The Piano At The Movies

Michael Chertock

The Piano At The Movies
  • CAT # 80477-25

    1. Main Title "Feather Theme" from Forrest Gump 2:23
    2. Heaven's Light from The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2:20
    3. Ashokan Farewell from The Civil War 2:08
    4. With God's Help, Shine from Shine 3:07
    5. Rachmaninoff: Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2 4:06
    6. Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 - Cadenza from Allegro ma non tanto 4:34
    7. Chopin: Prelude to No. 15 in D-flat major, "Raindrop" 5:12
    8. 'Round Midnight 3:04
    9. Main Theme from Il Postino 2:29
    10. Main Theme from The Bodyguard 3:44
    11. A Retreat / Read Me to Sleep / Palace of the Winds from The English Patient 3:37
    12. Beethoven: Fur Elise 3:00
    13. Beethoven: Adagio sostenuto from Moonlight Sonata 5:47
    14. Main Theme "Doe Eyes" from The Bridges of Madison County 2:47
    15. Don't Cry For Me, Argentina from Evita 3:08
    16. Theme from The X-Files 3:10
    17. Main Theme from Summer of '42 3:54
    18. Claudia's Theme from Unforgiven 2:06

Twenty-eight year old pianist Michael Chertock has appeared as a soloist with orchestras and in recital throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. As a concerto soloist, he has appeared with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, the National Arts Orchestra of Canada, the Naples Philharmonic, and the Ravinia Festival Orchestra.

Chertock has selected for this recording a collection of themes and incidental music from both recent and past Oscar-winning movies, as well as hit Broadway tunes and themes from award-winning television shows. Movie themes featured include those from "The English Patient," " Forrest Gump," "Shine," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Unforgiven," (with the theme actually written by Clint Eastwood), and "Il Postino".

Music from the popular television show "The X-Files" is included, as well as themes from the PBS series "The Civil War." Broadway is represented with Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" from Evita.

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