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  1. Thor wrote
    Here is my review, for anyone interested:

    http://celluloidtunes.no/john-williams- … armoniker/


    Thanks for this.

    I would have found it incredibly sad I would have been there for an encore yet wouldn't have got it (like you mention during the Saturday performance). But it's so easy to forget his age and just realize he's doing what a lot of people can't even do at that age anymore. You have to realize he's still doing all the stuff, and so is still fit mentally and physically

    It's so easy to remember when you're there. But it sounds like another wonderful evening.
    waaaaaahhhhhhhh!!! Where's my nut? arrrghhhhhhh
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2021 edited
    It certainly was. I don't know if you've ever seen Williams live or not, but there is (hopefully) another chance in Italy next year. Will be costly, though.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeOct 25th 2022
    This has taken me a whole year to prepare and produce, decades if you count the research and accumulation of material. But I thought it was the appropriate time to create now, as a tribute to my favourite film composer in his 90th birthday year.

    A complete walkthrough of all of his television music (with the available material and data that we currently have), presented as a podcast series over multiple parts. I hope you tune in and follow it. I will start working on Part 2 soon.

    http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tune … l-edition/
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  2. That was interesting. I liked hearing the early General Electric clips, particularly with the focus that was placed on the music for the anthology series with Leigh Phillips' rerecording of a couple of Jerry Goldsmith scores. (I haven't heard the Elmer Bernstein album you mentioned.)
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeOct 29th 2022 edited
    Thanks for the comment, Alan. I haven't heard those Goldsmith scores from PLAYHOUSE 90 yet; my interest in old US TV music is mostly restricted to JW. Mostly.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2022
    Part 2 out now, for anyone interested:

    http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tune … l-edition/
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeFeb 15th 2023
    Part 3 out now, for anyone interested:

    http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tune … l-edition/
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2023
    Part 4 out, for anyone interested:

    http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tune … l-edition/
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMar 28th 2023
    Part 5 out, for anyone interested:

    http://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tune … l-edition/
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  3. I have a little fun story...
    I visited my husband's family recently and attended my in-law's church for Easter. I found out that the pastor there has a brother who sang in the choral group that recorded Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with the maestro. Do I feel a teensy bit more connected to John Williams by this non-really-associated-association? Why yes, yes I do, lol. Thought you'd get a kick out if it too.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMay 8th 2023
    Cute story, Cailin! Only three degrees of separation. smile

    By the way, I forgot to say earlier that the 6th - and final - part of the JW television podcast series was released last week, for anyone interested:

    https://celluloidtunes.no/celluloid-tun … l-edition/
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  4. Nice, Cailin!
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2023 edited
    So -- after all the debacle surrounding the INDY V CD, I DID manage to order a copy when it was last available. Should hopefully be arriving in late October. But for $32 and a horrible exchange rate, it's the most I've ever paid for a single CD in my life. Debates about this have gone wild on FSM and JWFAN. Did any of you manage to order it?
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  5. Personally, I am not interested in ordering this. And I am quite pleased that I have no interest seeing all the stress others are going through.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2023
    Yes, it's occasions like this that I wish I weren't a Williams completist. Just sit on the sideline and watch the mayhem unfold.
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  6. Thor wrote
    Yes, it's occasions like this that I wish I weren't a Williams completist. Just sit on the sideline and watch the mayhem unfold.

    You would think that, for a John Williams score, this sort of debacle wouldn't be happening.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2023
    It's insane.
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2023 edited
    Thor wrote
    Yes, it's occasions like this that I wish I weren't a Williams completist. Just sit on the sideline and watch the mayhem unfold.

    biggrin

    But it must be a long time ago since you bought a cd as well?
    Kazoo
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2023 edited
    Oh yes. A long, long time. I posted my want list of some 40 titles in another thread fairly recently. These titles have stayed there for several years now (and the list has grown a bit as new releases have come out in the meantime). Prices, shipping, customs rules, personal economy and other things have made them unattainable, almost.

    Back in the olden days (meaning the 2000s), I could easily get 4-5 CDs for the same price as I now pay for INDY V alone. Or, to put it another way, that CD will cost me about 10 days worth of dinners. But oh well, I'll live on bread and water.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2023
    In other Williams news, it was touching to see him reunite with a very frail Sejii Ozawa on-stage in Japan a couple of days ago:

    https://japannews.yomiuri.co.jp/wp-cont … 765721.jpg
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    • CommentAuthortjguitar
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2024
    Thor, I'm impressed that you can find dinner for $3! I was content with streaming for Indy 5 (and The Fabelmans).
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2024
    tjguitar wrote
    Thor, I'm impressed that you can find dinner for $3! I was content with streaming for Indy 5 (and The Fabelmans).


    With current, terrible exchange rates -- yes, probably $3-5 for a dinner. Streaming works fine for most things, but not for Williams. Need to get it all in physical format.
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    • CommentAuthortjguitar
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2024
    Did you get the re-issue of War of the Worlds so that you don't have to listen to Morgan Freeman's narration, or is the narration acceptable to you? :D
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2024
    It's only in the beginning, so acceptable. smile But dialogue is a no-no in general. Did you get it?
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    • CommentAuthortjguitar
    • CommentTimeMay 14th 2024
    No. But I'm thinking about it. :D
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      CommentAuthorBregt
    • CommentTime3 days ago
    I see there's a new set of concerts with Williams conducting next June in Berlin
    https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/ … dar/55652/

    Not cheap!

    All these concerts remind me that I was there for his first European concert in ages and he fell sick the day before the concert. slant
    Kazoo
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTime3 days ago edited
    215 friggin' Euros?!?!? Wow. I paid €56 for his Berlin concert in 2021 (for a choir seat), so I see the cheapest at €61 isn't that much higher. But still a lot of money, especially with the current, crappy exchange rate for the Norwegian krone.
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