Hollywood via Europe

We’ll hear music by film composers from Europe, before and after they came to Hollywood, including Nino Rota, Maurice Jarre, and Manos Hadjidakis.

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Victorian Scores

Music for films set in the Victorian Era, including Jane Eyre, Mrs. Brown, Moby Dick, and more.  

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The Film Music of Georges Delerue

We’ll hear music by one of France’s best-loved composers and a favorite of director Francois Truffaut. We’ll hear Delarue’s music from Platoon, Steel Magnolias, Agnes of God and more.

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Veterans Day 2012: 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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Playing Politics

We’ll hear music from films about political campaigns, including The Manchurian Candidate, Milk and more.

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Music For Myths

We’ll hear scores to films from Classical mythology, including Clash of the Titans, Thor, Beowulf and more.

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Dreams & Nightmares

We’ll hear music from films set in the world of dreams, including Inception, Spellbound, A Nightmare on Elm Street and more.

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Sound and Vision

Some directors have a signature musical style as well as a visual one. We’ll explore the longtime collaborations between directors and their favorite composers. Tim Burton and Danny Elfman; Steven Spielberg and John Williams; David Lean and Jean-Michel Jarre and more.

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A Conversation with Elliott Goldenthal

His concert and opera music won him a Pulitzer prize nomination. He’s written music for Tony-award-winning plays, too. But Elliot Goldenthal is best known for his film scores. We’ll talk with Goldenthal about composing for film, and listen to his music from Batman Forever, Frida, Michael Collins and more.

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The Seldom-Heard John Williams

No Star Wars or Harry Potter in this show. Instead, we’ll hear less familiar music by John Williams including scores for Family Plot, Jane Eyre, Dracula and more.

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New York, The Film Star

Lots of films are made in New York. But in some films, the city is practically part of the cast. We’ll hear music from quintessential New York films including Taxi Driver, West Side Story, In America and more.

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Labor Day 2012: Workplaces

Not everyone works in a cubicle. We listen to music from films about American workplaces, Norma Rae, On the Waterfront, The Artist 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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Before They Were Famous

Before there was Star Wars, there was The Rare Breed. We’ll explore the film music made by John Williams and other big names composers, long before they were famous.

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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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Avast Ye Moviegoers

We’ll hear music for swashbuckling, including the thrilling scores to the Pirates of the Caribbean films, and classics like The Seahawk and Captain Blood. 

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An interview with John Mauceri

We’ll talk with one of the country’s leading authorities on film music, producer and arranger John Mauceri, and listen to some of his favorite scores.

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2012 Summer Blockbusters

We’ll hear music from films Hollywood hopes will break box-office records, scores from The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus and more.

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Time and Time Again

We’ll listen to scores from films about time travel, including The Time Machine, Somewhere in Time, Source Code and more.

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A Conversation with Trevor Rabin

He began his career playing in rock bands, including the English progressive rock group Yes. Now, Trevor Rabin is a rising star in the film music world. We’ll talk with him and listen to his scores from films including Remember the Titans and National Treasure.

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Independence Day 2012: Revolutions

We’ll hear scores from films about political revolutions, French, American and otherwise with music from The Patriot, Marie Antoinette, V For Vendetta and more.

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Players

Scores from films about musicians. We’ll hear music from the scores to The Soloist, Shine, The Pianist and more.

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Franz Waxman

We’ll talk with his son, John Waxman, and hear music from Sunset Boulevard, Bride of Frankenstein and more.

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Ballet in Movies

Scores to films about the on and off-stage world of ballet, with guest Christopher Stowell of Oregon Ballet Theatre. We’ll hear music from The Black Swan, The Turning Point, Billy Elliot and more.

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Vacations

We’ll hear music from A Room With A View, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Roman Holiday and more.

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Evil Geniuses

We’ll hear music associated with Hollywood’s most brilliant bad-guys, including Hannibal Lecter, Darth Vader and Die Hard’s Hans Gruber.

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A Conversation with Howard Shore

We’ll talk with one of Hollywood’s most respected composers about his work on films including Lord of the Rings, Silence of the Lambs, and Hugo.

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Soundtrack Soloists

We’ll talk with famous musicians and composers about collaboration on film scores. We’ll hear from soloists Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and from Hans Zimmer, Dario Marinelli and Alexandre Desplat.

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Remembering the Titanic

On the centenary of its sinking, we’ll hear music from films including A Night To Remember, James Cameron’s Titanic and more.

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Gardens & Gardeners

We celebrate the return of spring with music from films that feature gardeners and gardens. We’ll hear scores from The Secret Garden, Enchanted April, and Sense and Sensibility.

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Treasure Hunters

We’ll listen to music from films including Pirates of the Caribbean, the Indiana Jones trilogy, and The Da Vinci Code

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Films About Film

We’ll hear scores from movies about directors and actors including Gods and Monsters, Ed Wood and 8 and a Half.

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Alexandre Desplat

We’ll talk with one of the most respected contemporary composers in Hollywood, and hear some of his music from films including The King’s Speech, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and more.

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Star Trek: The Franchise

From the unforgettable TV theme to the score to the Wrath of Khan to the Prequels, we’ll take you where no soundtrack has gone before.

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Life and Music of Franz Waxman

We devote this show to the life and music of the great Franz Waxman. We’ll talk with his son John Waxman, and hear music from Sunset Boulevard, Bride of Frankenstein and more.

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Gridiron Greats

From Knute Rockne All American to Friday Night Lights, it’s music from films about football.

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Refugee Composers

They came to Hollywood to escape the Nazi regime. We’ll hear how refugees like Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Franz Waxman and Miklós Rózsa shaped American film music.

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Before They Were Famous

Before there was Star Wars, there was The Rare Breed. We’ll explore the film music made by John Williams and other big names composers, long before they were famous.

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Silent No More

Some of the most interesting film music around was written decades after the movie it accompanies. Metropolis, The Passion of Joan of Arc and other great silent films are silent no more.

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Seen and Heard in 2011

A roundup of the year in movie music! From Thor to the latest in the Harry Potter and Pirates of the Caribbean series, 2011 was a pretty good year for film scores. 

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