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Bandes originales de films - Released October 29, 2001 | Sony Music Media

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Bandes originales de films - Released January 1, 2000 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Bandes originales de films - Released October 27, 2014 | Rhino - Warner Records

Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
Capping off the composer's longstanding partnership with producer Irwin Allen, The Towering Inferno is quintessential John Williams -- for better and for worse. There's no denying Williams' uncanny sense of scale. His themes are explosive and emotional, galvanized by massive brass flourishes and soaring string arrangements. But what's missing from The Towering Inferno is any sense of subtlety or nuance. Williams seizes upon the film's larger-than-life drama and wrings every moment for maximum suspense and pathos. It's telling that he would emerge as the composer du jour for George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as they steered American film from deeply personal storytelling to mass-market entertainment. This is music devoid of intimacy and heart. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Bandes originales de films - Released December 18, 2019 | Walt Disney Records

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Bandes originales de films - Released October 30, 2001 | Atlantic Records

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Bandes originales de films - Released January 1, 1980 | Walt Disney Records

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Bandes originales de films - Released January 1, 1977 | Walt Disney Records

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Bandes originales de films - Released December 18, 2015 | Walt Disney Records

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Bandes originales de films - Released January 1, 1993 | Geffen*

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Bandes originales de films - Released December 15, 2017 | Walt Disney Records

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When the first Star Wars film came out 40 years ago, film-maker George Lucas showed real nerve when he chose a strongly symphonic colour for the soundtrack, and picked out a composer who knew his classics (and his Wagner in particular). At the time, early electronic music was almost compulsory in science-fiction films. In 2017, the presence of John Williams in the opening credits of a Star Wars film doesn't have quite the same audacious feeling, and the thrill the audience feels when the prologue starts to roll derives mostly from the legendary status of both the music and its octogenarian writer. It has been asserted that in fact the real "last Jedi" in the film is John Williams! All the same, upon the release of this eighth episode, some voices have been raised (critic Michel Ciment's in particular) to insist that John Williams has served his time and that he should give way to a younger composer. But rather than getting bogged down in the question of "the age of the captain", we should look at the important thing: the score for this eighth work is very interesting. In particular, it shows up a fascinating dichotomy between the archetypal nature of the musical themes (very clearly illustrating a character or concept) and Williams's extremely subtle way of developing them, to say nothing of his indisputable skill with orchestration. Beyond the many epic pieces on this soundtrack, (The Battle of Crait, The Fathiers, etc.), special mention must go to the majestic Ahch-To Island, which sees a "retired" Luke Skywalker who wants to live out the rest of his days in peace and serenity. Moreover, listeners will be pleasantly surprised to find, nestled away within this remarkably written and well-controlled score, Canto Bight, a jazzy theme with a South American flavour (which at points pastiches Brazil), with a steel drum section! This is a piece which proves that John Williams is fully at ease with all musical genres and all orchestral colours. © NM / Qobuz
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Bandes originales de films - Released May 4, 1999 | Walt Disney Records

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Film - Released March 17, 2017 | Sony Classical

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Bandes originales de films - Released January 1, 1983 | Walt Disney Records

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Bandes originales de films - Released May 3, 2005 | Walt Disney Records

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Bandes originales de films - Released April 23, 2002 | Walt Disney Records

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Bandes originales de films - Released December 15, 2017 | Walt Disney Records

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Bandes originales de films - Released October 23, 2015 | Masterworks

The soundtrack to director Chris Columbus' 1990 monster hit Home Alone features the composing work of the legendary John Williams and continues the Christmas theme of the film with numerous yuletide carols. Williams' main title theme, known as "Somewhere in My Memory," is a typically sweeping affair that incorporates the childlike qualities of the film while suggesting Tchaikovsky's "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy." Elsewhere, a children's choir performs "O Holy Night," and the Drifters turn in a heartwarming version of "White Christmas."
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Bandes originales de films - Released December 22, 2017 | Sony Classical

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Bandes originales de films - Released January 1, 2002 | Geffen

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Bandes originales de films - Released January 1, 1981 | Walt Disney Records

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