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"Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List

Yoshinori Todo
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"Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Thursday, November 20, 2003 (12:43 p.m.) 

The tango "Por Una Cabeza" as played in Schindler's List is a different version than the one played in Scent of a Woman or True Lies. The two latter versions are the same, but the one played in Schindler's List is the best I've ever heard! Did John Williams himself arrange it -- is that why it's so hauntingly good? I think I've watched that bar scene like fifty times just to enjoy Schindler's List version of "Por Una Cabeza" over and over again. Also, unknowingly, I also bought the Scent of a Woman soundtrack, because that song is not on the Schindler's List soundtrack. Imagine the disappointment -- it's a totally different version! (It's not bad, but not as good as the Schindler's List version!) Anyone know who arranged it and whether the SL version is available on CD??? Thanks.

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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Monday, December 27, 2004 (3:35 p.m.) 

> The tango "Por Una Cabeza" as played in Schindler's List is a
> different version than the one played in Scent of a Woman or True Lies.
> The two latter versions are the same, but the one played in Schindler's
> List is the best I've ever heard! Did John Williams himself arrange it --
> is that why it's so hauntingly good? I think I've watched that bar scene
> like fifty times just to enjoy Schindler's List version of "Por Una
> Cabeza" over and over again. Also, unknowingly, I also bought the
> Scent of a Woman soundtrack, because that song is not on the Schindler's
> List soundtrack. Imagine the disappointment -- it's a totally different
> version! (It's not bad, but not as good as the Schindler's List version!)
> Anyone know who arranged it and whether the SL version is available on
> CD??? Thanks.
The version of "Por Una Cabeza" was done by carlos Gardel according to a cast, music, and plot review I had found, looking for the song.

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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Wednesday, October 26, 2005 (10:59 p.m.) 

The version of "Por Una Cabeza" was done by carlos Gardel
> according to a cast, music, and plot review I had found, looking for the
> song.

If you really want the true version of the song no-one sings [or accompanies it] the way it is done by Carlos Gardel in the film "Tango Bar".
you can also play it from the disc "A Portrait of Carlos Gardel" [ gallerie gale 433 disc 2 of the two disc set item 10].
It is of course the signature tune of Carlos Gardel
In the Esqina del Tango in Bogota they have half a minutes standing silence in honour of him every Friday night while projecting his image on the wall.
Who else in the world would get or deserve this adoration 70 years after his death.
The way Al Pacino dances the tango says it all
Peter Barker
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Luis Perez
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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Wednesday, August 10, 2005 (9:10 a.m.) 

I do not believe it is by Carlos Gardel although he also has a beautiful (and original) version. It sounds more like Astor Piazzola.

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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Wednesday, February 8, 2006 (5:44 a.m.) 

> The tango "Por Una Cabeza" as played in Schindler's List is a
> different version than the one played in Scent of a Woman or True Lies.
> The two latter versions are the same, but the one played in Schindler's
> List is the best I've ever heard! Did John Williams himself arrange it --
> is that why it's so hauntingly good? I think I've watched that bar scene
> like fifty times just to enjoy Schindler's List version of "Por Una
> Cabeza" over and over again. Also, unknowingly, I also bought the
> Scent of a Woman soundtrack, because that song is not on the Schindler's
> List soundtrack. Imagine the disappointment -- it's a totally different
> version! (It's not bad, but not as good as the Schindler's List version!)
> Anyone know who arranged it and whether the SL version is available on
> CD??? Thanks.
Hi there, i may be able to help i think the music in the schindlers film is by itzhak perlman (he played most of the violin music in schindlers as far as i know) and it's called scent of a woman, same music as por una cabeza by goran bregovic and emir kusturica. It is available for file sharing on internet sites.
i've just found it too!!


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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Monday, October 23, 2006 (1:59 a.m.) 

> Hi there, i may be able to help i think the music in the schindlers film
> is by itzhak perlman (he played most of the violin music in schindlers as
> far as i know) and it's called scent of a woman, same music as por una
> cabeza by goran bregovic and emir kusturica. It is available for file
> sharing on internet sites.
> i've just found it too!!

You guys are ALL wrong! The version in Schindler's List as well as the other ones is by the Tango Project. From what I understand, it was re-edited for the movie and length but that's all...possibly re-EQ'd too.



