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20170805

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the space opera genre.

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the space opera genre following the release of Luc Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" with a new score by Alexandre Desplat.

The programme looks at some of the earliest examples of space operas, including "Flash Gordon" and "Buck Rogers", defining the genre, and features music from the likes of "Battlestar Galactica", "Battle Beyond The Stars", "Star Trek - Beyond", "Dune", "The Last Starfighter", "Serenity", "Jupiter Ascending", "The Fifth Element" and of course, "Star Wars" which perhaps did more than any other film to establish the musical sound of space opera.

...the Field Of Human Conflict20170715

Matthew Sweet looks at the films and film music that inspired Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk.

Matthew Sweet looks forward to the forthcoming release of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk with a look at how film and film music portray historic battles. The programme features music from "Sink The Bismarck", "The Battle of Britain", "The Battle of the Bulge", "The Sands of Iwo Jima", "The Battle of Algiers", "Passchendaele", "Waterloo" and "Zulu". Plus a chance to hear part of Hans Zimmer's new score for "Dunkirk".

Matthew Sweet looks forward to the forthcoming release of Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk with a look at how film and film music portray historic battles. The programme features music from "Sink The Bismarck", "The Battle of Britain", "The Battle of the Bulge", "The Sands of Iwo Jima", "The Battle of Algiers", "Passchendaele", "Enemy At the Gates", "Waterloo" and "Zulu".

197720170527

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music for films from 1977.

Forty years ago this week UK cinema audiences were introduced to the Galactic Empire, Death Star and Tatooine as the very first Star Wars film - A New Hope - opened around the country. With it's Academy Award winning score by John Williams it heralded a new era in music for the movies.

Today Matthew Sweet celebrates it's 40th birthday and explores what other scores were making waves in 1977; the year that saw James Bond save the world from Karl Stromberg and his toothy henchman Jaws, Alvy Singer woo Annie Hall, and Tony Manero disco dance his way through his Saturday nights.

Forty years ago this week cinema audiences were introduced to the Galactic Empire, Death Star and Tatooine as the very first Star Wars film - A New Hope - opened in the US. With its Academy Award winning score by John Williams it heralded a new era in music for the movies.

Today Matthew Sweet celebrates its 40th birthday and explores what other scores were making waves in 1977; the year that saw James Bond save the world from Karl Stromberg and his toothy henchman Jaws, Alvy Singer woo Annie Hall, and Tony Manero disco dance his way through his Saturday nights.

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Matthew Sweet in conversation with Alexandre Desplat.

Series of programmes exploring film music

angela Allen - The Continuity 'girls'20180224
Angela Allen - The Continuity 'girls'20180224

Matthew Sweet talks film music with the script and continuity supervisor, Angela Allen.

Arthurian Legends20170520

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the Arthurian legends.

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music and takes a look at some of diverse range of films inspired by the Arthurian legends in the week of the release of Guy Ritchie's new film "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" with a score by Daniel Pemberton.

The programme includes music by Trevor Jones, Miklos Rozsa, Franz Waxman, Hans Zimmer, Jimmy Van Heusen, Lerner and Loewe, Anne Dudley and... Monty Python?

The Classic Score of the Week is Ron Goodwin's "Gawain and the Green Knight".

Beneath The Waves20170819

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music with a submarine feel.

Matthew Sweet with underwater film music marking the release of The Odyssey, based on the career of the pioneering French underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau: from deep sea diving adventures scored by Eric Serra, John Barry and Alan Silvestri, to claustrophobic U-boat classics with music by Klaus Doldinger and Leigh Harline.

ProducerRUTH THOMSON

PresenterMatthew Sweet.

Benjamin Wallfisch20170909

Matthew Sweet meets Golden Globe and Emmy award-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch.

Matthew Sweet meets the Golden Globe, Emmy and Ivor Novello award nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch. With his music for A Cure for Wellness, Annabelle: Creation and Dunkirk already in cinemas this year we'll get a sneak peak at his latest soundtrack for It, as the terrifying clown, Pennywise, floats onto the big screen once again.

Breaking Free - Soviet Cinema20171111

Matthew Sweet on the Russian Revolution and music for film.

Matthew Sweet reflects on the impact of the Russian Revolution and music for Soviet film as part of the "Breaking Free" season, with scores for Battleship Potemkin, Alexander Nevsky, War and Peace, and The New Babylon.

Lenin declared "that of all the arts the important for us is the cinema" recognising the propaganda potential that it offered and means of spreading the message of Bolshevism across Russia. His enthusiasm for cinema prompted a surge of inventive film making that has given the world some of its most discussed and influential cinema, featuring scores from some of the leading composers of the day. Matthew charts Soviet Cinema through its music, from Eisenstein to Tarkovsky, with scores by Dmitri Shostakovich, Sergei Prokofiev, Edmund Meisel, Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov and Eduard Artemiev, among others.

