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

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto

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

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto

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.

Discover more at https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/04/26/conrad-pope-interview/

An exclusive interview with Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Trumpet, who just released the album Hooten Plays Williams, featuring the music of John Williams conducted by the composer.

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto

Hooten Plays Williams is the new album of Thomas Hooten, the brilliant Principal Trumpet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra featuring the concert music of John Williams.

In this interview Tom talks about the genesis of this project and how it became reality, but also speaks about his collaboration with John Williams, what he think his legacy will be and his life as a professional musician.

Very special thanks to Tom Hooten and Ryan Svendsen for their collaboration and support.

Discover more at https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/03/11/thomas-hooten-interview/

Part 2 of the exclusive podcast featuring producer Mike Matessino on Superman: The Movie 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition, a new release from La-La Land Records of John Williams’ soaring score

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden

In Part 1 of our conversation, soundtrack record producer Mike Matessino discussed all the previous incarnations of the score released through the years, while also shedding light on the painstaking process of restoration after discovering the source materials. In Part 2, Mike talks about the historical importance of the Richard Donner film and its unforgettable score by John Williams, while also reflecting on the overall legacy of the composer and his music. He also talks about the reconstruction of the 1978 original soundtrack album program and presents an excerpt of the previously unreleased cue “Fortress of Solitude (Alternate Segment)”. We also touch briefly upon his work on the 25th Anniversary Edition of John Williams’ Schindler’s List soundtrack, released last December on La-La Land Records. Joining us in the conversation is once again radio presenter and concert producer Tim Burden.

Superman The Movie – 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition is available at lalandrecords.com

Thanks to Mike Matessino and Tim Burden. A very special thanks to La-La Land Records’ Michael V. Gerhard and Matt Verboys.

Discover more at https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/02/25/mike-matessino-superman-part-2/

An exclusive podcast featuring producer Mike Matessino on Superman: The Movie 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition, a new release from La-La Land Records of John Williams’ soaring score

Hosted by Maurizio Caschetto and Tim Burden

In Part 1 of this exclusive interview, Mike Matessino talks to The Legacy of John Williams‘s editor Maurizio Caschetto and radio presenter/concert producer Tim Burden about Superman: The Movie 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition, a 3-disc set available from La-La Land Records featuring a full restoration of John Williams’ score for the 1978 classic superhero film. Mike talks about previous incarnations of the score he worked on during the past decade, revealing how the working process changed through the years and how the soundtrack market business evolved. He also pays tribute to his friend Nick Redman, the legendary soundtrack producer and documentary filmmaker who recently passed away.

Superman The Movie – 40th Anniversary Remastered Edition is available at lalandrecords.com

Thanks to Mike Matessino and Tim Burden. A very special thanks to La-La Land Records’ Michael V. Gerhard and Matt Verboys.

Discover more at https://thelegacyofjohnwilliams.com/2019/02/18/mike-matessino-superman-part-1/

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