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Hollywood's Golden Composer

Donald Macleod looks at Waxman's back-to-back Academy Award success in 1950 and 1951, when he gained two in succession, having previously been nominated six times without ever winning. Featuring Waxman's moody, jazz-inflected score for A Place in the Sun, and what has been described as his masterpiece - his soundtrack to Billy Wilder's iconic film noir, Sunset Boulevard.

Suite (A Place in the Sun - film score)
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Franz Waxman (conductor)

Sunset Boulevard (excerpts from the film score)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Joel McNeely (conductor).

1 hour

Last on

Wed 21 May 2008 20:45

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