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Arthur Lintgen
Fanfare, January 2016

I cannot really imagine better performances of any of these works, and the concert itself is an effective demonstration of Williams’s extreme versatility as a composer. The production is excellent in every conceivable way. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Karl Lozier
Positive Feedback Online, September 2015

JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION (A) (Perlman, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dudamel) (NTSC) 730308
JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION (A) (Perlman, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dudamel) (Blu-ray, HD) 730404

…the celebration was a definite and popular success and transfers well for home viewers/listeners. © 2015 Positive Feedback Online Read complete review



Steven A. Kennedy
Cinemusical, August 2015

The performance [of Three pieces from “Schindler’s List”] is simply stunning with Perlman seeming to effortlessly move through these emotionally intense pieces. The audience silence is in itself a monument to the power of this music. © 2015 Cinemusical Read complete review




Steven A. Kennedy
Film Score Monthly, August 2015

This is a fabulous performance all around. © 2015 Film Score Monthly Read complete review



Barry Forshaw
Classical CD Choice, July 2015

With the composer himself in attendance (and clearly delighted by this exuberant tribute), the main appeal of this superbly recorded Blu-ray disc is its unorthodox program, which includes some of the composer’s more serious pieces along with crowd-pleasers such as the Imperial March from Star Wars. Largely speaking, the much-hyped Gustavo Dudamel has the measure of the music, but when Williams himself takes up the baton, it’s perfectly clear that he is the finest interpreter of his own work. © 2015 Classical CD Choice




Jeffrey Kauffman
Blu-ray.com, July 2015

this is a high energy and nicely emotional concert that will certainly delight… Recommended. © 2015 Blu-ray.com Read complete review





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