Film Score Monthly
FSM HOME MESSAGE BOARD FSM CDs FSM ONLINE RESOURCES FUN STUFF ABOUT US  SEARCH FSM   
Search Terms: 
Search Within:   search tips 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
 Posted:   May 4, 2020 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)




The legendary American film composer John Williams conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time - "Visit from the dear God" was the title of the standard, "standing upright jubilant choirs at their first appearance: as if God was received by earthly disciples John Williams in Vienna documents the historical performance - "a very special honour" in the life of the composer Symphonic Hollywood sounds on the stage of the Vienna Musikverein - the world-famous orchestra plays cult themes from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and other milestones in film history. Star guest Anne-Sophie Mutter with adaptations for violin arranged especially for her by Williams Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park - the soundtracks of the master of cinematic magic John Williams are among the most popular in the history of film and have received numerous prestigious awards, including five Oscars, five Emmys, four Golden Globes and twenty-five Grammys. Now the legendary American film composer has recorded the most famous, beautiful and touching cult themes for the first time with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. "Star moments of film music" was the headline of the Wiener Zeitung, "Hollywood's grandmaster thrilled audiences with excerpts from his life's work at the Vienna Philharmonic."

Williams' two concerts at the Vienna Musikverein on 18 and 19 January 2020 were the first performances the composer has ever conducted in continental Europe. Working with the Vienna Philharmonic was "a very special honour" in his life. In addition to Williams and the orchestra, another exceptional artist was on stage in the first half of the concert: Anne-Sophie Mutter. Thus the conductor and the violinist continued their artistic partnership after their joint album Across the Stars. The new album "John Williams in Vienna" combines cult themes from E. T., Great White Shark, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and other milestones in film history as well as two previously unreleased adaptations, specially arranged by Williams for Mother, for violin of "Devil's Dance" from The Witches of Eastwick and "Raider's March" from Indiana Jones: Hunters of the Lost Treasure. Of course, the world-famous "Imperial March" from Star Wars should not be missing. "One of the best performances of this march that I have ever heard," Williams noted.

The limited Deluxe Edition "John Williams - Live in Vienna" is the only version that contains the unique concert experience on Blu-ray with additional 6 tracks. Including a breathtaking Dolby Atmos surround sound mix for the perfect concert experience at home (available as video and audio-only version) As a bonus: an interview by Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams from the Vienna Musikverein. The standard CD as well as Blu-ray disc is presented in a high-quality digipack in Blu-ray format with a noble gold foil look on the cover.


https://www.jpc.de/jpcng/classic/detail/-/art/john-williams-anne-sophie-mutter-john-williams-in-vienna/hnum/9843487?lang=en

It's up on Amazon US, though at the time of this post you can't actually order it

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B087SCCYF1

The Amazon DE entry has the tracklist of the CD:


1. THE FLIGHT TO NEVERLAND (aus "Hook")
2. EXCERPTS (aus "Unheimliche Begegnung der Dritten Art")
3. DEVIL'S DANCE (aus "Die Hexen von Eastwick") - (mit Anne-Sophie Mutter) - Mutter, Anne-Sophie
4. ADVENTURES ON EARTH (aus "E.T. - Der Ausserirdische")
5. THEME (aus "Jurassic Park")
6. DARTMOOR, 1912 (aus "Gefährten")
7. OUT TO SEA & THE SHARK CAGE FUGUE (aus "Der Weisse Hai")
8. MARION'S THEME (aus "Indiana Jones: Jäger des Verlorenen Schatzes")
9. MAIN TITLE (aus "Star Wars: Eine Neue Hoffnung")
10. THE REBELLION IS REBORN (aus "Star Wars: Die Letzten Jedi")
11. LUKE & LEIA (aus "Star Wars: Die Rückkehr der Jedi-Ritter")
12. THE IMPERIAL MARCH (aus "Star Wars: Das Imperium schlägt zurück"
13. RAIDER'S MARCH (aus "Indiana Jones: Jäger des Verlorenen Schatzes") - (mit Anne-Sophie Mutter) - Mutter, Anne-Sophie


https://www.amazon.de/dp/B087SM43M9

The Blu Ray version should be the same, with the addition of these 6 pieces that were performed but aren't on the CD:


