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Great Performances

John Williams Recording His Great Performances Theme Music

Clip: Season 43 Episode 1 | 5m 10s

Watch the great composer John Williams at work at Royce Hall in Los Angeles, CA, recording the theme song he wrote for Great Performances. The theme won the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music and has been heard on Great Performances broadcasts since its debut on King Lear, starring Ian McKellen, March 27, 2009.

Aired: 07/24/15

Rating: NR

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GREAT PERFORMANCES is made possible by the Irene Diamond Fund, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation, LuEsther T. Mertz Charitable Trust, Rosalind P. Walter, The Agnes Varis Trust, The Starr Foundation, Kate W. Cassidy Foundation, Ellen and James S. Marcus, The Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, Lenore Hecht Foundation, Abra Prentice Foundation, The Lewis “Sonny” Turner Fund for Dance, Jody and John Arnhold, Anne Ray Charitable Trust, and PBS.