John Williams: A Life In Music (W/C 07/05)
An extraordinary collection of music from the most iconic films of our time by the world’s most successful film composer.
John Williams: A Life In Music – a brand new album of iconic movie scores by the world’s most successful film composer – including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T. and many more. The album, which will be released on May the 4th (International Star Wars Day) features brand new recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, who recorded many of the original versions, and includes a world premiere recording of Schindler’s List for cello.
Recorded at London’s Air Studios with the 86-piece orchestra, this epic collection of music was conducted by Gavin Greenaway. The 10-track album features Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter (performed by the LSO for the very first time) and the premiere recording of Schindler’s List in Williams’ official arrangement for cello, rather than solo violin.
The LSO’s close connection with John Williams dates back nearly 40 years, and the standard is there to be heard in these new recordings. From writing the world’s best-loved soundtracks – including Jaws, E.T. and the Home Alone films – to conducting the world’s leading orchestras, Williams truly is one of the greatest living composers of his generation.
In January, Williams broke his own Oscars record with more nominations than any other living person – a title he first earned in 2016. Williams has also won five Academy Awards, seven BAFTAs, 24 Grammy’s, four Golden Globes, and five Emmys, with numerous gold and platinum records.
Over the span of his extraordinary career, Williams has graced the TV screens and touched the hearts of people across the world with his music, and this new album promises to do the same.