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Title - 'Florence Foster Jenkins' (OST)
Artist - Alexandre Desplat

'Florence Foster Jenkins' is a 2016 British-French biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and written by Nicholas Martin. The film stars three-time Academy Award Winner Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who became an opera singer known for her painful lack of singing skill. Other cast members include Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Nina Arianda and Rebecca Ferguson.

Streep recreates the extraordinary and hilarious singing of Florence Foster Jenkins (1868-1944), the wealthy American heiress whose excruciating sense of pitch and rhythm were immortalized on a set of treasured 78 rpm discs.

With an original score by Academy Award Winner Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel), and introducing Decca Classics star soprano Aida Garifullina - in a stunning cameo role as the legendary diva Lily Pons - 'Florence Foster Jenkins' is a delightful film; both visually and audibly.

1. "Florence Foster Jenkins"
2. "When I Have Sung My Songs to You" - Meryl Streep
3. "Socialite"
4. "Bribing"
5. "Adele's Laughing Song" - Meryl Sreep, Simon Helberg
6. "Florence & Whitey"
7. "Take It Easy" - Fats Waller
8. "Delibes: The Bell Song" - Aida Garifullina
9. "Delibes: The Bell Song" - Meryl Streep, Simon Helberg
10. "McMoon"
11. "Sing Madame Florence"
12. "Chopin Prelude in E Minor" - Simon Helberg
13. "Charlie's Prelude - John Kirby"
14. "Bedtime"
15. "For Toscanini"
16. "Mozart: Queen of the Night's Aria" - Meryl Streep, Simon Helberg
17. "On Radio"
18. "Going to Kathleen's"
19. "St Clair's Blues"
20. "The Post"
21. "Carnegie Hall"
22. "The Audience"
23. "After Reading"
24. "Like a Bird" - Meryl Streep, Simon Helberg
25. "I Think I Am Going to Read"
26. "For the Love of Music"
27. "Brahms: Wiegenlied" - Anne Sofie Von Otter, Bengt Forsberg
28. "Valse Caressante" - Meryl Streep, Simon Helberg

For those wanting to know more bout Florence Foster Jenkins, well, old newspaper accounts state she sold copies of those discs to her maybe 200 or so patrons at her hotel concerts after her performances, and like Tiny Tim, she went on to sell some 2500 tickets at $2.50 in late '44 at Carnegie Hall.

Indeed, the head of RCA/Victor A&R compiled her recordings into a 10" LP and 7" Single (45 RPM) 2-EP set @ April, 1954, and tongue-in-cheek put them out on the label's prestigious classical Red Seal series. I'm sure those are worth a small fortune here today, of course.

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