On November 12, Grammy-winning pianist Gloria Cheng premiered the third and fourth movements of “Conversations”, a concert piece for piano solo written by John Williams in 2012. The first two movements had been performed by Cheng at Tanglewood (August 10, 2012) and the Mendocino Music Festival in California (July 22, 2013).
THE BOOK THIEF Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Music composed and conducted by John Williams
A Review by Mikko Ojala
The Book Thief – the newest addition to the filmography of John Williams – is notable not only as the only film project slated for him in 2013, but also for the fact that it is the first non-Steven Spielberg project he has composed for since 2005. The announcement that the famed composer was attached to the film came quite late in the game and took the film music fandom by surprise, and generated an increased buzz of excitement for the upcoming score – especially when the film was slated for an earlier than anticipated release by the studio.
Original Movie Soundtrack Of “The Book Thief” Set For Release On November 20
John Williams’ Music For A Moving Story About The Power Of Words
NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Sony Music is proud to announce the release of renowned composer John Williams’ original motion picture soundtrack of The Book Thief, a moving film by Brian Percival based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Markus Zusak. The Book Thief tells the inspirational story of a spirited and courageous young girl who transforms the lives of everyone around her when she is sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. The film stars Academy Award®-winner Geoffrey Rush (The King’s Speech), and Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves). The young Canadian Sophie Nélisse takes on the role of their adoptive daughter Liesel.
New audio samples of all tracks on The Book Thief soundtrack album are available at Sony Music’s SoundCloud page. The digital edition of the album will be available for download on Friday, November 8, at Amazon UK
SPECIAL ARCHIVAL EDITION – LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 COPIES
Long-awaited re-issue of out-of-print soundtrack with complete score as a bonus.
78 minutes of music, including 45 minutes of music never released before.
12-page CD booklet with liner notes by Gergely Hubai.
Music Box Records is proud to present one of its most ambitious releases yet – a classic John Williams score from the last ever film that credited him as Johnny!