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The Yellow Star

Matthew Sweet presents music from films set in and after the Holocaust including Laszlo Melis's score to Son of Saul which won Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards, and Alfred Newman's music for The Diary of Anne Frank, our classic score of the week.

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28 minutes

Music Played

  • Wojciech Kilar

    The Pianist (2002) - Moving to the Ghetto Oct 31 1940

    Conductor: Tadeusz Strugała. Orchestra: Orkiestra Symfoniczna Filharmonii Narodowej.
    • Sony Classical.
  • John Williams

    Schindler's List - Main Theme

    Performer: Itzhak Perlman. Conductor: John Williams. Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra.
    • MCA.
  • Tadeusz Baird

    Samson (1961) - i/ii

    Conductor: Tadeusz Baird. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • OLYMPIA.
  • Manuel De Sica

    The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970) - La Villa

    Conductor: Manuel De Sica. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Nicola Piovani

    Life is Beautiful (1997) - Abbiamo Vinto

    Conductor: Nicola Piovani. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Ennio Morricone

    Fateless (2005) - Main Theme

    Conductor: Ennio Morricone. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • James Horner

    The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008) - End Credits

    Conductor: James Horner. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
  • Ernest Gold

    Judgement at Nuremberg (1961) - Overture

    Conductor: Ernest Gold. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Michael Small

    Marathon Man (1976) - Szell Escapes/Main Title

    Conductor: Michael Small. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Marvin Hamlisch

    Sophie's Choice (1982) - End Credits

    Conductor: Marvin Hamlisch. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • SOUTHERN CROSS.
  • Nico Muhly

    The Reader (2008) - Not What I Expected/Piles of Books

    Conductor: Nico Muhly. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • LAKESHORE.
  • Alfred Newman

    The Diary of Anne Frank (1959) - Closing Credits

    Conductor: Alfred Newman. Orchestra: 20th Century-Fox Orchestra.
    • TSUNAMI.
  • Laszlo Melis

    Son of Saul (2015) - Closing Credits

  • Frédéric Chopin

    The Pianist (2002) - Mazurka in A minor Op.17 No.4

    Performer: Władysław Szpilman.
    • Sony Classical.

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