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Prom 59: Hollywood Rhapsody Prom

A Prom in which the John Wilson Orchestra performs film scores by Alfred Newman, Kaper, Raksin, Herrmann, Korngold, Moross, Steiner, Waxman and Rozsa.

The John Wilson Orchestra at the 2013 BBC Proms in a celebration of the Hollywood film scores.

Recorded at the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Suzy Klein

Newman: Street Scene
Kaper: Confetti
Raksin: Laura - New Suite
Herrmann: Psycho Suite
Herrmann: Salammbo Aria (Citizen Kane)
Korngold: Robin Hood - Suite
Moross: The Big Country

Part 2
Steiner: Casablanca - Suite
Various: Main Title - Song Medley
Waxman: A Place in the Sun
Rózsa: Ben-Hur - Suite

Venera Gimadieva (soprano)
Matthew Ford (vocalist)
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.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Adventures of Robin Hood - symphonic suite

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Psycho - suite from the film music

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Aria from 'Salammbo' (from Citizen Kane)

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Max Steiner

    Casablanca - music for the film

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Bronislau Kaper

    Confetti (from Forever, Darling)

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • David Raksin

    New Suite (from Laura)

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Various Artists

    Movie Theme Song Medley

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Franz Waxman

    A Place in the sun - suite from the film

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Scott Bradley

    Tom and Jerry at MGM

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Miklós Rózsa

    Title music, Love theme and Parade of the charioteers from Ben Hur

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Franz Waxman

    The Ride to Dubno (Ride of the Cossacks) from Taras Bulba

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Jerome Moross

    Main Theme from The Big Country

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Alfred Newman

    20th Century Fox Fanfare

    Conductor: John Wilson.
  • Alfred Newman

    Street Scene from How to Marry a Millionaire

    Conductor: John Wilson.

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