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Extended NPR John Williams interview from 1983

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Great find! That's a really good interview, and it really gets going into his composition and orchestration methods in the next parts. I wanted to highlight Part 2, since he talks specifically about orchestration.

The whole thing is excellent.
 
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Great find! That's a really good interview, and it really gets going into his composition and orchestration methods in the next parts. I wanted to highlight Part 2, since he talks specifically about orchestration.

The whole thing is excellent.
It was interesting to hear the interviewer suggesting (out of genuine curiosity) that perhaps William writes the notes and someone else fills out the harmonies. It seems obvious to us now, knowing what we know, that this is an absurd suggestion, but so little was known was known about film music at that time, it was quite a widely held belief that people like Williams couldn't possibly write all that music himself.
 
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