Movies and Musicals Saturday 21 October 2017
Aedin includes a number this afternoon from the 2015 musical Something Rotten! Set in 1595, it tells the story of two brothers who struggle to find success in the theatrical world, as they compete with the wild popularity of their contemporary William Shakespeare. Favourite songs too from Enchanted, South Pacific, Into the Woods and George M. And we travel out west with Brokeback Mountain and The Big Country, to France with Amelie and classic film music from North by Northwest and The 39 Steps.
Today marks the centenary of the birth of composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein and to mark the occasion, Aedín features a concert of the great composer's music, 'Leonard Bernstein 100'. Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by John Wilson, our soloists are regular John Wilson collaborators Kim Criswell, Scarlett Strallen, Julian Ovenden and Nadim Naaman. The concert includes excerpts from On the Town, Wonderful Town, West Side Story and Bernstein's soundtack from On the Waterfront.
You can listen again here to Aedín's interviews with Mark Hamill (pictured), 'Coco' director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson, composer Michael Giacchino, Dame Julie Andrews, Dame Angela Lansbery and composer, writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, responsible for the Broadway smash-hit musical Hamilton and the songs of Moana.
Watch Aedín's interview with Mark Hamill below and click here to visit the audio archive