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John Williams in Vienna

John Williams - Anne-Sophie Mutter - Wiener Philharmoniker

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It’s difficult to resist such a prestigious title. In January 2020, John Williams, 87, returned to Vienna to head the Wiener Philharmoniker in the Soldener Saal of the Vienna Musikverein. In another era, the sound of this album would have matched the event in all its spectacle, grandeur, radiance and sheer detail. Nevertheless, hearing such well put-together, brilliantly orchestrated and colourful music (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977, Spielberg, and Jaws, 1975, also Spielberg) remains a pleasure at all times. With fervent enthusiasm on Devil’s Dance from The Witches of Eastwick (George Miller, 1987), violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter displays all of her virtuosity (and incredibly complicated violin playing) here without fear for the ‘lack of taste’ that she is so often reproached for! We now hope the Wiener Philharmoniker continue their exploration of the Hollywood music discography with diligence, daring to take on Bernard Herrman, Erich Wolfang Korngold, Copland and others. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz

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1
The Flight to Neverland (From "Hook")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:05:13

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

2
Excerpts (From "Close Encounters of the Third Kind")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:07:47

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

3
Devil's Dance (From "The Witches of Eastwick")
Anne-Sophie Mutter
00:05:50

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, Arranger, Work Arranger, MainArtist - Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

4
Adventures on Earth (From "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:10:09

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

5
Theme (From "Jurassic Park")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:06:02

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

6
Dartmoor, 1912 (From "War Horse")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:06:36

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

7
Suite (From "Jaws")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:05:07

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

8
Marion's Theme (From "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:04:01

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

9
Main Title (From "Star Wars: A New Hope")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:06:25

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

10
The Rebellion is Reborn (From "Star Wars: The Last Jedi")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:04:34

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

11
Luke & Leia (From "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:04:05

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

12
Imperial March (From "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back")
Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra
00:03:20

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

13
Raiders March (From "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark")
Anne-Sophie Mutter
00:05:44

Wiener Philharmoniker, Orchestra, MainArtist - John Williams, Composer, Conductor, MainArtist - Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Tobias Lehmann, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Christoph Stickel, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Wolfgang Schiefermair, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Bernhard Guettler, Producer, Mixer, Editor, StudioPersonnel

℗ 2020 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Album Description

It’s difficult to resist such a prestigious title. In January 2020, John Williams, 87, returned to Vienna to head the Wiener Philharmoniker in the Soldener Saal of the Vienna Musikverein. In another era, the sound of this album would have matched the event in all its spectacle, grandeur, radiance and sheer detail. Nevertheless, hearing such well put-together, brilliantly orchestrated and colourful music (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977, Spielberg, and Jaws, 1975, also Spielberg) remains a pleasure at all times. With fervent enthusiasm on Devil’s Dance from The Witches of Eastwick (George Miller, 1987), violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter displays all of her virtuosity (and incredibly complicated violin playing) here without fear for the ‘lack of taste’ that she is so often reproached for! We now hope the Wiener Philharmoniker continue their exploration of the Hollywood music discography with diligence, daring to take on Bernard Herrman, Erich Wolfang Korngold, Copland and others. © Pierre-Yves Lascar/Qobuz

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