Cinema Of Discontent20170826

Matthew Sweet marks the release of Kathryn Bigelow's new period crime drama 'Detroit'.

Matthew Sweet marks the release of Kathryn Bigelow's "Detroit" with music from films featuring urban chaos and trouble on the streets - from historic riots in cities across the US to dystopian visions of the future in Mega-City One, Gotham City and Springfield. Including scores by Howard Shore, John Tavener and Hans Zimmer. The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's music for Francois Truffaut's first colour film - Fahrenheit 451.

Deception20180210

Matthew Sweet shares film music inspired by deception ahead of the release of 'Mercy'.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music exploring the theme of lies and deception in the week of the release of 'The Mercy' about the tragic story of yachtsman Donald Crowhurst boasting a new score by Golden Globe winner Johann Johannsson who died suddenly on 9 February 2018.

The programme also features music from 'Pinocchio'; 'Suspicion'; 'Presumed Innocent'; 'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'; 'The Invention of Lying'; 'The Talented Mr Ripley'; 'True Lies'; 'M.Butterfly'; 'Where Eagles Dare'; 'The Usual Suspects' and 'The Mercy'. The Classic Score of the Week is Fumio Hayasaki's music for 'Rashomon'.

Denham Film Studios20170923

Matthew Sweet on music associated with Denham Film Studios.

Matthew Sweet looks at music associated with Alexander Korda's famous Denham Film Studios which between the 1930s and 50s were a major part of British cultural life bringing us films such as Things To Come, A Matter Of Life and Death, Henry V, Great Expectations and Brief Encounter as well as the famous "Denham Concerto".
The Classic Score of the Week is Charles Williams's "The Dream of Olwen" from the 1947 film 'While I Live'.
Matthew also looks at Denham's life post-1950 when it became one of the most important centres for recording film music - playing host to Bernard Herrmann, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, among many others.

Matthew Sweet looks at music associated with Alexander Korda's famous Denham Film Studios which between the 1930s and 50s were a major part of British cultural life bringing us films such as Things To Come, A Matter Of Life and Death, Henry V, Great Expectations and Brief Encounter as well as the famous "Denham Concerto".

Erich Wolfgang Korngold20170506

Matthew Sweet with music reflecting the film career of Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music reflecting the film career of Hollywood genius Erich Wolfgang Korngold, featuring examples from the scores of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Captain Blood, Juarez, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The Sea Hawk, The Constant Nymph, Kings Row, Escape Me Never, and Magic Fire.

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Matthew Sweet on the music of Franz Waxman.

Matthew Sweet with the first of two programmes marking the 50th anniversary of the death of one of cinema's greatest musical figures from the Hollywood Golden Age - Franz Waxman.

In today's programme Matthew focuses on Waxman's pre-War years, from his first work in film in Germany in 1930 for Frederick Hollander on The Blue Lamp and with Fritz Lang, to his breakthrough years in Hollywood with James Whale and Alfred Hitchcock. Featured films include "Bride of Frankenstein"; "Captains Courageous"; "The Philadelphia Story"; "Rebecca"; "Rear Window"; "A Christmas Carol"; "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" and "Objective Burma!".

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Matthew Sweet on Franz Waxman in Hollywood.

Matthew Sweet on the film music of Franz Waxman and in this, the second of two programmes, the focus is on the post war years - a time which gave us some of Waxman's greatest scores from Sunset Boulevard to Taras Bulba. Matthew also looks at Waxman's major contribution to the classical musical life of America through the annual Los Angeles Music Festival which Waxman created and ran, and at how his remarkable musical gifts helped establish the sound of Hollywood in the years following the Second World War. The programme includes comment from Waxman's son John.

Featured films include "Humoresque"; "The Paradine Case"; "Sunset Boulevard"; "A Place In The Sun"; "Peyton Place"; "Sayonara"; "The Spirit of St Louis" and "Taras Bulba".

Free Thinking Festival: Extras Needed20180310

Matthew Sweet rounds up a mob to explore crowd scenes. Live from Sage Gateshead.

Series of programmes exploring film music

French Cinema20170318

In a live edition from the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead, Matthew Sweet is joined by Guy Austin, Founding Director of the Research Centre in Film and Digital Media at Newcastle University, for a jaunt through the history of music for French cinema.

In a live edition from the Free Thinking Festival at Sage Gateshead,.

gaming20180317

Matthew Sweet explores the influence video games have had on film and filmmakers.

Gaming20180317

Matthew Sweet explores the influence video games have had on film and filmmakers.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Gaming20180317

Matthew Sweet explores the influence video games have had on film and filmmakers.

