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Schindler's List [Soundtrack]

Itzhak Perlman, John Williams (Composer) Audio CD
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  • Performer: Itzhak Perlman
  • Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Li-Ron Herzeliya Children's Choir
  • Conductor: John Williams
  • Composer: John Williams
  • Audio CD (11 Mar 2002)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: MCA Records
  • ASIN: B000002OR4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,862 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Theme From Schindler's ListItzhak Perlman 4:150.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Jewish Town (Krakow Ghetto, Winter '41)Itzhak Perlman 4:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Immolation (With Our Lives, We Give Life)Boston Symphony Orchestra 4:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. RemembrancesBoston Symphony Orchestra 4:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Schindler's WorkforceBoston Symphony Orchestra 9:080.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Oyf'n Pripetshok / Nacht AktionJohn Williams 2:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. I Could Have Done MoreItzhak Perlman 5:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Auschwitz-BirkenauItzhak Perlman 3:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Stolen MemoriesBoston Symphony Orchestra 4:200.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Making The ListItzhak Perlman 5:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Give Me Your NamesBoston Symphony Orchestra 4:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Yerushalaim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)Hana Tzur 2:170.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. RemembrancesItzhak Perlman 5:160.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Theme From Schindler's List (Reprise)Itzhak Perlman 2:580.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Because he's long been stereotyped by the rousing neo-romantic adventure scores for the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Jurassic Park franchises, it's easy to forget that composer John Williams is hardly idiomatically challenged. When Steven Spielberg gratifyingly used the clout of his enormous commercial success to produce and direct this brave Holocaust drama, his long-time musical collaborator used the opportunity to display both the depth and maturity of his musical gifts and training, producing a score with sad, evocative melodies frequently carried by the violin of the great Itzhak Perlman. Rich with ethnic nuance and showcasing the composer's masterful orchestral/choral subtlety, Williams's emotionally compelling score for Schindler's List also won the Academy Award for Best Dramatic Score. --Jerry McCulley

