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Comments about the soundtrack for Schindler's List (John Williams)

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Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Waltz
• Posted by: Cameron   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Friday, August 3, 2012, at 6:15 p.m.
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• In Response to: Re: Help finding the name of the Viennese Walt... (Jim)

> Thank you for your suggestion but it`s not "Künstlerleben" and
> for me, the waltz they`re playing while Oskar is dancing with his wife,
> does not sound like Strauß or Lanner.......

> Greetings from Germany to Austria

> P.S.: Solltest du mittlerweile herausgefunden haben um welchen Walzer es
> sich handelt, wäre ich dir sehr verbunden, wenn du es mich wissen lassen
> würdest. Danke !

I've been trying to find the answer to this myself. I'm glad I've found this thread, though it's a few years's old.

During the dinner scene, we briefly hear Gloomy Sunday (for the second time in the film). Then Schindler launches into his "They won't forget the name Oskar Schindler" speech as the camera begins a slow tracking shot, and a lyrical, low-key melody plays.

With my ability to play by ear, I hacked out a brief version on piano. It's before the music picks up for the dance scene. I'm not seeking praise for my playing abilities; I'm just wondering if anyone recognizes the tune. (It's possible that this and the waltz music are different pieces, but the slow part sure flows organically into the next portion.)

the tune:

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