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The Pianist soundtrack

The Pianist (2002)
Product detail
Format: CD
UPC: 69699877392
Label: Sony Classical
Label number: SK 87739
Running time: 58m23s
Shipping date: November 26th, 2002
Product availability
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Album Tracklist
1. Nocturne in C-sharp Minor [4:10]
2. Nocturne in E Minor, Op 72 No 1 [4:29]
3. Nocturne in C Minor, Op 48 No 1 [5:55]
4. Ballad No 2 in F Major, Op 38 [7:38]
5. Ballad No 1 in G Minor, Op 23 [8:59]
...see complete tracklist
Soundtrack Q & A
Q: There is this scene in the destroyed ghetto where the pianist plays to the german officer. Which track does he play? (from Elza in Latvia)
A: It is the Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, which is composed by Fryderyk Chopin and performed by Janusz Olejniczak. I think it appeared twice in the movie and it's my favorite out of this soundtrack. (thanks to Big Ball Ball, Nanjing, Chinaadd more info

Q: I would like to know which Nocturne is playing over and over again in this movie. It is now the intro to Alicia Keys new CD "As I Am" (from vette in conyers, Georgia)
A: This is Chopin's nocturne op. posth in c sharp minor. N20 (thanks to ika, Georgiaadd more info

Q: What is the music playing in the restaurant when someone asks Shpilmann to stop playing? I have checked all of the soundtracks but none of the songs were this one. (from ika in Georgia)
A: If it's the very last thing he plays before he stops... I believe it's Chopin's 1st piano concerto. (thanks to ant, njadd more info

Q: What is the name of the theme song for this movie?
...from Matt Caron in canada dieppe NB (answer Matt Caron's question)

Q: What song is playing at the Conservatory entrance examination? Thank you. (from Leon in Frankfurt)
A: Chopin's Grand Polonaise. It is the same as the piece played during the credits of the movie. (thanks to Matt, North Carolinaadd more info

Q: What is the song he is playing on the piano in the radio station before and while it's being bombed? (from Holly in South Africa)
A: It's the "Nocturne in C Sharp Minor," Chopin. (thanks to Lor, UKadd more info

Q: What is the song he plays in his head on the piano when he first goes into the new apartment?
...from Kaela in Maine (answer Kaela's question)

Q: Are any of these songs from Mozart? (from Ramon in Pecos, Texas, USA)
A: No, mostly Chopin, but does feature J. S. Bach, and Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata." (thanks to Lor, UKadd more info

Q: When were the tracks recorded?
...from amc259 in NYC (answer amc259's question)

Q: Okay, so this music I am looking for appears after the scene with the German soldier, while he is walking around town. It is a minor key, and I believe the song is played in the bass clef, and it's near the end of the movie. What is the name of this?
...from loren in California (answer loren's question)

Q: What's the music playing in the final concert when the credits come up?
...from Gee in Newport (answer Gee's question)

Q: There is a 3/4 lullaby played during a ghetto scene in which a family is eating garbage that falls off the back of a truck on the street. The melody is a lullaby that my grandmother used to sing to me. Can you tell me what it's called? She called it Schleff mein fagala...
...from susanna Carman in australia (answer susanna Carman's question)

Q: There are these lyrics that the jew workmen are singing when they are stopped by German officer, and he tells them to sing something nice because it's New Year. The lyrics go like this: "...Reunite tonight and follow the white eagle, stand up and fight our mortal enemies, Rise on the day, Lets give them fire and brimstone, We'll do away the Yoke of Slavery, Punish and rout the rapists of our nation, We'll slash them out to save our dignity..." So, are these lyrics from some specific song, and if yes, can you please tell me the name of the song???
...from Admir in Bosnia and Herzegovina (answer Admir's question)

Q: Which music is played by Dorota with the cello when they met at about 1:30 of movie?
...from Fernando in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (answer Fernando's question)

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