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Matthew Sweet presents film music inspired by classic novels in the week of the launch of the new film adaptaion of Far From the Madding Crowd, with music by Craig Armstrong.

Matthew Sweet presents film music inspired by classic novels in the week of the launch of Thomas Vinterberg's new version of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd" with music by Craig Armstrong. Craig Armstrong talks to Matthew about his new score and introduces cues from it.

The programme also includes music by Constant Lambert from the 1948 Anna Karenina; from Rachel Portman for Nicholas Nickleby from 2002; Richard Addinsell's theme from A Tale Of Two Cities from 1958; Mychael Danna's score for Vanity Fair from 2004; and Richard Robbins's score for Howards End from 1992. The Classic Score of the Week is Alfred Newman's 1939 "Wuthering Heights".

1 hour

Last on

Sat 2 May 2015 16:00

Music Played

  • Constant Lambert

    Anna Karenina - music from the film

    Music Arranger: Philip Lane. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Chandos.
  • Rachel Portman

    Nicholas Nickleby - title music

    Conductor: David Snell. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • Varese Sarabande.
  • Richard Addinsell

    Tale Of Two Cities

    Performer: Philip Martin. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn.
    • Naxos.
  • Mychael Danna

    Vanity Fair - She Walks In Beauty Like The Night

    Conductor: Nicholas Dodd. Singer: Sissel Kyrkjebø. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Decca.
  • Alfred Newman

    Wuthering Heights

    Conductor: Elmer Bernstein. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Film Score Monthly.
  • Percy Grainger

    Howard's End - Main Title

    Composer: Richard Robbins. Performer: Martin Jones. Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • Nimbus.
  • Craig Armstrong

    Far From The Madding Crowd - Opening

    Conductor: Cecilia Weston. Orchestra: The Festival Studio Orchestra.
    • Sony.
  • Craig Armstrong

    Far From The Madding Crowd - Love Theme

    Conductor: Cecilia Weston. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Sony.
  • Lesley Barber

    Mansfield Park - Fireworks

    Conductor: Nick Ingman. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • RCA Victor.
  • Ludovico Einaudi

    Samba - Time Lapse

    Performer: Ludovico Einaudi.
    • Decca.

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