Milan Records
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Rachel Portman's original score for Douglas McGrath's Truman Capote biopic Infamous is one of her most signature efforts. Full of understated grace and tension, her way of whispering a narrative along, ...Read full review
More Rachel Portman albums: Main Albums (31)