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2012 collection honoring the 80th birthday of one of America's most distinctive and beloved musical voices with a selection of the composer's own personal favorites from film and television music to concert works to festive occasion pieces including performances by Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and the first commercial recording of Williams' joyous Happy Birthday Variations. In a career spanning almost six decades, John Williams has composed some of the most popular film scores in the history of motion pictures; the Star Wars series, Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler's List, the first three Harry Potter films and many more. Winner of twenty-one Grammy Awards, four Golden Globe awards and five Academy Awards, Williams is easily the most successful composer working in film today.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy Birthday, Mr. Williams May 30 2013
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Lots of old favs on this cd. Thought I would have to replace my vinyl copies, but this cd hits all the high notes. :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Linda's Likes Nov. 22 2013
By Linda J. Stovall - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been a John Williams fan for years, and this collection is a nice mix of some old favorites, and some new gems from my favorite movie music master.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Tribute To John Williams May 1 2012
By JB - Published on Amazon.com
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The title says it all, the man and his music are
simply the best. He is without a doubt one of the
finest American composers that ever lived!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Now I know what maestro means Feb. 8 2013
By E. Buhser - Published on Amazon.com
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I was thirteen when Star Wars hit the theaters and every part of it blew my mind away. I can't not cry when I hear the bicycle chase music from ET. Who among people my age doesn't do the hand motions along with the five notes from Close Encounters? The man has written the soundtrack to my youth, and listening to the delicate power of his music is a rejuvenating thalidomide to my soul. I think that the age of the symphony is long past. Can you name a current composer that has written a symphony comperable in popularity to Mozart, Bethoven, Janecek? I can list the music from at least 10 films that John Williams has written. Do not miss this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Composer Living Jan. 8 2014
By B P Foster - Published on Amazon.com
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An excellent and enjoyable performance. John Williams continues to excel in his eighties. What an incredible experience to see him conduct in person!
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars Sept. 20 2014
By Scotty Nana - Published on Amazon.com
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John William classics.
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