Movies and Musicals Saturday 17 October 2020
Judi Dench sings the Sondheim favourite Send in the Clowns and Aedín salutes her performance as 'M' with music from the Bond films Casino Royale and Skyfall. Classic movie music by Bernard Herrmann from The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and favourite songs from Disney’s original animated version of Aladdin. The very successful partnership of director Kenneth Branagh and his composer of choice Patrick Doyle on Henry V and All is True. Elaine Stritch sings the witty Noel Coward song Why do the Wrong People Travel and Fred Astaire and Judy Garland sing Irving Berlin’s Couple of Swells.
A celebration of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein with songs from Oklahoma, South Pacific, The Sound of Music and Showboat. A little French film music from Amélie, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and Betty Blue, and classic movie music from King Kong, Dial M for Murder and Sunset Boulevard. Plus wonderful songs by Cole Porter from High Society and Kiss Me, Kate and the music of Ryuichi Sakamoto from Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence.
You can watch or listen again to Aedín's interviews with composers John Barry, Alan Menken and Michael Giacchino. Plus stars of stage and screen, Julie Andrews, Angela Lansbury, Mark Hamill, Elaine Stritch, Mickey Rooney, Emily Blunt, Colin Firth and Renée Zellwegger.
Listen below as Aedín chats to George Fenton, who has composed scores for The Wind that Shakes The Barley, Dangerous Liaisons and You've Got Mail, working with directors including Richard Attenborough and Terry Gilliam. He talks about a new album of his scores arranged and performed by pianist Simon Chamberlain.