Hedwigs Theme
Theme from Sabrina
Donnybrook Fair
Theme from Cinderella Liberty
The Duel
Remembrances


Deutsche Grammophon has released this promotional page with some more info:

https://www.deutschegrammophon.com/en/artists/john-williams/news/john-williams-and-wiener-philharmoniker-create-movie-magic-258516

As well as a promotional video of The Imperial March from the Blu Ray


https://music.apple.com/us/music-video/imperial-march-from-star-wars-live/1509006313


And unlike that clip from the Blu Ray, the CD version will seemingly have no applause over the music

https://open.spotify.com/album/1vGjaRlRKIWWgraBhXHgwT?si=EKK5TzJgSzmHImJ3quZKyg
https://music.apple.com/us/album/imperial-march-from-star-wars-single/1508927743
https://www.deezer.com/us/album/145058662

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2020 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

UK Release date 14th August.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Williams-Wiener-Philharmoniker-Anne-Sophie-Mutter/dp/B087SCCYF1/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=john+williams+in+vienna&qid=1589044958&sr=8-1

US Release date 28th August.

https://www.amazon.com/John-Williams-Vienna-CD-Blu-Ray/dp/B087SCCYF1/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=john+williams+in+vienna&qid=1589045500&sr=8-2

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2020 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Yea on Amazon US now, you can pre-order any of the three versions

Blu Ray & CD for $36 on August 28:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087SCCYF1

CD only for $18 on August 14:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087SM43M9

vinyl for $40 on August 28:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087SD7MP9

The CD and vinyl have a shortened 13 piece program, while the Blu Ray has all 19 pieces played at the concert(s). The six tracks cut for the CD/vinyl version are all ones featuring Anne Sophie Mutter, leaving only Devil's Dance (which is interestingly the one new arrangement JW made for her that wasn't on the "Across The Stars" album) and The Raiders March (in which she simply plays the existing Violin 1 part, it isn't a new arrangement) featuring her on the CD/vinyl.

01. Flight to Neverland from Hook
02. Excerpts from Close Encounters of The Third Kind
03. Devil’s Dance from The Witches of Eastwick (*)
04. Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
05. Theme from Jurassic Park
06. Dartmoor, 1912 from War Horse
07. Out to Sea and the Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws
08. Marion’s Theme from Raiders of The Lost Ark
09. Main Title from Star Wars
10. The Rebellion is Reborn from The Last Jedi
11. Luke & Leia from Return of the Jedi
12. The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back
13. The Raiders March from Raiders of The Lost Ark (*)

vs

01. Flight to Neverland from Hook
02. Excerpts from Close Encounters of The Third Kind
03. Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (*)
04. Theme from Sabrina (*)
05. Donnybrook Fair from Far and Away (*)
06. Devil’s Dance from The Witches of Eastwick (*)
07. Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
08. Theme from Jurassic Park
09. Dartmoor, 1912 from War Horse
10. Out to Sea and The Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws
11. Marion’s Theme from Raiders of The Lost Ark
12. The Rebellion is Reborn from The Last Jedi
13. Luke & Leia from Return of the Jedi
14. Main Title from Star Wars
15. Nice to be Around from Cinderella Liberty (*)
16. The Duel from The Adventures of Tintin (*)
17. Remembrances from Schindler’s List (*)
18. The Raiders March from Raiders of The Lost Ark (*)
19. The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back
20. John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter in conversation


Music Composed and Conducted by John Williams
Performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
(*) Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2020 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   bigjimwilson   (Member)

I cannot wait to have this on repeat all day every day for the rest of forever. I'm sure my flatmate feels the same. And I'm sure my girlfriend will simply see it as an endearing extension to my captivating personality.

Hard to believe this concert was this year! Such an incredible weekend, memories I will always treasure. And so nice to be able to relive them. I've spotted myself a few times in the Imperial March video, grinning like an idiot smile

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2020 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   judy the hutt   (Member)

ordered

 
 
 Posted:   May 9, 2020 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   lars.blondeel   (Member)

Wow, the Blu-ray/CD combo for me please !!!!

