Two Sides of Franz Waxman from Hollywood's Golden Age
Saturday, November 15, 2014
The curtains part to reveal two sides to Franz Waxman, a great composer of Hollywood's Golden Age. This week's show features his lush music for the Hitchcock classic "Rebecca," as well as his score for an obscure Jack Benny comedy, "The Horn Blows at Midnight," which seems to bring a Stravinsky influence to music for the silver screen.
Also, David Garland presents musical highlights from the Renaissence-flavored score for "Anne Of The Thousand Days," the east-meets-west romances "The Barbarian and the Geisha" and "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing," and the new Tommy Lee Jones western, "The Homesman."