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Prom 59 (part 2): Hollywood Rhapsody Prom

BBC Proms, 2013 Season, Prom 59 Episode 2 of 2

The John Wilson Orchestra live at the BBC Proms in a celebration of the Hollywood film scores.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London

Presented by Suzy Klein

Newman: Street Scene
Kaper: Confetti
Raksin: Laura - New Suite
Herrmann: Psycho Suite
Herrmann: Salammbo Aria (Citizen Kane)
Korngold: Robin Hood - Suite
Moross: The Big Country

8:20pm Interval

8:40pm
Steiner: Casablanca - Suite
Various: Main Title - Song Medley
Waxman: A Place in the Sun
Rózsa: Ben Hur - Suite

Venera Gimadieva (soprano)
Matthew Ford (vocalist)
Jane Monheit (vocalist)
John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

John Wilson and his orchestra return to the Proms in a celebration of the Hollywood film scores that Wilson describes as 'literally unsung' and a medley of theme songs (featuring distinguished vocalists) from otherwise non-musical movies.
Connecticut-born child prodigy Alfred Newman's 'Street Scene', from How to Marry a Millionaire, contrasts with the music of Jewish émigrés Erich Korngold, Max Steiner and Franz Waxman, with suites from Korngold's swashbuckling score for Robin Hood, Steiner's nostalgic music for Casablanca and Waxman's brooding score for A Place in the Sun - all of them Academy Award-winners - making for a red-carpet event at the Royal Albert Hall.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 26 Aug 2013 20:40

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