Gil Shaham: John Williams Violin Concertos Nos 1 and 2

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Gil Shaham plays John Williams Violin Concerto No.1 Playlist

English: John Williams conducting at Hollywood...
John Williams conducting at Hollywood Bowl
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Music Composed and conducted by John Williams
Composed between 1974/1976
Solist: Gil Shaham
Boston Symphony Orchestra

In memory of Barbara Ruick Williams (died in 1974)
"In a conversation with Williams, Shaham said of this pieces, "For me, it's been the greatest joy to discover this new music. And as much as I loved them on first hearing, the more I listen to them the more I find in them. These pieces really speak to all people. That's a special quality of John Williams' music." Williams responded, "There is still nothing that speaks to the heart like the violin. Invented hundreds of years ago in Italy, it's got enormous versatility, including an agility in the soul of its sound that will continue to speak to generations to come. For young people who may not yet have discovered the violin, Gil Shaham and his
 highly communicative art would be a wonderful introduction.""

Gil Shaham
 Gil Shaham
Treesong, for violin and orchestra (Violin Concerto No.2),
composed by John Wiliams (b. 1932) in 2000 for Gil Shaham.
Violin solo by Shaham.
Conducted by John Williams, performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

1st movement: Dreamly. Doctor Hu and the Metasequoia
2nd movement: Twice as fast - deciso - Trunks, Branches and leaves
3rd movement: Tempo primo - The tree sings

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Symphony Orchestra (Photo credit: niallkennedy)

View from the south of Symphony Hall in Boston...
View from the south of Symphony Hall in Boston, MA (USA) in the morning sun. Equipment: Canon EOS 30D with Canon EF-S17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM; 1/1600 at f/4.0, ISO 100. Post-processing in GIMP. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)