105 Years of Film Music: Part Two - The 1930s
The second part in an ongoing special series on the history of film music
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Last month, host David Garland kicked off what will be a series of programs on the history of film music. Presented on the last Saturday of each month for ten months, the series covers the styles and innovations in the soundtrack field, decade by decade.
This second installment of the series features music from the 1930s. With the advent of sound in movies came an influx of European-born composers who brought musical sophistication and ingenuity to Hollywood. Garland shows that right from the start, movies were inspiring resourceful composers to create music of depth and power. We hear from "King Kong," "The Wizard of Oz," "Adventures Of Robin Hood," "Gone With the Wind," "Lost Horizon," and even "Laurel & Hardy."
About the Series
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. Join us on March 29 for music of the 1940s.