Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams – Across The Stars (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams – Across The Stars (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 55:00 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Classical
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Star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and legendary film composer John Williams have joined forces to record an album together. Featuring a wide-ranging selection of Williams’ iconic movie themes – in new adaptations he has created especially for Mutter – Across the Stars will be released on 30 August 2019. The album showcases music from Star Wars, including “Rey’s Theme” from The Force Awakens, “Yoda’s Theme” from The Empire Strikes Back, “Across the Stars (Love Theme)” from Attack of the Clones and “Princess Leia’s Theme” from A New Hope, along with a variety of other memorable pieces, such as “Sayuri’s Theme” from Memoirs of a Geisha and “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter. The music was recorded at the historic Sony Pictures Scoring Stage in April this year with The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles under the baton of John Williams himself.

It was in the depths of her native Black Forest that Anne-Sophie Mutter first encountered John Williams’ music. The violinist recalls that there was not much else to do in that magical setting apart from play the violin, go for a walk, play football or go to the cinema. So in 1978, when Star Wars was released, the young girl discovered the existence of the man who was already a film score legend in Hollywood, largely thanks to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws. In this album, which includes new arrangements of some of John Williams’ iconic film music, she reinterprets excerpts from Georges Lucas’ saga, such as the lyrical piece Rey’s Theme from Episode VII, the mystical Yoda’s Theme, as well as Across the Stars, a melancholic romantic song from Star Wars: Attack of The Clones.

Some of John Williams’ other great classics also feature on the album, including Hedwig’s Theme (which Mutter describes as “Harry Potter meets Paganini”), and Schindler’s List (whose solo violin part was originally played by the great Itzhak Perlman). Alongside these legendary pieces, the album also includes more original choices, such as an excerpt from the soundtrack of Tintin and the Secret of the Unicorn (the tense piece The Duel), as well as a glamourous waltz from Sabrina (Sydney Pollack’s remake of Billy Wilder’s famous film). Across the Stars was recorded at the Sony Pictures Scoring Stage in Hollywood, where so many iconic scores were born, from The Wizard of Oz and Lawrence of Arabia to Singin’ in the Rain and E.T., the latter unfortunately missing from this nevertheless vibrant and invigorating record. – Nicolas Magenham

Tracklist:
1. Rey’s Theme (From “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) (03:16)
2. Yoda’s Theme (From “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”) (03:34)
3. Hedwig’s Theme (From “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”) (06:03)
4. Across The Stars (Love Theme) [From “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones”] (05:17)
5. Donnybrook Fair (Based on “Blowing Off Steam” from “Far and Away”) (03:53)
6. Sayuri’s Theme (From “Memoirs of a Geisha”) (04:43)
7. Night Journeys (From “Dracula”) (05:38)
8. Theme (From “Sabrina”) (04:58)
9. The Duel (From “The Adventures of Tintin”) (04:23)
10. Luke and Leia (From “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi”) (05:01)
11. Nice to Be Around (From “Cinderella Liberty”) (04:02)
12. Theme (From “Schindler’s List”) (04:12)

Personnel:
Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles
John Williams, conductor

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