Mozart Went To The Movies is a three-part series on the history of orchestral film music, from its roots in European concert halls to its use in cutting edge multimedia.
Part One: The Orchestra Comes to The Odeon
Silent movies were never silent. We trace the orchestra's journey from the opera house to the movie house.
Part Two: Escaping to Hollywood
How Jewish refugees from Nazi Europe forever changed the sound of movie music.
Part Three: Space Operas and The Digital Age
Star Wars marks the return of the epic orchestral score. And we'll hear how the classic movie sound is influencing digital media, and creating a new audiences for symphonic music.
This week, music from films about people who become superhuman or no longer human at all. We’ll hear scores from Avatar, Robocop, Beauty and the Beast and more on the next edition of The Score.
Edmund Stone reads two classic tales by Edgar Allen Poe. The art of storytelling is something that we’ve cherished since people first gathered around a fire by their caves. Over the millenia, the stories have changed, but not our love of a well-crafted tale. At this time of year, as Halloween approaches, tales of the… Read more »
Music from films about bold and brilliant acts of thievery. We’’ll hear music from heist films, including The Ladykillers, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Usual Suspects and more on the next edition of The Score.
When the journey is more important than the destination, we celebrate the great American ritual known as the Road Trip. We’ll hear music from films including Little Miss Sunshine, Sideways, Philomena and more on the next edition of The Score.