seymour-an-introductionVarese Sarabande will release a soundtrack album for Ethan Hawke’s documentary Seymour: An Introduction. The album features original performances and compositions by the film’s subject Seymour Bernstein. The soundtrack will be released digitally on April 14, 2015 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, where you can als listen to audio clips. Seymour: An Introduction centers on Bernstein, a virtuoso pianist, veteran New Yorker, and true original who gave up a successful concert career to teach music, as he tells the story from his life and eye-opening words of wisdom, as well as insightful reflections on art, creativity, and the search for fulfillment. The movie premiered at last year’s Telluride and Toronto Film Festival and was released in select theaters last month by Sundance Selects/IFC Films. To learn more about the documentary, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Nocturne in G Major, Op. 37 No. 2 – Frédéric Chopin
2. Berceuse, Op. 57 – Frédéric Chopin
3. Mazurka in C Major, Op. 24. No. 2 – Frédéric Chopin
4. Drei Klavierstücke, II – Franz Schubert
5. Lullaby for Carrieann – Seymour Bernstein
6. Birds, A Suite of Eight Impressionistic Studies – Seymour Bernstein
7. Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118 No. 2 – Johannes Brahms
8. Prelude from Cantata: Gottes Zeit is die Allerbeste Zeit (“God’s Time is the Best Time”) – Johann Sebastian Bach
9. Phantasie in C Major, Op. 17 (Last Movement) – Robert Schumann

  1. Vickie says:

    Where can I purchase the digital soundtrack?

  2. Sybil Rilley says:

    I recall that Seymour played a movement from a Mendelssohn piece, and said that it was the most beautiful piece ever written.

    I printed it out so I could play it, but I don’t have the full name of the piece, and it was not listed above. Does anyone know what it was? It was an andante movement.


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