John Williams The Berlin Concert
A few weeks before his 90th birthday the legendary American film composer John Williams conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time! The Tagesspiegel summed up the event as simply “one of those great evenings”. Regardless of whether Star Wars, Harry Potter or Indiana Jones, the symphonic Hollywood sounds on the stage of the Berliner Philharmoniker thrilled the audience right from the start. The soundtracks of 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.
The album “John Williams – The Berlin Concert” celebrates the iconic composer and captures the impressive energy of this unique concert played by one of the world’s greatest orchestras. Under Williams’ baton, the musicians bring exceptional tonal beauty and an edge-of-the-seat intensity to a thrilling selection of his scores. “John Williams doesn’t need the films, the films need him,” wrote Rolling Stone after the concert. The album presents cult themes from Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Superman, Indiana Jones, Star Wars and other milestones in film history.
The recording is set for release on 4 February 2022, in time for the superstar composer’s 90th birthday just four days later.
The album is available as a limited 2 CD digipack with a high quality gold foil look on the cover as well as a limited LP-set with 2 180g vinyls, a limited Deluxe Edition, download and stream. The limited Deluxe Edition is the only version that contains the unique concert experience on Blu-ray. Including a breathtaking Dolby Atmos surround sound mix for the perfect concert experience (available as video and audio-only version).
Shop exclusive there are two limited and numbered vinyl editions available: a LP-set with two golden 180g vinyls as well as a golden 7inch vinyl (that features the Superman March as well as Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone). Each edition is presented with a high quality gold foil look on the cover.
John Williams (*1932)
2 Olympic Fanfare and Theme
3 Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
4 Introduction by John Williams
5 Suite from Far and Away
7 Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
8 Nimbus 2000 from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
9 Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
10 Theme from Jurassic Park
11 Superman March
2 Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
3 Marion’s Theme from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
4 Raiders March from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
6 Elegy for Cello and Orchestra (with Bruno Delepelaire)
8 The Adventures of Han from Solo: A Star Wars Story
9 Yoda’s Theme from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
10 Throne Room & Finale from Star Wars: A New Hope
12 Princess Leia’s Theme from Star Wars: A New Hope
13 Flying Theme from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
14 The Imperial March from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back