Any movie fan will recognize the principal musical themes from ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Godfather’, and ‘Gone With The Wind’. Even if they don’t know the names of the composers, listeners associate these famous themes with the films that made them famous. But not all movie music was specifically composed for film scores. In the 90-year history of movie music, much of the greatest movie music was written by composers who died long before the movies were filmed. From the earliest days of the cinema, classical music has served as a fertile source for the soundtracks of the world’s most beloved films. This album focuses on piano renditions of classical music featured in soundtracks of major motion pictures. From the earliest days of the movie industry, through the Golden Age of Hollywood, to today’s international film scene, music by the great classical composers has always been an essential component of cinematic success. Sometimes the compositions were originally written for piano; in other instances, the pieces have been transcribed for piano performance. What they all have in common is their lyricism, their beauty, and their unique ability to complement the presentation of the story on film.