Legendary leader of folk Irish music group The Chieftains talks with The Legacy of John Williams about the collaboration with the Maestro on the score for Far and Away, recently released on a new expanded remastered edition by La-La Land Records.

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Soundtrack label La-La Land Records just released a new expanded edition of John Williams's stirring score for Far and Away, the spectacular 1992 film directed by Ron Howard starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman telling the epic journey of Irish immigrants Joseph Donnelly and Shannon Christie from the shores of County Galway to the land of plenty in the United States. The vast canvas of the film offered composer John Williams a splendid opportunity to craft a truly spectacular symphonic score, full of lush orchestral passages in the style of classic Hollywood film music, and vibrant, colorful textures inspired by traditional Irish folk music, performed by Irish music band The Chieftains

The new expanded release by La-La Land Records is produced, edited and mastered by soundtrack producer Mike Matessino and presents the full score composed by Maestro Williams in chronological order, also offering unreleased material never heard before, including cues written but ultimately discarded and several alternate passages. 

In this exclusive interview, band leader and Irish music legend Paddy Moloney talks with Tim Burden about the collaboration with John Williams on this score and their friendship over the years.

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The legendary Music Contractor talks about her 50+ years career in Hollywood's film music industry and her long and fruitful collaboration with composer John Williams

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Sandy DeCrescent is the leading music contractor working in Hollywood's film music industry. Her impressive resumé includes literally thousands of films, including many of the most beloved and successful ever produced (Jaws, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park, Titanic, Avatar). She worked closely for most, if not all, the most in-demand film composers of the last four decades such as Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Alan Silvestri, Randy Newman, Howard Shore, James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer, and of course John Williams.

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An exclusive interview with soundtrack producer Mike Matessino on his restoration work for the Disaster Movie Soundtrack Collection – Music by John Williams, and the remastered expansions of Monsignor and Minority Report

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The DISASTER MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION – MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS, is a thrilling, limited edition four disc box set from La-La Land Records containing the remastered and expanded original scores to three classics of the so-called "disaster movie" genre from the 1970s: The Poseidon Adventure (1972), and The Towering Inferno (1974), both from legendary producer Irwin Allen, and Earthquake (1974), produced and directed by Mark Robson, all composed and conducted by John Williams and restored by soundtrack producer Mike Matessino.

In this conversation, Mike talks about his work on this new box set and the remastered editions of Monsignor and Minority Report released in 2019.

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Music Theorist and Film Musicologist from Tufts University talks about how John Williams’s film scores shaped his interest in music and his path to academia, with a spotlight on his catalogue of the themes and motifs from the Star Wars saga

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John Williams has inspired creative people in many different ways through his music for films. He’s a force that influences people in a wide variety of fields related to music and film. Among them, we must include also people working in education and formative fields, including scholars and academics...

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The esteemed American conductor talks about the history and the aesthetic of music written in Hollywood during the Golden Age era and how it led to the rise of John Williams.

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There are very few musicians in the world who can easily compare to Maestro John Mauceri. Conductor, educator, writer and lecturer, Mauceri conducted the world's greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, but also worked on the musical stages of Broadway and Hollywood...

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American conductor and Music Director of the Colorado Symphony talks about John Williams and how the music of the Maestro inspired him throughout his artistic and personal life.

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Talented conductor Brett Mitchell talks about how much the music of John Williams played a crucial role in his artistic and personal life. We also talk about the challenges of conducting live-to-picture concerts, the differences between film and concert works, the importance of John Williams in the history of American music, and Brett’s attitude when preparing and programming a concert program.

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The composer of The Way of the Gun, Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation talks about being inspired by the music of John Williams and his life as film composer in Hollywood.

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In this wide-ranging conversation, film composer Joe Kraemer talks about his career, his own study path and his life as a film composer in contemporary Hollywood, but above all, he talks how and why John Williams is still one of his main inspirations both as a composer and as professional of the film music industry.

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American composer and conductor David Newman talks about the music of John Williams and its ties to the rich musical legacy of his father Alfred Newman

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There are very few musicians working in contemporary Hollywood that could rival the same amount of experience, knowledge and family heritage of distinguished composer and conductor David Newman.

In this wide-ranging conversation, David talks about the music of John Williams and its legacy, going in-depth about many aspects of Williams’ approach to the artform of film music, while also paying tribute to the heritage of his father Alfred Newman and the music-making at 20th Century Fox from the 1930s to the late 1950s and how it ties to John Williams’ legacy.

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The internationally acclaimed American conductor talks about the music of John Williams and his friendship with the Maestro.

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In this episode, the esteemed American conductor Leonard Slatkin talks about his personal friendship with the composer, offering also thoughtful considerations about Williams’ music, which he conducted in concerts for many years. He also talks about the incredible legacy of the Slatkin family and how it crossed paths with the career of John Williams himself.

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The talented composer, conductor and orchestrator talks about his working relationship with John Williams and his views on the Maestro’s legacy

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Composer, conductor and orchestrator Conrad Pope is certainly one of the most consummate and talented professionals working in the very demanding and competitive environment of Hollywood’s film music community. He is considered one of the finest orchestrators in the film business, working with some of Hollywood’s biggest and most famous film composers such as Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, John Powell, Hans Zimmer, Mark Isham, Don Davis, Howard Shore and Alexandre Desplat.

Conrad was orchestrator for John Williams in the 1990s until the first decade of the 2000s, working on scores such as Jurassic Park, The Lost World, the Star Wars prequel trilogy, the three Williams-scored Harry Potter films and many others. Given this privileged position, he developed a unique insight into Williams’ approach to film scoring and working methods.These are some of the topics we discussed at length in this engaging and fun conversation I hope you will enjoy.

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