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.
The heartbreak and valor of the American Civil War has inspired filmmakers and film composers since the earliest days of cinema. Join us for music from films about the War Between the States, including Cold Mountain and Glory on the next edition of The Score.
He was one of England’s great orchestral and choral composers. But William Walton also wrote some of the 20th century’s best film scores. We’ll hear his music for the film version of Shakespeare’s Henry V, Hamlet, Richard The Third and more on the next edition of The Score.
We’ll hear scores to films about life in Suburbia and feature music from American Beauty, The Ice Storm, Far From Heaven and more on the next edition of The Score.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, On the Beat. We’ll hear music from films about reporters including The Year of Living Dangerously, A Mighty Heart and Citizen Kane on the next edition of The Score.