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Discovering Music - Sound of Cinema: On the Waterfront

Exploring Leonard Bernstein's only true film score, On the Waterfront, Stephen Johnson assesses the composer's affinity for the needs of cinema.

He was perfectly placed to take a front-row seat amongst the band of illustrious and highly rewarded Hollywood film composers, yet Bernstein's 'On the Waterfront' was to remain his only score conceived solely for the cinema. Stephen Johnson assesses Bernstein's affinity for the needs of the silver screen and explores how the music evolved into the dazzling orchestral suite we hear now in the concert hall.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 3, 8:30PM Wed, 18 Sep 2013
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 3, 8:30PM Wed, 18 Sep 2013
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  • Duration 20 minutes

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