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In the Limelight

Matthew Sweet introduces music written for films inspired by the acting profession, coinciding with the opening of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's new comedy drama Birdman.

Matthew Sweet introduces music written for films inspired by the acting profession hot on the heels of the launch of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's new drama, "Birdman - The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance".

The programme includes scores from "Shakespeare In Love"; "All About Eve"; "Being Julia"; "Theatre of Blood"; "A Double Life"; "Kiss Me Kate"; "42nd Street"; "Les Enfants du Paradis"; "The Last Metro"and "The Artist".

The Classic Score of the Week is Charles Chaplin's "Limelight".

There is also a chance to hear music by Johann Johannsson for the recent Stephen Hawking bio-pic "The Theory of Everything".

1 hour

Music Played

  • Alfred Newman

    ALL ABOUT EVE (1950): Main Title/Prologue

    Orchestra: Alfred Newman Orchestra.
  • Mychael Danna

    BEING JULIA (2004): Curtain Up/The Real World

    Conductor: Nicholas Dodd. Orchestra: Ed Starink.
  • Stephen Warbeck

    SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998): The Beginning of the Partnership/Viola's Audition

    Conductor: Nick Ingman. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Cole Porter

    KISS ME KATE (1953): Overture

    Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
  • Harry Warren

    42nd STREET (1933): 42nd Street

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Joseph Kosma

    LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS (1945): Premiere Partie

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Georges Delerue

    THE LAST METRO (1980): Marion et Lucus/Paris sous l'occupation/La Propagafstaffe

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Ludovic Bource

    THE ARTIST (2012): George Valentin

    Orchestra: Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Ernst van Tiel.
  • Charlie Chaplin

    LIMELIGHT (1952): Eternally (Terry's Theme)

    Orchestra: Ron Goodwin and His Concert Orchestra.
  • Antonio Sánchez

    BIRDMAN (2014): Strut Part 2

    Performer: Antonio Sánchez.
  • Dave Grusin

    TOOTSIE (2014): An Actor's Life

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014): Epilogue

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.


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