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Exploring film scores in which composers rethought the nature of the genre, Matthew Sweet and Neil Brand focus on music for films made during the golden age of cinema.

Matthew Sweet and Neil Brand look back on the Golden Age of the cinema in the first of two programmes charting scores in which composers rethought the nature of film music.

In today's programme music by Camille Saint-Saëns; Eric Satie; Max Steiner; Kerry Mills and Hugh Martin; Dmitri Tiomkin; Leith Stevens; Bernard Herrmann and Ennio Morricone.

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Christmas Eve 2016 15:00

Music Played

  • Erik Satie

    "Clair's Entr'acte" (1924) - Relache-Entr'acte to the ballet

    Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique et lyrique de Nancy. Conductor: Jérôme Kaltenbach.
    • NAXOS.
  • Max Steiner

    "King Kong" (1933), Main Title - It was Beauty Killed The Beast

    Conductor: William T. Stromberg. Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra.
    • NAXOS.
  • Roger Edens

    "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944) - Main Titles

    Composer: Kerry Mills. Composer: Andrew B. Sterling. Composer: Hugh Martin. Composer: Ralph Blane. Music Arranger: Conrad Salinger. Singer: Joan Carroll. Singer: Harry Davenport. Singer: Judy Garland. Orchestra: MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus. Conductor: Georgie Stoll.
    • Premier Soundtracks.
  • Dimitri Tiomkin

    "The Alamo" (1960) - Overture & Main Title

    Orchestra: Dmitri Tiomkin Orchestra.
    • Varèse Sarabande.
  • Leith Stevens

    "The Wild One" (1953) - The Wild One

    Orchestra: Shorty Rogers and His Orchestra.
    • Bear Family Records.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    "Jane Eyre" (1943) - Prelude & The Fire

    Orchestra: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra/Adriano.
    • NAXOS.
  • Ennio Morricone

    "The Bird with the Crystal Plumange" (1970) - Piume Di Cristolo

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • CINEVOX.
  • Ennio Morricone

    "The Good The Bad and The Ugly" (1966) - The Ecstasy of Gold

    Orchestra: Studio orchestra and conductor.
    • EMI-Manhattan Records.


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