Film Music

Tune in Thursday January 17 @ 9AM for Listening To The Movies.

It's fair to say that John Williams single handedly brought back the classic Hollywood orchestral soundtracks to the silver screen with his partnerships with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. He has composed the music and served as a music director for more than one hundred films, received forty-five Academy Award nominations making him the Academy's most nominated living person.

He has been awarded five Oscars, seven British Academy Awards (BAFTA), twenty Grammys, four Golden Globes, four Emmys and numerous gold and platinum records. He is considered the 'Billion Dollar Composer' in box office movie sales and has some of the most recognizable music in all of film. Who can't hum themes from Star Wars, Jaws, ET, Indiana Jones, Superman and Harry Potter just to name a few.

Miklos Rozsa

 

Tune in Thursday Dec 20th 9-10am during the first half hour for highlights of Miklos Rosza's stunning and magnificent score Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. This 1959 winner of 11 Academy Awards is one of the most honored films of all time portraying some of the most enthralling music ever written for the screen.

Join me as I honor my favorite and one of the greatest film music composers of the twentieth century, Bernard HerrmBernard Herrmannann.
Herrmann was a "master at evoking psychological nuance and dramatic tension through music, often using unheard-of instrumental combinations to suit the dramatic needs of a film. His scores are among the most distinguished ever written."

I will highlight excerpts from his memorably chilling score Psycho, the suspense & romance of North By Northwest, Vertigo, the Sci Fi classic The Day The Earth Stood Still, the fantasy adventure 7th Voyage of Sinbad and more.

Tune in for an unforgettable Listening to the Movies experience. Thursday, July 12 9am.