Directed by Orson Welles

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Orson Welles began directing feature films with the brash, daring, now-classic "Citizen Kane" in 1941. Considered by many to be the best film ever made (and newly released in a 70th anniversary Blu-ray edition), "Citizen Kane" promised to be the start of an incredible career. But Welles' career as a director was impeded by many obstacles--financial, and artistic, as well as some of his own making. All of Welles' films are characterized by his creative use of the many layers and aspects of narrative filmmaking, including music.

Host David Garland presents a wide variety of music composed for Welles's movies, included the well known ("Citizen Kane," "The Magnificent Ambersons," "Touch of Evil") and the obscure ("Mr. Arkadin," "Chimes at Midnight," "F for Fake," etc.).

Playlist

Bernard Herrmann - Citizen Kane - Rosebud and Finale - Charles Gerhardt, Nat'l Philharmonic Orch. - Sony

Jacques Ibert - Macbeth - Main Title - El Records

Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Chimes at Midnight (aka Falstaff) - Battaguia E Campo Di Morti, Intermezzo Grotiesco - CAM

Michel Legrand - F for Fake - Le Cinema de Michel Legrand - Emarcy/Universal

Henry Mancini - Touch of Evil - Flashing Nuisance, Background for Murder - Movie Sound

Bernard Herrmann - The Magnificent Ambersons - Theme & Variations; George's Homecoming, Ostinato - Preamble

Paul Misraki - Mr. Arkadin - Confidential Report/Main Title - El Records

Bernard Herrmann - Citizen Kane (1941) - Prelude-Rain-Thatcher Library-Manuscript Reading and Snow Picture-Mother's Sacrifice-Charles Meets Thatcher, Kane Meets Susan-Susan's Room-Mother Memory-The Trip-Geddes's Departure-Kane Marries [arr. from manuscript by Stephen Hogger] - BBC Philharmonic, cond. by Rumon Gamba - Chandos

Martial Solal - The Trial - Sentimental Slow - Emarcy/Universal

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