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CD Music By John Williams

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars unparalled in its audacity 27 April 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Spielberg and Williams have a brilliant track record in both the eyes of critics and commercial success. That is the power that these two have when a movie is credited with both of them. However, Williams' success in his other works such as that of the Star Wars Saga, Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones to name but a few have never really had the pure emotion and haunting score of Schindler's List. This is simply his finest work, achieving great success at numerous awards including the academy award for best original score in 1993, and well deserved.
Schindler's List has the audacity to stand on it's own as a classical masterpiece that so many scores attempt to be. Williams' and Spielberg not enough, Perlman on the violin brings the most beautiful yet deeply haunting score of Williams' to life. I must admit that i am one for melancholic and depressing scores, nothing moves me more, and this ranks on the top of my list.
There are however some criticisms that this score has received, however these are also its strength. There is a high degree of repetition, but the melody is so beautiful that the yearning is still not satisfied, the melody in solo by violin or piano has such an oppressing overtone that one cannot hold back the tears. Yet it seems that the solos are interpreted with a small hope that seems to be held on to so tight in desperation and in oppression, and this small hope is what really drives the score.
This is quite simply a classic of scores and no movie score collection will ever be complete without this masterpiece.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Audio CD
A rather low key, sombre soundtrack (hardly surprising considering the film's subject matter). Williams' soundtrack has been criticised for using a palette of few tonal colours. However, I can promise you that this music has a cumulative effect upon the listener. There is a degree of repetition, with two themes in particular arising in a number of variations, but when listening to the soundtrack as a whole these become more moving and powerful, drawing you into the melancholy atmosphere that is so convincingly established. At the heart of this music lies a tremendous dignity that echoes the ultimate mood of the film (despite its many horrors). Perlman's violin playing beautifully expresses the haunting main melody which grows in emotional power on subsequent playings. For me the world created within this soundtrack is large enough (the bombastic marches of Williams' action scores would be alien here)to deliver a very fulfilling listening experience indeed
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Schindlers List 27 Mar 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
A truly beautiful piece of music, from start to end, and totally deserved of the best music academy award for John Williams. Mr Williams has written a lot of tripe over the years but this is a piece of classical modern genious, helped by the superlative playing of one of the finest violinists of our age, Mr Itzak Perlman. This is a piece of music which in it you can hear the agonies of those terrible, terrible times. It is uplifting yet angst ridden, and is full of memorable unforgettable themes. As I have said this disc won the oscar for best music, the Piano, by Michael Nyman ran it a close second, which is also a fantastic piece, only for Shindlers List the Piano would have won the oscar against any contender. It really was a shame that two great scores had to go head to head in the same year. Schindlers List (both film and music 10/10). Tony
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This is indeed an exact soundtrack so some may find the music a little repetitive however, with music this beautiful can that be a bad thing! Williams has yet again produced music entirely suitable for the film subject so if you found the film too moving maybe steer clear of the CD Perlman is without doubt one of the world's finest violinists and excels himself here. Perhaps not to everyone's tastes but one of my absolute favourite cd's
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, great music 2 May 2011
Format:Audio CD
At first I felt the music was really repetitive on playing this CD in the car, but listen to it properly at home and concentrate and it really is terribly moving. The subtlety and recollections of the scenes in the film, and the beautiful way in which one matches the other, with small tweaks that vary the main theme of the score, works perfectly.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 14 Feb 2004
Format:Audio CD
I am not musically trained,let alone classically trained,but I know when something is right: Van Dyck,V8 Chevy,Laurel & Hardy. This soundtrack fits the film and subject like a glove.The repetition is welcome and not gratuitous. Schindlers List would have worked in the silent era with this soundtrack. Listen carefully and you will notice how much it reminds you of the music from the silent era.Inventive,emotive and human.It works.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable 24 Jun 2006
Format:Audio CD
Yeah Ok the whole CD is based around one theme but it is a film soundtrack so that is to be expected. But the first track is incredible. The solo is played sublimely by Itzhak Perlman. The range on his instrument is amazing as he starts of fairly low and the piece finishes icredibly high. With Itzhak Perlman being from Israel the holocaust is probably something very close to his own heart and while listening to him playing the main theme it's almost like hes crying through the violin. Undoubtedly John William's best work.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Now I don't usually cry... 20 Feb 2003
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'd seen the film and couldn't help be moved. I'm the first to say that Speilburg and Williams err on the side of schmaltz (no joke intended it's just the right word) but this music stands up on it's own.
It's not a soundtrack that has to have the pictures to go with it. If you heard it without knowing the emotional context it would still work very well.
I don't play it every week, but when I do I stop. And I listen.
But maybe I skip the odd track that repeats a previous theme very closely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
I must say when I first got this I kept going back to the same haunting music that was in the title tune. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Caz
5.0 out of 5 stars john williams at his best
This is a wonderful album of haunting music. Delivery, quality and value as advertised. Would recommend to everyone with a passion for classical movie music.
Published 26 days ago by allan mcwhinnie
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this CD
Received this CD promptly and well packaged. The tracks are excellent and do not fail to impress. Having seen the film several times, I enjoy listening to this CD very much!
Published 1 month ago by Kitemarlow
5.0 out of 5 stars Shindler's List
Magnificent music from one of the best films ever. John Williams shows why he is one of the greatest writer of our time. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Michael J. Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! Spellbounding renditions of a wonderful music selection!
NOBODY plays this sort of music and Kletzmer like Itzak Perlman! The album is superb, with pieces of a harrowing depth and nostalgia/ sadness. It's worth all the money and more!...
Published 1 month ago by cocolino
5.0 out of 5 stars Good OST music!
fantastic music that I like ! Highly recommended! Everyone like this movie should get this OST, don't miss it .
Published 3 months ago by yongdape
5.0 out of 5 stars Aischwitz visit
As I said in the previous reviews, We visited Auschwitz a few weeks ago and these tracks reminded us of that visit.
Published 5 months ago by K. R. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars John Williams is magnificent
I purchased the soundtrack accidentally but was certainly not disappointed. The music is magnificent and the quality of the soundtrack is marvellous too :)
Published 5 months ago by anonymous
5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting
I bought this CD after hearing the theme on Classic FM

I wasn't disappointed with the rest of it. I have enjoyed all of the tracks repeatedly.
Published 6 months ago by Varied_taste
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful music
I selected this music because it is often featured on Classix FM. The selection of tracks is excellent and very well produced.
Published 7 months ago by Marc Richards
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