The intensity, joy, heartbreak and thrills of great sporting moments are almost unmatchable… except by those in great music. The magic of the Olympics is transformed by the alchemist John Williams into four minutes of musical, life-affirming perfection. Olympic Fanfare and Theme is one of my favourite Williams pieces, and that’s really saying something!
Listening time – 11 minutes (6′ podcast, 4′ music)
Music here, in a terrific performance that brings out every tiny detail from the LA Philharmonic Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel:
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