Film composer John Williams: Hitchcock pop music wanted as a Soundtrack

Mr. Williams, have you seen a few months ago, this Video from France, with the policeman and the man with the trumpet? Claudius Seidl responsible editor fo

Film composer John Williams: Hitchcock pop music wanted as a Soundtrack

Mr. Williams, have you seen a few months ago, this Video from France, with the policeman and the man with the trumpet?

Claudius Seidl

responsible editor for the Feuilleton of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in Berlin.

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no, I do not think, what it was about?

It was a Demonstration. A policeman walks on a group of protesters. And the man with the trumpet playing "the Imperial March", the Darth-Vader-theme. A hymn, which is now as valid as the "Ode to joy" – only with the opposite meaning.

The power of music is amazing, and the power of cinema, and this music brings to so many people, also. In some ways, the very good times for us. We composers can only be grateful that music can be so easily disseminated. To was Beethoven's time, the unimaginable. He is probably the greatest composer that ever lived, and his "Ode to joy" can unite the world. No one has expressed the idea of universal brotherhood is better.

the anthem of Evil, the "Imperial March", has the power to a Good. Not only in the cinema, as you can see in the Video.

I had the beginning of the year, a wonderful experience in Vienna with the Philharmonic. We had a rehearsal, and it was difficult brass with the tin, and at some point I thought: It is enough, I don't want you to tire. But at the end of the sample they asked if we could play the "Imperial March". When I wrote the topic, more than forty years ago, I would have never thought that the years could later be of interest to someone else for it. And certainly not that he'd played on one Demonstration.

Updated Date: 17 August 2020, 04:19

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