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    Across the Stars for AS Mutter

    Found this on instagram, looks like Across the Stars was arranged for her. This is especially interesting since the Yo-Yo Schindler's list one was more of a transcription probably.
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    How big is John Williams in Japan?

    What is the piece he composed for the fan club? you mean this?
  3. Got an email from the BSO about Tanglewood Music Center auditions, and it's listed in the repertoire the premiere of a new piece for yo-yo and orchestra. Perhaps the Schindler arrangement?
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    Upcoming Andre Previn concert

    A pity though, his engagement has already been canceled with a replacement conductor stepping in. Pity he has to cancel a lot of his events due to his arthritis, but at least he's still composing a lot!
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    Meet Howard Shore

    They told meeting him after is open for everyone, no special ticket or anything! (sometimes you see you have to pay like $1000 or something to meet them)
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    Meet Howard Shore

    Hi Everyone, Not sure if anybody has seen this yet, but for those of you who live in the New England area, Howard Shore will be at the Newport Contemporary Music Series in Rhode Island for the us premiere of his piano concerto and six pieces, and looks like he's going to have a Q&A and sign autographs after the concert! Found the concert details here http://ncmsri.org/2017-season/
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    A Tribute To JW: Newport, Rhode Island

    Hi all, Just thought I would post about the upcoming Newport Contemporary Music Series, which will be in Newport, Rhode Island this coming summer. The season will finish with a special tribute to John Williams, including performances of his cello and flute concerto along with some other great works. Additionally for you film score fans, Howard Shore will be present for a special performance of his "Six Pieces", followed by a Q&A after the performance, as well as two special performances by Philip Glass. The season will open on July 1 with the world premiere of "Almost an Overture", composed by Andre Previn for the newly formed, Newport Contemporary Arts Orchestra, created especially for the series. So if you are in the New England area this summer, be sure to check out these performances! Tickets are currently on sale, and be sure to check out the Facebook page as well for updates. http://ncmsri.org/2017-season/ https://www.facebook.com/Newport-Contemporary-Music-Series
  8. I think he means the Tuba Concerto which is frequently played by trombonists But this just blows my mind. Idk if Williams was that stern but still surprising. Although I think he seems to be a rather insecure person when it comes to his concert music. In addition to this (if you can), he cut large sections out of the harp concerto before the premiere, pulled the symphony twice from being performed, has "revised" the cello concerto to death, etc.
  9. AP: I admire Johnny Williams. He’s very good at what he does, and he writes very good themes. Now, Anne-Sophie made him an offer. She said, “Why don’t you write me a concerto?” And he said, “Oh, I don’t write that kind of music.” And she said, “Yes, you do. You write beautiful themes.” FJO: But he wrote a trombone concerto? AP: Did he? FJO: It’s a pretty solid piece. AP: He also wrote a bassoon concerto, which I like very much. Anyway, he back pedaled on that, but she kept asking and just recently he said, “Look, I’m not going to write one. I’m just not. I can’t do it. I haven’t got the background for it, and I don’t think I want to.” And she said O.K. But she said to me, “This is silly, because I’d play it everywhere.” I’ve known Johnny ever since we were both rehearsal pianists at a ballroom dancing school on La Brea Avenue. We used to take turns playing “Blueberry Hill.” Oh boy. Anyway, I don’t think he is willing to gamble with his own talent. He’s wonderfully talented and a tremendous orchestrator, but he doesn’t believe it. And a big piece—it’s a lot of pages. I don’t think that he has belief enough in his own talent, even though he has more than enough talent to do it. FJO: Maybe it’s taking him too far out of his comfort zone in terms of the context. AP: Comfort zone? He’s a millionaire. FJO: I mean his comfort zone creatively. AP: Oh, sure. This is also kinteresting: AP: If I were still working with films, which I haven’t done now since the mid ‘60s, I would probably fall back on certain clichés that I know work since I don’t want to spend a lifetime at it. Johnny Williams wrote in Tanglewood in the bungalow next to mine, and then he’d have his orchestrator [Herbert Spencer] come up and he’d hand him whatever he was working on. Johnny handed him something that looked like Meistersinger for God’s sake, and he said, “Let me explain this to you.” Herbie looked at the music, and he said, “No, I know this one.” The orchestrator didn’t mean any insult at all, but it was funny. I could see where he could take that very badly. But on the other hand, it was probably true. It was probably done on purpose. If you write movie music, you’re never given enough time, and they don’t want to hear anything brand new anyway. So it is very likely to be things that they’ve done before. You can always tell a Korngold score. You can always tell a Rózsa score. You can always tell an Elmer Bernstein score, because it’s watered down Copland. When Elmer Bernstein got a western to do, he’d say, “Oh yeah, I did Magnificent Seven. Let’s do that again.” There’s nothing wrong with it. It worked very well. It’s interesting music. You’re not going to wrack your brain thinking of novelties in a medium that doesn’t require it anyway. A very good film composer used to be a man called Jerry Goldsmith—brilliant and interesting music. Indeed quite odd
  10. Weird, because he would have written the original concerto in the 70's and then later Tree Song. Besides commissions from the really major orchestra, I wonder if he actually accepts many commissions or people ask, he has the standard no, and then one day he just writes it.
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    John Williams Film Night at Tanglewood, August 19th 2017

    Also, the piece he was writing last summer for " one of his favorite European musicians" will me premiered this summer. "Markings", for solo violin, strings, and harp- for Anne Sophie Mutter. https://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/85537
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    Revised versions of Violin and Cello Concerto on Youtube

    Does no one else think this recording of the violin concerto is awful?
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    Revised versions of Violin and Cello Concerto on Youtube

    I can't tell if the violin concerto is a revision or it's just played poorly on the orchestras part..... I heard a snippet of the ending of the third movement back in march or whenever it was, which was horribly played, and over all the piece seems way too slow. However Gil played wonderfully as always. The orchestra just sounds poorly rehearsed, and the percussion is barely audible. What does everyone think of the cello concerto "revisions"? I he is more re-writing rather than revising. There are things that remain in the 4 different versions, but a lot completely re-done. I prefer the second one which he released with my by Sony.
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    John Williams is conducting the National Anthem tonight...

    Has anyone seen if it will be broadcast online? I can't seem to find anything... Found it: http://livestream.com/KTLA/live
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