Series of programmes exploring film music

Grief20180113

Matthew Sweet looks at how film scores present ideas about grief.

Matthew Sweet takes this week's new release, the acclaimed "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", which has a new score by Carter Burwell and looks at how this and other film scores present ideas about grief. Among Matthew's selection are the 1939 version of 'Wuthering Heights'; 'A Monster Calls'; 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'; 'Manchester By The Sea'; 'Message In A Bottle'; 'Up'; 'Truly, Madly. Deeply'; ''Three Colours -Blue'; 'Don't Look Now'; 'Jackie' and 'Still Life'.

#SoundOfCinema.

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Matthew Sweet with Hollywood composer Michael Giacchino.

Matthew Sweet in conversation with one of today's leading Hollywood figures, Michael Giacchino, composer of "The Incredibles", "Up", "Ratatouille" for Disney/Pixar and for his collaborations with JJ Abrams on the "Star Trek" movies; and also for his work on the new "Star Wars" films, "Jurassic World" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes". The programme marks Michael's forthcoming 50th Birthday and his special Gala concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on the 20th October.

Matthew Sweet in conversation with one of today's leading Hollywood figures, Michael Giacchino, composer of "The Incredibles", "Up", "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", "Star Trek", "Jurassic World" and "Rogue One", ahead of his 50th Birthday Gala concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Monsters!20180217

Matthew Sweet looks at movies, music and monsters ahead of 'The Shape of Water'.

Matthew Sweet looks at movies, music and monsters in the week of the release of the acclaimed new film by Guillermo del Toro 'The Shape of Water'.

Matthew considers the monstrous films of Universal Studios from the 1930s onwards; the work of movie creature makes Ray Harryhausen, Phil Tippett and Rick Baker; and features music from films such as 'The Blob', 'The Mummy Returns', 'The Creature From The Black Lagoon', 'The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms', 'Gorgo', 'The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad', 'The Valley of Gwanji', 'Starship Troopers', 'Dragonslayer', 'American Werewolf in London', 'The Thing', and 'Alien', as well as Alexandre Desplat's music from the new film 'The Shape Of Water'.

Mr S Goes To Washington20170513

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music with a political slant.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the political world of Washington DC, in the week of the release of 'Miss Sloane' with a score by Max Richter.

The programme looks at some of the many films covering the Nixon era, but also looks back at the ways that Washington has been covered in American cinema from the time of Frank Capra's "Mr Smith Goes to Washington" through to films like "Wag The Dog", "Bulworth", "Advise and Consent", "Lincoln", "Clear and Present Danger" and "Enemy of the State". The Classic Score of the Week is David Shire's music for Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation".

Nation20180127

Matthew Sweet shares film music inspired by the theme of patriotism.

Neo-noir20171007

Matthew Sweet with music for neo-noir film.

With Blade Runner 2049 hitting cinemas Matthew Sweet dons his trilby and gumshoes and prowls the mean streets to bring us music from some of the best neo-noir films around. He'll be hunting replicants in the rain-drenched neon of Los Angeles, snowbound in Fargo, spinning webs of lies with The Usual Suspects and caught in a tangled trail of corruption in Chinatown.

Nitin Sawhney20171028

Matthew Sweet interviews composer Nitin Sawhney, who has scored music for over 50 films.

Matthew Sweet interviews composer and musician Nitin Sawhney, who has scored music for over 50 films, including the new film "Breathe" directed by Andy Serkis, and music for TV including "Human Planet".

Clip from "Breathe" - Robin (ANDREW GARFIELD), Diana (CLAIRE FOY) and Dr Clement (STEPHEN MANGAN) the director of the Disability Research Foundation are visiting Teddy's (HUGH BONNEVILLE) workshop where he is working on a new version of the wheelchair. Writer William Nicholson. Director Andy Serkis.

Power20180120

Matthew Sweet with film music that underscore concepts of power.

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the theme of power, in particular the abuse of power, prompted by the release of Steven Spielberg's new film 'The Post'. Amongst Matthew's selection is music for 'Caligula'; 'The Last King of Scotland'; 'Paths of Glory'; 'A Few Good Men'; 'Compliance'; 'All The King's Men (2006)'; 'La Mani Sulla Citta' (Hands Over The City); 'The Insider' and 'Citizen Kane'. The programme also features part of John Williams's new score for 'The Post'.

Sound of Cinema—Monsters!20180217

Matthew Sweet looks at movies, music and monsters in the week of the release of the acclaimed new film by Guillermo del Toro 'The Shape of Water'.

