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Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 29 November 2007

Miklos Rozsa (1907-1995) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)

Donald Macleod explores the music of two composers who provided the soundtrack to Hollywood's Golden Age.

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Korngold's Hollywood resume took a downward turn while Rozsa entered the most productive years of his Hollywood career, leading to the era of the epics Quo Vadis and Ben-Hur. And another emigre musician caught the eyes, and ears, of both composers: violinist Jascha Heifetz.

Korngold: King's Row (main title)
National Philharmonic
Charles Gerhardt (conductor)

Rozsa: Madame Bovary (Waltz)
City of Prague Philharmonic
Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

Rozsa: Ave Caesar (Quo Vadis)
City of Prague Philharmonic
Kenneth Alwyn (conductor)

Rozsa: Violin Concerto, Op 24 (3rd mvt)
Anastasia Khitruk (violin)
Russian Philharmonic
Dmitry Yablonsky (conductor)

Korngold: Violin Concerto (1st mvt)
Gil Shaham (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra
Andre Previn (conductor)

Rozsa: Ben-Hur Suite
North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra
Laszlo Kovacs (conductor).

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