Millions of listeners have thrilled to the film music of John Barry. His scores for the early James Bond movies, and his Oscar-winning music for Dances With Wolves, Born Free, Lion In Winter and Out of Africa are examples of his distinctive, powerful work. John Barry died a week ago, January 30, 2011.
In 1992 he joined host David Garland on the WNYC show Spinning On Air for a pair of hour-long shows, speaking eloquently, insightfully, and in-depth about his approach to composing for film. Tonight David presents lots of Barry's music, with highlights from those conversations, in which Barry talks about his early interest in movies, his love of composing dramatic music, and much more, including his story behind the James Bond theme.