Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Pianist OST

Time for another score/soundtrack!
This time it's the masterpiece of a movie that The Pianist (directed by Roman Polanski and starring Adrien Brody and Thomas Kretschmann) was.

The score is written by Wojciech Kilar, although this album only really features a single, brief (but nice) track by him; the rest consists of Chopin's pieces. Some of my favorite compositions by him are featured here, and he's quite possibly my favorite "classical" composer.

If you have never heard Frédéric Chopin, slap yourself in the back of the head for me, and then get this. It's not optional.
I don't wanna rant for long, but Frédéric Chopin wrote some of the most beautiful and depressive music ever. It's not heart-breaking, it's unforgivingly heart-fucking-shattering. He's also easily one of the most skilled piano virtuosi that ever lived.

If you know Chopin and don't like him, then there is something wrong with you. Seriously.

The Pianist

1. Nocturne in C-Sharp minor
2. Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1
3. Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1
4. Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
5. Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
6. Waltz No. 3 in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2
7. Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4
8. Andante Spianato, Op. 22
9. Grande Polonaise, Op. 22
10. Moving to the Ghetto Oct. 31, 1940 *
11. Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4

* = the only track by Wojciech Kilar here.

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