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John Wilson selects music by Hollywood composers: Franz Waxman, Alfred Newman, Eric Korngold, Max Steiner, Miklos Rozsa, Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstein and Jerry Goldsmith.

Conductor John Wilson presents the first of four programmes offering a personal selection of music written for film, beginning with a focus on the some of the Hollywood greats.

His selection includes music from composers such as Franz Waxman, Alfred Newman, Eric Korngold, Max Steiner, Miklos Rozsa, Bernard Herrmann, Elmer Bernstein and Jerry Goldsmith from film favourites such as "Gone With The Wind", "King Kong", "Sunset Boulevard", "Robin Hood", "The Omen" and "The Magnificent Seven" among others.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Alfred Newman

    Selznick International Pictures fanfare

    Conductor: Charles GERHARDT Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra

    • RCA Victor.
    • GD80452.
  • Max Steiner

    Gone with the wind – Main Title

    Conductor: Charles GERHARDT Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra

    • RCA Victor.
    • GD80452.
  • Charlie Chaplin

    Modern times – i. Main Title; ii. Factory Machines; iii. Into the Sunset (Smile)

    Conductor: Carl DAVIS Performer: German Symphony Orchester Berlin

    • RCA Victor.
    • 0026 68271-2.
  • Harry Warren

    Lullaby of Broadway [Film: 'Gold diggers of 1935']

    Performer: Harry Roy and his Orchestra

    • ASV.
    • CDAJA 5139.
    • -1.
  • Al Dubin

    Keep Young and Beautiful (Film: "Roman Scandalls" 1933)

    Composer: Harry Warren Performer: Denny Dennis with Roy Fox and his Band - Main Artist

    • ASV.
    • CDAJA 5139.
  • Franz Waxman

    Sunset Boulevard – Sonata for Orchestra

    Conductor: John MAUCERI Performer: Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra

    • PHILIPS.
    • 442-425-2.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Adventures of Robin Hood - symphonic suite

    Conductor: Rumon GAMBA Performer: BBC Philharmonic

    • CHANDOS.
    • CHAN-10336.
  • Herman Hupfeld

    As time goes by - [from the film 'Casablanca']

    Performer: Dooley WILSON - Singer

    • Soundtrack Factory.
    • SFCD33565.
  • Max Steiner

    King Kong - suite

    Conductor: Charles GERHARDT Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra

    • RCA Victor.
    • GD80136.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Spellbound - concerto for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Kenneth ALWYN Performer: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Main Artist Performer: Daniel ADNI - Piano

    • CLP.
    • CDCFP9020.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Vertigo – Prelude, Nightmare and Scene d'Amour

    Conductor: Esa-Pekka SALONEN Performer: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

    • Sony Classical.
    • 92767.
  • Elmer Bernstein

    The Magnificent seven – Opening Titles and Calvera's visit

    Conductor: Elmer BERNSTEIN Performer: Unknown orchestra

    • RYKODISC.
    • RCD 10741.
    • -1.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Ave Satani

    Conductor: Lionel NEWMAN Performer: National Philharmonic Orchestra - Main Artist

    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • VSD5281.
  • Henry Mancini and his Orchestra - Main Artist

    Hatari – Baby Elephant Walk

    • RCA.
    • 74321242832.
  • Nino Rota

    The Godfather - suite

    Conductor: Riccardo MUTI Performer: La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra

    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • SK63359.

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