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Franz Waxman 2/2

Matthew Sweet on the film music of Franz Waxman and in this, the second of two programmes, the focus is on Waxman's greatest scores from Sunset Boulevard to Taras Bulba.

Matthew Sweet on the film music of Franz Waxman and in this, the second of two programmes, the focus is on the post war years - a time which gave us some of Waxman's greatest scores from Sunset Boulevard to Taras Bulba. Matthew also looks at Waxman's major contribution to the classical musical life of America through the annual Los Angeles Music Festival which Waxman created and ran, and at how his remarkable musical gifts helped establish the sound of Hollywood in the years following the Second World War. The programme includes comment from Waxman's son John.

Featured films include "Humoresque"; "The Paradine Case"; "Sunset Boulevard"; "A Place In The Sun"; "Peyton Place"; "Sayonara"; "The Spirit of St Louis" and "Taras Bulba".

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24 minutes

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Sat 6 Jan 2018 15:00

Music Played

  • Georges Bizet

    Humoresque (1947): Carmen Fantasie

    Composer: Franz Waxman. Orchestra: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
    • TELDEC : 903173266-2.
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  • Franz Waxman

    Humoresque (1947): Carmen Fantasie

    Performer: Isaac Stern. Orchestra: Columbia Symphony Orchestra.
    • SONY : 64501.
    • SONY.
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  • Franz Waxman

    The Paradine Case (1947): Rhapsody for piano and orchestra

    Performer: Donald Armstrong. Performer: David Buechner. Orchestra: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: James Sedares.
    • The Paradine Case: Hollywood Piano Concertos by Waxman, Herrmann, & North.
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  • Franz Waxman

    Sunset Boulevard (1950): Suite

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

    Spirit of St Louis (1957): Prelude

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Franz Waxman.
    • The Spirit Of St. Louis.
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  • Franz Waxman

    A Place in the Sun (1951): Suite

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
    • RCA : GD 80708.
    • RCA.
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  • Franz Waxman

    Sayonara (1957): Prelude

    Orchestra: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Elmer Bernstein.
    • RCA : 09026626572.
    • RCA.
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  • Franz Waxman

    Peyton Place (1951): Main Title & Hilltop Scene

    Orchestra: Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Conductor: Frédéric Talgorn.
    • Peyton Place (Original Motion Picture Score).
    • VARESE SARABANDE.
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  • Franz Waxman

    Taras Bulba (1962): The Ride to Dubno

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
    • RCA : GD 80708.
    • RCA.
    • 8.
  • Franz Waxman

    Das Lied Von Terezin (No.7 'Der Garten')

    Choir: Rundfunkchor Berlin. Choir: Berlin Radio Children'S Choir. Conductor: Lawrence Foster.
    • DECCA : 4602112.
    • DECCA.
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