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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

John Williams - Awesome!

Steve and I went to see him in concert yesterday evening. What an incredible two hours it was!

He captivated us with each piece he played in a wide-ranging programme:

Vivaldi (Arr. by John Williams) - Concerto in D, Op. 3, No. 9, RV230
Scarlatti (Arr. by John Williams) - Sonata in F-sharp Minor, K448, Sonata in A Minor, K175
Granados (Arr. by John Williams) - Valses Poeticos, H147
Albéniz (Arr. by John Williams) - Torre Bermeja from 12 Piezas Caracteristics, Op. 92
John Williams - Notes in the Margin
Mangoré - La Catedral
Sculthorpe - Djilile
J. T. Williams (Arr. by John Williams) - Theme from The Schindler's List
Morricone (Arr. by John Williams) - Theme from Cinema Paradiso
Myers (Arr. by John Williams) - Cavatina from The Deer Hunter
John Williams - Prelude to a Song, Open End, Song without Words, Hello Francis
Traditional Irish Tunes (Arr. by John Williams) - Carolan’s Concerto, The Little and Great Mountain, The Bottom of the Punchbowl, Jackson’s Morning Brush

Cavatina was one of my Dad's all-time favourite pieces of music.

When one man, sitting with a guitar on the vast expanse of a concert stage, can enthrall the way he did, that is an incredible gift.

Bravo, Mr. Williams!


Maria said...

Oh, what a treat!

kimba said...

what has happened here???

Fiona said...

Bloody photobucket had my pics....and it's been inactive and now I can't log on....I guess I'll have to change my frame!!!

Fiona said...

There we go, had to upgrade to Pro version (at a price) but thank goodness it's all fixed now! :)

Loving Annie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Fiona :)

Indigo said...

I love this man for his immense talent. I try to play guitar, I prefer piano though.. you had a good time... this is excellent for you..


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