The Special Relationship: John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra (Video)

Celebrating the unique musical collaboration between Maestro John Williams and the legendary British orchestra with a distinguished panel of guests talking about their work on historic film scores including the original Star Wars trilogy, Superman and Raiders of the Lost Ark

Hosted and Produced by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden

The Legacy of John Williams is proud to present this exclusive video production dedicated to one of the most special relationship in the history of music: John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra.

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Announcing ‘THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP: John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra’ Video Event

Coming May 4th on The Legacy of John Williams, an exclusive online video event featuring special guests to celebrate one of the most legendary collaborations in the history of music: John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra

John Williams and the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios (2005) Photo © Michael Humphrey / LSO
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Two Masters, One Artform

Reflecting on the differences, the similarities and the conjuctions between the two “score masters” of the modern era of film scoring: John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith.

The Legacy of John Williams is proud to present an essay by distinguished Italian film critic, film music historian and university professor Roberto Pugliese dedicated to the art and the legacy of the legendary composers in conjuction with today’s premiere of Score Masters: Celebrating John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith, an online event co-produced by The Legacy of John Williams, The Goldsmith Odyssey and the Ipswich Film Theatre.


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L.A. Studio Legends: Dan Higgins

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 Maestro John Williams, including the stunning alto saxophone solos he performed on the score for Steven Spielberg’s 2002 film Catch Me If You Can

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L.A. Studio Legends: Dylan Hart

French Horn player extraordinaire talks his life and career as studio musician in Hollywood and his many collaborations with John Williams, including his work as Principal Horn on The Post and the recent Star Wars sequels The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, sharing his views on the Maestro’s music

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Jedi Maestro: John Williams and the Music of Star Wars — Roundtable Discussion

Special podcast episode dedicated to John Williams’ iconic scores for the legendary film series, with a focus on the last work for the Saga, The Rise of Skywalker

Special guests: Doug Adams, Frank Lehman, Jim Ware

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto

Composer John Williams recording his final score for the last episode of the Skywalker Saga, The Rise of Skywalker
(© 2019 Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Company)

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A Herald for All Musicians

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Photo by Jamie Trueblood /Lucasfilm Ltd.

With The Rise of Skywalker, composer John Williams has completed his own musical cycle, putting the final coda on a rich musical glossary he started to work on 42 years earlier. When the composer wrote and recorded that film score in 1977, he couldn’t imagine how big the impact of his music would have been, and how long it would have resonated with audiences throughout the subsequent decades. As he told recently to film journalist and film music historian Jon Burlingame:

“Forty years ago, if you said to me, ‘Here’s a project, John, and I want you to write 25 hours of music,’ I would have dropped my pencil case and said, ‘It’s impossible. No one can do that,’”

Yet the composer was able to return to that musical world always with the same amount of enthusiasm, creativity, and devotion for all the subsequent scores he penned for the intergalactic space opera initiated by George Lucas, which now covers a time span of almost half of his life.

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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

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto

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Sandy DeCrescent

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Across the Stars, Inside the Music: Interview with Anne-Sophie Mutter

The internationally acclaimed violinist talks with The Legacy of John Williams about her collaboration with the composer and their stunning recording project Across The Stars, featuring all-new arrangements of Williams’ iconic film themes rewritten especially for her.

by Maurizio Caschetto

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John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter; Photo © Phrashant Gupta, courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon

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