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The Legacy of John Williams Podcast

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A series on in-depth talks celebrating the musical legacy of composer John Williams

A series on in-depth talks celebrating the musical legacy of composer John Williams

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United States

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A series on in-depth talks celebrating the musical legacy of composer John Williams

Language:

English


Episodes

Conductor Kevin Griffiths Talks "Spotlight on John Williams"

4/9/2021
The English-born conductor talks about the brand-new recording "Spotlight on John Williams", the debut album of the Swiss-based City Light Symphony Orchestra, a 2-CD collection of some of John Williams' film masterpieces Spotlight on John Williams presents the City Light Symphony Orchestra conducted by English-born Maestro Kevin Griffiths in a 100-minute musical journey throughout some of John Williams’ movie masterworks, featuring such acclaimed soloists as Valentine Michaud, Reinhold...

Duration:01:04:31

Legacy Conversations: Kevin Puts

3/22/2021
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 Few contemporary classical composers have such a wide-ranging, colorful and personal style like Kevin Puts. Winner of the coveted Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for his debut opera Silent Night, he has become one...

Duration:01:28:40

Legacy Conversations: Tim Morrison

3/15/2021
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 Trumpet legend Tim Morrison has defined probably more than any other soloists one of...

Duration:01:16:45

Legacy Conversations: Growing Up With John Williams

3/5/2021
What happens when you discover and start to love music when you're still a little kid and share this passion with one of your siblings? This is the starting point of this in-depth discussion between two pairs of brothers with many things in common, specifically the love for the music of John Williams. One of the missions of this website is to celebrate and discuss the huge influence of the Maestro among at least two generations of people who literally grew up and became adults while...

Duration:01:58:54

Legacy Conversations: Ann Hobson Pilot

2/22/2021
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 Ann Hobson Pilot is one of the most talented women in the classical music who ever performed in United States and also a distinguished international soloist, teacher, mentor and moving force behind music...

Duration:01:17:53

L.A. Studio Legends #10: Sheridon Stokes

1/18/2021
Legendary flutist talks his distinguished career as studio musician in Hollywood, from his early days performing under Alfred Newman at 20th Century Fox to his many collaborations with John Williams as first chair flute, including his solos in such scores as Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and The Witches of Eastwick, as well as the premiere of the Flute Concerto Flutist Sheridon Stokes is one of the true all-time greats among Hollywood studio musicians. In a career spanning six decades,...

Duration:00:56:12

L.A. Studio Legends #9: Dan Higgins

1/8/2021
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 Saxophonist and woodwind specialist Dan Higgins is unquestionably one of the most talented session musicians on the planet and also highly respected among his peers. His stunning skills...

Duration:01:30:27

L.A. Studio Legends #8: Dylan Hart

12/18/2020
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 Los Angeles native French Horn player Dylan Skye Hart is part of the younger generation of studio musician who are carrying over the great tradition of the "Hollywood sound" in film scores...

Duration:01:09:54

L.A. Studio Legends #8: Tim Morrison

11/27/2020
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 RyanHosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim BurdenTrumpet legend Tim Morrison has defined probably more than any other soloists one of the...

Duration:01:26:51

L.A. Studio Legends #7: Jim Self

11/10/2020
Legendary tuba player talks his 40+ years career as studio musician in Los Angeles and his collaborations with John Williams, including the “Voice of the Mothership” solo in Close Encounters of the Third Kind and his work on Home Alone, Hook and Jurassic Park Tubist Jim Self is one of the true legends among both the international tuba community and the Los Angeles studio musicians. In a career spanning more than four decades, Jim has performed internationally as soloist, orchestral player,...

Duration:01:46:43

L.A. Studio Legends #6: James Thatcher

10/23/2020
Legendary French Horn player talks his distinguished career as studio musician in Hollywood and his many collaborations with John Williams as Principal Horn since 1989, including such film scores as Always, JFK, Jurassic Park, Sleepers, and The Patriot Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden Among the many studio musicians who performed in John Williams’s scores, French Horn legend James Thatcher certainly occupies a very special place. The esteemed hornist has performed in many scores...

