Classical Piano Music In Movies

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Identification of some piano pieces from films.

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In the movie Schindler's List, a German officer is playing a piece in an apartment they are raiding. Two soldiers at the door are debating whether it's by Mozart. What is this piece?

chris_beecroft at on answers: … the Schindler's list question is the Prelude from Bach's English Suites (№ 2 ⦅A minor⦆) and not by Mozart (this is a recollection, I saw the film once a long time ago, but do recall thinking to myself why they chose that Bach piece.)

In the movie The Fly (1986), the first thing the scientist did when he invited the women journalist is to play a piano piece. What is it?

In the movie Sense and Sensibility (1995), a scene where an actress is told to play something more lively, but instead she played a piece that's more somber. What are they?

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