John Williams’ agency has officially confirmed that the composer is writing the score to Steven Spielberg’s next film, Bridge of Spies7(previously known as ‘St. James Place’), making it the 27th feature film collaboration between Williams and Spielberg.
Written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, the film stars Tom Hanks as an American lawyer recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.
Bridge of Spies will be released in the US on October 16, 2015 (see international release dates).
On April 7, BSX Records will release ‘Schindler’s List: The Film Music Of John Williams’, a 12-track compilation featuring classic Williams themes arranged for chamber ensemble.
The album includes music from Schindlers List, The Terminal, Memoirs of a Geisha, JFK, The Patriot, Sabrina, Monsignor, and Dracula.
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1941: LIMITED EDITION (2-CD SET) LLLCD 1179
Music by John Williams
Limited Edition Re-Issue of 1000 Units
RETAIL PRICE: $29.98
STARTS SHIPPING FEB 24th
This release is identical to our 2011 edition, except “Limited Edition of 1000 Units” appears on the back tray card.
La-La Land Records, in association with Sony Music and Universal Pictures, presents the glorious return of our previously-out-of-print, remastered and expanded 2-CD SET of Academy Award-Winning composer John Williams. – Full details
John Williams received his 22nd Grammy Award last night for the track “The Book Thief”, from the original soundtrack album of the same title. The track had been nominated for Best Instrumental Composition at this year’s Grammys, presented for albums released between Oct. 1, 2013, and Sept. 30, 2014.
The 57th Grammy Awards were held in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015 (John Williams’ birthday).
Today is Mr. Williams’ 83rd birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO! :)
Available for the first time ever on Vinyl, we are pleased to present John Williams’ tremendous score for BLACK SUNDAY. The 2XLP, which features original artwork and packaging by Jay Shaw and liner notes by Brian Satterwhite, will become available at 12pm CST this Sunday, February 1st. – Full article
The first audio samples of ‘Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano’ featuring John Williams’ CONVERSATIONS, are now available at Qobuz.com.
The four Williams pieces are:
I. Phineas and Mumbett
II. Claude and Monk
III. Chet and Miles
IV. Strays, Duke… And Blind Tom
Physical copies of the album can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com (available on February 10).
Qobuz will sell the album in 24-Bit and 16-Bit Quality from February 23.
Tickets for the May 22 & 23 concerts with John Williams and the Boston Pops will go on sale March 23 at 10AM local time. The information is not yet available on the BSO website but it does come from an official source.
Also, the Philadelphia Orchestra has announced that Williams will lead a special benefit concert on May 4, 2016. More details at the orchestra’s website.
John Williams Withdraws as San Diego Symphony Guest Conductor for January
30, 31 Concerts; Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart Will Lead the Orchestra
in His Place
It is with deep regret that we announce John Williams must withdraw from conducting the
special concerts scheduled with the San Diego Symphony at the Jacobs Music Center on Friday and Saturday, January 30 and 31, 2015.
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The trailer for “Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano”, Gloria Cheng’s CD and film project featuring John Williams’ “Conversations” is now available on YouTube. Along with Williams’ most recent concert piece, the album features new piano works by Bruce Broughton, Don Davis, Michael Giacchino, Randy Newman and Alexandre Desplat. A documentary film on the project will be released soon. – Track listing, artwork and pre-order on Amazon.com (Release date: February 10)