John Williams's Film Music

John Williams's Film Music

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John Williams is one of the most renowned film composers in history. He has penned unforgettable scores for Star Wars, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jaws, Superman, and countless other films. Fans flock to his many concerts, and with forty-nine Academy Award nominations as of 2014, he is the second-most Oscar-nominated person after Walt Disney. Yet despite such critical acclaim and prestige, this is the first book in English on Williamsa€™s work and career. Combining accessible writing with thorough scholarship, and rigorous historical accounts with insightful readings, John Williamsa€™s Film Music explores why Williams is so important to the history of film music. Beginning with an overview of music from Hollywooda€™s Golden Age (1933a€“58), Emilio Audissino traces the turning points of Williamsa€™s career and articulates how he revived the classical Hollywood musical style. This book charts each landmark of this musical restoration, with special attention to the scores for Jaws and Star Wars, Williamsa€™s work as conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, and a full film/music analysis of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The result is a precise, enlightening definition of Williamsa€™s a€œneoclassicisma€ and a grounded demonstration of his lasting importance, for both his compositions and his historical role in restoring part of the Hollywood tradition.... Hobson Pilot) Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, 2009 Air and Simple Gift, 2008 (Quartet for violin, cello, clarinet, piano. ... (Commissioned for the inauguration of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles) The Silent Era, 2003 (Piano duetanbsp;...

Title:John Williams's Film Music
Author:Emilio Audissino
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Pres - 2014-06-12


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