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Cities - Urban Landscapes

Matthew Sweet introduces film music evoking both the lighter side and the darkness of the city. With scores from movies including Metropolis, Blade Runner and La Dolce Vita.

Cinema's urban landscapes can be threatening and challenging. Matthew Sweet introduces film music evoking the darkness and the light of the city including "Metropolis" and "Bladerunner".

The Classic Score of the Week is Anton Karas' "The Third Man" and the programme also features music from "La Dolce Vita", Jacques Tati's "Playtime"; "The Dark Knight Rises"; "Roman Holiday" and "Wings of Desire".


1 hour

Last on

Sat 24 Jan 2015 16:00

Music Played

  • Gottfried Huppertz

    METROPOLIS (1927): Metropolis Theme/Machinen/Das Stadion

    Conductor: Frank Strobel. Orchestra: Beijing Radio Symphony Orchestra.
    • CAPRICCIO : C5066.
  • Francis Lemarque

    PLAY TIME (1967): Manege

    Orchestra: François Rauber et son orchestre.
  • Vangelis

    BLADE RUNNER (1982): End Titles

    • EASTWEST : 4509965742.
  • Jürgen Knieper

    WINGS OF DESIRE (1987): Der Himmel über Berlin

    Orchestra: The Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra.
    • MUTE : CD10NIC2.
    • MUTE.
    • 1.
  • Nino Rota

    La Dolce Vita (1960): La Dolce Vita

    Conductor: Franco Ferrara. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CAM : CSE009.
    • CAM.
  • Georges Auric

    ROMAN HOLIDAY (1953): Main Titles

    Conductor: Richard Burness. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Brian Reitzell

    LOST IN TRANSLATION (2003): Shibuya

    Performer: Roger Joseph Manning Jr..
    • EMPEROR NORTON : EMN70682.
  • Hans Zimmer

    THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012): Imagine the Fire

    Conductor: Gavin Greenaway.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : 88725431172.
  • Anton Karas

    The Third Man Theme

  • Alex Ebert

    A MOST VIOLENT YEAR (2014): Abel's Theme

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Don Ellis

    THE FRENCH CONNECTION (2000): Title Music

    Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
  • Mark Ronson

    MORTDECAI (2014): Epilogue

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by the composer.


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