Matthew considers the monstrous films of Universal Studios from the 1930s onwards; the work of movie creature makes Ray Harryhausen, Phil Tippett and Rick Baker; and features music from films such as 'The Blob', 'The Mummy Returns', 'The Creature From The Black Lagoon', 'The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms', 'Gorgo', 'The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad', 'The Valley of Gwanji', 'Starship Troopers', 'Dragonslayer', 'American Werewolf in London', 'The Thing', and 'Alien', as well as Alexandre Desplat's music from the new film 'The Shape Of Water'.

Sourced From The Bard20170429

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by Shakespearean themes.

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music inspired by films that take inspiration from the works of Shakespeare in the week of the release of William Oldroyd's film "Lady Macbeth".

While the cinema has brought many famous adaptations of Shakespeare's plays to the screen, the story of The Bard's influence on film is far greater. Matthew Sweet presents a selection of soundtracks for films that have taken Shakespeare's stories as the source material for new plots - some quite literal, others a little more subtle. The programme features a Spaghetti Western versions of Hamlet, a submarine reworking of Romeo and Juliet, and a mediaeval Japanese take on King Lear.

Featured film scores include music for 'Theatre Of Blood', 'Chimes At Midnight', 'All Night Long', 'Forbidden Planet', 'Prospero's Books', 'McLintock!' and 'The Lion King'.

The Classic Score of the Week is the film soundtrack to Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story'.

The 1940 Oscars20180303
the 1940 Oscars20180303

Matthew Sweet dusts off his tux and strolls back in time to the red carpet of the 1940 Oscars. It marked the year of The Wizard of Oz, Goodbye Mr Chips and Mr Smith Goes to Washington but it was Gone with the Wind that stole the show.

1939 had been a golden year for cinema. Among the scores and films that Matthew looks at are Erich Korngold's 'The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex'; Ferdinand Heinz Provost's 'Intermezzo'; Alfred Newman's 'Wuthering Heights'; Richard Addinsell's 'Goodbye Mr Chips'; Anthony Collin's 'Nurse Edith Cavell'; Aaron Copland's 'Of Mice And Men'; Max Steiner's 'Dark Victory'. 'Ninotchka'; 'Stagecoach'; 'The Wizard of Oz' and of course 'Gone With The Wind'.

The Disaster Movie20171021

Matthew Sweet presents music for the Disaster Movie genre, featuring music by Lorne Balfe.

Matthew Sweet with music for films inspired by the Disaster Movie genre in the week of the release of "Geostorm" featuring music by Lorne Balfe.

An often ensemble cast, pitted against difficult odds, caught in the drama of overcoming cataclysmic events, the Disaster Movie has its antecedents in the pioneering days of cinema but it reached its peak in the 1970s. But as one of the latest examples of the genre, "Geostorm" has discovered, having finally been released after several years of post production and aborted publicity campaigns, the events of Disaster Movies have a unhappy knack of being pre-empted by real life.

The programme features music from "Meteor", "San Francisco", "The High and the Mighty", "Airport", "The Poseidon Adventure", "The Towering Inferno", "Airplane", "When Worlds Collide", "Krakatoa - East of Java", "Dante's Peak" and "Geostorm".

Matthew Sweet with music for films inspired by the Disaster Movie genre in the week of the release of "Geostorm" featuring music by Lorne Balfe.

An often ensemble cast, pitted against difficult odds, caught in the drama of overcoming cataclysmic events, the Disaster Movie has its antecedents in the pioneering days of cinema but it reached its peak in the 1970s and 80s. But as one of the latest examples of the genre, "Geostorm" has discovered, having finally been released after several years of post production and aborted publicity campaigns, the events of Disaster Movies also have a unhappy knack of being pre-empted by real life.

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name20170729

Matthew Sweet on film and music for hidden gay cinema.

Matthew Sweet with a Sound of Cinema for Gay Britannia exploring homosexual presence and portrayal in British and American movies prior to the UK Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and its partially decriminalisation. Among the films and scores that Matthew features are The Maltese Falcon, Rebel Without A Cause, Rope, Spartacus and Ben-Hur.

The Muse20180203

Matthew Sweet with film music on the concept of the muse.

Matthew Sweet with film music on the concept of the muse reflecting a theme of this week's new release, 'Phantom Thread' with a new Oscar nominated score by Jonny Greenwood.

The programme also features music from the 1947 Rita Heyworth musical 'Down To Earth'; 'Shakespeare In Love'; 'The Invisible Woman'; 'The Girl With A Pearl Earring'; 'La Belle Noiseuse'; 'Surviving Picasso'; Carl Dreyer's 1927 'Michael'; 'Taxi Driver'; 'Broken Blossoms'; 'La Notte'; 'Pulp Fiction'; Elton John's music for 'The Muse'; and the Classic Score of the Week, Dmitri Tiomkin's 'Dial M for Murder'.

The Mysterious East (of London)20170902

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by London's historic East End.