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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Wednesday, February 15, 2006 (2:52 a.m.) 

The instrumental version featured in Schindler's List is available for free from Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005MADV/104-1647513-8168715?v=glance

Enjoy! I'm also a big fan of watching that scene over and over again.

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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Wednesday, October 24, 2007 (6:45 a.m.) 

> The tango "Por Una Cabeza" as played in Schindler's List is a
> different version than the one played in Scent of a Woman or True Lies.
> The two latter versions are the same, but the one played in Schindler's
> List is the best I've ever heard! Did John Williams himself arrange it --
> is that why it's so hauntingly good? I think I've watched that bar scene
> like fifty times just to enjoy Schindler's List version of "Por Una
> Cabeza" over and over again. Also, unknowingly, I also bought the
> Scent of a Woman soundtrack, because that song is not on the Schindler's
> List soundtrack. Imagine the disappointment -- it's a totally different
> version! (It's not bad, but not as good as the Schindler's List version!)
> Anyone know who arranged it and whether the SL version is available on
> CD??? Thanks.

The original 1935 song "Por una cabeza" was an original composition by the legendary Argentine actor and singer Carlos Gardel in colaboration with Alfredo Le Pera. I own several original recordings of his on 78s. He was the finest interpreter of the Tango and of Milongas.



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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Wednesday, December 5, 2007 (11:30 p.m.) 

Hi!
I think the song played in Schindler's list was made by the "Rococo Quartet", the length is 7:04, it's available in Ares...

it's a good version, but as argentine, I love the original version by Carlos Gardel =)

bye!!



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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Friday, September 4, 2009 (2:12 a.m.) 

no it was recorded seperatelty and they had an arrangment made for the movie - i think they had 4 takes of it - it is about 3 minuttes long

it features on the bootleg


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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Sunday, January 4, 2009 (8:18 p.m.) 

After a GOOD time looking for this version I´ve found this:

http://benuits-itsonlyapapermoon.blogspot.com/2008/08/schindlers-list-complete-recording.html

The tree first tracks of the first CD are "Por una cabeza". Enjoy!!

> The tango "Por Una Cabeza" as played in Schindler's List is a
> different version than the one played in Scent of a Woman or True Lies.
> The two latter versions are the same, but the one played in Schindler's
> List is the best I've ever heard! Did John Williams himself arrange it --
> is that why it's so hauntingly good? I think I've watched that bar scene
> like fifty times just to enjoy Schindler's List version of "Por Una
> Cabeza" over and over again. Also, unknowingly, I also bought the
> Scent of a Woman soundtrack, because that song is not on the Schindler's
> List soundtrack. Imagine the disappointment -- it's a totally different
> version! (It's not bad, but not as good as the Schindler's List version!)
> Anyone know who arranged it and whether the SL version is available on
> CD??? Thanks.



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Re: "Por Una Cabeza" -- Version played in Schindler's List   Sunday, April 19, 2009 (6:57 p.m.) 
• Now Playing: Por Una Cabeza  

> After a GOOD time looking for this version I´ve found this:

>
> http://benuits-itsonlyapapermoon.blogspot.com/2008/08/schindlers-list-complete-recording.html
> The tree first tracks of the first CD are "Por una cabeza".
> Enjoy!!
The John Williams version of "Por Una Cabeza" disrupt the original music structure of this tango.

This tango was composed in 1935 by Carlos Gardel and Alfredo Le Pera, and include lyrics. If you know the lyrics of this tango, or you get to listen the original version sang by Gardel, then you'll realice that the John Williams version is not accurate and totally disrupt the music structure of this tango.

The Tango Project version (Scent of a Woman / True Lies) is impeccable in accuracy, verve and dynamics.



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HERE IS YOUR ANSWER -   Saturday, May 30, 2009 (1:00 p.m.) 

the SL version of the Tango was - along with other "source music" like Gloomy Sunday - arranged by Angela Morley (spelling)

as to this date the is no cd version except for the bootleg

the only way to get it is to create a MIDI file from the complete sheet score - or hope that some one with the sheet will create a file for you

Regards

(Message edited on Friday, September 4, 2009, at 2:14 a.m.)


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