From ‘Jaws’ to ‘Star Wars,’ Wolf Trap salutes movie music of John Williams

Composer John Williams is seen onstage during "Movies Rock: A Celebration of Music in Film," at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007.  (AP Photo/ Matt Sayles)
Introduction John Williams is a legend of movie music, with 49 Oscar nominations. This Saturday, Wolf Trap is hosting a tribute with Emil de Cou conducting the National Symphony Orchestra. “You can just hear the music, and you not only remember the film, but you feel how you felt when you saw the film for the first time,” De Cou tells WTOP. “Everybody knows all of this music so well that you can just whistle it from start to end. … When you see a movie that really grabs you, it becomes personal … it becomes something that you keep in your imagination and keep there, and keep in your heart.” Listen below for the full interview, then click through the gallery for Saturday’s entire playlist, including Emil’s take on each selected piece. (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matt Sayles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ImPGu0VO_g
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Composer John Williams is seen onstage during "Movies Rock: A Celebration of Music in Film," at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007.  (AP Photo/ Matt Sayles)
November 29, 2019 | Full interview with NSO conductor Emil de Cou (Jason Fraley)
November 29, 2019 | (Jason Fraley)

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