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Shine: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Soundtrack]

David Hirschfelder , David Hirschfelder Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Hirschfelder: With The Help of God, ShineDavid Helfgott 3:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Chopin: Polonaise No.6 in A flat, Op.53 -"Heroic"David Helfgott 1:21$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Hirschfelder: Did He Win?David Helfgott0:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Hirschfelder: Wil You Teach Me?David Helfgott 2:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Hirschfelder: Scales to AmericaOrchestra 2:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 10. Fast zu ernstWilhelm Kempff 1:32$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Hirschfelder: These People Are a DisgraceDavid Helfgott 1:16$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - Arr. Hirschfelder - Prélude No.15 in D flat, Op.28, No.15 - "Raindrop"David Helfgott0:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Hirschfelder: Your Father Your FamilyDavid Helfgott 2:34$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Hirschfelder: Tell Me a Story, KatharineOrchestra 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Hirschfelder: Back StageDavid Helfgott 1:17$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Hirschfelder: Punished for the Rest of Your LifeDavid Helfgott 1:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Hirschfelder: Moments of GeniusOrchestra0:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen14. Liszt: La Campalesson - Arr. Edwards/HirschfelderDavid Helfgott0:50$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen15. Hirschfelder: Letters to KatharineOrchestra 1:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen16. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 - First Movement CadenzaDavid Helfgott 2:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen17. Rachmaninoff/Hirschfelder: Night Practice / Parcel from KatharineDavid Helfgott 1:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen18. Hirschfelder: As If There Was No TomorrowDavid Helfgott 1:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen19. Rachmaninov: The Rach. 3 (Part One)David Helfgott 4:19$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen20. Hirschfelder: Complicato in IsraelDavid Helfgott 1:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen21. Chopin: Raindrop RepriseDavid Helfgott 1:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen22. Edwards: Bath to Daisy BerylMary Doumay 1:31$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen23. Vivaldi: Gloria - Arr. Edwards/HirschfelderGeoffrey Payne 2:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen24. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C sharp minor, S.244David Helfgott 3:40$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen25. Rachmaninov: Prélude in C sharp minor, Op.3, No.2David Helfgott 2:18$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen26. Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan - Transcribed S. Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) - The Flight of the Bumble-BeeDavid Helfgott 1:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen27. Rachmaninov: Rach. 3 RebornDavid Helfgott 1:14$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen28. Hirschfelder: Goodnight DaddyDavid Helfgott 2:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen29. Beethoven: A Loud Bit Of Ludwig's 9th - Arr. Edwards/HirschfelderOrchestra0:43$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen30. Liszt: SospiriDavid Helfgott 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen31. Hirschfelder/Beethoven: What's The Matter, David/Appassionata - Arr. EdwardsOrchestra 1:13$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen32. Liszt: La Campanella - Arr. EdwardsDavid Helfgott 1:02$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen33. Hirschfelder/Rachmaninoff: Familiar Faces/Rach. 3 EncoreDavid Helfgott 1:36$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen34. Vivaldi: Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera - Arr. Edwards/HirschfelderGeoffrey Lancaster 4:41$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Composer: David Hirschfelder, David Hirschfelder
  • Audio CD (November 5, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B0000041FJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,953 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The story of David Helfgott's life has inspired audiences worldwide, and the soundtrack is no less rousing, featuring Helfgott's performance of the vaunted "Rach 3!" Also here are David Hirschfelder's film score and Helfgott's performances of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody; Flight of the Bumble Bee Rimsky-Korsakov, and other piano showpieces.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Modern-Classical Music Experience I've ever had November 26, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I've watched this movie several times. I noticed that while watching it, you find yourself so wrapped up in the story that (in some scenes) you tend to miss the beauty that lies in the score (by Hirschfelder).
This soundtrack captures it. After I listened to it I also got a pretty good idea of how Romantic-Piano sound like & I fell in love with it ever since. In addition, Helfgott's performance adds the final touch (it's like he & the piano are 1 inseparable unit); unlike many performers who did the same pieces..
It's true that the Rach-3 wasn't played completely throughout the movie (& soundtrack as well..Note that the total time of the whole piece exceeds 41 minutes !), but the soundtrack contains the elixir; excerpts from the finale,1st movement of the Rach-3 which will keep you marvel at the genius, power, and emotion that Rachmaninoff can express in his music.
These are some of my favorites:
-Raindrop Prelude (Chopin): extremely gentle, soothing, velvety piece
-Letters To Katherine (Hirschfelder): One of the pieces that pass unnoticed while watching the movie. It made me buy the soundtrack.
