Star Wars: The Saga Continues

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Star Wars: The Saga Continues. After months of anticipation and hype, Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally hits the theaters. We’ll listen to John Williams’ score plus music from the other six episodes in the Star Wars saga on the next edition of the Score.

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A Carol of the Scrooges

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, A Carol of the Scrooges. An hour-long version of A Christmas Carol, narrated by Edmund Stone, with music from five different film version of the Dickens classic.

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A Conversation with Carter Burwell

We’ll talk with the Coen Brothers go-to composer. Carter Burwell tells us about his work on films including Raising Arizona, Fargo and No Country For Old Men plus non-Coen films like Gods and Monsters and the Twilight saga.

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Dino-Scores

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Dino-Scores. From One Million Years BC to Jurassic World to the latest from Pixar, we’ll hear music from films about dinosaurs.

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A Conversation with Rachel Portman

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, A Conversation with Rachel Portman. English composer Rachel Portman was the first woman to win a Best Score Oscar, for the 1996 adaptation of the novel Emma. Edmund Stone talks with Portman about her work on that film and others, including Chocolat and The Cider House Rules.

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Bella Roma

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Bella Roma. We’ll hear music from films set in ancient and modern Rome; from Quo Vadis and Gladiator to La Dolce Vita and Angels and Demons.

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Lost In Space

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Lost in Space: Houston, we have a film score. We’ll hear music from stories about people marooned in outer space. Music this week from Gravity, Interstellar, Apollo 13 and more.

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Music for Zombies

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Music for Zombies. Zombies are bona fide movie stars these days. We’ll hear scores from both recent and classic films about the walking dead, including World War Z, 28 Days Later, and the film that started it all: George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead.

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A Conversation with Alfred Hitchcock

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, another conversation from the archives, this time a 1979 interview with the Master of Suspense himself: Alfred Hitchcock. A previously unheard interview with the legendary suspense director, plus music from films including Psycho, Vertigo and North By Northwest.    

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A Conversation with Vincent Price

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, A Conversation with Vincent Price. We dip into the archives this week, for a conversation with the late Vincent Price. We’ll hear music from the actor’s legendary horror films, and excerpts from our 1971 interview.

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Women in Film Music

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Women in Film Music. You may not know their names but you’ve probably heard their music; for films like Chocolat, Gladiator, and The Crying Game. We’ll highlight the work of the few women composers working in Hollywood, including Academy-Award winners Rachel Portman, Lisa Gerrard, and Anne Dudley.

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Max Steiner, The Warner Years

This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, Max Steiner, The Warner Years. We continue our survey of the scores of Max Steiner, who’s often called The Father of American Film Music. We’ll hear his music for films including The Big Sleep, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Caine Mutiny.

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Max Steiner, The Early Years

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.

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A Conversation with Patrick Doyle

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.

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The Genius of Film Music

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.

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Inside the Orchestra

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.

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TV at the Movies

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we’ll hear music from films that began as television series including Mission Impossible, The Fugitive and, of course, Batman.

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Robots, Androids, and Cyborgs

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Robots, Androids, and Cyborgs! Hear music from films such as Metropolis, Star Wars, Alien and WALL-E.

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Film Scores of Joe Hisaishi

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we’ll hear scores from Hisaishi’s anime films including Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and more.

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The Scores of Sherlock Holmes

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we’ll hear music from the scores of Sherlock Holmes including music from the classic Basil Rathbone series to contemporary versions starring Robert Downey jr. as well as music from the just released Mr. Holmes staring Ian McKellen.

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2015 Summer Blockbusters

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we’ll hear music from some of this summer’s blockbusters including music from Jurassic World, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Minions, Pixar’s Inside Out and more.

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A Conversation with Craig Armstrong

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we’ll hear music composed by Craig Armstrong for films including Love Actually, Moulin Rouge, and The Great Gatsby.

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Movies Set in London

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we’ll hear music from movies set in London including The King’s Speech, V for Vendetta, Jack the Ripper and more.

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A Tribute to James Horner

This week on The Score, Edmund plays music from Titanic, Braveheart, Avatar, and more in tribute to the famous American composer James Horner who past away late last month.

