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    Yo-Yo Ma: A Gathering of Friends


    A 90th-birthday celebration uniting two American greats

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    Anne-Sophie Mutter: The Big Picture


    For Anne-Sophie Mutter, Beethoven’s 250th anniversary is the perfect time for a season of concerts dedicated to his works. The project follows her recent recording collaboration with film composer John Williams – yet as different as the two ventures sound, there is far more that unites than divides them, as ...

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    Behind-the-Scenes with Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams


    The violinist and composer introduce their collaborative album Across the Stars, released on 30 August . Familiar themes from Star Wars,  Harry Potter and more were recast as virtuosic violin showpieces for the album, featuring the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles conducted by John Williams himself.

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    Violinist Sarah Chang performs Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy aged 11


    Sarah Chang cements her reputation as a child prodigy, performing Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy at the age of 11 with the Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by John Williams. Read: Divide your practice into hour-long chunks, says violinist Sarah Chang Watch: Violinist Sarah Chang performs Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman records Fiddler on the Roof


    Itzhak Perlman records a special bonus track for the 2016 Broadway cast recording of Fiddler on the Roof, released on Broadway Records. Perlman’s bonus track, titled ‘Excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof’, is arranged by film composer John Williams. Read: Violinist Itzhak Perlman to perform on Fiddler ...

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    John Williams conducts his score for E.T.


    Composer John Williams conducts 'Adventures on Earth' from his soundtrack to the film E.T.The composer features in The Strad's article on the importance of strings in film music, published in the February 2016 issue - download now through The Strad App or on desktop computer.

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    John Williams conducts Star Wars with the Boston Pops


    Film composer John Williams conducts his Star Wars theme with the Boston Pops orchestra.Watch: Violinist Itzhak Perlman on working with John Williams on Schindler's ListWatch: Violinist Itzhak Perlman performs Schindler's List conducted by John Williams

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman performs Schindler's List conducted by John Williams


    Violinist Itzhak Perlman performs the theme music to Schindler's List live in concert conducted by composer John Williams. Watch an interview with Itzhak Perlman on working with John Williams. Read Itzhak Perlman's blog on practising. Read a special interview with the great virtuoso in celebration of his ...

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    Violinist Itzhak Perlman on working with John Williams on Schindler's List


    In Schindler's List there were many places where there was no music at all - and that made it so much more dramatic and meaningful when the music began' Violinist Itzhak Perlman discusses working with film composer John Williams on Schindler's List and Fiddler on the Roof. ...