The music in The Piano wouldn't measure up to some classical music in complexity, but it is heartfelt and flowing as any I have ever heard. I really can believe that this woman is communicating through her music. In addition, I love how when the piano sits on the seashore, she plays a melody(the promise) that seems to almost capture the rythym of the waves. This was my favorite music of the film. Other parts of the soundtrack seem to suggest the cloudiness and mood of the New Zealand setting, a land full of lush and wild forests. And of course, it all embodies the mystery that is Ada.
Many composers seem to get lost in conundrums of complexity. Some works, especially etudes, tend to be full of notes but not feeling. I find it refreshing to hear this music which puts me at ease as though I were standing on a misty beach.