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Saturday, June 6, 2015 Permalink

The Film Connection

  

For 10 years, beginning in 1938, six prominent composers moved from the confines of the concert hall to write for the screen—embracing the challenges of the medium and a wide range of subject matter.

It was, in many ways, a golden age of film music that would never be repeated. 

In this hour, works by Thomson, Vaughan Williams, Prokofiev, Alfven, Walton, and Copland.

FEATURED RECORDINGS
Recording Title
Group/Artist
Catalog #
UPC
Thompson: Plow That Broke the Plains/The River
Symphony of the Air
Vanguard VBD-385
015707038522
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky
St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
RCA Victor 09026-61926-2
090266192625
Film Music of Vaughan Williams, Vol. 2 [for 49th Parallel]
BBC Philharmonic
Chandos
CHAN 10244
095115124420
The Service of Venus and Mars [for “The Agincourt Carol”]
Gothic Voices
CDA66238
034571162386
Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast, etc. [for Henry V]
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Carlton Classics 6701862
72372308362
Discover Film Music [for Alfven’s A Country Tale
Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Naxos  8.558210-11
636943821022
Music for Stage & Screen [for Copland's The Red Pony]
Boston Pops
Sony SK 64 147
0074646414729

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