Is John Williams One of the Greatest Composers of all Time?
Curious what the great unwashed masses of J.I. think on this.
John Williams, famous of course for his endlessly great film sountracks and iconic theme music.
Does he rank with the greatest composers of ages past?
Does the fact that Classical Music is basicly a dead art-form today influence how you feel?
Does the fact that he must tie his work to another medium, film, reduce or improve the quality of his art, given the restrictions that medium imposes?
Is he not an all-time great because his work is tied to "popular" media, not in and of itself intended as stand-alone "art"?
What do you think?
You can really hear some Star Wars in SNF theme