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SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Russian skater Yulia Lipnitskaya explains that when she first listened to the score from "Schindler's List," she felt connected to the music and it moved her.
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John Williams
NYP2002010713 - 07 JANUARY 2002 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Composer John Williams (Career Achievement Award-Film Composition) poses at the 2002 National Board of Review Award ceremonies held January 7, 2002 in New York City. ep/Ezio Petersen UPI

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. In a career spanning almost six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, most notably the Star Wars saga. Williams has also composed music for Jaws, Superman, the Indiana Jones films, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Home Alone and three Harry Potter films. He has composed the music for all but two of director Steven Spielberg's feature films.

Other notable works by Williams include theme music for four Olympic Games, the NBC Nightly News, the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, the DreamWorks Pictures production logo, and the television series Lost in Space. Williams has also composed numerous classical concerti, and he served as the principal conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra from 1980 to 1993; he is now the orchestra's conductor laureate.

Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven BAFTA Awards, and 21 Grammy Awards. With 45 Academy Award nominations, Williams is, together with composer Alfred Newman, the second most nominated person, after Walt Disney. John Williams was honored with the prestigious Richard Kirk award at the 1999 BMI Film and TV Awards. The award is given annually to a composer who has made significant contributions to film and television music. Williams was inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame in 2000, and was a recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2004.

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