Music Box Records has announced the world premiere soundtrack release for the French 1997 television event movie The Red and the Black (Le rouge et le noir) directed by Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe and starring Carole Bouquet, Kim Rossi Stuart, Judith Godreche, Bernard Verley, Claude Rich and Constanze Engelbrecht. The album features the original music from the period drama composed by Academy Award nominee Philippe Sarde (The Tenant, Quest for FireLord of the Flies, BaroccoGhost StoryPirates) and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Metro Voices Choir. To order the limited edition CD, which is being released as part of the Music Box’s Great Television Soundtracks series, visit the label’s official website, where you can also check out the full details and listen to audio samples. The Red and the Black premiered on French television in 1997 and is available in the U.S. on DVD.

For the label’s other new October releases, check out our previous news article.