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Proms 2013 Prom 59: Hollywood Rhapsody Prom

Prom 59: Hollywood Rhapsody Prom
Prom 59: Hollywood Rhapsody Prom
19:30 Mon 26 Aug 2013 Royal Albert Hall
The John Wilson Orchestra returns to the BBC Proms with a programme of Golden Age film music from Edward Newman’s ‘Street Scene’ (from How to Marry a Millionnaire) to Erich Korngold’s swashbuckling suite from Robin Hood and Franz Waxman’s A Place in the Sun.
The John Wilson Orchestra returns to the BBC Proms with a programme of Golden Age film music from Edward Newman’s ‘Street Scene’ (from How to Marry a Millionnaire) to Erich Korngold’s swashbuckling suite from Robin Hood and Franz Waxman’s A Place in the Sun.

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Matthew Ford vocalist
Venera Gimadieva soprano
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.

 

Alfred Newman
20th Century Fox Fanfare
How to Marry a Millionaire – Street Scene

Bronislau Kaper
Forever, Darling – Confetti

David Raksin
Laura – Suite

Bernard Herrmann
Psycho – Suite for Strings
Citizen Kane – Salammbô's Aria

Erich Wolfgang Korngold
The Adventures of Robin Hood – Suite

Interval

Jerome Moross
The Big Country – Main Title

Max Steiner
Casablanca – Suite

Movie Theme Song Medley

Franz Waxman
A Place in the Sun – Suite

Scott Bradley
Tom and Jerry at MGM

Miklós Rózsa
Ben-Hur – Suite