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 Posted:   Aug 24, 2019 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

Article about Williams and this release on NPR with a video recording of his composition for her: "Markings".

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/24/753877978/john-williams-and-anne-sophie-mutter-2-geniuses-for-the-price-of-one

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2019 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I was planning to get this when it's released in the UK next week, but looks like I'll have to hold off and get the deluxe for the extra tracks.

 
 Posted:   Aug 25, 2019 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

"Civilization is, you know, wafer thin, to quote Churchill. It's one generation, and it's gone. So when people pass away, they take with them all of their knowledge and all of their experiences."

A significant collaboration.

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2019 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

SAMPLES are here!

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8642499--john-williams-and-anne-sophie-mutter-across-the-stars

Album is out this Friday!

 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2019 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

Princess Leia's theme is a BONUS? What fresh hell is this!??

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2019 - 6:16 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Princess Leia's theme is a BONUS? What fresh hell is this!??

The "Digital Future"

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 27, 2019 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8642499--john-williams-and-anne-sophie-mutter-across-the-stars


As yes, my favorite music by John Williams: "Theme".

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2019 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

New article:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/janelevere/2019/08/28/john-williams-arranges-his-film-scores-for-violinist-anne-sophie-mutter-in-new-album-out-this-week/


And of course since it's already Friday in New Zealand and many other countries, the album's all over the internet if you want to listen before it's Friday in your country

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2019 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The two main classical music magazines in the UK at the moment (Classical Music & Gramophone) both have big film music features this month.
One has a cover story featuring the Mutter/Williams collaboration and the other is a Film Music special.
How times change (crawls out from under his 80's/90's rock from hiding) wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2019 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

For those interested, Aedin Gormley has an interview with Williams and Mutter this Saturday afternoon on her show on RTE Lyric FM.

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2019 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Another new interview

https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/articles/2824--interview-anne-sophie-mutter-on-john-williams

It includes an explanation of why Devil's Dance was performed by Mutter at Tanglewood but wasn't recorded for the album

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2019 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Here's a new 7 minute behind the scenes video

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2019 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

Interesting: I love Williams' music and I love the sound of the violin as well, still, this album fails to grab me somehow. I can't help it but I don't really like it. Haven't figured it out yet why.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2019 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Perhaps because there's too much virtuosity on display? Lots of embellisments and so on, so that Mutter can show off her skills? I can appreciate that for what it is, but ultimately I prefer the more "clean-shaven" performances.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2019 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/6UY5OurZWrE8FVVBFMvn7K?si=alnXyRqqTlC_kJgx6P8D5g

Google https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bdxgp6glwhxzg7eoey3bvzpreuy

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SM9GCH6

iTunes https://music.apple.com/us/album/across-the-stars/1466777023

Tidal https://tidal.com/browse/album/116097826

Presto https://www.prestomusic.com/classical/products/8642499--john-williams-and-anne-sophie-mutter-across-the-stars

HD Tracks https://www.hdtracks.com/catalog/product/view/id/856890

Pro Studio Masters https://www.prostudiomasters.com/album/page/40346

qobuz https://www.qobuz.com/us-en/album/across-the-stars-anne-sophie-mutter-the-recording-arts-orchestra-of-los-angeles-john-williams/gkgfl5mf0jh0a

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2019 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Perhaps because there's too much virtuosity on display? Lots of embellisments and so on, so that Mutter can show off her skills? I can appreciate that for what it is, but ultimately I prefer the more "clean-shaven" performances.

I quite enjoy that actually. New arrangements make the music sound fresh, instead of just a faithful recording of the originals. For a project like this it makes it worthwhile, otherwise what would really be the point? The Morricone/Yo-Yo Ma collection is another good example.

I haven't bought this release however, I'm waiting for the deluxe.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2019 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   knisper.shayan   (Member)

Interesting: I love Williams' music and I love the sound of the violin as well, still, this album fails to grab me somehow. I can't help it but I don't really like it. Haven't figured it out yet why.

i´m with you, in a way it sounds soulless...it doesn´t make "click"!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2019 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

Nice To Be Around is just beautiful. One of Williams' real gems......

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2019 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

Perhaps because there's too much virtuosity on display? Lots of embellisments and so on, so that Mutter can show off her skills? I can appreciate that for what it is, but ultimately I prefer the more "clean-shaven" performances.

I quite enjoy that actually. New arrangements make the music sound fresh, instead of just a faithful recording of the originals. For a project like this it makes it worthwhile, otherwise what would really be the point? The Morricone/Yo-Yo Ma collection is another good example.

I haven't bought this release however, I'm waiting for the deluxe.


The Morricone Yo-Yo Ma album is a gem, I absolutely love it. That's why even myself find it strange that this Williams-Mutter collaboration falls flat on me.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2019 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yes, the Yo Yo Ma/Williams album is fantastic, an essential for any Williams fan (I'm guessing you guys meant that rather than the Morrione one, since this was about Williams). But the difference there is that it's written out from the get-go to be performed with virtuosity, and clear, focussed lines. The Mutter album is different -- it's as if the melody lines are often suffocated by the ornamentation around them. I'm all for multiple interpretations of famous themes, and don't necessarily need them to stick closely to the original, but it needs to be clear and concise in its communication. I feel that the Mutter album is very hit and miss in that regard.

 
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