Music from the Movies

Music From The Movies, Saturday, May 12th at 8pm

Posted on · The Weekend we explore Alan Silvestri's heroic score to The Avengers. Silvestri was one of a handful of composer who have scores music for the movies focusing on the individual Avengers, but in the end he was the one chosen to score the long awaiting film. Tune in to hear about his score and listen for yourself the power of this fantastic composer. Only on Classical 91.7.

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Music From The Movies, Saturday, May 5th at 8pm

Posted on · Dark Shadows...This weekend we explore the music of Danny Elfman for Tim Burton's upcoming film Dark Shadows. We'll also listen to music written for television (yes, again) by the late Joel Goldsmith, who we lost just this week to a long battle with cancer. We'll listen to his score to Stargate: Atlantis for which he was nominated for an Emmy in 2004 for Outstanding Main Title and Outstanding Music Composition for a series. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm.

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Music From The Movies, Saturday, April 28th at 8pm

Posted on · Kamen's last Opus...This weekend, we'll feature the final film score that Michael Kamen was working on when he suddenly passed away: the score to Back to Gaya (Bo, Zino & the Snurks). Fans of Kamen's music will surely recognize this signature sound, very reminiscent of his Robin Hood score. This soundtrack recording became an emotional experience for everyone involved including Kamen's longtime associate Steve McLaughlin who headed up the project to finalize the score for inclusion into the film. The score was recorded by Kamen's favorite orchestra, the London Metropolitan Orchestra and included all of the principal players of greater London. The musician's love Michael Kamen and they played to pay their respects. Ultimately the result is a beautifully recorded and performed film score that is a fitting finale for this great film composer. Join Brad Sayles as he explores that score and more from Michael Kamen.

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Music From The Movies Television,Saturday, April 21th at 8pm

Posted on · This weekend we'll explore music from TV that evokes magical and mythical stories. Television soundtracks have evolved to a point where they are now strong competitors for their big brother film scores. Where in the past electronics would play a big part in the score, now studios are utilizing full orchestras and using the music as a strong narrative component. We will feature music by Bear McCreary, Rob Lane and Rohan Stevenson, and Mark Isham. All these composers have found an incredible way to depict rather old and retold stories; giving them a fresh new approach. Join Brad Sayles this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm on Classical 91.7.

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Music From The Movies, Saturday, April 14th at 8pm

Posted on · Kids Gone Wild!...This weekend we'll explore the music from James Newton Howard's new score to The Hunger Games. In keeping with this tone, we'll also explore Philipe Sarde's score to the 1990 film The Lord of the Flies. The similarities are amazing, including the use of a boy choir for both film scores. But what's even more interesting is how each composer set this topic of kids fighting each other with their orchestral tone. Howard had the daunting task of working around pop tunes, while Sarde was a straight forward traditional scoring job.  Tune in for this special campaign edition to find out how you can contribute to Music from the Movies and get a score of your very own. Join Brad Sayles and Eric Ladau this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm, only on Classical 91.7.

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Music From The Movies, Saturday, March 31st at 8pm

Posted on · Back to the Titanic...This weekend, we explore James Horner's widely successful score to James Cameron's TITANIC. This film is reaching a new audience with it's re-release in theaters as a 3D feature. In commemoration of this event, Sony Classical is releasing two newly remastered versions of the original TITANIC soundtrack with extensive bonus material. The music from this blockbuster movie is central to the film and has always been widely embraced by fans.  The original TITANIC soundtrack sold over 26 million units worldwide. James Horner says, "I'm thrilled that Sony Classical is re-releasing the soundtrack album to TITANIC.  It is wonderful to know that the original music has retained its magic through all of these years."  Tune in this weekend to hear this fantastic score and learn a little about the music not composed by James Horner.

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Music From The Movies, Saturday, March 24th at 8pm

Posted on · Ethnomusicology at the Movies...This weekend we're featuring the music of Maurice Jarre. Many know him from his score to Lawrence of Arabia or Doctor Zhivago. Actually he wrote much more music, all the way until the early 2000's. And, like fellow composer Jerry Goldsmith, used synths is much of his score; but as a musical ensemble. Tune in to explore this fantastic composer and how his teachings in musical styles from around the world contributed to his successful film career.

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Music From The Movies, Saturday, March 10th at 8pm

Posted on · 27.5 Days in Peking...This weekend we'll begin part one of a two part series exploring Dimitri Tiomkin's score to 55 Days at Peking. This score came with some controversy as Tiomkin was not the first choice to score the film. And then there were the troubles with the leading actress, budgets, and directors (two were fired). But beneath all that is a musical score that absolutely soars with color and melody. The orchestrations are first class and the performance is outstanding. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm to catch part one of 55 Days at Peking. Only on Classical 91.7.

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Music From The Movies, Saturday, March 3rd at 6pm

Posted on · Pygmy or not Pygmy...that is the question?  This weekend we explore the music of Patrick Doyle. From making his successful debut with his score to Henry V to replacing John Williams for Harry Potter, the Scottish composer has been enjoying a varied and successful career. He has worked with the likes of Kenneth Branagh on Hamlet and Thor, and Brian de Palma on Carlito's Way. We'll hear excerpts from his work on Henry V as well as feature his score to the French made English film Man to Man directed by Régis Wargnier. Tune in this Saturday at 6pm and again Sunday at 5pm only on Classical 91.7.

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Music From The Movies, Saturday, February 18th at 8pm

Posted on · Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy...This weekend we'll explore the Oscar nominated film music of Alberto Iglesias. He's not very well known in the states, only having written a few scores for Hollywood. But he has been a working as a film composer for the last 20 years in Europe. He's a remarkable talent that we should see more from. His music is somewhat jazzy while keeping the story and mystery intact. He has a remarkable way of keeping minimal music very interesting. Join us as we continue our Oscar nominated series this Saturday at 8pm with an Encore Sunday at 5pm only on Classical 91.7.

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Music From The Movies, Saturday, February 4th at 8pm

Posted on · Join us this weekend as we explore the great themes of John Williams in part II of a tribute to his birthday on February 8th. We will feature music from some popular scores, but also listen to many from his lesser known scores. And if you just can't get enough of John Williams, watch out for the definitive collection coming out February 21st from Silva Screen Records. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm only on Classical 91.7.