New Year’s 2011 – Party Music

Just in time for New Year’s, we’ll sample scores from films about parties, or that include famous party scenes. We’ll hear music from Eyes Wide Shut, The Godfather, and even Return Of The Jedi.

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Morricone Beyond Spaghetti Westerns

nnio Morricone is best known for his scores to films about gunslingers. But some of his best music was written for movies that weren’t set in the Wild West. We’ll hear excerpts from his scores to Cinema Paradiso, The Mission, Once Upon a Time in America and more…

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Classical Soloists in Movies

For as long as there have been film scores Hollywood has employed great classical musicians to play on them. Join us for Yo-yo Ma, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Itzhak Perlman, and Joshua Bell.

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Morricone’s Westerns

Music by one of the most acclaimed film composers of all time, Ennio Morricone. We’ll listen to some of the scores for which he’s best-known to US audiences, scores to westerns including The Good, the Bad and the Ugly , A Fistful of Dollars, and Once Upon a Time in the West.

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Remakes

One isn’t always enough. Sometimes two isn’t either. We’ll hear music from famous film remakes including Psycho, True Grit, War of the Worlds, 3:10 to Yuma and King Kong.

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Thanksgiving 2011 – American Harvest

Scores from films about farmers, ranchers and other workers who harvest earth’s bounty. We’ll hear music from Places in the Heart, The Milagro Beanfield War and more.

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John Mauceri

We’ll talk with one of the country’s leading authorities on film music, and listen to some of his favorite scores. Producer and arranger John Mauceri was the longtime conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

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Veterans Day 2011: Veterans Come Home

We’ll listen to music from films about soldiers readjusting to civilian life, including The Best Years of Our Lives, Born on the Fourth of July and The Hurt Locker.

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Film Noir

Those dark American thrillers and crime dramas called Film Noir. From the Maltese Falcon to Mulholland Drive.

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Georges Auric

 In the 1920s he was part of the Parisian avant-garde but Georges Auric would quickly become one of Europe’s most acclaimed film composers. We’ll hear music from Beauty and the Beast, Moulin Rouge and his lighthearted scores for British comedies.

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Halloween 2011 – Ghosts

We conjure up some musical apparitions. From Poltergeist and The Sixth Sense, to Beetlejuice and A Christmas Carol, we’ll listen to otherworldly scores from films about ghosts.

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Remembering John Barry

Remembering the late John Barry. The composer of 11 James Bond films also won Oscars for Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves. We’ll hear excerpts from his work, and memories from both colleagues and the man himself.

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Spy Movies

Scores from films about espionage. We’ll hear music from the Bourne films, the Bond films, Mission Impossible and more.

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Classical Soloists

 Over the years, many film composers have enlisted the help of famous classical musicians. We’ll hear Joshua Bell performing music from Angels and Demons, Renee Fleming singing in Lord of the Rings, and more.

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Miklós Rózsa

We celebrate the life and music of a legendary film composer. We’ll hear music from Hitchcock’s Spellbound, and historical epics like Quo Vadis and Ben Hur.

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Shakespeare at the Movies

Five centuries after his death, Shakespeare remains one of the hottest screenwriters around. We’ll hear selections from some of the best Shakespearean films.

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Maurice Jarre

A look at the long and celebrated  career of the composer for Dr. Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, A Passage to India and others.

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From Rock to Reel

Many of America’s best film composers got their start in the world of pop music. We’ll hear soundtracks by former rockers Danny Elfman, Mark Knopler, Hans Zimmer and more, including music from Batman and The Princess Bride.

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The Music of Hitchcock’s Films

We’ll sample music from films by the Master of Suspense, by composers like Bernard Herrmann and Miklos Rosza. We’ll hear music from thrillers including Spellbound, Vertigo and Psycho.

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A Tribute to Bernard Herrmann

Whether writing music for Alfred Hitchcock or Orson Wells, Francois Truffaut or Martin Scorsese this composer was in a league of his own. 

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The Magic of Harry Potter

As the eighth and final film in the Harry Potter series closes the series we travel through each of the movies, sampling different scores from their four composers.

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19th Century English Literature

 Music from films based on novels by Jane Austen, the Bronte Sisters, Charles Dickens, and Thomas Hardy. We’ll hear selections from Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, Oliver Twist and more.

