Wojciech Kilar

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Wojciech Artur Kilar (Polish: [ˈvɔjt͡ɕex ˈkilar]; 17 July 1932 – 29 December 2013) was a Polish classical and film music composer. His film scores have won many honors including the best score award for the music to Ziemia obiecana / The Promised Land in 1975, followed by the Prix Louis Delluc in 1980 for the music to Le Roi et l'Oiseau / The King and the Mockingbird, and an award at the Cork International Film Festival for the music to From A Far Country (1981) about the life of Pope John Paul II.

One of his greatest successes came with his score to Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1993 which received the ASCAP Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Producers in Los Angeles, nominated also for the Saturn Award for Best Music in a science fiction, fantasy, or horror film in San Francisco in 1993. In 2003, he won the César Award for Best Film Music written for The Pianist, at France's 28th César Awards Ceremony in 2003, for which he also received a BAFTA nomination. The Pianist (soundtrack) featured his "Moving to the Ghetto Oct. 31, 1940" with the other 10 tracks being works by Frédéric Chopin. The music in the movie includes pieces by Beethoven and Bach.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 Angelus / Exodus / Krzesany Wojciech Kilar 1
2001 Missa Pro Pace Wojciech Kilar; The Warsaw Philharmonic - National Orchestra & Choir of Poland, Kazimierz Kord 1
2007 Magnificat / Victoria Wojciech Kilar 1
2008 Missa Pro Pace Wojciech Kilar 1
2012 Katowicom: Uwertura uroczysta / Hymn Paschalny / V Symfonia "Adwentowa" Wojciech Kilar; The Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, Mirosław Jacek Błaszczyk 1
Death and the Maiden Wojciech Kilar 1
Kilar - Koscielec, Concert fortepianowy, Bogurodzica, Exodus Wojciech Kilar 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Wielcy Kompozytorzy Filmowi: Wojciech Kilar Wojciech Kilar 1
Musiques originales des films d'Andrzej Wajda Wojciech Kilar 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1992 Bram Stoker’s Dracula: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Wojciech Kilar 3 3
1996 The Portrait of a Lady Wojciech Kilar 1
1997 Le Roi et l'Oiseau Wojciech Kilar 2
1999 Pan Tadeusz Wojciech Kilar 1
1999 The Ninth Gate Wojciech Kilar 2 1
2007 We Own The Night Wojciech Kilar 1
2013 Napoléon et l'Europe Wojciech Kilar 1
Bram Stoker's Dracula and other film music Wojciech Kilar; Narodowa Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiego Radia w Katowicach, Chór Mieszany Filharmonii Krakowskiej 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2000 The Best Wojciech Kilar 1
König der letzten Tage Wojciech Kilar 1

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