Matthew Sweet with a film music inspired by London's historic East End, prompted by the release of "The Limehouse Golem" which features a new score by Johan Soderqvist. The film, by Juan Carlos Medina, stars Bill Nighy as a Victorian detective, troubled by a case of bizarre and perplexing murder. The plot is inspired by the novel of the same name by Peter Ackroyd.

Matthew focuses on the more colourful aspects of East London - as has appealed to film makers - of Charles Dickens, Opium Dens, Jack the Ripper and the Krays.
Featured films include "Oliver"; "From Hell"; "Time After Time"; "The Verdict"; "Broken Blossoms"; "It Always Rains on Sundays"; "Sparrows Can't Sing"; "Legend"; "Eastern Promises" and "The Long Good Friday".

Victoria20170916

Matthew Sweet looks at representations of Queen Victoria in film.

Matthew Sweet looks at representations of Queen Victoria in film with a programme of film music inspired by the release of "Victoria and Abdul" featuring a new score by Thomas Newman.

The programme marks the reverent and the irreverent on film, about a monarch whose reign saw the advent of cinema and whose Diamond Jubilee in 1897 was one of the first events to receive the multi-camera treatment. Featured music include scores for "Elizabeth in London"; "Assassin's Creed Syndicate"; "Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists"; "Mr Turner"; "From Hell"; "The Wrong Box"; "The Man Who Would Be Queen"; "The Life Of Vickie"; "Young Victoria" and "Mrs Brown". The Classic Score of the Week is Anthony Collins's "The Great Victoria".

Whodunnit?20171104

Matthew Sweet looks at music for whodunnits in the week of Murder On The Orient Express.

Matthew Sweet explores the whodunnit genre with a varied line-up of suspicious looking film scores in the week of the release of the new version of Agatha Christie's classic "Murder On The Orient Express".

The original Orient Express boasted a much loved classic score by Richard Rodney Bennett. The new film, with a starry ensemble cast and directed by Kenneth Branagh, has music by Branagh's regular musical collaborator, Patrick Doyle.

The programme also features music from "Death On The Nile"; "Evil Under The Sun"; "Le Grand Alibi" "8 Women"; "Gosford Park"; "The Draughtsman's Contract"; "Sleuth"; "Clue" and "Murder on the Orient Express".

Why Music? The Key To Memory20171014

Matthew Sweet with pianist Neil Brand on how memory works in film.

Live from Wellcome Collection as part of Why Music? The Key to Memory, a weekend of events, concerts and discussions exploring music's unique capacity to be remembered.

Matthew Sweet is joined by pianist and film music authority Neil Brand for a live programme exploring the importance of memory on the working of music for film. Matthew and Neil discuss and illustrate how musical recollection informs a viewer's reading of a film; how it can heighten emotional response; how at times it can even suggest psychological depths to narrative and character that run counter to our perception of the image.

They explore the 'Casablanca' effect and consider the interesting and novel ways in which our received or instinctive repertory of musical sounds, offers a collective cultural reference with the ability to evoke mood, setting, empathy and humour.

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Matthew Sweet is joined by conductor Robert Ziegler in the first of two programmes reflecting on the scores of one of the great figures of film music - Jerry Goldsmith.

The Classic Score of the Week is Goldsmith's score for the 1976 film "The Omen", and there's also music from Goldsmith's scores to "Lonely are the brave", "Patton", "Chinatown", "Freud", "Planet of the Apes" and "Poltergeist".

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Matthew Sweet presents the first of two programmes exploring the rich art and dolce vita of the Italian film composer Nino Rota. Matthew is joined by Richard Dyer, Professor of Film Studies at Kings College London, who's the author of a study of Rota called "Music, Film and Feeling".

In today's programme Matthew and Richard take a general overview of Rota's extensive output, including the scores for "The Godfather", "War and Peace", "Rocco and his brothers", "Purple Noon", "Treno Populare", "The Glass Mountain" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet".

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Matthew Sweet presents the first of two programmes of music from classic and modern Westerns, including scores by Dimitri Tiomkin, Elmer Bernstein and Ennio Morricone. Classic score of the week is Tiomkin's "High Noon".

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Matthew Sweet and Neil Brand look back on the Golden Age of the cinema and five film scores in which composers rethought the nature of the genre.

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Matthew Sweet presents the first of a weekly series of programmes celebrating film music, and with the re-release of Robin Hardy's The Wicker Man there's a heady mix about life in the British countryside in today's selection.

Friday 27th September sees the re-release of Robin Hardy's cult British film The Wicker Man. On the occasion of its fortieth anniversary, Matthew Sweet looks back at the film's imaginative score - which Christopher Lee described as being some of the best music he's heard in a film - and takes it as a springboard to explore film music which evokes the uneasy and sometimes sinister side of British rural life, as portrayed in the music for the screen.

