The director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (California), Gustavo Dudamel conducted the piece that begins and closes the soundtrack of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the request of its composer John Williams.
“I remember thinking: He’s joking!”, Dudamel said in a statement released to the Los Angeles Times on Monday. “John has such a wonderful sense of humor, and I somehow thought that there must be a catch. It turns out there was: I couldn’t tell anyone!”.
The pieces were recorded on the Sony studio on October 12, and the presence of Dudamel surprised everyone in the room, as they were unaware of such collaboration.
All Star Wars films count with music created by John Williams, who also conducted most of the soundtrack recorded over six months for the VII Episode.
Dudamel said he maintains a friendly relationship with master Williams. Together they have performed numerous times in Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released in Europe and America this week.