-Gloria, RV 589 (Vivaldi): Very Bright & cheerful. It starts with the 'Shining' of David Helfgott
-Flight Of The Bumble Bee (Rimsky-Korsakov/Rachmaninoff): Helfgott plays this restless, shut-up-and-listen piece at his own pace. Simply genius.
Hope you like them too :)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simply Beautiful February 19, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The Shine soundtrack was a wonderful accompaniment to the movie, and it is a great addition to any classical music library. The music is both uplifting and empowering. But if you buy this CD for only one reason buy it for the magnificent rendition of Vivaldi's Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincera by the angelic-sounding soparano Jane Edwards. Simply beautiful!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT CD! February 25, 2000
Format:Audio CD
The movie is what really inspired me to buy the soundtrack, as that is how it usually goes. I would say this cd is one of the best that I own. The sound is great and the variety is fantastic. I especially love Vivaldi:) However, the only thing i have to complain about is that they dont play the entire songs. I would of loved to here the rest of "prelude in c-sharp minor" (Rachmaninoff)...the thunderstorm backround added a most beautiful touch:)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a beautiful music! December 17, 2001
Format:Audio CD
Inmediately after watching a part of the movie I decided to buy the CD, not the video. The story by itself could be nice, but the music (the piano, the opera, everything) is just great.
I also recommend "Shine. The Complete Classics" one.
For Spanish readers:
Después de ver tan sólo una parte de la película, decidí comprar el disco, no el video. La historia podría ser agradable, pero la música es simplemente maravillosa (el piano, la ópera, toda la producción). Hay piezas del disco en las que simplemente me "sumerjo" al escucharlas. Es una delicia para los oídos.
También recomiendo el disco "Shine. The Complete Classics".
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Sondtracks ever March 2, 2000
Format:Audio CD
Great soundtrack...really lets you watch the movie in your head. If you want to hear all the songs they are available on the sequel to this soundtrack: "Shine - The Complete Classics"
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Music November 21, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
There is a blend of published music with new haunting music which tells the story. I seldom buy CDs but this was a must have for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars offers both more and less than I wanted October 30, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I ordered the CD after seeing the movie, which was quite wonderful. I was hoping to hear some of the pieces in their entirety, which, of course, is not what a soundtrack is about. It did guide me to other CDs for the music I wanted. The soundtrack is well-worth having, however, and is quite "lush."
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A movie about music... October 2, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I loved this soundtrack. I was completely absorbed in the movie, and the music was a huge part of it. I'm also a big fan of movie soundtracks, as well as classical. So, for some great piano, with some lighter stuff on the side; I thought it was great. And of course, you can experience the Rach 3...AGAIN Great movie, great soundtrack.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautiful and deeply moving music. It's a must for anyone who loves piano and classical music.
Published 3 days ago by sandy
5.0 out of 5 stars very much love it!
fantastic music, makes you want to play over and over again. got to have it in your music library for sure. Read more
Published 2 months ago by v. r. gokul prakash
5.0 out of 5 stars Saw the movie
I enjoyed the movie - this person went through many hardships, but managed to maintain his genius piano playing talent. The movie was heartwarming from my point of view. Read more
Published 4 months ago by pk
5.0 out of 5 stars Expectations
It is exactly what I expected. I enjoy every piece of music on the disc. The quality is very good.
Published 7 months ago by sue-ellen fontana
5.0 out of 5 stars it came shinning through.......................
The CD is everything I wanted..the service was great...

goof delivery time, good price..will play this often and keep it o a loop...............
Published 11 months ago by John W. Glass
5.0 out of 5 stars Shine: Original Motion Picture Sountrack
I love the music throughout the film. Any music composed by S. Rachminoff is absolutely beautiful. In addition, there is other classical music throughout the movie. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Lavender
5.0 out of 5 stars A Geoffrey Rush Gem
Oscar winning in every way. A beautiful story of the human spirit overcoming great adversity wrapped in a soundtrack of stunning piano performances. Mr. Rush never disappoints.
Published 18 months ago by Susanmax
2.0 out of 5 stars le son sature.
la musique est vraiment tres bien, mais l'enregistrement à un défaut, il y a de la saturation dès la première plage et il y en a encore plus tard dans... Read more
Published on February 8, 2012 by milsabords
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
I had this CD years ago when the movie came out. I recently misplaced it and had to replace it immediately. Worth the purchase, especially the vocal tracks.
Published on March 31, 2011 by Linalou
5.0 out of 5 stars Shine
This is a awesome Soundtrack this soundtrack is fun and enjoyable to listen to. The best songs on this soundtrack are all of them if you have not listened to this soundtrack then i... Read more
Published on January 14, 2011 by David
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