John Williams http://wrti.org en John Williams' Inevitable Themes http://wrti.org/post/john-williams-inevitable-themes For more than 50 years, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15003640/john-williams-composer" target="_blank">John Williams</a>' music has taken us to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG5OsfOuEy0" target="_blank">galaxies far, far away</a> through adventures <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bTpp8PQSog" target="_blank">here on earth</a>, made us feel <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O15x-B8PgeE" target="_blank">giddy joy</a> and occasionally <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvCI-gNK_y4" target="_blank">scared us to death</a>.<p>He might be the most recognized contemp Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 4706 at http://wrti.org John Williams' Inevitable Themes LISTEN: Kile Smith Recommends... http://wrti.org/post/listen-kile-smith-recommends <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d666253a975-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d666253a975-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d666253a975-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-985850.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p><i><b>John Williams: Greatest Hits 1969-1999</b></i><br /><br /></p> <p>A lone violin plays a simple, haunting melody, and you think of the people: the many taken away, the few saved, and the one who saved the few. His name is Schindler, and the violin plays.</p> <p>This forlorn, soft, heart-rending music--performed here by Itzhak Perlman--is by John Williams, the king of Hollywood composers. It transforms the movie, because as sad as <i>Schindler's List</i> is, it is the sweetness of the music that drives the sadness deeper. John Williams makes magic happen in front of our eyes. That's what he does.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 19:50:00 +0000 Kile Smith 2590 at http://wrti.org LISTEN: Kile Smith Recommends...