Legacy Conversations: David Newman

American composer and conductor David Newman talks about the music of John Williams and its ties to the rich musical legacy of his father Alfred Newman

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David Newman

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Legacy Conversations: Leonard Slatkin

The internationally acclaimed American conductor talks about the music of John Williams and his friendship with the Maestro.

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Leonard Slatkin (Photo by David Duchon-Doris)

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“Music is music”: Interview with Richard Kaufman

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American conductor Richard Kaufman (Portrait by Kevin McIntyre)

In the recent years, film music has seen almost an explosion of presence into the programs of many symphony orchestra around the world. The repertoire of great music written for films is nowadays seen as a very strong pole that is able to attract new and wider audiences into the concert halls. The immediacy of the lexicon used by film music, coupled with the fond memories of some great classic movies, is helping to shape a new generation of listeners toward the beauty of symphonic music and classical repertoire. The music of John Williams has played a pivotal role, as it’s been embraced by millions of people around the world and continues to be one of the most beloved to listen to live when people packs concert halls. This happened especially thanks to the strong endorsement and tireless enthusiasm of several conductors who are especially keen toward film music and Williams’ own repertoire. One of these musical heroes is American conductor Richard Kaufman. Continue reading ““Music is music”: Interview with Richard Kaufman”