The Pianist (soundtrack)

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The Pianist: Music from the Motion Picture
The Pianist cd.jpg
Soundtrack album by Wojciech Kilar
Released 2002
Recorded John Timperley (sound engineer)
Genre Soundtrack
Label Sony

The Pianist: Music from the Motion Picture is the original soundtrack, on the Sony Classical label, of the 2002 Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated film The Pianist starring Adrien Brody (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as "Władysław Szpilman" in this film), Thomas Kretschmann and Frank Finlay. The Chopin pieces were played by Polish pianist Janusz Olejniczak and the original score piece was composed by Wojciech Kilar. The music in the actual movie also includes pieces by Beethoven and Bach.

In 2003, the music won the César Award for Best Music Written for a Film,[1] and was also nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Film Music (but lost to the music of The Hours).[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Nocturne in C-sharp Minor (1830)" - Frédéric Chopin, Score at IMSLP (4:12)
  2. "Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1" - Frédéric Chopin (4:31)
  3. "Nocturne in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1" - Frédéric Chopin (5:57)
  4. "Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38" - Frédéric Chopin (7:41)
  5. "Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23" - Frédéric Chopin (9:01)
  6. "Waltz No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2" - Frédéric Chopin (5:13)
  7. "Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4" - Frédéric Chopin (2:34)
  8. "Andante spianato in G Major" - Frédéric Chopin (4:28)
  9. "Grande Polonaise brillante in E-flat major" - Frédéric Chopin (9:31)
  10. "Moving to the Ghetto Oct. 31, 1940" - Wojciech Kilar (1:52)
  11. "Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4" - Frédéric Chopin (3:42)


  1. ^ "PALMARES 2003 - 28 TH CESAR AWARD CEREMONY". Académie des arts et techniques du cinéma (fr). Retrieved January 2, 2014. Best Music written for a film: Wojciech Kilar - Le Pianiste 
  2. ^ "Bafta Film Awards - Film: Anthony Asquith Award for Original Film Music in 2003". BAFTA. Retrieved January 2, 2014. Nominees: ... The Pianist: Wojciech Kilar