Music from the Movies

Music From The Movies,Saturday, January 7th at 8pm

Posted on · Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy...This weekend we'll explore the 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 this Saturday at 8pm with an Encore Sunday at 5pm only on Classical 91.7.

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Music From The Movies,Saturday, January 1st at 8pm

Posted on · The End Is Near!...Happy New Year!  The year 2012 has garnered a lot of attention...caused by the prophecy of the world's end in the Mayan calendar.  It's certainly sparked a lot of creative movies...which has produced some amazing film scores.  This New Years day, we will highlight some fantastic "End of the World" film scores that span 60+ years of film music.  Join Brad Sayles and his colleague and guest Andrew Schneider, KUHF's Business News Reporter, as they explore music by Leith Stevens, Arthur B. Rubinstein, Harald Kloser, and Thomas Wanker. Tune in for this one time broadcast New Year's Day at 5pm, only on Classical 91.7FM.

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

Posted on · Merry Christmas!...Tonight we feature music from the two sides of Christmas.  From the sacred side, we'll explore Mychael Danna's beautiful score to The Nativity Story, where he uses many ethnic instruments woven into a tapestry of traditional European carols and original themes.  This is a telling about Mary and Joseph, and their journey to Bethlehem.  Then after a few special interludes, we'll conclude with the secular side, featuring the newly expanded score to Home Alone by John Williams.  This score, with all of Williams' new themes, has become a Christmas classic.  Don't miss this special Christmas episode, Christmas Eve at 8pm, and Christmas Day at 5pm, only on Classical 91.7FM.

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Music From The Movies,Saturday, December 17th, 2011

Posted on · A Non-traditional Christmas...Are you ready for Christmas? John McClane (Die Hard) thought he was!  This weekend we'll feature music from movies set around Christmas, but focused on something other than the holiday.  Join us as we explore music from some of the best Christmas movies...but never considered Christmas movies...like Die Hard and Trading Places, as well as a few other memorable films. Join Brad Sayles this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm, only on Classical 91.7FM.

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

Posted on · The Ultimate Director/Composer Collaboration...This weekend, we'll feature one of Hollywood's famous collaborations: that of Steven Spielberg and John Williams. This year has been a very busy season for the duo. They have released two feature films this holiday season...Warhorse and Adventures of Tintin. They seem to have a habit of releasing memorable films within the same year...at least five times. We'll highlight cues from their memorable film scores, taken from the original soundtracks, as well has explore these beautiful new scores. Join us this Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 5pm...only on Classical 91.7FM

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Music From The Movies,Saturday, December 3rd at 8pm

Posted on · COLLABORATIONS PART III...This weekend we continue our composer/director collaboration series with composer Michael Giacchino's music for the films of J.J. Abrams, and composer John Ottman and his unique compositional roll for the films of Bryan Singer. Join host Brad Sayles this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm on Classical 91.7FM.

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Music From The Movies,Saturday, November 26th at 8pm

Posted on · This weekend we continue our series of director / composer collaborations with Gus van Sant and Danny Elfman. Most of us know what Elfman sounds like with Tim Burton, but what does he do with music for another different type of composer? We'll listen to scores from two of their films Milk and To Die For. Then we'll switch to Martin Scorsese and Howard Shore, and listen to a few of their collaborations including the brand new score to Hugo. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm.

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Music From The Movies,Saturday, November 19th at 8pm

Posted on · Director/Composer Collaborations Part 1 Besson / Serra & Shyamalan / Howard This weekend, we start a series on director / composer collaborations. We'll start with Luc Besson and Eric Serra with their films The Fifth Element and The Messenger. Then we'll switch gears to M. Night Shyamalan and James Newton Howard with their films The Village, Lady in the Water, and Unbreakable. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm.

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Music from the Movies Salutes our Veterans 11/11/11

Posted on · The score to Captain America was composed by Alan Silvestri, but did you know that the song "Star-Spangled Man" was composed by Alan Menken? He is the award winning composer for many Disney films. According to Menken, "Star Spangled Man" is a USO-style production number; stylistically an homage to those great wartime songs of Irving Berlin. In it, we follow the on-stage development of Captain America from a nervous amateur to a confident showman. For the song, I reunited with my Hercules collaborator and Tony award winner, David Zippel. To all our verterans...enjoy this movie music moment...and thank you for your service.

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

Posted on · NON-FICTION SCORES...Tune in this weekend to hear two brand new scores about historically important, yet controversial people. We'll explore Howard Shore's score to A Dangerous Method, which tells the tale of the tense relationship between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Shore's classically centered score uses a well known theme as it's melodic anchor. We'll hear from Shore regarding his take on composing classical music versus film music.On the second half we'll hear from orchestrator/composer Conrad Pope with his score to My Week with Marilyn. Pope has an intense artistic command over the orchestra, which has always shown in his collaborations with composers like John Williams, Alan Silvestri, Hans Zimmer, and James Newton Howard. Find out how he does fully billed as a composer. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm on Classical 91.7FM.

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

Posted on · This weekend we are joined by film composer Don Davis as we feature his film scores to The Matrix series. Davis shares his insights into film composing and orchestration, as well as his thoughts on resurrecting the film score as a presentation to audiences in the concert hall. Join Don Davis and Brad Sayles this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm on Classical 91.7FM.

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Music From The Movies,Saturday, October 29th at 8pm

Posted on · TRICK OR TREAT!...This Sunday, we'll explore music inspired by All Hallows Eve by featuring a relatively new score by a fairly new composer; the score to Trick 'R Treat by Douglas Pipes. We'll hear where he got some of his inspiration as we explore some older film scores by Bernard Herrmann and Hermann Stein. It might be good to go through our archives and listen to the Jerry Goldsmith Horror / Suspense show as well, to get a little familiar with Douglas Pipes' musical language. If you want to get a glimpse on the scoring sessions for this score, go to http://www.scoringsessions.com/news/93/.Tune this this Sunday at 5pm. We will be back next week on Saturdays at 8pm as well. Happy Halloween!!!

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Music From The Movies,Saturday, October 15th at 8pm

Posted on · DOLPHIN TALE...This week on Music from the Movies, we explore the musical score to Dolphin Tale, composed by Mark Isham. This score is crafted in the same tonal vein as Finding Nemo and Free Willy. But Isham adds his own twist to this watery soundscape. This movie stars two music legends: Harry Connick Jr. and Kris Kristofferson, neither who actually contribute anything to the film score. So it's all on Mark Isham. Tune in this Saturday at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm on Classical 91.7FM or online at www.classical91.7.org.

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Music From The Movies,Saturday, October 8th at 8pm

Posted on · THE SCI-FI SIDE of JERRY GOLDSMITH...Join Brad Sayles this weekend as he explores the science fiction film music of Jerry Goldsmith. Goldsmith experimented a lot with synthesized instruments for his film scores. At one time he had so much synth equipment that directors couldn't get into his office. But even before those instruments were available, he used the orchestra to sound like a synth instrument, giving a very unique "programmatic" feel. Goldsmith evolved his orchestration techniques throughout his career. And no other genre showcases that more than his Sci-Fi scores. We'll here selections from Total Recall, Alien, Planet of the Apes and InnerSpace along with much more. Join Brad this Saturday night at 8pm and again Sunday at 5pm on Classical 91.7FM or online at www.Classical917.org