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SCHINDLER'S LIST

(1993)


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


Track Listing

1. Theme From Schindler's List (4:14)
2. Jewish Town (Krakow Ghetto-Winter '41) (4:38)
3. Immolation (With Our Lives, We Give Life) (4:43)
4. Remembrances (4:19)
5. Schindler's Workforce (9:07)
6. OYF'N Pripetshok and Nacht Aktion (3:51)
7. I Could Have Done More (5:52)
8. Auschwitz-Birkenau (3:41)
9. Stolen Memories (4:17)
10. Making The List (5:06)
11. Give Me Your Names (4:56)
12. Yeroushalaim Chel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold) (2:14)
13. Remembrances (with Itzhak Perlman) (5:16)
14. Theme From Schindler's List (Reprise) (3:57)

Violin Solos by Itzhak Perlman
Clarinet Solos by Giora Feidman

OYF'N Pripetshok composed by Mark Warschafsky
Performed by The Li-Ron Herzeliya Children's Choir, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Conducted by Ronit Shapira



Itzhak Perlman


Liner Notes

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 


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