Category: Videos

John Williams Interview on PBS – Now Online

John Williams was recently interviewed by Tavis Smiley about his career and writing the music for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The full interview, which aired on Tuesday, December 15 on PBS,  is now available at the PBS website. You…

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Japanese Trailer

A new, Japanese trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted on Friday, including plenty of new footage that hadn’t been shown in earlier trailers and teasers. Although the trailer features new renditions of the Force Theme, none of the…

Williams’ ‘Viola Concerto’ Premiere Recording Online

The first-ever recording of John Williams’ Viola Concerto, a piano reduction of the piece performed by violinist Victor de Almeida with Mitsuko Morikawa on piano, has been made available on YouTube. The 26-minute concert piece is comprised of three movements:…

Williams Talks About His First Film Score

The renowned American composer who is completing the soundtrack to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, says the roots of his high profile musical career can be traced back to two years he spent in St. John’s in the early 1950s.…