Category: Interviews

Williams Talks Fenway, Red Sox

As the guy behind the themes from “Jaws,” “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones,” John Williams isn’t your ordinary Red Sox fan. In fact, to get in on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park, the Academy and Grammy…

JWFAN INTERVIEWS ‘HOOK’ ALBUM PRODUCER

Making Hook Happen: An Interview with Didier C. Deutsch by Jason LeBlanc Didier C. Deutsch has been in the record business for 4 decades, and his current position at Sony has led to his involvement in the production of many…

Expanded ‘Hook’ Will Not Be Complete

An interview with album producer Didier C. Deutch reveals that La-La Land’s upcoming release of Hook will not be complete due to some cues being excluded at the request of John Williams. The full interview can be found on UnderScores.fr (in French). Here’s the related…

‘All Hail John Williams, A Maestro of Movies’

He’s just started work on the score for Lincoln, the Spielberg movie starring Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln. Williams will record the soundtrack in May with the Chicago Symphony — Spielberg wanted the Illinois connection, he says — and before then there will be…

LA Times Interviews Williams and Spielberg

“At the time of this interview, Williams was polishing a quartet for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, which will celebrate his birthday this year with performances of his music by artists including cellist Yo-Yo Ma and opera singer Jessye Norman; he had just finished updating themes for…

‘The Last Movie Maestro’ (WSJ Article & Video)

“For decades, John Williams has been the go-to composer for swelling orchestral compositions. Now, younger, cheaper and edgier musicians are changing the score.” – FULL ARTICLE AT THE WALL STREET JOURNAL “John Williams, composer of the iconic movie scores for…

John Williams to Premiere Work at SummerFest

The genesis of “Quartet La Jolla” was a request by SummerFest music director Cho-Liang “Jimmy” Lin, who encountered Williams while performing at Tanglewood, that Williams write a piece for Lin’s California festival.

Williams Interview on WGBH Radio

As an extension of this week’s concerts that have two segments, Villains of the Silver Screen and Heroes of the Silver Screen, John Williams talks with Pops broadcast producer Brian Bell about bringing these characters to music. He also discusses…

Williams Interview on Boston TV

John Williams was recently interviewed by JC Monahan for WCVB TV’s “People to Watch”. The interview will air next Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 PM and will be available online at a later date.