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The Screen Villainess

Matthew Sweet introduces music inspired by screen villainesses, to mark the release of Maleficent. Plus the Classic Score of the Week: Franz Waxman's Rebecca.

Matthew Sweet introduces music inspired by screen villainesses in the week that sees the launch of Robert Stromberg's film, "Maleficent" - inspired by Disney's vindictive fairy in "Sleeping Beauty" and starring Angelina Jolie - with a vast new orchestral score by James Newton Howard.

Other scores featured in the programme include: George Fenton's "Dangerous Liaisons"; Jerry Goldsmith's "Basic Instinct"; Hans Zimmer's "Sherlock Holmes"; Henry Jackman's "X Men - First Class"; Henry Mancini "Mommie Dearest"; Jack Nitzsche "One Flew over The Cuckoo's Nest"and Alan Menken's "The LIttle Mermaid". The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's "Rebecca".

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Sat 31 May 2014 16:00

Music Played

  • Alan Menken

    THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989): Poor Unfortunate Souls

    Performer: Karen Akers.
    • WALT DISNEY : CD018.
    • WALT DISNEY.
    • 8.
  • Mel Leven

    101 Dalmations (1961) : Cruella De Ville

    Performer: Bill Lee.
  • George Fenton

    DANGEROUS LIAISONS (1988): Main Theme/Dressing

    Performer: Alison Bury. Performer: Elizabeth Wallfisch.
    • VIRGIN : CDV2583.
    • VIRGIN.
    • 1.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Theme from Basic Instinct

    • VARESE SARABANDE : VSD5360.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • 1.
  • Alan Silvestri

    BEOWULF (2007): Beowulf Slays The Beast

    Orchestra: The Hollywood Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Alan Silvestri.
    • WARNER BROS : 9362498964.
    • WARNER BROS.
    • 14.
  • Henry Jackman

    X MEN – FIRST CLASS (2011): First Class

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Composer: Nick Glennie‐Smith.
    • SONY.
  • Henry Mancini

    MOMMIE DEAREST (1981): Main Title

    Performer: Henry Mancini.
    • RCA : RD60471.
    • RCA.
    • 3.
  • Newton Howard, James

    MALEFICENT (2014): Maleficent Suite

    • WALT DISNEY : 050087296001.
    • WALT DISNEY.
    • 1.
  • Jack Nitzsche

    ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975): Medication Valse

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • FANTASY : FCD45312.
    • FANTASY.
    • 2.
  • Franz Waxman

    REBECCA (1940): Introduction - Foreward/Fireplace Tableau –The Fire –Epilogue

    Performer: Viktor Simcisko.
    • NAXOS : 8.557549.
    • NAXOS.
    • 1/15.
  • Hans Zimmer

    SHERLOCK HOLMES (2009): Discombobulate

    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88697630662.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 1.

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