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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

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English


Episodes

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 CanSaxophonist 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 musicLos 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 ParkTubist 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 PatriotHosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim BurdenAmong 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 2005Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim BurdenSteven 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 filmsAmong 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-TerrestrialVery 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 GeishaJim 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 recordingsAmong 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 WilliamsHosted by Maurizio CaschettoL.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 WilliamsHosted by Maurizio CaschettoBen 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 this...

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 inspirationHosted by Maurizio CaschettoNorwegian 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

Exclusive: Mike Matessino Talks 'Far And Away' and 'The River'

5/12/2020
Interview with soundtrack producer Mike Matessino on his restoration work for two lesser-known scores from John Williams’ filmographyHosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim BurdenIn this new episode, soundtrack producer Mike Matessino talks in-depth about his work on the expanded soundtrack releases of John Williams's scores for Far and Away and The River, released respectively on La-La Land Records and Intrada. Matessino joins The Legacy of John Williams editor Maurizio Caschetto and co-host...

Duration:01:35:46

Exclusive Interview: Paddy Moloney on "Far and Away"

3/14/2020
Legendary leader of folk Irish music group The Chieftains talks with The Legacy of John Williams about the collaboration with the Maestro on the score for Far and Away, recently released on a new expanded remastered edition by La-La Land Records.Hosted by Tim BurdenSoundtrack label La-La Land Records just released a new expanded edition of John Williams's stirring score for Far and Away, the spectacular 1992 film directed by Ron Howard starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman telling the epic...

Duration:00:26:33

Legacy Conversations #8: Sandy DeCrescent

12/17/2019
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 WilliamsHosted by Maurizio CaschettoSandy DeCrescent is the leading music contractor working in Hollywood's film music industry. Her impressive resumé includes literally thousands of films, including many of the most beloved and successful ever produced (Jaws, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Titanic, Avatar). She worked closely for...

Duration:01:01:30

Symphony of Elements: Interview with Mike Matessino on the Disaster Movie Soundtrack Collection

12/11/2019
An exclusive interview with soundtrack producer Mike Matessino on his restoration work for the Disaster Movie Soundtrack Collection – Music by John Williams, and the remastered expansions of Monsignor and Minority ReportHosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim BurdenThe DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION – MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS, is a thrilling, limited edition four disc box set from La-La Land Records containing the remastered and expanded original scores to three classics of the so-called...

Duration:01:46:14

Legacy Conversations #7: Frank Lehman

11/14/2019
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 sagaHosted by Maurizio CaschettoJohn Williams has inspired creative people in many different ways through his music for films. He’s a force that influences people in a wide variety of fields related to music and film. Among them, we must include also people...

Duration:01:32:51