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).
Next Saturday, October 6, at 2 pm PST, Classical KUSC radio will broadcast a live recording of last month’s Williams concert at the Hollywood Bowl. The program included music from War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin, as well as the entire Finale from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. The concert will be available for online streaming at the Classical [...]
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA Tuesday, August 7, 2012 The Tanglewood Music Center, Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestras Conducted by Lorin Maazel, Christoph von Dohnányi, Stéphane Denève, Keith Lockhart, and JOHN WILLIAMS - Concert program
“We decided to act as if no Superman film had been made – even though we love the films that have been made. We had to say this is a Superman movie for the first time and you can’t then go ‘Oh, now let’s steal a little music.’ So, yes it’s awesome music but Hans Zimmer [...]
Marvin Hamlisch, the prolific composer and arranger who won Oscars for his work in The Way We Were and The Sting, collapsed and died Monday in Los Angeles following a short illness, a family spokesman said. He was 68. – Full article at The Hollywood Reporter
“In honor of Tanglewood’s 75th, anniversary, we e-mailed a few well-known folks to share their own favorite memories.” – Full article and new John Williams picture at The Boston Globe Discuss this topic in our forums
From La-La Land Records’ Facebook page: Next Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 1 PM PST La-La Land Records is releasing 3 new titles – 2 recent video games scores and 1 classic score by John Williams
Composer Joel Goldsmith, the son of legendary Jerry Goldsmith, has passed away at the age of 54. He was the main composer for the TV series Stargate SG-1 and its spin-offs, and had collaborated with his father during the 80s and 90s.
Buysoundtrax Records has released the compilation album Titanic: An Epic Musical Voyage, featuring selections from James Horner’s Titanic, John Barry’s Raise the Titanic, and Howard Blake’s SOS Titanic, among others. The album includes the John Williams composition “Titanic Trot”, which appeared in the pilot episode for Time Tunnel ”Rendezvous with Yesterday” (1966). This is the first time that music from The Time Tunnel has [...]
On February 8, 2012, five-time Academy Award winner John Williams turned 80 years old. To honour one of the greatest film composers of all time Cinematic Sound is proud to present a mammoth five-part radio series dedicated to Williams. – Click here to listen to the show
John Williams is now officially, the second most Oscar nominated person in the history of the awards and currently, the most nominated person alive, second only in number of nominations to Walt Disney. Williams has also created some of the most memorable film music in the history of film for movies like the Star Wars [...]
From CBSNews.com: The composer of Jaws, Star Wars and Schindler’s List debuts two new film scores this week: The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse; Check out our photo gallery with audio clips of his greatest works” Discuss this topic in our forums