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Sound of Cinema: On the Waterfront

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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.

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20 minutes

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Wed 18 Sep 2013 20:30

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