Concertos for Movie and Orchestra

This Show Originally Aired September 20, 2014

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Saturday, January 03, 2015

James Garner and Eva Marie Saint in the WWII drama '36 Hours.' Dimitri Tiomkin composed the score. James Garner and Eva Marie Saint in the WWII drama '36 Hours.' Dimitri Tiomkin composed the score. (N/A)

Most movie scores use the unified voice of the orchestra when musically enhancing the emotions of a film. But some feature an instrumental soloist with the orchestra, emulating the dramatic format of a classical concerto.

David Garland presents some examples of the latter approach, including music by Miklos Rozsa, Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Alberto Iglesias and others.

Comments [1]

Les from Miami, Florida

This sounds like a very interesting program I missed the first time around. The first example I thought of that I don't think is in the program is Richard Addinsell's "Warsaw Concerto" (for piano and orchestra) written for the motion picture "Dangerous Moonlight" or "Suicide Squadron" as was the title for release in the U.S.A.

Jan. 03 2015 08:49 AM

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