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Re: John Williams is a petty theif
• Posted by: Ken Applegate
• Date: Saturday, July 17, 2004, at 8:59 p.m.
• IP Address: lsanca1-ar13-4-60-135-085.lsanca1.dsl-verizon.net
• In Response to: John Williams is a petty theif (Aaron)

Gee. Hate ta say it, but if that's all he's stolen from in his decades of film scoring, he's done well. Besides, most of the pieces you mentioned are stolen in other instances by other composers, but few can hide those stealings the way that John Williams can.

Have fun.

> As much as I like Mr. Williams' music (and I have 47 of his CDs), he steal
> far too much from other composers. I am trying to assimilate a collection
> of all the things he has stolen from. So far I have Dvorak's "New
> World" Symphony, Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet," Sibelius'
> "Finaldnia," Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition,"
> "The Rite of Spring" and "The Firebird" by Stravinsky,
> Korngold's theme to "King's Row," Persichetti's 6th symphony,
> Neverending Story, "Death and Transfiguration" by Strauss, and
> Holst's "The Planets." Does anybody out there know of any more
> rip-offs? If you have some more, please email me at Pudgevader@aol.com
> or chat via AIM, my screen name is Composer111285.




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