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Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith includes 70 Minute Bonus, Collecter's DVD which takes Viewers On A Musical And Visual Journey Through All Six Films From The Most Popular Movie Saga Of All Time And Features The Music Of Five-Time Oscar Winner John Williams.
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John Williams in Vienna makes 'The NewsTrace: Best Classic Film Music Albums of 2020'
TheNewsTrace writes.....The pandemic could have cancelled dwell performances and moviegoing for many of 2020, however for film-music buffs, that simply meant extra time at dwelling listening to their favourite music, together with many releases of music by no means earlier than heard exterior their authentic cinematic contexts. "There may be nonetheless an unquenchable thirst for traditional scores, ...
'John Williams in Vienna' shows that the Hollywood veteran is not only the most influential film composer of all time but one with serious classical chops / LIMELIGHT
If film music is your thing a new album on the Yellow Label will get you breaking out the popcorn. This reviewer would normally reach for the DVD shelf rather than play a soundtrack, but the concert disc of John Williams in Vienna shows that the 88-year-old Hollywood veteran is not only the most influential film composer of all time but one with some serious classical chops. For his first European co...
John Williams' magical night in Vienna is the WRTI: Classical Album of the Week
"Wow!" That word burst from John Williams' lips at the finish of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of "The Imperial March." It was just one of the orchestra's jaw-dropping renditions of Williams' film music, with the composer on the Musikverein podium, during a concert that Williams called one of the greatest honors of his life. Our Classical Album of the Week, John Williams in Vienna, beau...
'John Williams in Vienna' has edgy, exciting and exhilarating music from blockbuster and iconic movies / THE CLASSIC REVIEW
This follows hard on the heels of the success of Deutsche Grammophon's previous John Williams album - "Across The Stars", with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. The previous album had a more soulful ambiance, featuring the theme from "Schindler's List" and "A Prayer For Peace" from "Munich." This new release has more edgy, exciting and exhilarating music from blockbuster and iconic movies. It's finely progra...
Watch John Williams, Anne-Sophie Mutter concert of film favourites with the Vienna Philharmonic / CLASSIC fM
Cinematic legend John Williams made his historic debut with the Vienna Philharmonic earlier this year, conducting the orchestra in his most iconic scores in the world-famous Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein. Joining him on stage was virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter, who played some of the violin arrangements he had written specially for her, including the magical ‘Hedwig's Theme'. We also heard a...
John Williams in Vienna is the WFMT: Featured New Release
John Williams has added to an already incredibly long list of achievements by making his conducting debut with the Vienna Philharmonic. Their two concerts at Vienna's Musikverein in January 2020 were the first performances he had ever conducted in continental Europe. Williams and the orchestra were joined on stage for much of the first half by Anne-Sophie Mutter, continuing an artistic partnership formed...
Lucasfilm celebrates 40th anniversary of John Williams - Star Wars 'Empire Strikes Back' score / comicbook
John Williams is easily the most famous film composer in movie history, having scored classics such as Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Superman, Jaws, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and more. However, Williams is perhaps best known for his work on the Star Wars franchise. The composer has been working on the saga since its inception, and this month marks 40 years since he began work on the franc...
Commissioned by CLASSIC fM - A Life in Music presents John Williams best known themes newly performed by LSO
This new collection from Decca, commissioned by the British radio station Classic FM, sees a few of the composer's best-known themes get new performances from the London Symphony Orchestra – who so famously recorded some of the composer's finest scores – under the baton of Gavin Greenaway. While the track listing may be unadventurous – and there may be a shrug of the shoulders fro...
John Williams' Tanglewood haunted house composition making world premiere / Associated Press
A new John Williams composition about a ghost said to have scared Leonard Bernstein is making its world premiere. "Highwood's Ghost, an Encounter for Harp, Cello, and Orchestra" will be performed Sunday at Tanglewood in Massachusetts, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The ghost haunts Highwood House, a building on the Tanglewood property. Many people have reported encounters with ...
John Williams - A Life in Music, a fantastic product and highly recommended / StageandCinema
In a childhood home largely devoid of classical music, it was Walt Disney's Fantasia and film composer extraordinaire John Williams that got me hooked, as they say, on the classics. It was over forty years ago that Williams recorded Star Wars with the London Symphony Orchestra, which of course made me gnaw into all things LSO, which pushed me deeper into a world of classical music that has become a touch...
stereophile July 4 weekend special: John Williams at the Movies
For a major, decidedly American change of pace from our usual fare of Prokofiev, Debussy, Xenakis, Berg, and Beethoven (for starters), let's lighten up with Reference Recordings' latest hybrid SACD, John Williams at the Movies? Also available as a 176.4/24 download-the format in which it was recorded and which I auditioned for this review-the performances by the Dallas Wind Band under Jerry Junki...
