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 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

This appears to be the list for episode 2

Alex North A Streetcar Named Desire
John Barry Beat Girl
John Barry Goldfinger
John Lennon/Paul McCartney A Hard Day's Night
Richard & Robert Sherman Mary Poppins
Lalo Schifrin Bullitt (main title)
Lalo Schifrin Dirty Harry theme
ILTON LEEDS/BOB RUSSELL/FRED WISE/N ROUBANIS Misirlou
Paul Epworth/Adele Adkins Skyfall

I'm not exactly blown away by the choice of music.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03b965y


Oddly, the description of the episode at that same link would suggest something a bit more than the tracks above would suggest:

Composer Neil Brand explores how in the second half of the 20th century, composers and film-makers embraced jazz, pop and rock to bring fresh energy and relevance to film scores.

He shows how in the 1960s, films as diverse as the James Bond movies, Italy's spaghetti westerns and Disney's musicals drew on the talents of pop arrangers and composers like John Barry, Ennio Morricone and the Sherman Brothers to create unforgettable soundtracks. But the role of the film composer would subsequently be challenged by directors like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, who showed that a soundtrack consisting of carefully chosen pop songs could be as effective as a specially written one.

Neil's journey sees him meet leading film-makers and composers including Martin Scorsese and composers Richard Sherman (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book), Lalo Schifrin (Bullitt) and David Arnold (Casino Royale).

 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2013 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Guenther K   (Member)



Oddly, the description of the episode at that same link would suggest something a bit more than the tracks above would suggest:


Won't be all. The list is never complete before broadcast, and sometimes not even afterwards.

A bit annoying but happens all the time on Radio 3.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   brofax   (Member)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03b2k8h/Radio_3_Live_in_Concert_Live_from_the_Watford_Colosseum_Sound_of_Cinema_Europe_on_Film_%28part_1%29/

You can listen to this evening's concert at the above link. Interview with James Horner during the interval.

 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 4:28 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)


You can listen to this evening's concert at the above link. Interview with James Horner during the interval.


Yes, Horner... complete with creepy and mystifying faux-Brit accent! ;-)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 12:44 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I watched the first Neil Brand programme last evening ... imagine my surprise at how it started!

I've long held the view that the Main Title to the The Ipcress File is the best opening theme I've ever heard so to hear it praised and analysed (in laymen's terms) was wonderful.

Having taken to exploring the works of the Golden Age composers in the last year or so I thoroughly enjoyed his commentary about their backgrounds and influences. Shame that the recording cut-off a little early (I presume the broadcast was a little late) reviewing Hans Zimmer's score to Inception.

I'm looking forward to episode 2 and thinking about keeping a DVD copy.

I'm also watching/listening to the Cinema concert in instalments. The William Walton Battle of Britain suite was very enjoyable ... the elegy for/from Lady Caroline Lamb didn't grab me quite so much.

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

This appears to be the list for episode 2

Alex North A Streetcar Named Desire
John Barry Beat Girl
John Barry Goldfinger
John Lennon/Paul McCartney A Hard Day's Night
Richard & Robert Sherman Mary Poppins
Lalo Schifrin Bullitt (main title)
Lalo Schifrin Dirty Harry theme
ILTON LEEDS/BOB RUSSELL/FRED WISE/N ROUBANIS Misirlou
Paul Epworth/Adele Adkins Skyfall

I'm not exactly blown away by the choice of music.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03b965y


Well, this edition is meant to be about the influence of popular music on film, so whilst you might not be blown away by the play list, in the context of what this particular edition is about, it's apt.

One must remember this series is about telling a story and this chapter of the story is about the emergence of the pop influence. It isn't just a case of putting a score list on shuffle play.

My only criticism is I think Midnight Cowboy, Easy Rider and The Graduate are more significant in the telling of that story than, say, Skyfall, or even Dirty Harry. (That said, I love Dirty Harry.) But, you have to remember, these folks are RIGHT to take opportunities to widen their audience.

