2. JOHN WILLIAMS IN VIENNA/ Wiener Philharmoniker Anne-Sophie Mutter (2LP)

JOHN WILLIAMS IN VIENNA/ Wiener Philharmoniker Anne-Sophie Mutter (2LP)

Price(USD): $39.90

Label: Deutsche Grammophon
CD No: 483-9333
Release Date: 2020/10/02
Format: 2LP

Type: LP. Yellow Logo edition.


The legendary American film composer John Williams conducts the Vienna Philharmonic for the first time - “Visit from the dear God” was the title of the standard, “Standing choruses of praise are presented from the very first appearance: as if God was received by earthly disciples.”

John Williams in Vienna documents the historical performance - "a very special honor" in the life of the composer.

Symphonic Hollywood sounds on the stage of the Vienna Musikverein - the world-famous orchestra plays cult themes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and other milestones in film history.

As star guest Anne-Sophie Mutter with adaptations for violin specially arranged for her by Williams.

Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park - the soundtracks by the master of cinema magic John Williams are among the most popular in film history and have received numerous prestigious awards, including five Oscars, five Emmys, four Golden Globes and twenty-five Grammys. Now the legendary American film composer has recorded the most famous, beautiful and touching cult themes for the first time with the Vienna Philharmonic. “Great moments of film music” was the headline of the Wiener Zeitung, “Hollywood's grand master thrilled with excerpts from his life's work on the podium of the Vienna Philharmonic.”

Williams' two concerts at the Wiener Musikverein on January 18 and 19, 2020 were the first performances the composer has ever conducted in continental Europe. Working with the Vienna Philharmonic is "a very special honor" in his life. In addition to Williams and the orchestra, another exceptional artist was on stage in the first half of the concert: Anne-Sophie Mutter. The conductor and the violinist continued their artistic partnership after their joint album Across the Stars.

The new album "John Williams in Vienna" combines cult themes from ET, The White Shark, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and other milestones in film history as well as two previously unpublished adaptations for the violin of the "Devil's Dance" from The Witches of Eastwick and the "Raider's March" from Indiana Jones: Hunters of the Lost Treasure. Of course, the world-famous "Imperial March" from Star Wars should not be missing. "One of the best performances of this march I've ever heard," said Williams.

Please note for shipping purposes this counts as 7 discs

Track List

LP 1 - Side A

2 EXCERPTS (from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind")
3 DEVIL'S DANCE (from "The Witches of Eastwick") - (with Anne-Sophie Mutter)

Side B

4 ADVENTURES ON EARTH (from "ET - the extraterrestrial")
5 THEMES (from "Jurassic Park")

LP 2 - Side A

1 MAIN TITLE (from "Star Wars: A New Hope")
2 THE REBELLION IS REBORN (from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi")
3 LUKE & LEIA (from "Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi")
4 THE IMPERIAL MARCH (from "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back")

Side B

5 DARTMOOR, 1912 (from "companions")
6 OUT TO SEA & THE SHARK CAGE FUGUE (from "The Great White Shark")
7 MARION'S THEME (from "Indiana Jones: Hunter of the Lost Treasure")
8 RAIDER'S MARCH (from "Indiana Jones: Hunter of the Lost Treasure") - (with Anne-Sophie Mutter)