‘The Work of John Williams. The Conductor of Emotions’ – New Book in French

by Jean-Christophe Manuceau

John Williams is one of the most famous and celebrated composers in the history of film music. His music has been heard around the world. A true genius of orchestration and melody, he has created the emblematic themes for some of the greatest hits of the seventh art: E.T., Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and so on.

But his prolific output extends far beyond the most famous franchises with which his name is associated. In addition to his collaborations with Steven Spielberg, he has written scores for dozens of feature films, covering a wide range of musical aesthetics. He has also produced a dense and more experimental concert oeuvre.

In ‘The Work of John Williams. The Conductor of Emotions’, author Jean-Christophe Manuceau looks in detail at the career of this extraordinary composer, winner of several Oscars. He reveals both the artist’s humility and his incredible talent, by examining all of his soundtracks.

The First Print edition (limited number of copies) includes:
– The Works of John Williams book
– An exclusive cover by Ben Turner
– A reversible dust jacket featuring the cover of the classic edition
– A bookplate by Ben Turner
– A digital version of the book

You can purchase de book at Third Editions

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