Cate Blanchett on Górecki in Gramophone

Composer Henryk Górecki and soprano Elizabeth Hynes on the stage of USC's Bovard Auditorium, 3 October 1997. Photo courtesy of USC Daily Trojan.

After playing the role of a conductor in upcoming film Tar, Cate Blanchett discusses how music has informed her life and her work in a Gramophone Magazine interview. In the interview, she references Polish composer Henryk Górecki:

“I think about Death and the Maiden a lot. The music of Górecki too. During the making of this film – and this was something I hadn’t ever done before – I thought I wanted to have music in my head the whole time, so when people were talking to me I had an earpiece in where I would just have various pieces of music playing. And Todd [Field, Tár’s writer and director] kept referring to a piece of Górecki’s that he called the ‘Tár march’ – a particular rhythm that he wanted her to walk to.”

This article originally appeared in the 2022 edition of Gramophone Magazine.

[Source:gramophone.co.uk]