John Williams, Maestro of Movie Music, Turns 80
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
In honor of composer and conductor John Williams’ 80th birthday today, our showdown featured a choice of suites from three of his most well-known contributions to the film score genre: the Star Wars trilogy, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial. You chose the Suite from Star Wars and we played it today at 12 noon.
Check back with us in the run-up to the Academy Awards (Sunday, Feb. 26), as Williams is currently nominated for two more Best Original Score Oscars.