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Matthew Sweet with the first of two programmes marking the 50th anniversary of the death of one of cinema's greatest musical figures from Hollywood's Golden Age - Franz Waxman.

Matthew Sweet with the first of two programmes marking the 50th anniversary of the death of one of cinema's greatest musical figures from the Hollywood Golden Age - Franz Waxman.

In today's programme Matthew focuses on Waxman's pre-War years, from his first work in film in Germany in 1930 for Frederick Hollander on The Blue Lamp and with Fritz Lang, to his breakthrough years in Hollywood with James Whale and Alfred Hitchcock. Featured films include "Bride of Frankenstein"; "Captains Courageous"; "The Philadelphia Story"; "Rebecca"; "Rear Window"; "A Christmas Carol"; "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" and "Objective Burma!".

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18 minutes

Last on

Sat 30 Dec 2017 15:00

Music Played

  • Franz Waxman

    Sunset Boulevard (1965) - Titles

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
    • Sunset Boulevard — The Classic Film Scores Of Franz Waxman.
    • RCA.
    • 4.
  • Franz Waxman

    Philadelphia Story (1938) - Titles

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
    • Sunset Boulevard — The Classic Film Scores Of Franz Waxman.
    • RCA.
    • 7.
  • Franz Waxman

    The Blue Angel (1938) - Falling in Love Again

    Singer: Marlene Dietrich.
    • Marlene Dietrich - Falling in Love Again (1930-1949).
    • NAXOS.
    • 1.
  • Franz Waxman

    Bride of Frankenstein (1935) - The Creation

    Orchestra: Westminster Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Kenneth Alwyn.
    • The Bride of Frankenstein.
    • Silva Screen.
    • 11.
  • Franz Waxman

    Captains Courageous (1937) - Suite

    Music Arranger: Christopher Palmer. Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: David Firman.
    • The Golden Age Of Hollywood (vol.4).
    • ORCHARD CLASSICS.
    • 15.
  • Franz Waxman

    A Christmas Carol (1938) Prelude & Threadneedle Street

    Orchestra: Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Mills.
    • Franz Waxman ‎– Legends Of Hollywood Franz Waxman: Vol. 4.
    • Varèse Sarabande Records.
    • 16.
  • Franz Waxman

    Rebecca (1940) - Suite

    Orchestra: Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • Music for Alfred Hitchcock.
    • TOCCATA CLASSICS.
    • 2.
  • Franz Waxman

    Rear Window (1954) - Prelude

    Orchestra: Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • Music for Alfred Hitchcock.
    • TOCCATA CLASSICS.
    • 4.
  • Franz Waxman

    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1941) - Suite

    Music Arranger: Christopher Palmer. Orchestra: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • Hollywood Nighmares.
    • PHILIPS.
    • 11.
  • Franz Waxman

    Objective Burma! (1945) - Finale

    Orchestra: The Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: William T.Stromberg.
    • Film Music Classics - Objective Burma!.
    • NAXOS.
    • 13.

Broadcast

  • Sat 30 Dec 2017 15:00

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