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John Williams [composer]

John Williams

John Williams

John Williams artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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December 29, 2006 John Williams gives a jazz twist to the classic Broadway score featuring Dianne Reeves.

Interviews & Profiles

Flanked by composer Leonard Slatkin and soprano Jessye Norman, John Williams takes a bow during his 80th-birthday celebration at Tanglewood in August.

November 10, 2012 Perhaps the world's most recognized contemporary composer, Williams calls retiring "unthinkable."

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Harpist Ann Hobson Pilot

October 1, 2009 For 40 years, harpist Ann Hobson Pilot has given the Boston Symphony an angelic sound.

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Discover Songs

September 11, 2001 As NPR covered the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC, it was music that gave liste...

News

Keith Lockhart

July 4, 2010 Hundreds of thousands of people gather every year for The Boston Pops' annual 4th of July concert.

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February 26, 2006 Movie music buff Andy Trudeau offers the second in his annual series on Oscar-nominated film scores.

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February 20, 2005 Among the films nominated for best original score this year are two movies of fantasy and fright.

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Steven Spielberg and John Williams confer during a break in rehearsal at Symphony Hall on Feb. 21, 1998 in Boston. Tom Hanks stands in back.

March 28, 2013 See John Williams conduct the Boston Pops in the jolly march from the comedy 1941.

Test your knowledge of movies and music.

May 24, 2012 Think you know movies and classical music? Test your wits with this interactive movie music puzzler.

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Rodrigo y Gabriela

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Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Wye Oak

Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Arcade Fire

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Munich (Soundtrack)

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  • Album: Munich (Soundtrack)
  • Artist: John Williams
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2005
 

Brokeback Mountain (Soundtrack)

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  • Album: Brokeback Mountain (Soundtrack)
  • Artist: Gustavo Santaolalla
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • Released: 2005
 

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

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  • Album: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Artist: John Williams
  • Label: Warner Sunset
  • Released: 2004
 

The Village

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  • Album: The Village
  • Artist: James Newton Howard
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • Released: 200
 

Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams

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  • Album: Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams
  • Artist: Yo-Yo Ma
  • Label: Sony Classical