The Book Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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||One Small Fact||John Williams||1:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Journey to Himmel Street||John Williams||1:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||New Parents and a New Home||John Williams||1:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ilsa's Library||John Williams||2:21||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Snow Fight||John Williams||1:01||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Learning to Read||John Williams||2:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Book Burning||John Williams||2:52||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Hate Hitler!||John Williams||2:06||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Max and Liesel||John Williams||1:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Train Station||John Williams||2:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Revealing the Secret||John Williams||4:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Foot Race||John Williams||1:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Visitor at Himmel Street||John Williams||2:02||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Learning to Write||John Williams||2:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Departure of Max||John Williams||2:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Jellyfish||John Williams||2:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Rescuing the Book||John Williams||1:55||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Writing to Mama||John Williams||2:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Max Lives||John Williams||1:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Rudy Is Taken||John Williams||2:00||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Finale||John Williams||2:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Book Thief||John Williams||7:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Hollywood legend John Williams received his record 49th Academy Award® nomination for this quiet, introspective score to Brian Percival’s adaptation of Australian author Markus Zusak’s bittersweet WW2 fable. Working as he always has—“with a piano and a pencil,” Williams muses—the composer conjured a score dominated by elegant writing for piano, “because it seemed singular. It seemed personal and private.” But he’s quick to note it’s actually “two pianos sounding as one, something I’d never done before. Playing together, tracing each other, producing a sort of reverberance.” The choice mirrors what Williams calls the film’s double track. "We see this little girl who’s unable to read or write, and what she shows us is that one can achieve solace and immortality through letters: the word, writing. The other track is the providential voice of Death, who seems to be a very embracing and warm person.” He admits he was seduced by “the idea of the solace that can be found in literature, something similar to what we as musicians feel we find in music. And music can be a lifetime obsession that's also a lifesaver, in the way that her life was saved by her passion for books.”
A reminisce of what scores used to sound like and what they used to be. When I listen to this score I hear the first two years of Harry Potter and Angela's Ashes, which are my favorites of this artist. So Williams outdid himself with this one! Five stars all the way! I ask myself why haven't I heard more like this recently? It is heart warming and John Williams is at his best. I haven't seen the movie yet but I'm sure hearing this score, did it justice.Great score!
Great Piano Work!
This has a lot of piano in it woven with other instruments as only John Williams can. Great score! :-)
A must have
John Williams has done it again! This is a must have soundtrack. The movie was pretty good, the book was SUPERB, and the soundtrack is amazing. Whether or not it fit the movie, on its own, it's magnificent. Buy the whole album, trust me, you WILL NOT regret it.
Born: February 8, 1932 in Flushing, NY
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s