Miscellaneous

John Williams, Person of the Week on ABC News

Williams recounts working on E.T. with Steven Spielberg, “I don’t think that any of the scenes that Steven and I have done in our work together were done by having the music first.” The two men huddled around a piano…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JOHN WILLIAMS!

Today is John Williams’ 82nd Birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO! Filmmaker and special effects producer Keith Anderson has posted a “Star Wars” Birthday Salute to John Williams on YouTube. This is his third year to do a short tribute and linked…

Composer Wojciech Kilar Dies at 81

Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski’s Oscar-winning “The Pianist” and Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula,” died Sunday. He was 81. – Full article at Variety Discuss this…

John Williams at Classic FM’s Top 100 List

A number of John Williams scores have been voted among the best of all-time by Classic FM listeners in the station’s 2013 Movie Music Chart. The list includes some of his most popular works like Jaws, Star Wars, Superman, Raiders of…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAESTRO!

Today is John Williams’ 81th Birthday! The Boston Pops is asking fans of the composer and conductor to send him their best wishes at www.twitter.com/thebostonpops and www.facebook.com/thebostonpops. (Williams does not have his own Twitter account, but the Pops will pass on the messages).