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Film Music Friday - February 26, 2021 (Ennio Morricone)

This week, an encore broadcast of our remembrance of composer Ennio Morricone, who died in July 2020.  One of the most influential composers of the 20th century, we'll hear samples of his work from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Cinema Paradiso, The Thing, The Untouchables and more.

Classics Live 107: Last Night of 2019 Sunflower Music Festival


The Retro Cocktail Hour #898 - March 20, 2021

March 20, 2021

Film Music Friday - March 19, 2021 (Female Film Composers)

The business of film music is notoriously male-dominated.  Female composers worked on barely more than 1% of the 100 top-grossing films for each of the last 12 years.  On this week's Film Music Friday we'll hear from some of the leading women film composers, including Oscar winners Rachel Portman and Anne Dudley; pioneers Doreen Carwithen, Wendy Carlos and Shirley Walker; and relative newcomers like Hildur Guðnadóttir and Pinar Toprak.  The music tonight is drawn from The Shining, The Cider House Rules, Poldark, True Lies, Manchester by the Sea, Joker,

The Retro Cocktail Hour #897 - March 13, 2021

March 13, 2021

Film Music Friday - March 12, 2021 (Dimitri Tiomkin)

This week's Film Music Friday focuses on Dimitri Tiomkin, a Russian born and educated composer who wrote some of the most American-sounding music in movies, especially for westerns. Tonight we'll hear music from It's a Wonderful Life, Lost Horizon, High Noon, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Thing, Giant, Rio Bravo and more.

Classics Live 106: Brahms by Linn and Liao in a Ruel Joyce Recital


The Retro Cocktail Hour #896 - March 6, 2021

March 6, 2021

Film Music Friday - March 5, 2021 (The Music of Marvel)

This week explore the music of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, comprising 23 feature films, TV shows, digital series and more.  We'll hear excerpts from Iron Man, Captain America, The Avengers, The Black Panther and more.

Classics Live 105: 5th Night of the Sunflower Music Festival 2019


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