A new 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's 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. From his music from Jaws through his latest score for the critically acclaimed War Horse, A Tribute to John Williams An 80th Birthday Celebration is a collection of brilliant music from one of America's most brilliant composers.
"John has transformed and uplifted every movie that we ve made together." Steven Spielberg
"Every fan of Star Wars and of great music is in his debt." George Lucas