John Williams and world renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman made a powerful musical combination with their collaboration for Schindler's List. The score that they created is an example of how music can add so much, to a film already filled with unforgettable images, and then somehow makes the viewer even more speechless then you might think possible.
The music of Williams, would have no doubt, stood on its own. Perlman adds just the right touch to make the score even better. Through his solos, it's almost as though, he is acting as Oskar Schindler's conscience as he decides what to to do. For his part, Williams takes the horrors of the holocaust and somehow manages to give its victims, Schindler's heroic efforts, and their legacy, a dignity. As director Steven Spielberg mentions in his liner notes comments "The choice John Williams made was gentle simplicity."-That is true and the score will leave a lasting impression-by either watching the movie, or just listening to the soundtrack.
Like Schindler himself, Williams and Perlman take the tragic events of that period in world history, and somehow give us hope..with this emotional and powerful score. The CD has 14 track listings and a total running time of 64:34. The Schindler's List soundtrack comes highly recommended and is a must for anyone's collection