Cheers

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   Nick Haysom   (Member)

Neil Brand's subjects next week in Essential Classics will be

Monday 23: Robin Hood (Korngold)

Tuesday 24: Spitfire Prelude & Fugue (Walton)

Wednesday 25: Violin Concerto (Rozsa)

Thursday 26: An American in Paris (Gershwin)

Friday 27: Sinfonia Antartica (Vaughan Williams)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Nick Haysom   (Member)

Some additional programmes for next week (all Radio 3):

Saturday 21 September

Music Matters - Sound of Cinema: Zbigniew Preisner
12.15-1pm
Includes an interview with the Polish film composer Zbigniew Preisner. Plus historian Mervyn Cooke and composer Jocelyn Pook discuss the challenges facing classical composers in the film industry.

Jeffrey Smith's Jazz: Sound of Cinema
Midnight-1am


Sunday 22 September

Private Passions
Noon-1pm
Michael Berkeley talks to Mike Leigh

The Early Music Show
1-2pm
Lucie Skeaping discusses TOUS LES MATINS DU MONDE

The Choir
5-6.30pm
Choral music in films


Monday 23 September

In Tune
4.30-6.30pm
Guest: Alex Heffes

Twenty Minutes
8.20-8.40pm
Ken Loach and George Fenton


Tuesday 24 September

In Tune
4.30-6.30pm
Guest: John Wilson


Wednesday 25 September

Afternoon on 3
2-3.30pm
Includes music by Doreen Carwithen

In Tune
4.30-6.30pm
Guest: Rachel Portman

Twenty Minutes
8.05-8.25pm
Baz Luhrmann and Craig Armstrong


Thursday 26 September

Afternoon on 3
2-4.30pm
Includes music by Doreen Carwithen

In Tune
4.30-6.30pm
Guest:

Late Junction
11pm-12.30am
Kimmo Pohjonen and the Loop Collective et al


Friday 27 September

Afternoon on 3
2-4.30pm
Live: BBCCO under Ziegler play the Top 20 soundtracks as voted by listeners

In Tune
4.30-6.30pm
Guests: Ukulele Orchestra of GB

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 18, 2013 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

@Nick: at some point either today or tomorrow, I'll integrate your updates into the main schedule post. Right now I'm not feeling very well so don't think I can stomach figuring out where everything needs to go frown

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2013 - 3:15 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

Main schedule post now updated with Nick's additions. Many thanks Nick for these, I've been out of sorts this week so haven't been keeping on top of checking the BBC schedules.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 12:00 PM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

A gentle bump as reminder that the season continues into this next week. Composer of the Week features British film music; In Tune has guests including Alex Heffes, John Wilson and Rachel Portman; and Twenty Minutes features conversations between Baz Luhrmann & Craig Armstrong, and Ken Loach & George Fenton. See my original post on the first page of the thread for more details.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2013 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   orders551   (Member)

Debbie Wiseman will be the guest each day on Essential Classics at 10.30.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 26, 2013 - 2:48 AM   
 By:   Nick Haysom   (Member)

And there's more... lots more. Best of all perhaps : a regular series on film music!

All are Radio 3 except for *Radio 6. Sorry about using the 24-hour clock; I've copied and pasted this from an email I sent to interested parties.


Saturday 28

0000-0200 Nemone's Electric Ladyland*
Nemone shares classic and cutting edge electronic sounds and tunes to celebrate the BBC's Sound Of Cinema season

1000-1300 Edith Bowman - Screen 6*
with Michael Palin, Dexter Fletcher, and Robin Hardy

1215-1300 Chaplin and Music
(Repeat)

1400-1600 Saturday Classics
Terence Stamp presents his choice of music

1600-1700 Sound of Cinema
1 - The Wicker Man and other rural horrors. Matthew Sweet presents the first of a weekly series of programmes featuring film scores...
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03br08t

1800-2100 The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show*
Compiling the ultimate soundtrack playlist



Sunday 29

0700-1000 Mary Anne Hobbs*
Mogwai share their wisdom about soundtracks

1200-1300 Sound of Cinema 3: Quentin Tarentino*

1200-1300 Private Passions
Beeban Kidron

1300-1600 The Huey*
Blaxploitation



Monday 30 - Friday 4

0630-0900 Breakfast
Incl the A-Z of film music

0900-1200 Essential Classics
Including each day at 1030 guest Olivia Williams
and at 1100 Neil Brand's Sound of Cinema, examining a different score each day, viz
- CE3K (Williams)
- Henry V (Doyle)
- The Heiress (Copland)
- Pacific 231 (Honegger)
- Sunset Blvd (Waxman)

