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BAFTA Film Awards 2014

Ella Spira previews the music by the nominees of Best Score in the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards alongside a selection of music written by great composers for the British cinema.

Ella Spira previews the music by the nominees for the category of Best Score in tomorrow's 2014 BAFTA Film Awards, alongside a selection of music celebrating the British cinema: music composed by celebrated composers that has featured on British screens.

Ella's journey begins with the British cinema of the 1930s and scores by Benjamin Britten and Arthur Bliss; through the war years with music by Auric and Walton; into the latter half of the 20th century and up to the present day featuring - among others - music by Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Dankworth, Beethoven and Handel.

There is also the chance to catch up with the five composers nominated for the category of Best original score in the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards - the winner of which will be announced tomorrow.
The BAFTA Awards reward the best work, of any nationality, seen on British cinema screens during the preceding year. This year's films and nominees are:

"Captain Phillips" music by Henry Jackman
"The Book Thief" music by John Williams
"12 Years A Slave" music by Hans Zimmer
"Gravity" music by Steven Price
"Saving Mr. Banks" music by Thomas Newman

(See also Sound of Cinema at 16.00, with Matthew Sweet).

2 hours

Music Played

  • Richard Addinsell

    Warsaw Concerto

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
    • DECCA : 4605032.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Malcolm Arnold

    Fantasy

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN9100.
    • Chandos.
    • 9.
  • Georges Auric

    Passport to Pimlico - Score

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic conducted by Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN9774.
    • Chandos.
    • 8-10.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Goldberg Variations - Aria

    Performer: Glenn Gould.
    • SONY.
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    Prelude

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic conducted by Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN105293.
    • Chandos.
    • 1.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 7 - ii. Allegretto

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic.
    • DG.
  • Georges Bizet

    Carmen - Suite No 2 - ii.Habenera

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
    • DECCA : 417 839.
    • DECCA.
    • 15.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Night Mail

    Performer: Nash Ensemble. Narrator: Nigel Hawthorne.
    • HYPERION : CDA66845.
    • HYPERION.
    • 28.
  • Johann Strauss II

    On The Beautiful Blue Danube Waltz Op314

    Orchestra: Concertgebouw Orchestra.
    • TELDEC : 843337.
    • TELDEC.
    • 9.
  • John Dankworth

    All Gone

    Performer: John Dankworth and band.
    • REDIAL : 5461352.
    • REDIAL.
    • 9.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Suite for keyboard No.4 in D minor, HWV 437 – iii. Saraband

    Performer: Sophie Yates.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN0644.
    • Chandos.
    • 13.
  • Joaquín Rodrigo

    Concierto de Aranjuez - ii.Adagio

    Performer: Grimethorpe Colliery Band.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN 4545.
    • chandos.
    • 2.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Suite No 2 in C Op53 - ii. Scherzo Burlesque

    Orchestra: Orchestre Symphonique de Laval.
    • CHANT DU MONDE : LDC27882526.
    • CHANT DU MONDE.
    • 8.
  • William Walton

    Richard III - Prelude

    Performer: Philharmonia.
    • EMI CLASSICS : CDM5 650072.
    • EMI CLASSICS.
    • 1.
  • Giacomo Puccini

    La Rondine - Chi Il Bel Sogno di Doretta

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • DRG : CDSBL12588.
    • DRG.
    • 7.
  • AR Rahman

    Latika's Theme

    • INTERSCOPE : 1796869.
    • INTERSCOPE.
    • 8.

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