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  1. Exactly, my friend. This is the visual confirmation that Williams and Grubinger have kept in touch all this time and probably are working on something, either a percussion concerto or marimba concerto, who knows what. Why else would one of the best percussionists in the world fly to LA to record a less-than-virtuoso part from Escapades instead of calling any other LA-based musician? And if the concerto is already written, what's stopping them from recording it now? Just speculating
  2. Analysis - Across the Stars

    I thought it was quite obvious that what you call section C is actually based on the descending chord progression from Darth Vader's theme. Williams did the same in Anakin's theme.
  3. Soundalike Cues in Williams

    The most obvious influence is actually Steve Reich's Three Movements for Orchestra, more specifically the 3rd movement (13:19 onwards, and pay attention to 15:45).
  4. Wow, thank you so much, never heard the last two before. BTW "我希望这个信息就够了。" is not the regular way to express in Chinese, you can say, "我希望这些信息能够帮助到你" 谢谢,lester!活到老, 学到老。 You can access the Rounds video here, and the Quartet La Jolla here. If you can't watch them from China please let us know. These two particular works are among my favorite JW pieces.
  5. What do you mean? I know it's easy to write 同事 instead of 同时, I misspell it all the time when writing on a keyboard, but this is not the case. The sentence is correct. I've been looking for more information on the Scherzo, but this press release seems to be the only piece of info on the different media outlets. It looks legit though. The China Philharmonic hasn't updated their website yet, so we'll have to wait patiently for further news. Your Chinese looked so great. No problem with the Google translation of "同时", it means "also" or "at the same time". But I'm still interested in the his first cooperation with Chinses musican, as I know, he write a piece for Seiji, is there any other works he writes espcailly for the international musican? He wrote the oboe concerto for BSO principal oboist Wakao Keisuke (若尾圭介). Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz-Villegas has premiered and championed Rounds for solo guitar, but the piece was originally written for Christopher Parkening. Quartet La Jolla is dedicated to Taiwanese-American violinist Lin Cho-Liang (林昭亮).我希望这个信息就够了。
  6. What do you mean? I know it's easy to write 同事 instead of 同时, I misspell it all the time when writing on a keyboard, but this is not the case. The sentence is correct. I've been looking for more information on the Scherzo, but this press release seems to be the only piece of info on the different media outlets. It looks legit though. The China Philharmonic hasn't updated their website yet, so we'll have to wait patiently for further news.
  7. The John Williams Complete work (to date)

    As for the unreleased works, I would say it's not just getting the musicians, but Williams releasing the music for performance. And I still have strong doubts about the legal status of the Clarinet Concerto release. True. I am very much afraid that the Clarinet Concerto has met the same fate as the Symphony, that of eternal neglect by its author.
  8. The John Williams Complete work (to date)

    That's cool. Are you also in charge of the JW wikipedia page? It's in need of urgent refurbishing. The Duo Concertante belongs in the chamber music category, and there is no "Concerto" category, despite the fact that it's been the musical form widely, but not exclusively, employed by JW. The nomenclature "Solo Instrument and Orchestra" is more widely accepted.
  9. The John Williams Complete work (to date)

    The Münchner Philharmoniker has released this CD on Sony Classical, featuring JW's tuba concerto.
  10. RSNO / John Williams concerts

    I found this picture on twitter: The text at the bottom seems to be a message from Williams himself.
  11. So how come he's the best foreign composer of the year but hasn't written the best foreign score? Actually, Williams' winning is more the exception than the rule. Just take a look at the prestigious awards of the International Film Music Critics Association, which pick more often than not scores as bad as those that win an Oscar. It comes as no surprise given the background (mostly non-musically schooled) of most of its members, but it's really sad that JW is so overlooked here and elsewhere.
  12. Close Encounters Suite - Philadelphia Orchestra

    My guess is that the choir will only sing the Lindberg. But this is good news; I've always thought of the CE3K Suite as a great concert opener. Hopefully more orchestras will follow suit.
  13. That's good to know! Because, as you know, "it belongs in a museum" (or a library for that matter).
  14. He's performed 2 different themes from Dracula in concert in recent years (and if memory serves they were both world premiere performances). He is obviously in possession of the complete score.
  15. Favorite John Williams Chord or Chord Progression

    Isn't that one of the string orchestra interludes from Williams' Oboe Concerto? I can see why you're obsessed with this progression. Exactly! Unfortunately there's no video on Youtube to illustrate this passage. If you take the original BSO recording as reference, it starts at 3:46 from the 1st movement.