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John Towner Williams (Composer)

Born: 8th February 1932, New York

Nationality: American

John Towner Williams is an American composer, conductor, pianist and trombonist. In a career that has spanned nearly seven decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history. Williams has won 25 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 52 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. His compositions are considered the epitome of film music.

Further Reading: Williams, John

 Recording of the Week, John Williams conducts the Vienna Philharmonic

Joined by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, John Williams conducts excerpts from scores such as Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, War Horse, Hook, Jurassic Park, Jaws, The Witches of Eastwick, and more.

 Interview, Anne-Sophie Mutter on John Williams

The violinist talks to James about her new album of music by John Williams, featuring a selection of movie themes specially reworked for violin and orchestra, conducted by the composer himself.

All Genres: Williams, John

Orchestral

Instrumental

Film & TV Music

Wind & Brass Bands

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