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More Stars Than There Are in Heaven

Donald Macleod introduces classic scores from the twilight years of the Hollywood studio system, including Dial M for Murder, A Place in the Sun and Psycho.

"Sound of Cinema" continues as Donald Macleod's exploration of The Golden Age draws to a conclusion with some classic scores from the twilight years of the Hollywood studio system. Even though the big studios were facing strong competition from the independent sector and television, the demand for film music continued to produce some remarkable scores, with Franz Waxman notably winning academy awards in successive years for "Sunset Boulevard" and "A Place in the Sun" and Bernard Herrmann providing one of the most famous soundtracks of all time for Hitchcock's thriller "Psycho". With guest John Wilson.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 20 Sep 2013 18:30

Music Played

  • Franz Waxman

    A place in the sun

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Elmer Bernstein.
    • RCA Victor: 09026626572.
    • 7.
  • Dimitri Tiomkin

    Dial M for Murder

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Paul Bateman.
    • Silva Screen Film CD 137.
    • 6.
  • Dimitri Tiomkin

    The Old Man and the Sea excerpts

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Kaufman.
    • LSO Live 00720.
    • 3.
  • National Philharmonic Orchestra

    Suite for Psycho

    Conductor: Bernard Herrmann.
    • London 4438952.
    • 1.
  • Alfred Newman

    How To Marry A Millionaire

    • Filmxcd:352.
    • 2.

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