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God's Gift of Music: Legendary Film Composer John Williams

John Williams: ‘I’d love to compose a Bond score’ Exclusive 90th Birthday Interview

Video from Classic FM


"Premiered Sep 14, 2022

Legendary film composer John Williams joins Andrew Collins, host of Classic FM’s Saturday Night at the Movies, in an exclusive interview recorded at Hollywood's iconic Amblin Studios. Why was his score to Jaws met by the ultimate criticism, ‘You can’t be serious?’ from Spielberg? How the Star Wars theme was made possible by a one-take wonder trumpeter? And what’s still to come for the composer, including writing to the wire for the latest instalment of Indiana Jones and whether he’d ever score a Bond film? John Williams at 90 | A Classic FM Exclusive. With thanks to Deutsche Grammophon, Berlin Philharmonic and Vienna Philharmonic." from video introduction


John Williams: Biography

"In a career that spans five decades, John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage. He has served as music director and laureate conductor of one of the country’s treasured musical institutions, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and he maintains thriving artistic relationships with many of the world’s great orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Mr. Williams has received a variety of prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Olympic Order, and numerous Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. He remains one of our nation’s most distinguished and contributive musical voices.." from his website: johnwilliams.org


Composer John Williams

Video from CBS Sunday Morning


"Aug 22, 2021

John Williams is one of America's most celebrated musical talents – the best-known creator of music for films. He has written the scores for such revered classics as "Jaws," "Star Wars," "Superman" and "Schindler's List." In a story originally broadcast September 22, 2019, Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Williams, and with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, who collaborated with the composer on an album of works for violin and orchestra adapted from his film scores, "Across the Stars." from video introduction


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