2. JOHN WILLIAMS IN TOKYO [Regular Edition]


Price(USD): $14.80

Label: Deutsche Grammophon
CD No: 655-7256
Release Date: 2024/07/12
Format: 1CD

John Williams, a legend who has shaped the history and sound of film music, visited Japan last September for the first time in 30 years and recorded a concert in which he performed with the Saito Kinen Orchestra for the first time.

The physical release of this work will come in four formats: standard CD, LP, Blu-ray, and a special deluxe CD and Blu-ray edition. The standard CD and LP will include 11 pieces conducted by John Williams and "Tributes! (for Seiji)" conducted by Stephane Deneve, which will be released for the first time in the world.

John Williams came to Japan last September at the invitation of Seiji Ozawa for the "Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival," for which Ozawa serves as general director, and for a special performance held in conjunction with the festival to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the prestigious classical music label, Deutsche Grammophon. Following performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Los Angeles Recording Arts Orchestra, this will be the first time that the Saito Kinen Orchestra will be performing together. Tickets for both performances attracted a great deal of attention, with applications flooding the sales website and selling out on the same day.

John Williams and Seiji Ozawa have been close friends since Ozawa was the 13th Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and organized the Tanglewood Music Festival in western Massachusetts.It has been a longtime dream of Seiji Ozawa to have John Williams and the Saito Kinen Orchestra perform together in Japan.
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Track List

Superman March
Three Selections from Harry Potter
Hedwig’s Theme
Fawkes the Phoenix
Harry’s Wondrous World
Theme from Schindler’s List
Three Selections from Star Wars
The Rebellion is Reborn
Princess Leia’s Theme
Throne Room & Finale

Yoda’s Theme from The Empire Strikes Back
The Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back
Tributes! (for Seiji)