Academy-Award winning film director and music lover William Friedkin joins host Gilbert Kaplan on today's edition of Mad About Music. When he was just a little over 30, he became the youngest person ever to win an Oscar for the best director, for "The French Connection." He has gone on to direct more than 20 films, scaring us half to death with "The Exorcist."
GUEST: William Friedkin
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps. (Excerpt - concluding minutes) The London Philharmonic, Kent Nagano. Virgin Classics VCK791511.
Dimitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 11 in G minor, Op. 103 'The Year 1905'. (Excerpt from Second Movement) London Symphony Orchestra, Mstislav Rostropovich. LSO Live LSO0030.
Serge Prokofiev Toccata, op. 11 Martha Argerich, piano. Deutsche Grammophon 447 430.
Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147. (Choral: "Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude" ["Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"]) Dinu Lipatti, piano. "Great Recordings of The Century". Angel Classics 67003
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 (Fourth Movement) Vienna Philharmonic, Carlos Kleiber. Musical Heritage 514501M.