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 Posted:   Jun 14, 2019 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Coming soon

https://amzn.to/2Rd287G

Full track listing:

Rey’s Theme - from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Yoda’s Theme - from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Hedwig’s Theme - from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Across The Stars (Love Theme) - from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
Donnybrook Fair - from Far And Away
Sayuri’s Theme - from Memoirs of a Geisha
Night Journeys - from Dracula
Theme - from Sabrina
The Duel - from The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Luke And Leia - from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Nice To Be Around - from Cinderella Liberty
Theme - from Schindler’s List



 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2019 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

To be released August 30.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2019 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Interesting. I recall reading an interview with Andre Previn during which he said he and his then wife Anne-Sophie Mutter tried to convince Williams to compose a violin concerto. Williams demurred. What a shame.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2019 - 12:13 PM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

Wow, even just that little clip of Yoda's theme with the orchestration rearranged is SO COOL.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2019 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   CCW1970   (Member)

Interesting. I recall reading an interview with Andre Previn during which he said he and his then wife Anne-Sophie Mutter tried to convince Williams to compose a violin concerto. Williams demurred. What a shame.

A new violin concerto?

Yes, that would've cool.

I'm still amazed Williams never composed a piano concerto. Closest I can find is the "Scherzo for Piano and Orchestra" from 2014.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2019 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

Meh. I don't like what I've heard so far. This attempt to pimp movie music to classic music eludes me...

 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2019 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Erik Woods   (Member)

Meh. I don't like what I've heard so far. This attempt to pimp movie music to classic music eludes me...

Personally, I appreciate taking film music, re-arranging it, and creating something new. Especially if it can successfully cross over into mainstream classical. More exposure for film music... yeaaah!

Does it work all the time? No. Even some of John Williams’ recent new arrangements of classic cues (Han Solo and The Princess / Scherzo For Motorcycle and Orchestra) don’t work.

But when they do (Morricone/Yo-Yo Ma) it’s glorious, IMO.

-Erik-

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2019 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

Meh. I don't like what I've heard so far. This attempt to pimp movie music to classic music eludes me...

I love what I've heard so far. I've grown increasingly tired of "soundtrack" albums that all too often feature insanely repetitive movements that may lack proper beginnings or endings or development -- or all three!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2019 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

"Scherzo for Piano and Orchestra," 2014 -- I see there's a video on Youtube, but I take it this has not yet been put on a CD?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 1:33 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

"Scherzo for Piano and Orchestra," 2014 -- I see there's a video on Youtube, but I take it this has not yet been put on a CD?

Not yet on CD, no.

I heard some of Mutter's versions in the concert that also featured "Markings" (haven't yet heard the whole album), and I think it was a little TOO elaborate and virtuoso for the piece in question; I think it was something from STAR WARS. But I'm curious about the whole thing anyway.

As others have said, these albums are hit and miss. I don't really need umpteen variations of this stuff, but sometimes they're intriguing interpretations.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   Dadid L   (Member)

Where does this information from Jason LeBlanc come from? This german site indicates that the CD "deluxe" has 12 tracks, and the bonus DVD a conversation between Williams and Mutter.

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/across-the-stars-deluxe/hnum/9382975

I would be very surprised to have DG make two different CDs ...

Oups... his post has disappeared !

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

Thanks, Thor.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2019 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Roy Donga   (Member)

Where does this information from Jason LeBlanc come from? This german site indicates that the CD "deluxe" has 12 tracks, and the bonus DVD a conversation between Williams and Mutter.

https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/across-the-stars-deluxe/hnum/9382975

I would be very surprised to have DG make two different CDs ...

Oups... his post has disappeared !


That track listing must be wrong, but oddly it does mention in the blurb Princess Leia's Theme which is one of the extra tracks on the 17 track CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2019 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   lacoq   (Member)

The latest issue of Gramophone Magazine has a cover story on the Mutter/Williams project......

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2019 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   Pawel P.   (Member)

I've had this beautiful gem for a few days and I can say that the album is, as expected, phenomenal. I’ll write more in a large article that I’m going to publish before the premiere. Several pieces, like Hedwig’s Theme, Donnybrook Fair and The Duel are very vibrant and virtuoso. Hedwig’s Theme in the extended version is a revelation. Dracula sounds phenomenal and dark. Luke and Leia is beautiful, just like Across The Stars. Sabrina is quite similar to the version that appeared on Cinema Serenade, Schindler's List doesn't differ much from the original either.? smile

When I listen to this CD, I can easily imagine how much fun Williams had when he was creating these arrangements. He didn't want to beat the originals, this isn't what this album is about. It's about great art, friendship and time spent together. It's about enjoying music that is able to cross all boundaries.

I am looking forward to the deluxe version, but even this one is definitely one of the record events of the year. I'm telling you, this ends with at least one Grammy Award smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 21, 2019 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   maurizio.caschetto   (Member)

Anne-Sophie Mutter talks with The Legacy of John Williams about the genesis of her collaboration with John Williams and the enthusiasm of working alongside him for the project 'Across the Stars, while offering her thoughts about the legacy of the composer:

https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/11/21/anne-sophie-mutter-interview/

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2019 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

The cover story in the new (September) issue of Gramophone magazine:

"Film Music Special /
ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER RECORDS JOHN WILLIAMS /
Plus THE CRAFT OF THE SOUNDTRACK"

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2019 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

SNAFU 1

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2019 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

SNAFU 2

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 23, 2019 - 3:30 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I wasn't previously aware of this album. Now, it's a must-have. Certainly a better use of my $20 than picking up some re-release that adds 1:30 to some score.

 
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