Legendary film composer John Williams has joined forces with his close friend and superstar violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter, for a brand new movie-themed album featuring specially written new adaptations of some of his best loved movie themes.
Recorded in Hollywood, Across the Stars will be released on 30 August 2019 on Deutsche Grammophon and includes familiar themes from blockbuster films including Star Wars and Harry Potter, as never heard before.
Alongside Mutter as soloist, Williams assembled an extraordinary group of musicians with whom he has worked over the years to form the 70-piece Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles. The album was recorded over five days in April at the historic Sony Pictures Scoring Stage.
Anne-Sophie Mutter comments:
“There is only one John Williams. What he writes is just extraordinary. Every time I go to one of his films and there is a violin or cello, I think, I would like to play that! And now I have his wonderful translations of all these iconic themes.”
John Williams adds:
“Working with Anne-Sophie on this recording has been a pure inspiration. She has brought vibrant life to these familiar themes in new and unexpected ways, which has been a great joy for me as a composer.”
Across the Stars – Track List:
1. Rey’s Theme – from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
2. Yoda’s Theme – from STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
3. Hedwig’s Theme – from HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
4. Across the Stars (Love Theme) – from STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES
5. Donnybrook Fair – from FAR AND AWAY
6. Sayuri’s Theme – from MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA
7. Night Journeys – from DRACULA
8. Theme – from SABRINA
9. The Duel – from THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN
10. Luke and Leia – from STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI
11. Nice to Be Around – from CINDERELLA LIBERTY
12. Theme – from SCHINDLER’S LIST