A series of screenings and special events in collaboration with Cineteca Milano celebrating the partnership between Steven Spielberg and John WilliamsContinue reading “Steven Spielberg & John Williams: Cinema of Dreams”
Producer Mike Matessino returns to discuss the soundtrack reissues of three classic John Williams/Steven Spielberg collaborations, reflecting on the significance of such a unique relationship between composer and director.
Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim BurdenContinue reading “History In The Making: The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration”
Soundtrack Producer Mike Matessino discusses two classic John Williams’ film scores recently remastered: Steven Spielberg’s 1989 aviation drama Always and Robert Altman’s 1972 cult classic Images
Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim BurdenContinue reading “Heavens and Dreamscapes: ‘Always’ and ‘Images’”
Legendary saxophonist and woodwind specialist talks his career as studio musician in Los Angeles, from his early days as session player to his collaborations with John Williams, including the stunning alto saxophone solos for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Catch Me If You CanContinue reading “L.A. Studio Legends: Dan Higgins”
Revisiting one of the true classics from the Spielberg/Williams collaboration and its profound impact on the collective memory on two generations of moviegoers and film music lovers
by Maurizio CaschettoContinue reading “JAWS at 45”
Soundtrack record producer Mike Matessino discussing his restoration work on John Williams’s thrilling score for the sci-fi classic directed by Steven Spielberg in 2005
Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden
Audio-only version available:Continue reading ““They’re Already Here”: John Williams and ‘War of the Worlds’”
It’s #WilliamsWeek! Like last year, we celebrate the birthday of legendary composer John Williams for the whole week with a quote and a piece of music every day from today until February 8, the day in which the Maestro will turn 88. We want to celebrate him on this special occasion both with his words and his music, something that continues to be a great source inspiration for many musicians, listeners and music lovers all around the world.
Today, the focus is on the unique collaboration with his long-time artistic partner Steven Spielberg.Continue reading “#WilliamsWeek 2020: Day 1”
A look back to John Williams’ lively, exciting score for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom on the 35th anniversary of its theatrical releaseContinue reading “Anything Goes: Fortune, Glory and the Music of a Hero”
In 2017, John Williams and Steven Spielberg collaborated on their 28th feature film together, The Post. The film recounts the story of the great cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents which pushed the first female newspaper publisher (Kathleen Graham) and the chief editor of the Washington Post (Ben Bradlee) to publish classifed top-secret files (known as the “Pentagon Papers”) that documented the involvement of the government in the Vietnam War, with an unprecedented battle between the press and the government that ensued later.Continue reading “Musical Accompaniment vs. Musical Enhancement”