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Alexandre Desplat

Matthew Sweet with Academy Award winner Alexandre Desplat for a look back on his career in film music in the week that sees the release of his latest film Isle of Dogs.

Matthew Sweet talks to Academy Award winner Alexandre Desplat on a line to his home in France, about his career in film music in the week that sees the release of his latest score for Wes Anderson's 'Isle of Dogs'.

Alexandre talk about his methodology of writing for film and about the importance of collaboration. The programme draws on scores for 'Le Plus Bel Age'; 'Girl with A Pearl Earring', 'The Beat My Heart Skipped'; ''Rust and Bone'; ''Philomena'; 'The Tree of Life'; 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'; 'Argo'; 'The Imitation Game'; 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'; ''The Fantastic Mr Fox'; 'Grand Budapest Hotel' and 'Isle of Dogs'.

Alexandre also chooses this week's Classic Score.

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Sat 31 Mar 2018 15:00

Music Played

  • Alexandre Desplat

    Le Plus Bel Age (1995): Main Title

    Ensemble: Traffic Quintet.
    • Traffic Quintet plays Alexandre Desplat.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 4.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    Girl with a Pearl Earring (2004): Griet's Theme

    Orchestra: Pro Arts Orchestra of London. Conductor: Alexandre Desplat.
    • Decca.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    The Beat My Heart Skipped (2005): De battre mon coeur s'est arrĂȘtĂ©

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    Rust and Bone (De rouille et d'os) (2012): De rouille et d'os

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    Philomena (2014): Philomena

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexandre Desplat.
    • Decca.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    The Tree of Life (2010): River

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexandre Desplat.
    • The Tree Of Life (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Lakeshore Records.
    • 4.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Postcards

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Concord.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    Argo (2012): Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    The Imitation Game (2014): The Machine Christopher

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexandre Desplat.
    • Sony.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010): The Elder Wand

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Alexandre Desplat.
    • Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Sony Classical.
    • 26.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    The Fantastic Mr Fox (2009): Boggis, Bunce, and Bean

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Abaco.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): The New Lobby Boy

    Ensemble: The Ludmilla Zykina State Academic Russian National Balalaika Ensemble. Orchestra: Orchestre De Balalaikas Saint-Georges. Ensemble: Studio-Ensemble. Conductor: Alexandre Desplat.
    • Universal.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    The Misfits (1961): Main Theme; Roslyn

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Rykodisc.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    Isle of Dogs (2018): End Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra & Chorus. Conductor: Alexandre Desplat.

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