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    aj_vader reacted to Fabulin in Spoiled by John Williams   
    In one of the Legacy of John Williams episodes it was said that Williams's music can have a spoiling effect on a listener:
    if one wants to hear more music like that of JW, one has to give up on something:
    either harmony has to get more conservative, or orchestration get less interesting, or the melodic line less captivating... or the music have less variety.
     
    Do you feel this dilemma as well when searching for comparable music to listen to? 
     
    I certainly do, and whenever I listen to recent film scores, or recent concert music, I feel like I have to give up on just about every item. In the best case the music is nice to listen to once, but it doesn't really make me wish to hear it again.
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    aj_vader reacted to Datameister in Spoiled by John Williams   
    I...agree, to a certain extent. There's a lot of music out there that I love about as much as JW's work, and I'm grateful that not all music sounds like his. Variety is, after all, the spice of life. But I've never found another composer who pushes the right buttons in my brain so consistently and so strongly and for so many decades.
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    aj_vader reacted to artguy360 in Spoiled by John Williams   
    I agree in the sense that there is no other composer quite like John Williams or even another composer who I listen to when I want John-Williams-like music, there is only John Williams. Beyond even the fitting and memorable nature of his themes, JW has a musical voice that is quite specific. 
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    aj_vader reacted to Holko in Will it ever happen?: Mike Matessino's STAR WARS: ORIGINAL TRILOGY Collector's Set   
    HOLY SHIT
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    What a neat idea, this would be so nice to have!
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    aj_vader reacted to Giftheck in Mike Matessino's STAR WARS: PREQUEL TRILOGY Collector's Set - Will it happen?   
    When somebody bumps the topic after months but it's not an announcement.

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    aj_vader reacted to Holko in Question about thematic connections in TROS   
    And the percussion has no idea what they're doing.
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    aj_vader reacted to Remco in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    I sort of get the point, but I can’t help but feel it comes of as a little whiny given the extraordinary quality of this orchestra including the woodwinds, whoever they were. They were absolutely world class and I have heard a lot of live orchestras.
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    aj_vader reacted to Steve in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    You can go on and on about it. We got an almost 100% performance. Nobody cares for the principal snobs who didn't play. They wouldnt have sounded better, that is a fact!
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    aj_vader reacted to igger6 in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Top 10 possibilities for the second Blu-Ray...
    Fully orchestrated performance of the original draft of Rey's Theme World premiere of the First Order March, written for TLJ and rejected by Rian Johnson A medley of all themes from The Eiger Sanction expertly hummed by Anne-Sophie Mutter Outtake of JW conducting Jurassic Park in an inflatable T. rex suit Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith Ultimate Editions (Blu-Ray Audio only, no clean endings) Premiere performance of the Love Theme from The Terminal for Orchestra (I will never stop talking about this) Complete performance of the full BPO concert program by the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, for broadcast in Russia in case the Iron Curtain goes back up The Secret Ways with isolated score The Olympic Dream of the Spirit of the Champion Heroes, composed for LA 2028 Orchestral premiere of "Battleforce" from the TLJ Verizon ad, ending with Williams pulling off a Mission: Impossible mask to reveal himself as William Ross, before being run through with a baton by Gordy Haab, who then picks up the baton and conducts "Han's Kessel Run" from Battlefront 2
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    aj_vader reacted to Edmilson in The "Here They Come" Appreciation Thread   
    I gotta be honest, I'm not really a fan of Solo's version of the cue. I love John Powell's action writing, but I don't think it merges itself very well with JW's writing from the 1970s.
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    aj_vader reacted to Naïve Old Fart in Williams's European wishes for his 90th birthsday   
    Oh, yeah? Don't wanna come to London, do ya, you little turncoat!
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    aj_vader reacted to eitam in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    The only applause that bothered me was at the end of the Elegy on saturday- barely left time for the last notes to fade. On thursday there were those few seconds of suspended silence you might expect after a quiet piece. 
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    aj_vader reacted to Steve in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Yes, that's a trend coming from america that I don't like. Also cheering after the first notes of a tune are played... 
    It's not a rock concert. 
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    aj_vader reacted to A. A. Ron in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    Damn, I think that Far and Away performance might just be better than the actual soundtrack. The Imperial March is amazing too.
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    aj_vader reacted to Steve in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    So, after a quick analysis from the "Digital Concert Hall" footage I can confirm as follows:
     
    -They used mostly the saturday concert (exceptions are: Leia's Theme, Some applauding audience footage is used from friday)
    -Mistakes were corrected (e. g. the intro from "Far and Away")
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    aj_vader got a reaction from St0rMl0rD in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    They've added times next to the concert listings and also they've added Leia's Theme (sorry if that's already been mentioned). Maybe Wlliams/Digital Concert Hall is choosing the 'best' recording of each piece from the three concerts? 
     
    https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53783
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    aj_vader got a reaction from BB-8 in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    They've added times next to the concert listings and also they've added Leia's Theme (sorry if that's already been mentioned). Maybe Wlliams/Digital Concert Hall is choosing the 'best' recording of each piece from the three concerts? 
     
    https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53783
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    aj_vader got a reaction from Marian Schedenig in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    They've added times next to the concert listings and also they've added Leia's Theme (sorry if that's already been mentioned). Maybe Wlliams/Digital Concert Hall is choosing the 'best' recording of each piece from the three concerts? 
     
    https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53783
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    aj_vader reacted to King Mark in Which concert was better, Vienna or Berlin?   
    Williams saved me from listening to classcal music
     
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    aj_vader got a reaction from Pauling in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    They've added times next to the concert listings and also they've added Leia's Theme (sorry if that's already been mentioned). Maybe Wlliams/Digital Concert Hall is choosing the 'best' recording of each piece from the three concerts? 
     
    https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53783
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    aj_vader reacted to bollemanneke in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    I expect comparative analyses in the morning.
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    aj_vader reacted to ciarlese in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    there was no amplified music in the concert hall.
    No time for Leia's Theme though :(.
    Well, Marion's theme doesn't have time too, and I am sure they will include it.
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    aj_vader got a reaction from MaxTheHouseelf in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    They've added times next to the concert listings and also they've added Leia's Theme (sorry if that's already been mentioned). Maybe Wlliams/Digital Concert Hall is choosing the 'best' recording of each piece from the three concerts? 
     
    https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53783
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    aj_vader got a reaction from Amer in John Williams & Berliner Philharmoniker 14th/15th/16th Oct 2021   
    They've added times next to the concert listings and also they've added Leia's Theme (sorry if that's already been mentioned). Maybe Wlliams/Digital Concert Hall is choosing the 'best' recording of each piece from the three concerts? 
     
    https://www.digitalconcerthall.com/en/concert/53783
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