Featured scores include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight from 1973 with music by Ron Goodwin; Witchfinder General from 1968 with music by Paul Ferris; James Bernard's music for the 1957 Hound of the Baskervilles; Erich Korngold's music for The Adventures of Robin Hood; William Walton's music for Went The Day Well; Marc Wilkinson's score for Blood On Satan's Claw; Ilan Eshkeri's Stardust; Patrick Doyle's music for Brave; and Jim Williams's music for the 2013 film A Field in England.

02Part 220140816

Matthew Sweet presents the second of two programmes exploring the rich art and dolce vita of the Italian film composer Nino Rota. Matthew is joined by Richard Dyer, Professor of Film Studies at Kings College London, who's the author of a study of Rota called "Music, Film and Feeling".

In today's programme Matthew and Richard look at the special relationship between Rota and fellow Italian film director Federico Fellini, which spawned movies such as "Casanova", "Eight and a Half", "The White Sheik", "La Strada" and "Amarcord" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Fellini's "La Dolce Vita".

02Part 220150228

Matthew Sweet is joined by conductor Robert Ziegler in the second of their two programmes profiling the film music of Jerry Goldsmith - the Classic Score of the Week is modern classic, the 1999 "Star Trek - The Motion Picture". The programme also includes music from Goldsmith's scores for "Twilight Zone - the movie", "Alien", "Total Recall", "Logan's Run", "Basic Instinct" and "Gremlins".

02Part 220150418

Matthew Sweet presents the first of two programmes of music from classic and modern Westerns, including scores by Dimitri Tiomkin, Elmer Bernstein and Ennio Morricone. Classic score of the week is Tiomkin's "High Noon".

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Matthew Sweet and Neil Brand with the second of two programmes charting scores in which composers brought new ideas to the world of film music.

In today's programme they look at scores from the late 60s to the present and feature music by John Barry; Michel Legrand; John Williams; Jerry Goldsmith; John Carpenter; Danny Elfman; Thomas Newman; Hans Zimmer and Johann Johannsson.

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This week's featured release is "Mandela:The Long Walk to Freedom", Matthew Sweet features the new score by Alex Heffes and looks at music inspired by other films about prisoners.

13Filthy Lucre20140118

Matthew Sweet introduces film scores on the subject of money by Max Steiner, Dmitri Tiomkin and others and profiles the music for the new cinema release from Martin Scorsese, "The Wolf of Wall Street".

The featured film composer is Elmer Bernstein and the Classic Score of Week: Ennio Morricone's "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly".

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14Behind Enemy Lines20140201

15Behind Enemy Lines20140201

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music about war and military action behind enemy lines - inspired by this week's featured new release - Peter Berg's "The Lone Survivor", which has a new score by Steve Jablonsky, which will feature in the programme.

The classic score of the week is Ron Goodwin's "Where Eagles Dare".

#soundofcinema.

1619th Century Women20140208

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by 19th-century women alongside this week's featured new release, "The Invisible Woman" - about Charles Dickens's relationship with the actress Nelly Ternan. The programme features an interview with the composer , Ilan Eshkeri, and looks back at some of his past work, including "Stardust", "Coriolanus" and "The Ring of the Nibelungen".

Other featured sound tracks include music by Carl Davis, Miklos Rosza, Elmer Bernstein, Bryan Byrne and Georges Auric. Matthew's Classic Film Score of the Week is Richard Rodney Bennett's "Far From The Madding Crowd".

#soundofcinema.

17Baftas20140215

On the eve of the announcement of the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards, Matthew Sweet looks back on music from some of the prize-winning films across the 44 year history of the Best Score Category. From John Barry's 1968 score for The Lion In Winter, to Thomas Newman's 2013 music for the James Bond movie Skyfall.

#soundofcinema

(See also "Saturday Classics with Ella Spira" 1400-1600).

18Books20140222

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by books in the light of this week's featured new release - "The Book Thief", featuring a new score by John Williams.

The classic score of the week is Bernard Herrmann's "Fahrenheit 451" and the programme also features music by Nico Muhly, James Horner, Thomas Newman and Joseph LoDuca.

#soundofcinema.

19Ancient Greece - The Soundtrack (according To Hollywood)20140308

Matthew Sweet on film music written for the sword and sandal movie world of Ancient Greece, prompted by this week's featured new release "300: Rise of an Empire".

The new film has been scored by Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL). Matthew also highlights scores by Bernard Herrmann, Laurence Rosenthal, and James Horner, among others, from films such as "Clash of The Titans"; "Troy"; "Immortals" and "Jason and the Argonauts". The Classic Score of the Week is Max Steiner's music for "Helen of Troy".

