Category: Miscellaneous

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).

Hollywood Bowl Concert to be Broadcast Online

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…

‘Tanglewood on Parade’ Concert Online

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

Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies at 68

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…

‘Tanglewood Memories from the Stars’

“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

Joel Goldsmith, 1957-2012

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.

Williams’ ‘Time Tunnel’ Track Re-recording on ‘Titanic’ Compilation

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…

John Williams Radio Special at Cinematic Sound

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. –…

John Williams Photo & Audio Gallery on CBSNews.com

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…

‘A Brief History of Film Music’

“Williams’s music was fresh, vital, exhilarating, and passionately symphonic. With full blown, nearly endless wrap around themes and melodies, the composer single handedly re-invented the Hollywood Sound, ushering in a new era of golden, melodic motion picture music.”

Animated Interview with John Williams

Click below to watch William Levin’s animated cartoon, “He Shoots, He Scores – Episode 1: John Williams”, in which comedian Richard Lewis interviews the Maestro (both are voice impressions), about the inspiration for his most popular tunes. The cartoon premiered last…

Williams Funds New Tanglewood Sculptures

LENOX, Mass.—A sculpture of composer Aaron Copland will be unveiled at Tanglewood. His is the first in a series of sculptures of Tanglewood’s most iconic music figures planned for permanent display on the grounds. – Full article at The Boston Globe…