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Denham Film Studios

Matthew Sweet looks at music associated with the famous Denham Film Studios which brought Things To Come, Great Expectations and Brief Encounter, plus the famous 'Denham Concerto'.

Matthew Sweet looks at music associated with Alexander Korda's famous Denham Film Studios which between the 1930s and 50s were a major part of British cultural life bringing us films such as Things To Come, A Matter Of Life and Death, Henry V, Great Expectations and Brief Encounter as well as the famous "Denham Concerto".
The Classic Score of the Week is Charles Williams's "The Dream of Olwen" from the 1947 film 'While I Live'.
Matthew also looks at Denham's life post-1950 when it became one of the most important centres for recording film music - playing host to Bernard Herrmann, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, among many others.

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25 minutes

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Sat 23 Sep 2017 15:00

Music Played

  • Ralph Vaughan Williams

    The Forty-Ninth Parallel (1941) - Prelude

    Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10529.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 1.
  • Richard Addinsell

    Goodbye Mr Chips (1939) - Prelude

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn.
    • MARCO POLO : 8.223732.
    • MARCO POLO.
    • 1.
  • William Walton

    Hamlet (1948) - Prelude

    Orchestra: RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William Penny.
    • NAXOS : 8553344.
    • NAXOS.
    • 6.
  • William Alwyn

    The History Of Mr Polly (1949) - Punting Scene and Utopian Sunset

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Hickox.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-9243.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 9.
  • Clifton Parker

    Treasure Island (1950) - To Bristol, Setting Sail and Looking for Treasure

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS : CHAN-10279.
    • CHANDOS.
    • 2.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor

    Performer: Eileen Joyce. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Erich Leinsdorf.
    • DUTTON : CDEA-5505.
    • DUTTON.
    • 5.
  • Richard Addinsell

    Dangerous Moonlight (1941) - Warsaw Concerto

    Performer: Jean‐Yves Thibaudet. Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hugh Wolff.
    • DECCA : 460-503-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Charles Williams

    While I Live (1947) - The Dream of Olwen

    Performer: Valentina Lisitsa. Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Sutherland.
    • DECCA : 4789454.
    • DECCA.
    • 14.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Vertigo (1958) - Prelude

    Orchestra: Sinfonia of London. Conductor: Muir Mathieson.
    • MERCURY : 4221062.
    • MERCURY.
    • 1.
  • Monty Norman

    Dr No (1962) - 007 Theme

    Orchestra: Prague City Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nic Raine.
    • Silva America ‎: SSD 1034.
    • Silva America.
    • 1.
  • John Williams

    The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - Finale

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • RSO : 8252982.
    • RSO.
    • 5.

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