John Williams: The Berlin Concert

Berlin Philharmonic, John Williams

John Williams: The Berlin Concert

Movie score albums don’t get much classier, or more thrillingly played, than this. John Williams made his Berlin Philharmonic debut in October 2021, at the age of 89, with an orchestra that plays at white heat. Many of the great Williams scores are here, but highlights must be the perky “Nimbus 2000” from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, played by the Berlin Philharmonic’s winds, the helter-skelter “Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra”—written for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade—and the deeply moving “Elegy for Cello and Orchestra,” memorializing two children, performed by principal cellist Bruno Delepelaire.

Olympic Fanfare and Theme
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Excerpts (From "Close Encounters of the Third Kind")
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Suite (From "Far and Away")
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Hedwig's Theme (From "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone")
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Nimbus 2000 (From "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone")
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Harry's Wondrous World (From "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone")
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Theme (From "Jurassic Park")
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Superman March (From "Superman")
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Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra (From "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade")
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Marion's Theme (From "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark")
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Raider's March (From "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark")
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The Adventures of Han (From "Solo: A Star Wars Story")
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Yoda's Theme (From "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back")
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Throne Room & Finale (From "Star Wars: A New Hope")
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Princess Leia's Theme (From "Star Wars: A New Hope")
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Flying Theme (From "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial")
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The Imperial March (From "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back")
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