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  1. It's perfectly understandable from JW's point of view to think that these early scores are not commendable for an official album release. Artists tend to be very self-critical about what they perceive as trial-and-error works done at the beginning of their career. Plus, some of those stuff is really old and might not sound good enough to justify an album release. Of course it's important to get as much stuff possible for historical and archival purposes and I too would welcome any kind of release of any JW work. Btw, it's an obsession as justifiable as wanting expanded releases of
  2. Source music for Home Alone was handled mostly by Angela Morley and Sandy Courage. In the interview we did for my podcast, Conrad Pope said that JW instructed the orchestrators to help him find Christmas music for those scenes.
  3. Galaxy's Edge is not a fanfare per se, even though it has heraldic writing in some spots. Btw, the man has written more fanfares than any other composer in the history of music. Don't be hard on him
  4. Yes, arranged by LA-based composer Dan Redfeld (who plays the piano here too), curiously predating the version JW would arrange for ASM a few years later.
  5. It's a fairly new ensemble of Swiss-based musicians specializing in film repertoire and live-to-picture concerts. They will do the world premiere of Superman The Movie in Luzern next year.
  6. I definitely plan to talk with LSO members too, yes, especially some of the former ones from the 77-83 era who are still around. I already have a roster of guests scheduled, including composers and other very interesting people So happy you liked it, Richard. Thank you for your ongoing support!
  7. https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/11/27/tim-morrison-podcast/ I don't have much to add other than it was a real honour and privilege to talk with such an iconic musician who we JW fans all admire so much. I hope you will enjoy, gents!
  8. On his website, Grubinger is listing it as "JOHN WILLIAMS: Suite Special Edition". It doesn't mention it being a world premiere or a Concerto of sorts.
  9. The man knows no limits. I take this as a good sign from the universe that the pandemic will end before the end of next year
  10. Hmm... I don't think this is going to be a full-on new Concerto, but rather a symphonic adaptation of his own (Williams-approved) film themes medley that Grubinger already performed last year at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival with his own Percussive Planet ensemble: On his website, Grubinger is listing the Berlin piece as "WILLIAMS: Suite Special Edition". If it was a world premiere of sorts, it would have been surely noted.
  11. I think that's the most logical reason. I guess it will be out when orchestras will fully resume activities and concerts, hopefully next year.
  12. Thanks for the nice words, guys. Happy you like the show! More coming soon Sergio Carolino (the soloist performing in the exceprt of the Tuba Concert featured in the episode) studied with Jim Self, so I thought it made sense. There are many other recordings of the Concerto I could have used, but I love the energy and the virtuosity of Carolino's performance.
  13. https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/11/10/jim-self-podcast/ This is another great episode, guys. Lots of great stories and memories from a true legend among studio musicians!
  14. Jaws at 45: https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2020/11/06/jaws-at-45 This year, Steven Spielberg's timeless classic turned 45. The Legacy of John Williams presents a new analysis focusing on the element of trust and kinship between director and composer and how they fulfilled a shared artistic vision.
  15. I very much hope you'll enjoy the episode, dear Marc! Your Horn Tributes are amazing
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