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A Conversation with Christopher Young

From his early days scoring horror movies to his recent work on blockbusters Spider-Man 3, Drag Me To Hell and Priest, Christopher Young talks about his path to Hollywood success.

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Star Trek: The Movies

We boldly go where no man has gone before on Star Trek, the Movies. Since its humble beginnings on television in 1966 Star Trek has spawned eleven feature films. Set the helm to warp speed for a musical journey through space, the final frontier.

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A Second Chance

 Classical music made popular by movies, from Mozart in Elvira Madigan to Boccherini in The Lady Killers, we’ll hear score from films that breathed new life into old classics .

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Summer Blockbusters

Music from big-budget box office hits, from Jaws to Batman and Harry Potter to Star Trek; plus excerpts from the new Pirates of the Caribbean and Thor scores. We escape the heat with air conditioned soundtracks.

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Memorial Day 2011 – The American Civil War

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.

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British film composer Ron Goodwin

 We’ll hear some of his work on movies like Battle of Britain, Where Eagles Dare, and Hitchcock’s Frenzy, and we’ll also hear from someone who worked alongside the composer for many years.

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Film Music of Nino Rota

We’ll hear excerpts from scores to The Godfather, Zefferelli’s Romeo and Juliet and music from his many years of work with Federico Fellini.

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Cinema Courts the Bride and Groom

Music for tying the knot. We’ll hear wedding music from films including The Princess Bride, Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Godfather and more.

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Easter 2011 – Biblical Blockbusters

 These dramatic scores helped bring the Old and New Testament to life on the big screen. We’ll hear music from epics like the Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and more.

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Elmer Bernstein

We honor the legendary Elmer Bernstein, composer of more than 200 film scores. We’ll hear music from The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, and To Kill a Mockingbird, and more.

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Classical Composers and Soviet Film

 Some of the 20th Century’s many famous composers wrote music for the Russian film industry, including Khachaturian, Shostakovich and Prokofiev. We’ll hear some of these soundtracks, and chat with Gabriel Prokofiev about his grandfather’s famous scores.

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Westerns

The American Western on the big screen has been with us for nearly a century and we’ll honor some of the best, including The Big Country, High Noon, Once Upon a Time in the West, and Dances with Wolves. Head ‘em up and move ‘em out.

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Pirates – Music For Swashbuckling

From cinema’s earliest days Hollywood has been fascinated with pirates. We’ll hear great music from Pirate Movies including Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk and Pirates of the Caribbean.

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Remembering John Barry

The composer of 11 James Bond films also won five Oscars for his work on films including Dances With Wolves and Out of Africa. Join Edmund Stone and reminiscences from colleagues who worked with John Barry.

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Georges Auric

In the 1920s he was part of the Parisian avant-garde but Georges Auric would quickly become one of Europe’s most acclaimed film composers. Music from Moulin Rouge, the Lavender Hill Mob and more.

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2011 Academy Awards

Just in time for the Oscars we’ll sample all five nominees for Best Original Score. From How to Train Your Dragon to Inception and The King’s Speech, and 127 Hours to The Social Network. We’ll also hear from some of the nominees. Join us on the red carpet!

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The Film Scores of Jerome Moross

Jerome Moross is one of the great composers from Hollywood’s Golden age. We’ll chat with daughter Susanna Moross about his musical legacy, and hear music from his Oscar nominated score to The Big Country, as well as his music to The Cardinal and The War Lord.

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Disaster Movies

Virtually nothing succeeds on the big screen as well as disaster movies. That’s partly because of their dramatic scores. We’ll hear excerpts from some of the best including 2012, Titanic, 28 Days Later, The Poseidon Adventure, and War of the Worlds. 

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Aliens in Movies

What is an alien? Is it friend or foe? Hollywood loves aliens and we’ll sample music from some of their depictions on the big screen. The truth is out there…

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Let It Snow

We’ll take a break from shoveling snow and slipping on ice as we listen to great scores from films set in winter’s grasp, including Scott of the Antarctic, Citizen Kane and Fargo.

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Seen and Heard in 2010

We’ll revisit movie soundtracks from last year that left their mark, including Alice in Wonderland, Inception, and more installments from Harry Potter and Narnia.

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