The Music of James Bond

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Cover of Dr. No OST

Composer John Barry created a distinctive sound for the James Bond films, starting with "Dr. No" in 1962. Barry scored many subsequent Bond movies, and the composers who have continued with Bond since have also continued John Barry's legacy. David Garland features music from several Bond films, including the new "Skyfall," plus some of John Barry's own comments on writing for James Bond, from a 1992 interview.

Plus we hear music from two movies that touch on the process of making music: "Cloud Atlas," and "A Late Quartet." The latter a movie in part about the art and challenges of playing Beethoven string quartets.

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Comments [1]

John Kaufman from Allston, MA

I love all of John Barry's Bond scores but for me, the haunting and lyrical "You Only Live Twice" score is my favorite.

Nov. 21 2012 10:01 PM

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