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John Williams on Radio 3

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by protocoldroid2, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. protocoldroid2

    protocoldroid2 Jedi Youngling

    Jan 18, 2013
    John Williams is this week's Composer of the Week on BBC Radio 3. There's an episode each day - Star Wars (OT) is discussed in episode 2 and then prequel trilogy in ep 5. Well worth a listen to hear the interview with JW. It's only got 4 days left on BBC iPlayer:

    Star Wars: the greatest movie score of all time (according to the American Film Institute) - exclusively introduced by the composer himself on BBC Radio 3.
    John Williams talks to Donald Macleod about the most famous film score in history. He discusses the moment George Lucas proposed his "space opera", and explains why he chose the 'old-fashioned', lush Romantic style of Tchaikovsky and Korngold to accompany this futuristic tale of aliens and spaceships.
    We'll hear some of the most memorable musical moments from the first three films to be made (Episodes IV-VI), including the iconic Main Title, the Imperial March, and Luke and Leia's Theme. Donald Macleod also introduces perhaps the finest extended musical sequence in the series: Williams' mesmerising score to the battle on the ice planet of Hoth.
    The programme ends with a deeply personal work in Williams' career - his Violin Concerto, written by the grieving composer after the tragic death of his first wife, Barbara Ruick Williams; a tragedy that overshadowed the huge success his music enjoyed in the mid 1970s.
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