|MCA MCAD10969||Composed and Conducted by John Williams|
|Format: CD||Produced by John Williams|
|Total Playing Time: 64:37||The Boston Symphony Orchestra|
|Date of Purchase: Feb 24, 1994||Director: Steven Spielberg|
|Cat. No. SC44||Academy Award|
German Title: Schindlers Liste
1. Theme From
Schindler's List (4:14)
Violin Solos by Itzhak Perlman
OYF'N Pripetshok composed by Mark Warschafsky
With dignity and compassion, John Williams has composed original and stunningly classical music for SCHINDLER'S LIST in a collection of themes and orchestral remembrances that will haunt you. The antihuman events beginning with Kristallnacht (1938) to the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau (1944) posed a deliberate challenge to both John and me: how to make the unimaginable factual, and how to create not so much a motion picture but a document of those intolerable times.
The choice John Williams made was gentle simplicity. Most of our films together have required an almost operatic accompaniment, which is fitting for INDIANA JONES, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS or JAWS. Each of us had to depart from our characteristic styles and begin again. This is certainly an album to be attended with closed eyes and unsequestered hearts.
Joining John in honoring the memory of the Shoah is the world renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman. His and John's contribution to the musical literature of this project is significant. I want to thank them both for making SCHINDLER'S LIST the most deeply moving filmmaking experience of my life.
Steven Spielberg, Director