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Sound of Cinema: Europe on Film (part 1)

Live from Watford Colosseum, the BBC Concert Orchestra celebrates Europe on film, with music by Maurice Jarre, Ennio Morricone, Ligeti, Zbigniew Preisner, Messiaen and Schönberg.

As part of Radio 3's Sound of Cinema series, the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers celebrate Europe on Film, with film music from the wilds of Arabia to the French Revolution.
Live from the Watford Colosseum - on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Red Button.

The show will be available to watch on the Red Button live during the concert and at these times over the following week:
Monday: 7.30pm - 7am the following morning
Tuesday: 8pm - 7am the following morning
Wednesday: 10pm - 7am the following morning
Thursday: 8pm - 7am the following morning
Friday: Continues until 7am
Saturday: Midday - 2.30pm
Sunday: Midday - 1.30pm

Jarre: Lawrence of Arabia - Main theme
Ennio Morricone: Once Upon a Time in the West - Theme
Morricone:The Mission - Gabriel's Oboe
Ligeti: Lux Aterna
Zbigniew Preisner: Three Colours Red - Bolero/Fashion
Messiaen: O Sacrum Convivum
Claude-Michel Schönberg: Les Misérables - Do You Hear the People Sing?


Ludovic Bource: The Artist (excerpts)
F de Roubaix: Les aventuriers Arr. Derek Wadsworth
Bruno Coulais: Les choristes - Les choristes; In memoriam; Voie sur ton chemin
Bruckner: Ave Maria
Berg: Lulu - Cinema scene
Fauré: Pavane
Claude-Michel Schönberg: Les Misérables - One Day More

BBC Concert Orchestra
BBC Singers
Johannes Wildner, conductor
Matthew Hamilton, conductor

From the wilds of Arabia to the French Revolution, BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers bring together BAFTA-, Academy Award- and Golden Globe-winning films. This showcase has everything you're looking for in a night at the movies; Cult Classics, Spaghetti Westerns, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi, Drama and Romance.

On the bill: blockbuster Les Misérables with music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, French drama Les Choristes, and Maurice Jarre's highly acclaimed soundtrack to Lawrence of Arabia. Chosen for their atmospheric nature, Ligeti's Lux aeterna accompanied 2001: A Space Odyssey's mesmerising imagery and Messiaen's haunting choral motet O Sacrum Convivium featured in Stigmata. Plus a handpicked selection from celebrated Italian film composer Ennio Morricone, including Once Upon a Time in the West and The Mission.

BBC Concert Orchestra has recorded many film and TV soundtracks including Planet Earth, Africa, The Paradise, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Brighton Rock. Come and see them and BBC Singers at Watford Colosseum as they star in Europe on Film: Vive la Musique!

This concert is part of the BBC's Sound of Cinema season; dedicated to exploring the composers, songs and film scores that form the soundtrack to the big screen. The season starts in mid-September with a brand new series on BBC Four, accompanied by three weeks of programming on BBC Radio 3. Further programmes take place on BBC Radio 6 Music, Radios 1 and 1xtra, Radio 2 and the Asian network.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 16 Sep 2013 19:30


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