Category: Interviews

‘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.

Williams Interview at NEA

A 28-minute audio interview with John Williams from last month is available at the National Endowment for the Arts website as a podcast (MP3 download) as well as a text transcript. – NEA Podcasts: A Conversation with John Williams

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. WILLIAMS!

Today is John Williams’ 79th Birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO! John Williams Birthday Thread at our Forum Mike Matessino Interview about John Williams (PopDose) Updated version of John Williams Birthday Tribute at AmericanMusicPreservation.com John Williams: The Music You Haven’t Heard (MovieGamut.com)

‘Great Performances’ TV Theme Video and New Williams Interview

Visit the Inside Thirteen blog to watch the new opening of Great Performances featuring John Williams’ title theme, and read a recent interview with the Maestro on his new TV theme, Spielberg, and more. Williams’ composition premiered during the opening credits of Great Performances: King…