RR Orchestra (George Frideric Handel)
“Sarabande” is from the 1975 film Barry Lyndon, directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick, based on the 1844 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray,The Luck of Barry Lyndon. Kubrick began production on this movie after his 1971 filmA Clockwork Orange*. Since the period drama film is set in the 18th century — telling the fictional story of an opportunist who marries a rich widow — Kubrick chose primarily classical music, including pieces by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart and Schubert. The featured track, “Sarabande,” is the piece most associated with the film, written by George Frideric Handel. The film is critically acclaimed, especially for its groundbreaking cinematography, and among many awards, it won an Academy Award for Best Scoring: Original Song Score.