MOVIES AND MUSICALS

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Classics from the stage and screen for your Saturday afternoon.

John Wilson and his orchestra returned to the BBC Proms in August with a wonderful celebration of the Hollywood film scores and a medley of theme songs from otherwise non-musical movies.

Connecticut-born child prodigy Alfred Newman’s Street Scene from How to Marry a Millionaire contrasts with the music of Jewish émigrés Erich Korngold, Max Steiner and Franz Waxman.

Suites from Korngold’s swashbuckling score for Robin Hood, Steiner’s nostalgic music for Casablanca and Waxman’s brooding score for A Place in the Sun – all of them Academy Award-winners – made for a red-carpet event at the Royal Albert Hall.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 28 December, 1pm-4pm