Duration:01:58:30

"They're Already Here": Mike Matessino Talks 'War of the Worlds'

10/12/2020
Exclusive video podcast with 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 Steven Spielberg's big-budget adaptation of the sci-fi classic novel by H.G. Wells War of the Worlds marked the 22nd collaboration between the esteemed director and composer John Williams. The film turned out to be a very unique and perhaps even personal...

Duration:01:34:25

L.A. Studio Legends #5: Malcolm McNab

9/23/2020
The legendary trumpeteer talks his unparalleled career as studio musician in Hollywood and his journey with composer John Williams as principal trumpet on 40+ films between 1973 and 2011, including some of the Maestro’s most beloved scores such as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., Jurassic Park and the Indiana Jones films Among the musicians who performed for John Williams in Los Angeles, trumpet legend Malcolm McNab has certainly a place of honour. This incredibly talented...

Duration:01:26:34

L.A. Studio Legends #4: Ralph Grierson

8/26/2020
Legendary pianist and keyboardist recollects his impressive career as a studio musician performing in thousands of Hollywood film scores and his many collaborations with John Williams from 1969 until 2001, including his unforgettable playing on Jaws and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Very few musicians can compare to the versatile and incredibly prolific career of Ralph Grierson. A legend among studio musicians, Grierson has graced a great number of performances and recordings (including...

Duration:01:40:09

L.A. Studio Legends #3: Jim Walker

8/7/2020
Legendary flutist discusses his life as a studio musician recording hundreds of film and television scores over 30+ years, including his many collaborations with John Williams in scores such as The River, Jurassic Park and Memoirs of a Geisha Jim Walker is one of the most talented and celebrated flutist of our times. From classical to jazz to television and film to the concert hall, Walker has brilliantly showcased his incredible musicianship for 50+ years. In his incredibly prolific career...

Duration:01:32:52

L.A. Studio Legends #2: Cécilia Tsan

7/28/2020
Talented Los Angeles-based cellist talks on her career as studio musician in Hollywood, her friendship with Yo-Yo Ma and her experiences playing for John Williams on many film soundtracks and recordings Among the studio musicians who are regular members for John Williams's recordings in Los Angeles in the more recent years, cellist Cécilia Tsan is certainly one of the most luminous and talented of that pool. Born in Versailles (France) from Chinese musician parents, Cécilia started to be...

Duration:01:11:28

L.A. Studio Legends #1: Glenn Dicterow

7/13/2020
World-renowned violinist, former concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, discusses his career as studio musician in film recordings in L.A. and his collaborations with John Williams Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto L.A. Studio Legends is a new series of podcast talks on The Legacy of John Williams dedicated to legendary orchestra musicians from the Los Angeles area who performed in hundreds of film soundtrack recordings, including many by composer John...

Duration:01:28:09

Legacy Conversations #10: Ben Palmer

6/24/2020
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 Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto Ben Palmer is one of Europe’s foremost specialists in conducting live to film. He conducted many of the most successful film concerts in the UK and across mainland Europe, appearing in prestige venues such as the Royal Albert Hall in London. Palmer conducted virtually all of the John Williams films available in...

Duration:01:57:05

Legacy Conversations #9: Marcus Paus

6/9/2020
The acclaimed Norwegian composer talks about his artistic journey, his approach to composition and how John Williams’s music has been a continuous source of inspiration Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto Norwegian composer Marcus Paus (b.1979) is one of the most performed and acclaimed contemporary classical musicians of his generation, and one of the most lauded Scandinavian composers working today. The rich and diverse catalog includes chamber music, works for solo musicians, choral music,...

Duration:01:40:05

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

5/25/2020
Special episode dedicated to John Williams's iconic scores for the Star Wars film series, including 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 The music composed by John Williams for the Star Wars saga is universally acknowledged among the greatest ever written for film. In this episode of The Legacy of John Williams podcast, editor Maurizio Caschetto is joined by author Doug Adams (writer...

Duration:01:39:34