John Williams has just added to an already incredibly long list of achievements by making his conducting debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker. Their two concerts at Vienna’s Musikverein on 18 and 19 January 2020 – which were also the first performances he had ever conducted in continental Europe – were produced by Deutsche Grammophon in partnership with the Wiener Philharmoniker and ServusTV.
The legendary American composer’s movie soundtracks are among the best-loved of all time and have earned countless prestigious awards, including five Oscars, five Emmys, four Golden Globes and twenty-five Grammys. As he thanked the audience for their welcome, however, he told them that the invitation to work with the Wiener Philharmoniker was “one of the greatest honours of my life”.
1 The Flight To Neverland from "Hook"
2 Excerpts from "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind"
3 Devil's Dance from "The Witches of Eastwick"
4 Adventures On Earth from "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"
5 Theme from "Jurassic Park"
6 Dartmoor, 1912 from "War Horse"
7 Suite from "Jaws"
8 Marion's Theme from "Raiders Of The Lost Ark"
9 Main Title from "Star Wars: A New Hope"
10 The Rebellion Is Reborn from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"
11 Luke & Leia from "Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi“
12 Imperial March from "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"
13 Raider's March from "Raiders Of The Lost Ark"
with Anne-Sophie Mutter (3, 13)