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Rags and Riches

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by images of poverty and riches, marking the week of the launch of The Big Short with a score by Nicholas Britell.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by images of poverty and riches in the week of the launch of "The Big Short" with a score by Nicholas Britell.

Nicholas Brittell's work with Hans Zimmer on the score for "12 Years A Slave" won him great praise, since which he went on to score Natalie Portman's directorial debut film, "A Tale of Love and Darkness".

The programme includes music from "Cabaret"; "The Gold Diggers of 1933"; "The Kid"; "The Great Gatsby"; "The Bicycle Thieves"; "Cinderella"; "Teorema"; "Elysium" and "The Bonfire of the Vanities". The Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's music for "The Prince and the Pauper".

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Music Played

  • John Kander

    Cabaret (1972) - Money, Money

    Conductor: John Kander. Ensemble: Cast. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Harry Warren

    Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) - We're in the Money

    Singer: Ginger Rogers. Conductor: Henry Warren. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Charlie Chaplin

    The Kid (1921) - The Kid Suite

    Conductor: Carl Davis. Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • SILVA SCREEN.
  • Craig Armstrong

    The Great Gatsby (2013) - Buchanan Mansion and Daisy Suite

    Conductor: Craig Armstrong. Orchestra: Stuttgart Studio Orchestra.
    • INTERSCOPE.
  • Alfred Newman

    The Grapes of Wrath (1939) - Red River Valley

    Singer: Henry Fonda. Orchestra: Ed Starink.
  • Alessandro Cicognini

    The Bicycle Thieves (1947) - Theme

    Conductor: Nicola Samale. Orchestra: Orchestra Sinfonica delle Marche.
  • Patrick Doyle

    Cinderella (2015) - Valse Royal

    Conductor: Patrick Doyle. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra.
    • Walt Disney.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Prince and the Pauper (1937) - The Main Title

    Conductor: William T. Stromberg. Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Prince and the Pauper (1937) - The Prince

    Conductor: William T. Stromberg. Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Prince and the Pauper (1937) - Duel

    Conductor: William T. Stromberg. Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    The Prince and the Pauper (1937) - End Title

    Conductor: William T. Stromberg. Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
  • Ennio Morricone

    Teorema (1968) - L'ultima corrida

    Conductor: Ennio Morricone. Orchestra: I cantori moderni di Alessandroni.
    • CAROSELLO.
  • Dave Grusin

    The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) - Theme

    Conductor: Dave Grusin. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Atlantic.
  • Nicholas Britell

    The Big Short (2016) - Boring Old Banking

    Conductor: Nicholas Britell. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Nicholas Britell

    The Big Short (2016) - Mouse Click Symphony mvt 1

    Conductor: Nicholas Britell. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Nicholas Britell

    The Big Short (2016) - Smells Like Sheep

    Conductor: Nicholas Britell. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Mike Leander

    Privilege (1967) - I'm Alright Jackboot

    Conductor: Mike Leander. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • James Horner

    The 33 (2015) - The 33

    Conductor: James Horner. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • WaterTower Music.

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