OK. Cards on the table; John Williams composes derivative Brahms. Is that so bad? He could do worse. The fact is, as a student of music, and a lover of Brahms, hearing John Williams' modern compositions (Brahms derivatives that they are) from any of the movies he has composed for is a wonderful experience. Williams is a master at the craft he does, and is probably one of the 3 or 4 greatest soundtrack composers ever ... my opinion. As a young boy I bought the soundtrack to Jaws, loved it, studied classical music as an undergraduate and immediately recognised Brahms in Williams' work. He was, for me, a sort of gateway into my enduring love of classical music. I owe a lot to Mr. Williams.