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John Williams' magical night in Vienna is the WRTI: Classical Album of the Week

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"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, beautifully captures the magic of that evening.

If you've seen a movie in the last 50 years, you probably know that John Williams is one of America's preeminent film composers. Think of a blockbuster movie from Star Wars to Harry Potter to Jaws to Indiana Jones and it was John Williams' score that helped keep you on the edge of your seat.

Although John Williams in Vienna is the WRTI Classical Album of the Week, there will be more opportunities to hear selections from this wonderful album in the months ahead on our daily weekday feature, "Flix@5."   SEE THE WRTI: Philadelphia PAGE