Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Classical Rocks the Movies!

I've said it before, but some of my favorite music albums are movie soundtracks. In fact, I have over 58 movie soundtrack albums. Crazy, I know. But I love them because they transport me to another place and another time. Classical scores are no different. Todays song is one I can never tire of. I could listen to it forever and ever.

The theme to Schindler's List

composed by

John Williams

and performed by the one and only

Itzhak Perlman

is a beautiful and haunting piece. It takes your breath away with it's heartbreaking violin.

John Williams has composed so many of the best movie scores;
  • Fiddler On the Roof
  • Jaws
  • Star Wars
  • Superman
  • Indiana Jones
  • E.T.
  • Hook (a personal favorite)
  • Home Alone (a classic)
  • Far and Away
  • Jurassic Park
  • Sabrina
  • Seven Years In Tibet
  • All the Harry Potter movies
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
...just to name a few.

At the top of my playlist are a few other classical pieces from movies. The entire Pride and Prejudice soundtrack is amazing, and worth purchasing, and I love the tango from Scent of a Woman, also performed by Itzhak Perlman. Memoirs of a Geisha is also wonderful.

So there's my classical tid bits for the day. Enjoy!

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