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Piano Music For Film

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we’ll hear piano concertos played specifically for film including Miklos Rosza’s Spellbound Concerto and Richard Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto.

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A Conversation with Mel Blanc

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we visit the audio archive for a conversation with the late Mel Blanc about his life as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and dozens of other characters.

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Buddy Films

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, we’ll hear music from buddy films, including Sideways, Jules and Jim, Lethal Weapon, Toy Story, and more.

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World Cinema Themes

Silva Records has just released a 6-CD set of scores from films made in Europe, Asia, and South America. We’ll hear music from The Last Emperor, Let the Right One In, Pan’s Labyrinth and more on the next edition of The Score.

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The Cold War

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, The Cold War. We’ll hear music from films set during the Cold War, including Dr. Strangelove, The Hunt for Red October and The Spy Who Came In From The Cold on the next edition of The Score.

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Memorial Day 2015: 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 on the next edition of The Score.

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William Walton

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.

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Suburban Legends

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.

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On the Beat

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.

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Underdogs

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Underdogs, scores for films about unlikely winners. We’ll hear music for Rocky, Rudy, Little Miss Sunshine, The Lord of the Rings, and other films about underdog on the next edition of The Score.

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True Crime

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, True Crime. From Bonnie and Clyde to Capote and Catch Me If You Can, we’ll hear music from films about real-life crimes on the next edition of The Score.

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Welcome to Paris

We’ll hear scores from films set in Paris, including The Hunchback of Notre Dame, GiGi, An American in Paris and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Remembering Mancini

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Remembering Mancini. Family members share their memories of the late Henry Mancini. We’ll talk with the composer’s son Chris and wife Ginny about his life, and his award-winning music for Days of Wine and Roses, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, A Touch of Evil and more.

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Elmer Bernstein, A Son’s Perspective

We’ll learn about the legendary composer of classic scores including The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Ten Commandments and The Age of Innocence. Elmer Bernstein’s son Peter is our guest on the next edition of The Score.

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Scores from Renaissance England

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Scores from Renaissance England.  Including Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s score to The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, George DeLaRue’s A Man for All Seasons and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Irish in America

For St. Patrick’s Day: films about The Irish in America.  We’ll hear scores from Angela’s Ashes, Far and Away and more on the next edition of the Score.

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Movies Set in Japan

We’ll hear scores from films set in Japan including Memoirs of a Geisha, Princess Mononoke, Lost in Translation and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Oscar Winners of the Past

We’ll hear Oscar-winning scores from years gone by. Tune in for music from films including Atonement, Lord Of The Rings, E.T. and more on the next edition of The Score.

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2015 Academy Awards

We’ll hear excerpts from all five Best Score nominees, and remarks by composers Alexandre Desplat, Johann Johannsson and more. From The Grand Budapest Hotel to The Theory of Everything, it’s Oscar time on this week’s edition of The Score.

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Valentine’s Day 2015: Love-Hate Relationships

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Love-Hate Relationships. We’ll hear music from films about love-hate relationships like The Painted Veil, Pride and Prejudice, The Taming of the Shrew and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Silent Sounds Recovered

Composer/conductor Timothy Brock talks about his work restoring Charlie Chaplin’s live music scores to Modern Times, City Lights and more. He also shares his restorations of early scores by Camille Saint-Saens, Eric Satie and Dmitri Shostakovich.

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John Williams: Beyond Spielberg and Lucas

We explore John Williams’ music from films by directors besides Spielberg and Lucas, including his scores for Harry Potter, The Patriot, JFK and more on the next edition of The Score.

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John Williams: The Spielberg and Lucas Scores

Some of John Williams’ best-known music was written for blockbuster movies by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. We’ll hear selections from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Saving Private Ryan and more on the next edition of The Score.

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The Music of Pixar Studios

This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, Toys, Bugs, Fish and Monsters: The Music of Pixar Studios. Pixar Studios not only revolutionized digital animation, they’ve also commissioned some of the best film scores around. We’ll hear music from Toy Story, A Bugs Life, Finding Nemo and more on the next edition of The Score.

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Seen & Heard in 2014

Our annual show featuring some of the best soundtracks from the past year, including Transformers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Maleficient, and The Imitation Game on the next edition of The Score.

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