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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.

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

Posted on · Happy Birthday Johnny!...This weekend we'll begin a two part series on the music of John Williams, leading up to his 80th Birthday on February 8th. Johnny, as he was called in the early years, was an accomplished jazz pianist and session musician. His first real long-term collaboration (before Spielberg) was with Irwin Allen and his sci-fi series. Little did he know how far he'd go with Sci-Fi. But it was the late 60's and early 70's with scores such as The Reivers and The Cowboys that he would gain the attention of Steven Spielberg for his film The Sugarland Express. On part one of this series, we'll explore the scores that lead up to the Spielberg era. Tune in this Saturday night at 8pm, with an encore presentation Sunday at 5pm…only on Classical 91.7.

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Williams’ Two New Scores on This Year’s List of Oscar Nominations

Posted on · John Williams, who will be 80 years old in February, received two nomination from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his scores to "War Horse" and "The Adventures of Tintin". These two scores are completely different in character, both in sound and style. However they remind us of his writings from the mid 80's and early 90's like from "Far and Away", and "Indiana Jones". Though scores today have taken on a new approach, (one of either minimalistic instrumentation and writing, or electronic and other avant garde styles), Williams has maintained his traditional approach to both orchestral color and melodic writing.

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Music From The Movies,Saturday, January 21st at 8pm

Posted on · Silence is Golden!...This weekend we'll explore the Golden Globe winning soundtrack to The Artist, composed by Ludovic Bource. This score is very unique, as it serves as the film's FULL soundtrack. Most of the movie is silent, so Bource's music has to cary the action and dialogue. The Artist is presented not only without dialogue or sound effects, but in black and white as well, making a very unique telling of George Valentine and his fall from stardom as "talkies" emerged as the new film medium. The score was recorded by The Brussels Philharmonic. When a working orchestra that plays together constantly is hired for soundtracks, it gives the music a unified feeling. This is an amazing sounding score and is not one to be missed. Join us this Saturday at 8pm with an Encore presentation Sunday at 5pm, only on Classical 91.7.

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

Posted on · The Iron Lady...Tune in this weekend as we explore the music of Thomas Newman. Newman is one of those composers with a very distinct color of composition. Although it penetrates nearly every score he writes, he is able to compose completely different sounding scores. This weekend's score will feature music from The Iron Lady. Thomas Newman has continued his tread, which follows the likes of Jerry Goldsmith, by interjecting moments of synthesized chaos amidst a lush and organic orchestra. This is a score not to be missed. Tune this Saturday at 8pm with an encore presentation Sunday at 5pm on Classical917.

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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.