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In the weekend of the Oscars, Matthew Sweet looks at some of the great film scores pipped at the post in previous years.

In the weekend of the Academy Awards Matthew Sweet looks at some wonderful film scores over the decades that somehow failed to pick up an Oscar despite their greatness. The programme includes music from Erich von Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, Max Steiner, Leonard Bernstein, Henry Mancini, Nino Rota, Richard Rodney Bennett, John Corigliano, John Williams, James Horner, Philip Glass and Mica Levi. The programme also features music from the nominees for the Best Music Score category at this year's Academy Awards.

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Sat 8 Feb 2020 15:00

Music Played

  • Richard A. Whiting

    Hooray for Hollywood

    Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
    • Philips.
  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold

    Captain Blood

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: André Previn.
    • DG.
  • Bernard Herrmann

    Citizen Kane; Aria from Salammbo

    Singer: Kiri Te Kanawa. Orchestra: National Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Charles Gerhardt.
    • RCA.
  • Max Steiner

    Casablanca; Medley (At La Belle Aurore)

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Turner Classic Movies Music.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    On the Waterfront; Main Title

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Morris Stoloff.
    • Intrada.
  • Henry Mancini

    The Pink Panther

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • RCA.
  • Nino Rota

    The Godfather

    Performer: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • MCA.
  • Richard Rodney Bennett

    Murder on the Orient Express - Overture

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Conductor: Marcus Dods.
    • DRG.
  • John Corigliano

    Altered States; Love Theme

    Orchestra: Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Conductor: John Mauceri.
    • RCA Victor.
  • John Williams

    The Empire Stikes Back

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Sony Classical.
  • James Horner

    Braveheart

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Decca.
  • Philip Glass

    The Hours; Morning Passages

    Performer: Michael Riesman. Orchestra: Studio Orchestra. Conductor: Nick Ingman.
    • NONESUCH.
  • Mica Levi

    Jackie; Intro

    Ensemble: Orchestrate. Conductor: Ben Foster.
    • Milan.
  • Alexandre Desplat

    Little Women

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Thomas Newman

    1917

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Sony Classical ‎.
  • John Williams

    Star Wars; The Rise of Skywalker; Finale

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra conducted by Composer.
    • Walt Disney Records.
  • Randy Newman

    Marriage Story; What I Love About Charlie

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Lakeshore Records.
  • Hildur Guðnadóttir

    Joker; Call Me Joker

    Orchestra: Studio Orchestra.
    • Watertower Music.
  • Max Steiner

    Gone with the Wind

    Orchestra: London Festival Orchestra. Conductor: Stanley Black.
    • DECCA.

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