(Boosey & Hawkes Voice). Wladyslaw Szpilman is the celebrated composer and pianist, whose remarkable memoirs of survival in the Warsaw ghetto of World War II are the subject of Roman Polanski's award-winning film The Pianist . Some of Szpilman's most popular songs from the 1930s to the 1970s have been recorded on the new disc Wendy Lands Sings the Music of the Pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman . A selection of these timeless ballads are now published in their original version with piano accompaniment, for singers everywhere, with newly commissioned English language lyrics by David Batteau, Michael Ruff, Carol Connor and others. The musical style of the songs is light in nature.