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Celebrating John Williams / Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic


Release Date: 03/29/2019 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002993902  
Composer:  John WilliamsJohn Williams
Performer:  Simone PorterRobert deMaine
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“Celebrating John Williams” features a tour-de-force live concert of the legendary composers unforgettable movie themes, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jaws and many more. Played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted virtuously by Gustavo Dudamel, who just yesterday received a Star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood complemented with a speech by his friend John Williams.

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REVIEW:

This is a big orchestra for a big occasion and the DG engineers capture and blend it in a natural manner, never missing a detail, as borne out by glittering selections from Harry Potter, which are a joy to hear in these elegant, beautifully shaped performances. Dudamel’s love of the music and
Read more his grip on the form is never in doubt. This is a five-star celebration and a thanksgiving for a composer newly restored to health.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Olympic Fanfare and Theme by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
2.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Suite by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
3.
Jaws: Out to Sea / Shark Cage Fugue by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; United States 
4.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Hedwig's Theme by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2001; United States 
5.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Fawkes the Phoenix by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Harry's Wondrous World by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2001; United States 
7.
Schindler's List: Main Theme by John Williams
Performer:  Simone Porter (Violin)
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; United States 
8.
E.T.: Adventures on Earth by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; United States 
9.
Hook: Flight to Neverland by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1991; United States 
10.
Jurassic Park: Main Theme by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; United States 
11.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; United States 
12.
Raiders of the Lost Ark: March by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; United States 
13.
Memoirs of a Geisha: Sayuri's Theme by John Williams
Performer:  Robert deMaine (Cello)
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
14.
Star Wars, Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back: The Imperial March by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; United States 
15.
Star Wars, Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back: Yoda's Theme by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; United States 
16.
Star Wars, Episode 4 - A New Hope: The Throne Room by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 
17.
Star Wars, Episode 7 - The Force Awakens: Adagio by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
18.
Superman March by John Williams
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: United States 

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