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  1. True, forgot about the fact that she adores JW. Yeah, you're right, we will probably get a release.
  2. 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 equal to JW), as @SteveMc notes above. This gorgeous cue from The New World is a great example (I wish we could hear it without the bird-chirping, although I suppose that adds to the effect):
  3. Finally got time to listen to this on Thursday! Wonderful to hear JW and Dudamel. Lovely introduction to the Beethoven & Mozart pieces also, which I'd actually never heard before. The Jupiter symphony has now become one of my favorite classical pieces! I'm glad to hear JW echo the interviewer's characterization of his film scoring as being "on pause." Although that doesn't necessarily mean he has any projects lined up right now, it would seem to indicate that, at the very least, JW hasn't yet made a decision to retire from film scoring, and is still open to future projects (perhaps Spielberg films after West Side Story). Looking forward to the violin concerto and Vienna fanfare, the latter of which is a nice surprise and a tremendous honor for JW! (although I do fear that we will be stuck with cellphone videos, at best, for one or both of those)
  4. I think Disney's work with Star Wars has overall been very good, although I would have liked Lucas to have a little more involvement. I think Kathleen Kennedy has generally done a solid job honoring his vision, though, including by bringing back original people like JW. To be sure, there are definitely some choices I would have made differently, and I thought the films deteriorated in quality after the high point of TFA.
  5. They're both utter masterpieces, but I have to go with Potter. That score really moves me emotionally -- albeit perhaps in large part because the film is near and dear to my heart. Just such wonderful marriage of music and picture (at least to those who like the movie):
  6. OK so apparently this is postponed indefinitely...
  7. Unfortunately, the Pops has posted the second episode of the series and it is virtually entirely about Lockhart's tenure, with only a few small glimpses of JW:
  8. I don't think there's a thread on this yet... https://www.pacificsymphony.org/VirtualConcert Haven't had time to really watch it yet, but looks cool (although the on-screen commentary is a bit annoying). From a quick skim, it appears there is some JW interview footage, although I have no idea whether this footage has been previously released or when it was recorded. I am also not sure when the featured performances were recorded. Presumably sometime within the last couple years at a concert.
  9. Good point - I noticed the rating too and was a little confused.
  10. Right, that's why I assumed it must have been recorded earlier. Maybe sometime in the 2000s the Pops decided to record interviews with key figures for potential use later.
  11. Yeah that was really cool to see! I hope there will be more JW coming! I wonder though - when were these interviews w/ JW recorded? Surely not this month, right?
  12. Both lovely videos - 1996 and 2002. Both had previously been on YouTube, but (particularly for 2002) in much lower quality. They certainly are far from HD even now, but at least they are better. Very great to watch again. For "Summon the Heroes": The image and sound of the herald trumpets on the roof of the stadium playing JW fanfares as the sun sets behind them is unbelievably epic.
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