Airs Saturdays at 9 pm on WQXR.
Saturday nights at 9:00 pm, host David Garland presents new and old film scores, emphasizing the delights and uniqueness of movie music, and sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of the field.
Film scores can be full of emotion, suspense, and surprises, and use a rich variety of musical languages to help tell the movie's story. From the classics by Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, and Bernard Herrmann, to new scores by Thomas Newman, Carter Burwell, and Danny Elfman, the panorama of movie drama will be heard.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Saturday at 9 pm, David Garland presents music composed for films that starred Robin Williams, including Michael Kamen's "What Dreams May Come," Maurice Jarre's "Dead Poets' Society," John Williams's "Hook," and others.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Host David Garland plays a selection of soundtrack compositions from new movies like the Liberator and Guardians of the Galaxy, plus other recent films.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
Tonight at 9 pm, a pair of Red Ponies: Aaron Copland's music for the 1949 film, "The Red Pony," based on Steinbeck's book, and Jerry Goldsmith's music for a 1973 TV adaptation.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Tonight at 9 pm: David Garland spins musical highlights from "To Kill A Mockingbird," "The Great Train Robbery"; and "The Americanization Of Emily," among other films.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
David Garland hosts this weeks show featuring highlights from Ennio Morricone's score for "The Mission" and other films.
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland offers highlights from Michael Giacchino's "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," and a new release of John Williams' "Empire of the Sun."
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Tonight at 9 pm, some summery musical highlights from film scores evocative of the sea, American history, and more for the Fourth of July weekend.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Saturday at 9 pm, Movies on the Radio concludes its decade-by-decade look at film music. The grand Hollywood tradition of symphonic scores came roaring back in the '70s.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Even though Strauss's music isn't cribbed by film composers as blatantly as music by Wagner and Stravinsky, the dramatic sound of Strauss's orchestral pieces has had a powerful impact in movies.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Music for romantic films tends to be sumptuous and rhapsodic, and sometimes even includes themes from classical music for extra depth.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
The tumultuous '60s brought changes of attitude and style to the scoring of films. The symphonic sound established in the '30s and '40s went out of fashion, replaced by pop-influenced eclecticism.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
The movie monster Godzilla starred in his first film in 1954, and his career is still going strong. Tonight at 9 pm, David Garland presents a survey of imaginative film scores for Godzilla.
Saturday, May 03, 2014
Blockbuster season has begun, with the big studios unleashing their effects-laden would-be crowd-pleasers. David Garland presents highlights from "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and other films.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
For over a century, music and movies have been making magic together. Music composed for films is varied and exciting, with qualities that connect it to the classical tradition, as well as special attributes of its own.
David Garland presents a series of programs on the history of film music. Heard on Movies on the Radio on the last Saturday of each month for ten months, the series covers the styles and innovations in the soundtrack field, decade by decade.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Tonight at 9 pm, host David Garland offers suites from "King of Kings" by Miklos Rozsa, "The Greatest Story Ever Told" by Alfred Newman and John Debney's score for "The Passion of the Christ."
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Saturday at 9 pm, hear music that's been written to help convey the drama of Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt, including scores for "The Ten Commandments," "Moses the Lawgiver" and "Prince of Egypt."