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'John Williams in Vienna' has edgy, exciting and exhilarating music from blockbuster and iconic movies / THE CLASSIC REVIEW

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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 programmed to include some softer moments with the reflective "Dartmoor 1912" from "Warhorse" and the gentler "Luke and Leia" from "Star Wars: Return of The Jedi", tempering the more dramatic music.

The Vienna Philharmonic may seem an unlikely orchestra to be playing this music, but they are highly attuned to the nuances of Williams' scores, and the orchestral palette is everything one may expect from this renowned ensemble. Their sound and precision are adaptable and versatile, bringing all their knowledge, experience and skill to the cinematic sound.

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