Unusually for any composer, Yann Tiersen does not describe himself as one. He is nevertheless celebrated for his studio and touring albums which have become popular as soundtracks. The most celebrated of these, Amélie, accompanies the enchanting movie by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet that launched the career of Audrey Tatou. Influenced by eclectic music ranging from Chopin to Satie to punk, Tiersen’s style is beautifully idiosyncratic, exemplified in the Amélie score with its fantastical central waltz. A suite of the main themes is performed in shimmering form by the violinist Renaud Capuçon on his Cinema album, where it takes its place alongside many great film score classics.