Tag John Williams

Tariq Harb plays Prelude to a Song by Williams

Tariq Harb plays Prelude to a Song by John C. Williams (the guitarist). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. Great playing by Harb as usual. Hypnotic and really nice balance between the continuous arpeggios and the melody. As Harb…

An Interview with John Williams

Three 20-minute long video interviews with the amazing guitarist, John Williams. You can also read/buy his biography via Amazon Kindle: Strings Attached: The Life and Music of John Williams. I don’t know why the actual physical book isn’t available, glad…

One Hour BBC Special on John Williams, Guitarist

Here’s a one hour BBC special of fifty years of John Williams including interviews with Williams and others such as Julian Bream. What a treat. Here’s the BBC blurb: “Fifty years of performances from guitarist John Williams that takes in…

Vintage Williams with Mouskouri playing Villa-Lobos

Vintage video (1968) via BBC of Nana Mouskouri & John Williams performing the beginning of Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887–1959). Too bad we don’t get the whole thing. Williams is so much more enjoyable to watch in ensemble…

Vintage John Williams Talks and Plays Weiss

John Williams talks about and plays Suite in F by German Baroque lutenist and composer Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750) back in 1978. The video quality isn’t great but I love seeing these rare videos where he plays repertoire I didn’t…

John Williams & John Etheridge Review | The Guardian

Check out this hotlink: William’s solo classical career is retired but he’s not finished performing or making music. The nonchalantly virtuosic British guitarist John Etheridge is making his regular pilgrimage to Soho’s Pizza Express Jazz Club – to curate that annual…

International Guitar Research Centre Launch

A nice vid about the new launch of the International Guitar Research Centre (IGRC), School of Arts, University of Surrey. Director – Prof Steve Goss Deputy Director – Dr Milton Mermikides Honorary President – John Williams In March 2014, guitar researchers…

A Full Recital by Williams & Bream

A full recital by a comparatively young John Williams and Julian Bream. 53mins with all the concert talk etc. This is such a treat. “A friendly combat”!!! Video Source: 

John Williams & Richard Harvey play ‘Enfield Dances’

John Williams and Richard Harvey, performing Harvey’s ‘Enfield Dances’. Footage live from their ‘World Tour’ concert in Aichi, Japan. William’s sounds particularly good with other instruments, such clear and articulate playing. There’s a real nice change at 2:05 into the…

Favorite Classical Guitar Recordings

This list of recommended classical guitar recordings (CDs, mp3s) is simply one of personal preference. The best classical guitar albums are different for everyone. These are in no particular order. Also, I’ll be adding more to the list as I…

Masterclass with John Williams

Russell Neville in Masterclass with John Williams. I love William’s style of teaching and his super down to earth opinions. We need more this attitude today! Video Link – Part One: Link – Part Two:

New John Williams Biography by William Starling

New Biography of classical guitarist John Williams by William Starling. I love the down-to-Earth opinions that Williams interview give. He is very realistic about music study and regarding the importance of students experiencing music for themselves rather than enlisting in the musical military…