Digital Music Album Review: ‘John Williams Live in Vienna: John Williams/Wiener Philharmoniker/Anne-Sophie Mutter’

On August 14, Berlin-based Deutsche Grammophon (DG) – now part of Universal Music Group – released John Williams – Live in Vienna in digital and physical media (compact disc, compact disc + Blu-ray, and vinyl LP). This new album – as well as the filmed concert – marks the first time that Maestro Williams conductsContinue reading “Digital Music Album Review: ‘John Williams Live in Vienna: John Williams/Wiener Philharmoniker/Anne-Sophie Mutter’”

Music Concert Video Review: ‘John Williams: Live in Vienna (Limited Deluxe Edition CD + Blu-ray)

John Williams/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ Anne-Sophie Mutter John Williams – Live in Vienna (Limited Deluxe Edition CD + Blu-ray) On August 14, 2020, Deutsche Grammophon (a Berlin-based subsidiary of Universal Music Group and the oldest surviving recording company in the world) released John Williams/ Wiener Philharmoniker/ Anne-Sophie Mutter John Williams – Live in Vienna (Limited DeluxeContinue reading “Music Concert Video Review: ‘John Williams: Live in Vienna (Limited Deluxe Edition CD + Blu-ray)”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

On Tuesday, May 3, 2005, Sony Classical released Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, a 73-minutes-long album featuring 15 selections from composer John Williams’ musical score for the sixth installment of the Star Wars Skywalker Saga. The 1-CD album, which was produced by Maestro Williams and mixed byContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’

On May 4, 1999. Sony Classical released Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Produced by composer-conductor John Williams and mixed by Shawn Murphy, this one-CD album presented an abridged version of Maestro Williams’ fourth Star Wars score and was the first new Star Wars canon soundtrack since 1983’s StarContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack’”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ (Remastered)

Return of the (Original) Jedi Soundtrack On May 4, 2018 – “Star Wars Day” – Walt Disney Records and Lucasfilm Ltd. (LFL) released remastered versions of the first six original soundtrack albums from the “George Lucas Era” Star Wars films on compact disc, digital, and vinyl formats. Among the sextet of albums is the reconstructedContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ (Remastered)”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ (Remastered)

Return of the ‘Empire’ On May 4, 2018 (“Star Wars Day”), Walt Disney Records released Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (Remastered), a reissue of composer/conductor John Williams’ score for the second installment (in release order) of the Skywalker Saga. Assembled by a team of recording engineers led by Patricia Sullivan, Dann Thompson, Shawn Murphy,Continue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ (Remastered)”

Movie Review: ‘Star Wars – Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’

Star Wars – Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (marketed as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) (2019) Directed by: J.J. Abrams Written by: Chris Terrio and J.J. Abrams Story by: Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, and J.J. Abrams. Based on characters and situations created by George Lucas Starring: Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac,Continue reading “Movie Review: ‘Star Wars – Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’”