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 week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Max Steiner, The Early Years. Every Hollywood composer working today owes something to Max Steiner. We’ll explore early scores by the man considered to be the father of orchestral film music, including King Kong and Gone With The Wind.
This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, A Conversation with Patrick Doyle. On our next show, a conversation with Scottish-born composer Patrick Doyle about his work on Gosford Park, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespeare films on the next edition of the Score.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, The Genius of Film Music. We welcome back conductor and film music expert John Mauceri to talk about his latest project, a CD called The Genius of Film Music on the next edition of the Score.
This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Inside The Orchestra. We’ll hear from people who actually make the music you hear on film soundtracks. Edmund Stone talks with four musicians who play in studio orchestras including percussionist Don Williams, brother of composer John Williams.