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Will last won the day on February 19 2017

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  1. https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/as-a-classical-music-critic-i-used-to-think-the-star-wars-score-was-beneath-me-i-was-wrong/2019/01/17/80fe0744-18f0-11e9-88fe-f9f77a3bcb6c_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.051e39f560ea Some representative excerpts: I was particularly heartened to see this because just a few years ago (as she acknowledges) she had written a pretty harsh review of Air and Simple Gifts that I'd read! (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/20/AR2009012003560.html) (e.g., "It was functional, representational music, and it actually did serve a function: It allowed everyone some downtime before the main event of the oath and the new president's speech.") She's changed a lot! Hopefully she is able to now move even beyond SW and to JW's other work. Also, "Good means good, effective means effective" sounds like something TGP would say (and I mean that in a good way).
  2. It took a few listens for me to really "get" the last couple minutes of this piece, but now I can see why you all have been praising it so much. It's absolutely glorious - sounds like something right out of the requiem, with an epic, religious grandeur.
  3. Wow, just saw this thread! Hadn't realized he'd done a flute concerto - sounds very nice.
  4. Wow, these sound great! The new melodies have such wonderful exuberance.
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    Contacting John Williams?

    I believe the standard thing to try is to contact Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency (JW's agency). However, as others have noted, it is highly unlikely that the message would actually make it to JW himself. But I suppose it can't hurt to try! I don't have the agency mailing address with me right now but maybe someone else can post it here?
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    The BFG - FYC Album

    Same.
  7. Wow, track titles have me hyped! Too bad we have to wait almost a month, though. At least they're releasing it before the movie on Feb. 22. That would have really been too long a wait.
  8. I am virtually certain that the Yo-Yo Ma pieces were from a prior year's concert (probably the CSO suite recording that's long been available on CD). Ma didn't appear at any of the 2018 concerts (certainly not the one I went to!)
  9. Here's the link: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/leonard-bernstein-centennial-celebration-at-tanglewood-full-film/9295/ 27:00 - Williams interview 1:12:15 - emcee talks about Williams & Bernstein as well as Highwood's Ghost 1:26:45 - Williams comes on stage to conduct Highwood's Ghost
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    Happy 2019, JWFan!

    OK, it's 2019 here now too!
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