Editors’ Notes John Williams—the creator of scores for Star Wars, Jaws, and scads more touchstones of the silver screen—is Hollywood's preeminent master of epic movie themes. This playlist collects sweeping, dramatic works from the Romantic and modern eras that have helped shape the composer and conductor's distinctively rousing style.

SONG
ALBUM
The Planets, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War (Allegro)
7:59
 
Kings Row; Main Title (From "Kings Row")
1:40
 
The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: Russian Dance (Trepak)
1:08
 
The Wasps, Aristophanic suite: I. Overture
10:12
 
The Rite of Spring (Scenes of Pagan Russia in two parts): Part Two - The Sacrifice: Introduction. Largo
5:01
 
The Rite of Spring (Scenes of Pagan Russia in two parts): Part One - Adoration of the Earth: The Augurs of Spring
3:12
 
Die Walküre: The Ride of the Walkyres
3:03
 
Symphony No. 9 in E minor , Op. 95 "From the New World": IV. Allegro con fuoco
11:40
 
Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 "Romantic": III. Allegro con brio
7:19
 
Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor: IV. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
11:16
 
The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu): Collapse of Kashchei's palace and dissolution of all enchantments - Reanimation of the petrified prisoners - General rejoicing
3:13
 
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: I. Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)
1:50
 
The Planets, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic (Andante)
6:28
 

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