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  1. Gosh I'm really in love with "Empire Recruitment" as well. Definitely sounds super British. Reminds me a tad of Walton (or of JW's own forays into a British sound, like a couple times in HP1).
  2. Haven't started listening yet but super excited!! Also great to see what cues JW composed. One question: Does anyone know why Powell wrote "by JW" in parenthesis only twice in his list of demo cues? Does this mean 1m1, 4m27, and 5m33a included only Powell's own demos, not anything by Williams?
  3. This cue is sooo good -- I've played it so many times since I first discovered it a month or two ago: From the ecstatic little flute echoes over the charging strings (particularly around 1:07) to the beautiful dancing piano line over the rich, flowing strings beginning at 1:10, this is such a great cue. The rest of the score is not particularly inspiring, but this track is Desplat at his very best.
  4. Free stream available: https://www.bso.org/brands/tanglewood/features/2020-tanglewood-season/the-best-of-tanglewood-on-parade.aspx Around the 1 hour mark, JW conducts "Hymn to the Fallen" and 3 pieces from Hook (at a concert in, I believe, the late 1990s). I believe the Hook part has been available on YouTube for a while but I'd never seen the "Hymn to the Fallen" footage, which was very nice.
  5. Takemitsu Viola Concerto. My favorite bit currently, with the low strings entering under the soaring viola: This whole piece shimmers and sparkles. Wonderful stuff, and the parallels w/ JW's Tree Song (and other work) are very clear.
  6. Hmm but the Pops site says "Nashville fiddler Mark O’Connor is also featured" on tonight's broadcast. But I don't see O'Connor on the program you link to. I guess that means the TV program will splice together parts of multiple concerts? In which case presumably the chance of getting JW's Olympic Fanfare or JFK from the concert program you link to are very low.
  7. @Jay It's not clear whether this concert actually has any Williams music, but apparently it's at least conducted by him.
  8. This is a lovely interview. It's super cool that he's now aware of Prof. Lehman's work. It's also awesome that he might be aware of JWFan!! I say "might be," though, because I don't think we can definitively conclude as much from this article. The key passage: "Now scholars like Lehman specialize in the field, and online fan sites chronicle minutiae. Williams is delighted by that attention, yet he wishes that concert composers also got their due." Notice that none of this is a direct quote -- it is all Ross' words. It's virtually certain that the "online fan site[]" referred to mu
  9. This is truly marvelous. His conducting style is so energetic. Btw, @crumbs, what was the YouTube video you linked to earlier in this thread? It seems to have been deleted but I'm just wondering.
  10. Just saw about this album (probably already been discussed lol but I just saw it). https://www.warnerclassics.com/fr/release/airlines Supposedly coming in August. Includes recording of Palleas et Melisande!!
  11. True, forgot about the fact that she adores JW. Yeah, you're right, we will probably get a release.
  12. Great thread idea @karelm -- you're absolutely right that this is so difficult to put into words, but it's really something I've noticed and loved about JW's music for the least few years. These sorts of mystical, ethereal moments never fail to move me emotionally, even more so than his grand orchestral moments. Somehow this type of music seems to me to underscore the fragility, indeed the ephemeral nature, of time, and of moments in our lives (or those of the characters on screen). Although I think Williams is best at this, Horner is also brilliant at it (actually, perhaps even e
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