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Rachel Portman and Belle

To mark the release of Amma Asante's film Belle, Matthew Sweet meets composer Rachel Portman, who wrote the score. Including a look back at Portman's extensive work.

Matthew Sweet meets composer Rachel Portman in the week that sees the launch of Amma Asante's "Belle", featuring a new Rachel Portman score.

Rachel Portman is one of the most successful and distinctive British film composers with an extensive catalogue of film scores to her name.

Matthew meets Rachel at her London home and looks back on a career that stretches beyond her music for the 1989 Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, through Chocolat, The Duchess, Oliver Twist, Sirens, Benny and Joon, The Manchurian Candidate, The Cider House Rules and the Academy Award-winning Emma.

The programme also features music from Rachel's new score for Belle.

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Sat 7 Jun 2014 16:00

Music Played

  • Rodney Bennett, Richard

    FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD: Suite

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
  • Rachel Portman

    OLIVER TWIST (2005): Newgate Prison

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Snell.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : SK96506.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 18.
  • Ludwig Göransson

    FRUITVALE STATION: Main Theme

  • Rachel Portman

    ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT (1989): Main Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • REDIAL : 4659202.
    • REDIAL.
    • 20.
  • Rachel Portman

    THE DUTCHESS (2010): End Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Rachel Portman

    THE CIDER HOUSE RULES (1998): End Credits

    • SONY CLASSICAL : SK89031.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 18.
  • Rachel Portman

    CHOCOLAT (2000): Main Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : SK89472.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 2.
  • Rachel Portman

    EMMA (1996): End Credits

    • HOLLYWOOD : 0120692HWR.
    • HOLLYWOOD.
    • 18.
  • Rachel Portman

    BENNY AND JOON (1996): Benny and Joon

    • REDIAL : 4659202.
    • REDIAL.
    • 13.
  • Rachel Portman

    CHOCOLAT (2000): Story of Grandmere

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : SK89472.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 3.
  • Rachel Portman

    THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (2004): I Am The Enemy, Major Marco

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • VARESE SARABANDE : VSD6603.
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
    • 14.
  • Rachel Portman

    BELOVED (1998): Uhuru

    • REDIAL : 4659202.
    • REDIAL.
    • 4.
  • Rachel Portman

    BELLE (2013): Main Title

    • TKCA : 73920.
    • TKCA.
    • 2.
  • Rachel Portman

    THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO (1996): Theme from Pinnochio

    • LONDON : 4527402.
    • LONDON.
    • 6.

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