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What's The Big Idea?

Matthew Sweet look at music for films with an overt or subliminal philosophical subtext, in the week of the release of The Young Karl Marx with a new score by Alexei Aigui.

Matthew Sweet look at music for films with an overt or subliminal philosophical subtext, in the week of the release of "The Young Karl Marx" which features a new score by Alexei Aigui.

Films and scores included in the programme are "Socrates"; "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure"; "Il Conformista"; "Hollow Man"; "Total Recall"; "Rashomon"; "I Heart Huckabees"; "Interstellar"; "The Mission"; "La Chinoise"; "Week-End" and "Synecdoche New York".

The Classic Score of the Week is Mikis Theodorakis's music for "Z".

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Music Played

  • Mario Nascimbene

    Socrates (1971): Titles

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Mario Nascimbene.
  • David Newman

    Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989): Brawl and Ancient Greece

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Georges Delerue.
    • Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Intrada Special Collection.
    • 10.
  • Georges Delerue

    I conformista (1970): Valzer del conformista

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Georges Delerue.
    • DRG.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Hollow Man (2000): This is Science

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Jerry Goldsmith.
    • Hollow Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 4.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Hollow Man (2000): The Big Climb

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Jerry Goldsmith.
    • Hollow Man (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Varèse Sarabande.
    • 13.
  • Harry Gregson‐Williams

    Total Recall (2012): The Dream

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Harry Gregson‐Williams.
    • Total Recall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Madison Gate Records ‎.
    • 1.
  • Jerry Goldsmith

    Total Recall (1990): The Dream

    Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jerry Goldsmith.
    • Total Recall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Varese Sarabande.
    • 1.
  • Fumio Hayasaki

    Rashomon (1950): Suite mvt I

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Seven Samurai / Rashomon - Original Motion Picture Scores.
    • Varese Sarabande.
    • 3.
  • Jon Brion

    I heart Huckabees (2004): Later Monday

    Performer: Jon Brion.
    • I ♥ Huckabees (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Milan.
    • 1.
  • Hans Zimmer

    Interstellar (2014): Where we're going

    Performer: Roger Sayer. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Gavin Greenaway.
    • Interstellar (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack).
    • Sony Classical.
    • 16.
  • Ennio Morricone

    The Mission (1986): On Earth as it is in Heaven

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Choir: Barnet Schools' Choir. Choir: London Voices. Conductor: Ennio Morricone.
    • The Mission (Original Soundtrack From The Film).
    • Virgin.
    • 1.
  • Claude Channes

    La Chinoise (1967): Mao-Mao

    Composer: Gérard Guégan. Composer: Gérard Hugé. Orchestra: Gérard Hugé and his Orchestra.
    • Mao Mao (OST La Chinoise).
    • Fontana.
    • 1.
  • Antoine Duhamel

    Week-End (1967): Le Miracle Des Moutons

    Orchestra: Moldova Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Leonardo Gasparini.
    • Pierrot Le Fou / Week-End (Bandes Originales Des Films De Jean-Luc Godard).
    • Universal Music France.
    • 10.
  • Mikis Theodorakis

    Z (1969): extracts

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Bernard Gérard.
    • Z (The Original Soundtrack Recording).
    • Columbia Masterworks.
    • 1.
  • Alexei Aigui

    The Young Karl Marx (2017): Manifeste

    Orchestra: Russian State Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Sergei Ivanovich Skripka.
    • Le Jeune Karl Marx • I Am Not Your Negro (Bandes Originales Des Films).
    • Music Box Records.
    • 14.
  • Jon Brion

    Synecdoche, New York (2016): Someone Else's Forward Motion

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Jon Brion.
    • Synecdoche New York [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack].
    • Lakeshore Records.
    • 9.
  • Jon Brion

    Synecdoche, New York (2016): Little Person

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Jon Brion. Singer: Donna Storey.
    • Synecdoche New York [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack].
    • Lakeshore Records.
    • 17.

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