Red River Radio - Regional Symphony Broadcast presents a 'Salute to John Williams'
This week on the Regional Symphony Broadcast the Shreveport Symphony presents a Salute to John Williams. Michael Butterman leads the orchestra. Revel in fantastic music by America's greatest living composer for film―the incomparable John Williams. With Star Wars, E.T., Jaws, Harry Potter and more, this broadcast promises to be a delight for all ages! DECCA GOLD's 'A Life in&nb...
SYFYWIRE's Debate Club tackles John Williams 5 best movie scores
Welcome to Debate Club, where Tim Grierson and Will Leitch, the hosts of the Grierson & Leitch podcast, tackle the greatest arguments in pop culture.
In this week's installment, we salute one of cinema's mightiest composers: five-time Oscar-winner John Williams. Narrowing down the man's best film scores is exceedingly, excruciatingly hard. He's been working steadily s...
John Williams to receive namesake award at BMI - Film, TV & Visual Media Awards / billboard
BMI will honor Academy Award-winning composer John Williams at the performing rights organization's 34 Annual Film, TV & Visual Media Awards by unveiling a special award bearing his name. The John Williams Award will be presented for the first time at the May 9 event in Beverly Hills with Williams as the inaugural recipient. It will not be handed out annually. "John Williams is unequivocally one ...
John Williams, eager to reunite with Cleveland Orchestra, is set for Severance Hall debut / Cleveland Plain Dealer
Never mind that he's been everywhere and accomplished more than most could hope to achieve in several lifetimes. John Williams is still excited to make his Severance Hall debut this Sunday, April 8. A longtime friend of the Cleveland Orchestra, the legendary film composer and laureate director of the Boston Pops Orchestra, 86, said his upcoming visit to Cleveland feels extra special because it...
Listen to Star Wars: The Last Jedi - score only featurette on Comicbook.com
Throughout all of the changes the Star Wars galaxy has gone through, from different trilogies of films from different directors, to the different characters that have taken center stage, there has been one constant throughout it all: John Williams. The legendary composer has been featured in every entry of the main saga, but Williams' score has yet to receive the recognition that it has for Star ...
Star Wars: The Last Jedi includes music-only version / Pitchfork
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been released today as a digital download in the U.S. It arrives in two weeks on Blu-ray. Director Rian Johnson revealed that one of the special features included in the release is a music-only version of the film. "This is the full movie, but with no dialogue, fx or backgrounds... just John [Williams'] score," he wrote. "I really wanted to put this out, it's really something...
The origins of NBC's Olympic theme / NewscastStudio
The drums pound and the trumpets sound; the tempo matches the excitement and sense of comradery that is felt throughout the world. The NBC logo is adorned with the five Olympic Rings and everyone knows that the games are about to start. The epic orchestrated theme song has become synonymous with the Olympic games, but many people aren't fully aware of the composition's true origins. Some believe that it ...
John Williams announces first live performance in the UK after 22 years / Evening Standard
Legendary Oscar-winning composer John Williams has announced a spectacular series of live orchestral screenings for 2018, which mark his first live performance in the UK for 22 years. The 86-year-old conductor will helm a live performance at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the venue's season of musical film screenings to celebrate his 60 year career. Williams has won four Academy Awards for Best Or...
The original reviews of some of the finest film music ever written / GRAMOPHONE
John Williams has – remarkably – been nominated for an Academy Award more than 50 times. Everyone will have a favourite film score by Williams, and doubtless many of these will not be included here. Nonetheless, it is interesting to return to our original reviews of a few of Williams's most highly regarded scores, featuring music which has gone on to achieve a unique status in modern...
The force is with John Williams on new 20 CD set / The Daily Mail
When Arthur Fiedler died in 1979 after almost 50 years at the helm of the legendary Boston Pops, the board had the inspired idea of asking John Williams to replace him. Inspired because it wasn't at all obvious. Williams may have been, even then, a renowned film composer, but his conducting activities had been largely confined to Hollywood sound stages. Large public concerts were something entirely...
Exploring the musical themes of - The Last Jedi / Film School Rejects
John Williams' score for ‘The Last Jedi' is as dynamic and different as the movie itself. "We are what they grow beyond" states a character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and while that may strike true about masters and apprentices it doesn't apply to the absolute core of the saga – the music of John Williams. Despite this his score for the eighth instalment in the series has been somewhat divi...
"Aside from George Lucas, nobody deserves more credit for Star Wars than John Williams," says Mark Hamill / Variety
"Aside from George Lucas, nobody deserves more credit for the success of ‘Star Wars' than John Williams," says Mark Hamill. It's a pretty bold statement from the actor who plays Luke Skywalker in five of the eight "Star Wars" movies, including a leading role in "The Last Jedi," now the biggest-grossing movie of 2017. But then, perhaps more than most actors, Hamill appreciates the role of music ...
John Williams will compose the theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story / Vanity Fair
John Williams has been a Star Wars mainstay for years, having composed the iconic theme and the rest of the scores for every Star Wars movie, save for 2016's series-adjacent Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While he won't be responsible for the entire score, he'll be back in the maestro's seat once again for this summer's Solo: A Star Wars Story, for which he will compose the main theme. Williams himself an...
