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 new audiences for symphonic music.
This Thanksgiving, Edmund expresses gratitude for his all-time favorite film composers and scores. Music by the greats Williams, Morricone, Korngold and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week we focus on scores that are based in part on well-known classical pieces. We’ll hear variations on Tchaikovsky, Henry Purcell and more, in films including The Black Swan, and Pride and Prejudice on the next edition of The Score.
We’ll hear music from films that began as television series including Mission Impossible, The Addams Family and Batman.
B-movies with grade-A scores; for Halloween we’ll hear music from films by the legendary British horror studio Hammer Films on the next edition of The Score.