1200-1300 (rptd 1830) Composer of the Week: John Williams
NB This is a repeat of the fairly recent COTW devoted to Williams

1400-1630 Afternoon on 3 (not Thurs)
Complete performances of classical works used in films, including on Friday:
Takemitsu's Three Film Scores for String Orchestra

1630-1830 In Tune
Includes film-related guest each day:
- Peter Strickland
- Howard Blake
- Richard Dyer (Nino Rota expert)
- TBA
- Christopher Frayling

2245-2300 The Essay - You Ain't Heard Nothing Yet
Daily talks on aspects of film music:
- Music of early cinema
- Rozsa's beginnings
- Camille Paglia on film music
- David Thomson on film music
- When the music stops



Tuesday 1

0030-0216 Hollywood Rhapsody Prom (John Wilson Orchestra)



Thursday 3

1955-2015 (approx) Twenty Minutes
The work of sound designers



Friday 4

1330-1700 Noreen Khan*
Bollywood singing duos



Saturday 5

1400-1600 Saturday Classics
Sir Tom Courtenay presents his choice of music

1600-1700 Sound of Cinema
2 - The Sea, the Sea!



Sunday 6

1200-1300 Sound of Cinema 4: Danny Elfman*

2000-2200 Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone - The Wicker Man Soundtrack Special*

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 2:36 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Results of the poll, that will surprise no-one...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24272523

Also, I wasn't too keen on last night's 'Sounds Of Cinema' Part Three. Too much dicsussion about sound effects, which was all rather tedious I found. I enjoyed the segments with Vangelis however.

 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

It wasn't so much sound effects as soundscapes that form a continuum between the music and SFX.

Brand managed a very incisive synthesis by concluding that whilst the synthesizers with programs like 'film score' can be used as replacements for CREATIVITY, the synthesizer IN THE HANDS OF A CREATIVE TALENT can be wonderful and push the sound barriers. The MV people were notably absent from this third show ....

Brand himself is a very talented dramatist in music. Some of the tensions that appear here raised their heads .... the interview with Carter Burwell who said, 'I don't like being told what to feel in movie scores' elicited the comment from Brand ...'I don't see any reason why the bold thematic statement needs any apology'. Vangelis came across as a nice man in interview, and certainly no hack.


John Williams will be 'Composer of the Week' again next week on Radio 3's show.

Rozsa got the opening bat on Brand's show with 'Spellbound' and 'Lost Weekend'.


The 20 pieces of that survey are played today in a BBC Radio 3 concert at Air Studios, and this is the least convincing of a completely admirable season of good shows. Many of the pieces, like the Wagner from 'Apocalypse Now' and Billy Elliot etc., simply don't belong on the list, they aren't original scores. One 'suite' from Tarantino used of course Morricone's 'Two Mules for Sister Sara' and other material from other films totally uncredited, as though from that movie. That's not decent, and Tarantino himself would never expect his scores to be included in this way, they're sampled.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 8:40 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Saturday 5

1400-1600 Saturday Classics
Sir Tom Courtenay presents his choice of music


I wonder if he'll choose Night of the Generals and Operation Crossbow (Ich bin Jakob Bejus!)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

Now on BBC Radio 6 (Digital for UK listeners, and I imagine via the internet everywhere else), The Huey Show has just started, (1pm UK time) and is this week devoting its 3 hours to Blaxploitation soundtracks.

Fong-keh!

big grin

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Perky_Norm   (Member)

I don't suppose anybody has the first two episodes from the Sound of Cinema: Golden Age of Hollywood 5-parter that was aired? (preferably in the original & highest quality AAC 320kbps files if possible).

The only two I somehow missed :/

Cheers!

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2013 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Deleted post.

 
 Posted:   Oct 2, 2013 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Really good series of interviews with John Williams all this week with Donald MacLeod in 'Composer of the Week' on BBC Radio 3.

 
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