Star Wars film concert series set with New York Philharmonic / New York Times
"Star Wars" is omnivorous in its inspiration. The saga, which continues in December with "Episode VIII: The Last Jedi," nods to classical mythology, Arthurian legend and even Wagner's "Ring" cycle. John Williams's music for the series - which the New York Philharmonic will perform live, from Sept. 15 through Oct. 7, alongside screenings of the original trilogy and "Episode VII: The Force Awakens" - ...
Why Kobe Bryant hired John Williams to compose the score for 'Dear Basketball' / Los Angeles Times
Just before the 2008 basketball season, Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star, called up John Williams, the five-time Oscar-winning composer, for some advice. "I asked myself a question," Bryant said. "What makes a John Williams piece timeless? How is he using each instrument? How is he building momentum? As a basketball player, what I found myself doing a lot was essentially conducting a game, right? I ...
Few things compare to the annual John Williams film night at Tanglewood / MassLive
For both movie and music lovers, few things compare to the annual John Williams Film Night at Tanglewood on Aug. 19. The 85 year-Williams is Hollywood's most honored composer with five Oscars, 22 Grammys and the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award. One of the most sought-after composers in Hollywood, Williams has been tapped to score the upcoming "Star Wars: Episode 8 - The Last Jedi."...
Harvard honors John Williams and a capella group honors composer with best scores medley / gizmodo
John Williams was recently presented with an honorary doctorate in music from Harvard University, and since they couldn't sneak an entire orchestra onto the stage, one of the school's most famous a cappella groups took it upon themselves to pay musical tribute to Hollywood's most iconic composer. The Din and Tonics, an all male a cappella group from Harvard, performed a collection of some of Williams' bi...
John Williams will conduct the Cleveland Orchestra April 2018 / Crain's Cleveland Business | Cleveland.com
The Cleveland Orchestra announced that composer John Williams will conduct the orchestra on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in a program that will include music from his celebrated film scores. Williams has written some of the most beloved scores in the movies, including "Star Wars," "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Schindler's List," "Superman" and the Harry Potter and Indiana Jones films. The 7 p.m. program at...
John Williams, Steven Spielberg - Ultimate Collection / synchtones review
Sony Classical have released this mammoth compilation of music by John Williams for the films of Steven Spielberg. It continues three CDs and a bonus DVD, which features the documentary Steven Spielberg & John Williams: The Adventure Continues by film-maker and -historian Laurent Bouzereau. For this review the DVD was unavailable, so I can only comment on the three audio discs. Two of those discs are...
John Williams, Steven Spielberg - Ultimate Collection gets 5 stars from READJUNK
The longest collaboration in Hollywood has to be composer John Williams and director Steven Spielberg. It started with The Sugarland Express and his most recent work, The BFG. Williams has worked on every Spielberg movie except Bridge of Spies, The Color Purple and Twilight Zone: The Movie. If you're a fan of film scores or want to get into them, this is a perfect compilation for that. The Ultimate c...
SSO 2017-18 season includes - Ren?e Fleming, John Williams & Lang Lang / Seattle Times
With a third Grammy Award, a star-filled guest roster and a world premiere ready to go, the Seattle Symphony announces its 2017-18 season in September, its seventh under music director Ludovic Morlot. The SSO season that begins with superstar soprano Renée Fleming on opening night Sept. 16; will also encompass the return of such popular programs as Sonic Evolution and Celebrate Asia; a premie...
John Williams aims for 23rd Grammy Award / GOLDDERBY
Film composer John Williams is already one of the most awarded artists in Grammy history. He has prevailed 22 times, putting him in a four-way tie for sixth place (scroll through our gallery above to see all of the most awarded artists in history). This year he could add to his total with a victory for Best Visual Media Score Soundtrack for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." If he wins number-23 he'll have ...
John Williams honored by LA Phil / The Boston Herald: The Edge
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, honored John Williams Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014, at Walt Disney Concert Hall in a performance that featured the 1984 Olympic theme and selections from Schindler's List, Fiddler on the Roof, Catch Me if You Can, The Adventures of Tintin, Amistad, Jaws, and Star Wars. Williams conducted "The Imperial March" as an encore and wa...
John Williams debuts new version of Star-Spangled Banner on National Mall
American composer-conductor John Williams is debuting a new arrangement of "The Star-Spangled Banner," featuring choirs, trumpets, an orchestra and cannons on the National Mall for the nation's birthday. Usually a soloist performs the national anthem for the annual "Capitol Fourth" celebration in Washington. But this year, the acclaimed composer will lead the National Symphony Orchestra, the U.S....
Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 22nd season with John Williams tribute
The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will conclude its 22nd season with familiar tunes when the group performs "Williams' Wondrous World," highlighting the well-known works of film score composer John Williams and legendary the Composer/Conductor's ascent from TV through his 40-year association Steve Spielberg. The performance is 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Florence Baptist Church at Mt. Zion, 642 Mt...