Legacy Conversations: Steven C. Smith and William Stromberg

Author Steven C. Smith and composer & conductor William Stromberg discuss the lineage that connects John Williams and the great composers of the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Bernard Herrmann and Max Steiner

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto

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Legacy Conversations: Kevin Puts

Acclaimed contemporary classical composer talks his career and his cinematic music for the concert hall, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Silent Night, his approach to composition and how much John Williams’ music touched him since childhood and inspired him to become a composer

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Legacy Conversations: Ann Hobson Pilot

Legendary harpist talks her distinguished career as former Principal Harp for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, including the many collaborations with John Williams and the premiere of the Harp Concerto On Willows and Birches, composed for her by the Maestro in 2009

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Legacy Conversations: Tim Morrison

Legendary trumpeteer talks his illustrious career as former Associate Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra / Principal Trumpet of the Boston Pops and his subsequent life as studio musician in Los Angeles, including his many collaborations with John Williams as soloist on such scores as Born On The Fourth of July, JFK, Nixon and Saving Private Ryan

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden

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Legacy Conversations: Ben Palmer

The esteemed British conductor talks on his work as a specialist of Live to Picture concerts and his love and admiration for the music of John Williams

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Legacy Conversations: Sandy DeCrescent

The legendary Music Contractor talks about her 50+ years career in Hollywood’s film music industry and her long and fruitful collaboration with composer John Williams

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Sandy DeCrescent

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Legacy Conversations: Frank Lehman

Music Theorist and Film Musicologist from Tufts University talks about how John Williams’s film scores shaped his interest in music and his path to academia, with a spotlight on his catalogue of the themes and motifs from the Star Wars saga

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Frank Lehman, Associate Professor of Music at Tufts University (Photo: Alison Bruzek/WBUR)

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Legacy Conversations: John Mauceri

The esteemed American conductor talks about the history and the aesthetic of music written in Hollywood during the Golden Age era and how it led to the rise of John Williams.

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John Mauceri with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (January 2007)

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Legacy Conversations: Brett Mitchell

Talented American conductor and Music Director of the Colorado Symphony talks about John Williams and how the music of the Maestro inspired him throughout his artistic and personal life

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Conductor Brett Mitchell (Portrait by Roger Mastroianni)

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