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2020 - 5:32 PM   
 By:   Replicant006   (Member)

Wow. I can't wait to get this. What a treasure we've had these many years with John Williams.

 
 Posted:   May 9, 2020 - 6:15 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)

Before I saw the program, I felt certain he'd program a premier from Star Wars 9. And I wonder if he considered turning Marion's Theme into an arrangement for Anne-Shopie Mutter?

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2020 - 2:08 AM   
 By:   Diederik   (Member)

What a great clip of Mr. Williams conducting the Imperial March. He looks very happy. That smile when the crowds starts cheering, and then again when the orchestra delivers a superb performance. It appears orchestra and conductor really hit it off together.

This is something to look forward to!

 
 
 Posted:   May 10, 2020 - 2:30 AM   
 By:   El Aurence   (Member)

Mr. LeBlanc!

Thank you so much for sharing. Was not aware of this.

Just saw the video ... goosebumps.

I love and adore JOHN WILLIAMS!

Brilliant composer. A living legend. As a HUGE fan of the seventies and THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK this is a treat.

Looking forward to see the whole concert on blu ray!



 
 Posted:   May 10, 2020 - 4:05 AM   
 By:   SpaceMind   (Member)

Yea on Amazon US now, you can pre-order any of the three versions

Blu Ray & CD for $36 on August 28:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087SCCYF1


Ordered! Thank you for posting the link Jason.

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2020 - 6:03 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)


The CD and vinyl have a shortened 13 piece program, while the Blu Ray has all 19 pieces played at the concert(s). The six tracks cut for the CD/vinyl version are all ones featuring Anne Sophie Mutter, leaving only Devil's Dance (which is interestingly the one new arrangement JW made for her that wasn't on the "Across The Stars" album) and The Raiders March (in which she simply plays the existing Violin 1 part, it isn't a new arrangement) featuring her on the CD/vinyl.


makes sense (not that I will listen to this cd but....)

 
 Posted:   May 10, 2020 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   danbeck   (Member)


And unlike that clip from the Blu Ray, the CD version will seemingly have no applause over the music

https://open.spotify.com/album/1vGjaRlRKIWWgraBhXHgwT?si=EKK5TzJgSzmHImJ3quZKyg


Interesting. Probably the CD material was recorded at the rehearsals, without the audience (which would be the ideal package for me, CD with the 'music only' recording and blu ray with the live performances).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2020 - 8:50 AM   
 By:   ILOVESCORES65   (Member)

Amazon now lists this as being pushed back to October 2nd. Oh well.

 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2020 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Amazon now lists this as being pushed back to October 2nd. Oh well.

Yeah, I saw that too. Wonder whats the reason...? Unless some other Williams related releases are coming from the labels.... Hmmm

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2020 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

UK release date is still 14 August. Scala Radio is doing a Williams special on Sunday afternoon 1pm - 3pm in anticipation of this release. Is it just a Blu Ray/CD and not DVD?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2020 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   scatmanjack   (Member)


Hoping the Deluxe CD/Blu-Ray gets a standard jewel case packaging.

The Deluxe Version of the studio project came in a DVD-sized cardboard case that fits nowhere on the shelf...

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2020 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

Hoping the Deluxe CD/Blu-Ray gets a standard jewel case packaging.

The Deluxe Version of the studio project came in a DVD-sized cardboard case that fits nowhere on the shelf...


From the early artwork looks like you'll be disappointed - it's another dvd-sized case.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2020 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

This is out now digitally in any country where it's already Friday, and some people got physical copies already too.

Anybody on FSM listen to it yet? What do you think?

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2020 - 5:05 AM   
 By:   Scotty Boy   (Member)

I ordered my copy directly from JCP in Germany, as the blu-ray is supposed to be region free. I received a shipping notice a few days ago. Now it's a waiting game to see how long it takes to get to me in Florida.

 
You must log in or register to post.
  Go to page:    
© 2020 Film Score Monthly. All Rights Reserved...