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Staff Picks: BBC profiles music legend John Williams

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Film music legend John Williams speaks exclusively to BBC Radio 3’s Composer Of The Week, with more than four hours of music spanning Williams’ entire career – including his scores to Star Wars, E.T., Schindler’s List, Harry Potter.and many many more.

John Williams is probably the most recognised – and popular – composer in the world today. In a career spanning more than half a century, he’s delighted and entranced audiences with his scores to an unparalleled roll-call of movie blockbusters, and taken film music out of the cinema and into the living rooms of millions of people worldwide. He’s been nominated for more Oscars than anyone in history, after Walt Disney.

In Williams’ 80th birthday year, he discusses his remarkable life in music and film with Donald Macleod, in an interview recorded last Autumn at Universal Studios, Los Angeles – with five hour-long episodes showcasing some of Williams’ most beloved film scores and works for the concert hall.

Listen here.