#soundofcinema.

20Number Crunching20140315

Matthew Sweet proves there's more to movies and mathematics than Superman 1, 2, 3 etc with a selection of film music sharing the theme of "Zero Theorem" - this week's big release.

Terry Gilliam's new film is inspired by the power of mathematics to change the world, with a new score by George Fenton. Matthew considers the film and its music and looks at other film scores inspired by number-crunching, from Don Davis's music for "The Matrix" trilogy to James Horner's score to "A Beautiful Mind".

21Live At Southbank Centre: Mica Levi20140322

Matthew Sweet comes live from London's Southbank Centre with guest Mica Levi, composer for the new Scarlett Johansson film "Under the Skin". This week's featured new release is Jason Reitman's "Labor Day", with a Golden Globe-winning performance from Kate Winslet and a score by British-born composer Rolfe Kent, plus we catch up with some of our Sound of Cinema Listener Suggestions, including this week's featured Classic Score, Erich Korngold's "The Sea Wolf".

Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.

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22Live At Southbank Centre: Silent Movies20140329

Matthew Sweet is live at Southbank Centre and this week he focuses on music for the Silent Movies. The Classic Score of the Week is Chaplin's music for "Limelight".

Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.

23The Bible20140405

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film scores inspired by the Bible including the Classic Score of the Week, Alfred Newman's "The Robe" and Clint Mansell's music for "Noah".

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24Film Scores Inspired By The 18th Century20140412

As part of Radio 3's 18th Century season, Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music with an 18th century theme, including John Addison's music for "Tom Jones", Rachel Portman's score for "The Duchess", George Fenton's music for "Dangerous Liaisons" and the Classic Score of the Week, the Oscar-winning music for Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon".

25Comic Strip Heroes20140419

Matthew Sweet introduces film music for superheroes including the new score for The Amazing Spiderman 2 by Hans Zimmer and the Classic Score of the Week - John Williams's Superman.

While superheroes have been with us since the 1930s, and they have made occassional forays into movies from that time, it was really the arrival of Superman in 1978 that fired the public's imgaination with the cinematic superhero - helped, in no small way, by John Williams' classic score. Matthew considers some of the succesful "superhero" soundtracks that have emerged in the past 35 years, including the music for Batman; The X-Men and Spiderman.

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26Robots, Cyborgs And Ai20140426

Matthew Sweet with film scores inspired by robots, cyborgs and artificial intelligence in the week that sees the release of Wally Pfister's "Transcendence" and a new score by Mychael Danna. Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Gottfried Huppertz's music for Fritz Lang's "Metropolis".

Also in the programme is music by Bruce Broughton, John Williams, Bernard Herrmann, Thomas Newman, James Horner, Paul Misraki and David Arnold.

Matthew Sweet with film scores inspired by robots, cyborgs and artificial intellegence in the week that sees the release of Wally Pfister's "Transcendence" and a new score by Mychael Danna. Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Gottfried Huppertz's music for Fritz Lang's "Metropolis".

27David Newman And Tarzan20140503

Matthew Sweet looks at the music of David Newman, one of the great Hollywood dynasty of film composers, whose latest score features in the new Tarzan film, released this week.

28Studio Ghibli20140510

Matthew Sweet looks at the music for the Japanese phenomenon that is Studio Ghibli in the week that sees the release of Hayao Miyazaki last film, "The Wind Rises".

The celebrated Japanese animation studio has produced some acclaimed titles including "Spirited Away", "The Princess Mononoke", "Laputa - Castle in the Sky"and "Porco Rosso". Aviation is often a prevailing theme of the films, reflecting Miyazaki's years growing up around his father's business in the Japanese aviation industry. Matthew talks to Justin Johnson of the British Film Institute about the films, and about the BFI's current Studio Ghibli Festival; and features work from one of the studio's foremost composers, Joe Hisaishi.

Matthew also turns his attention to other great film scores inspired by the theme of aviation, including The Battle of Britain; The Sound Barrier and The Aviator.

29Beneath The Surface With Godzilla: King Of Metaphors20140517

Matthew Sweet takes musical inspiration from this week's new Godzilla film - the fictional filmic monster who has been inspiring metaphors and mayhem for the past 60 years.

This week Matthew looks at music for films which convey other meanings below the surface. His selection includes music by Alan Silvestri for Forrest Gump; Harry Gregson-Williams music for "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe"; Leonard Rosenman's music for "Star Trek" and Clinton Shorter's for "District 9". There is also music for "The Time Machine", and the Classic score of the Week is Akira Ifukube's music for the first in the Japanese Godzilla series.

The programme also features the latest film appearence of Godzilla with music by Alexandre Desplat.

