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The Entertainer

Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by the idea of the entertainer to mark the release of Florence Foster Jenkins, featuring a score by Alexandre Desplat.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the idea of 'The Entertainer' in the week of the launch of Stephen Frears's new film "Florence Foster Jenkins", with music by Alexandre Desplat.

The programme features music from "Behind The Candelabra"; "Limelight"; "L'Illusioniste"; "La Strada"; "Yankee Doodle Dandy"; "Annie Get Your Gun"; "Calamity Jane" and "Marguerite". The Classic Score of the Week is "Singin' In The Rain".

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Sat 7 May 2016 15:00

Music Played

  • Scott Joplin

    The Sting (1973) - The Entertainer

    Music Arranger: Marvin Hamlisch. Conductor: Marvin Hamlisch. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Liberace

    Behind the Candelabra (2013) - The Liberace Boogie

    Performer: Michael Douglas. Orchestra: BTC Orchestra.
  • Charlie Chaplin

    Limelight (1952) - The Sardine Song

  • Charlie Chaplin

    Limelight (1952) - Limelight Theme

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra.
  • Sylvain Chomet

    L'Illusioniste (2010) - The Clown

    Orchestra: The Kinoslav Studio Orchestra.
  • Nino Rota

    La Strada (1954) - Il Circo Giraffa

    Conductor: Nino Rota. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Nino Rota

    La Strada (1954) - Tema della Strada

    Conductor: Nino Rota. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • George M. Cohan

    Yankee Doodle Dandy (1954) - Yankee Doodle Dandy

    Performer: James Cagney.
  • Irving Berlin

    Annie Get Your Gun (1950) - Main Title

    Performer: Betty Hutton. Performer: Howard Keel. Conductor: Irving Berlin. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
  • Irving Berlin

    Annie Get Your Gun (1950) - Colonel Buffalo Bill

    Performer: Betty Hutton. Performer: Howard Keel. Conductor: Irving Berlin. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
  • Gene Kelly

    Singin' in the Rain

  • Al Hoffman

    Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Fit as a Fiddle (And Ready for Love)

    Composer: Al Goodhart. Performer: Gene Kelly. Performer: Donald O Connor. Performer: Doris Day. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
  • Nacio Herb Brown

    Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Good Morning from Babes in Arms (1939)

    Composer: Arthur Freed. Performer: Gene Kelly. Performer: Donald O Connor. Performer: Doris Day. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
  • Nacio Herb Brown

    Singin' in the Rain

    Composer: Arthur Freed. Performer: Gene Kelly. Performer: Donald O Connor. Performer: Doris Day. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra.
    • Singin' in the Rain (Original MGM Soundtrack).
    • CBS Special Products.
    • 12.
  • Ronan Maillard

    Marguerite (2015) - Hommage a Mozart: Atos chez Marguerite

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) - Carnegie Hall

    Conductor: Alexandre Desplat. Orchestra: The United Studio Orchestra & The United Choral Singers.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Marguerite (2015) - Overture: The Magic Flute

    Music Arranger: The Swingle Singers. Choir: The Swingle Singers.
  • Hanon Townsend

    Knight of Cups (2016) - Water Music No.1

    Conductor: Hanon Townsend. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.

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