“Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter – Anne-Sophie Mutter & John Williams

Available as of May 10, 2019 is “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter for violin and orchestra, adapted and conducted by John Williams himself and recorded with Anne-Sophie Mutter and the 70-strong Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles at the iconic Sony Studios in Los Angeles.

The single captures the magic of a work loved by countless Harry Potter fans and adds a dazzling level of virtuosity to one of Williams’ most characterful compositions.

John Williams and Anne-Sophie Mutter describe the new version of “Hedwig’s Theme” as “Harry Potter meets Paganini.” They see its musical wizardry and stunning solo violin writing as “a Carmen Fantasy for the 21st century,” evoking memories of Pablo de Sarasate’s famous violin showpiece on themes from Bizet’s opera Carmen.

Stay tuned for updates about this exciting project.