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The most expansive set ever dedicated to JOHN WILLIAMS, the most famous American composer in the world, a monumental new collection as part of the "Écoutez le Cinéma" series. The 20-CD collection presents an overview of Maestro Williams' career, spanning over six decades, from his earliest works of the 1960s to the most recent works and collaborations, including original soundtracks for STEVEN SPIELBERG (Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Schindler's List), GEORGE LUCAS (Star Wars), ALFRED HITCHCOCK, CLINT EASTWOOD, BRIAN DE PALMA, OLIVER STONE, MARK RYDELL, SYDNEY POLLACK, and RON HOWARD. In addition, the collection also presents selections from recordings with the BOSTON POPS, and a number of John Williams' concert works, including the rare "Sinfonietta for Wind Ensemble" with the EASTMAN WIND ENSEMBLE, here newly remastered from the 1/4" tapes from Deutsche Grammophon's archives; and recordings with ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER, the RECORDING ARTS ORCHESTRA OF LOS ANGELES, BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, and the BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER Finally, the 20th disc presents a selection of songs and arrangements penned by Williams during his career, including covers by FRANK SINATRA, ELLA FITZGERALD, COUNT BASIE, HENRY MANCINI, ANDRÉ PREVIN, LUCIANO PAVAROTTI, and BARBRA STREISAND. The booklet includes a NEW INTERVIEW WITH JOHN WILLIAMS and quotes from Oliver Stone, Jean-Jacques Annaud and Alan Bergman, plus archival photos and original film stills. THE ULTIMATE, ESSENTIAL BOX SET: an exploration of all the territories of the Williams continent. Better: the quintessence of a legend in 22 hours of music. Content CDs 1 & 2: BOSTON POPS HIGHLIGHTS Including music from: Star Wars; Superman; Close Encounters Of The Third Kind; The Mission Theme (NBC News); Jane Eyre; Liberty Fanfare; Olympic Fanfare and Theme; Home Alone CD 3: EARLY SCORES Checkmate; How To Steal A Million; Penelope; Not With My Wife, You Don't!; Fitzwilly; Heidi CD 4: MARK RYDELL Cinderella Liberty; The River CD 5: THE DISASTER MOVIE TRILOGY Earthquake; The Poseidon Adventure; The Towering Inferno CD 6: CLINT EASTWOOD + ROBERT ALTMAN The Eiger Sanction; The Long Goodbye; Images CD 7: WESTERN The Cowboys; The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing; The Missouri Breaks CD 8: JAWS I & II CD 9: STEVEN SPIELBERG: E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL + ALWAYS + HOOK CD 10: STEVEN SPIELBERG: JURASSIC PARK + MINORITY REPORT CD 11: STEVEN SPIELBERG: SCHINDLER'S LIST CD 12: STEVEN SPIELBERG: INDIANA JONES Raiders Of The Lost Ark; Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom; Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade; Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull CD 13: THE OLIVER STONE AMERICAN TRIPTYCH Born On The Fourth Of July; JFK; Nixon CD 14: RON HOWARD Far And Away CD 15: SYDNEY POLLACK + MARTIN RITT Sabrina*; Pete 'n' Tillie; Stanley & Iris *w/ Sting CD 16: JOHN BADHAM + BRIAN DE PALMA Dracula; The Fury CD 17: SINGLE FILM COLLABORATIONS Family Plot; Black Sunday; Monsignor; Sleepers; Seven Years In Tibet; Angela's Ashes CD 18: ANNE-SOPHIE MUTTER & JOHN WILLIAMS: ACROSS THE STARS w/ Anne-Sophie Mutter, The Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles, John Williams CD 19: CONCERT WORKS Prelude and Fuge; Sinfonietta for Wind Ensemble; Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1; Elegy for Cello and Orchestra w/ The Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra; Eastman Wind Ensemble; Boston Symphony Orchestra; Berliner Philharmoniker CD 20: SONGS, COVERS, & NEW READINGS w/ André Previn; Ella Fitzgerald; Count Basie; Frank Sinatra; Alan Bergman; Henry Mancini; Lou Donaldson; Lou Donaldson; Luciano Pavarotti; and more.