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30The Wizard Of Oz20140524

In the week that sees the release of "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return", Matthew Sweet looks back on some of the film music that has been created for the adaptations of L Frank Baum's stories of Dorothy and her friends in the land of Oz - not least the much-loved classic starring Judy Garland, in this, its 75th anniversary year.

The programme also features music from The Wiz, Journey Back to Oz, Return to Oz, Oz the Great and Powerful, plus others - and part of Toby Chu's new score for "Legends of Oz".

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31The Screen Villainess20140531

Matthew Sweet introduces music inspired by screen villainesses in the week that sees the launch of Robert Stromberg's film, "Maleficent" - inspired by Disney's vindictive fairy in "Sleeping Beauty" and starring Angelina Jolie - with a vast new orchestral score by James Newton Howard.

Other scores featured in the programme include: George Fenton's "Dangerous Liaisons"; Jerry Goldsmith's "Basic Instinct"; Hans Zimmer's "Sherlock Holmes"; Henry Jackman's "X Men - First Class"; Henry Mancini "Mommie Dearest"; Jack Nitzsche "One Flew over The Cuckoo's Nest"and Alan Menken's "The LIttle Mermaid". The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's "Rebecca".

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32Rachel Portam And Belle20140607

Matthew Sweet meets composer Rachel Portman in the week that sees the launch of Amma Asante's "Belle", featuring a new Rachel Portman score.

Rachel Portman is one of the most successful and distinctive British film composers with an extensive catalogue of film scores to her name.

Matthew meets Rachel at her London home and looks back on a career that stretches beyond her music for the 1989 Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, through Chocolat, The Duchess, Oliver Twist, Sirens, Benny and Joon, The Manchurian Candidate, The Cider House Rules and the Academy Award-winning Emma.

The programme also features music from Rachel's new score for Belle.

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33Movie Inventors20140614

Matthew Sweet looks at film music inspired by inventors following Friday's launch of "The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet" by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

34Computer Animations And John Powell20140621

Matthew Sweet talks to Hollywood composer John Powell about films scores for computer-animated features such as "How To Train Your Dragon", the sequel to which appeared this week.

35Music In The Great War: The First World War20140628

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films set against the background of the First World War, including the Classic Score of the Week, Joseph Kosma's music for Jean Renoir's movie masterpiece, La Grande Illusion. The First World War prompted a cinematic response even before the War was over and it has continued to exercise the film maker's imagination ever since. From Charles Chaplin's Shoulder Arms in 1918 to Steven Spielberg's recent War Horse, the stories and commentaries are varied and include some of the great moments in film and film-music (The African Queen; All Quiet on The Western Front; Lawrence of Arabia).

36Senior Moments20140705

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by movies about old age, prompted by this week's new release: "The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared", with music by Matti Bye.

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's music for "Sunset Boulevard".

The programme also includes music from "Up"; "Driving Miss Daisy"; "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"; "On Golden Pond"; "Iris"; "The Hunger"; "Cocoon" and "Wild Strawberries".

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37Fine Arts20140712

Matthew Sweet with music for films recalling the world's great artists in the week that sees the UK theatrical release of the second part of Peter Greenaway's "Dutch Masters Trilogy".

The programme includes music by Michael Nyman; Georges Auric; Elliot Goldenthal; Alexandre Desplat; Gabriel Yared; Nicholas Ward-Jackson; Jeff Beal; Frank Cordell and Krishna Levi.

Films: "Lust for Life"; The Draughtsman's Contract"; "Moulin Rouge"; "Frida"; "Girl With A Pearl Earring"; "Camille Claudel"; "Caravaggio 1610"; "Pollock" and "The Rebel".

The Classic Score of the week is Alex North's "The Agony and the Ecstasy".

38Monkey Business20140719

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of simian inspired film music for the week that has seen the release of the latest in the "Planet of the Apes" series of movies.

He looks back on scores that have been created over the past 46 years for the celebrated science fiction saga, and also to other soundtracks for films inspired by mankind's nearest relative.

39They Came From Outer Space20140726

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by visitors from outer space inspired by the week's featured new release: David Green's "Earth to Echo" with music by Joseph Trapanese.

Featured scores include: Alan Silvestri's "Contact"; Tristram Cary's " Quatermass and the Pit"; Danny Elfman's "Men in Black" and Eric Serra's "The Fifth Element".

The classic score of the week is John Williams's "E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial".

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40Till Death Us Do Part20140802

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film scores inspired by love and tragedy prompted by this week's featured new release, Michel Gondry's romantic fantasy film Mood Indigo, starring Audrey Tautou and with music by Etienne Charry.

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Francis Lai's "Love Story".

41Till Death Us Do Part20140802
43Grey Matter - Brains And Movie Music20140823

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for film inspired by the human brain, from the thoughts of great geniuses to the creations of mad scientists.

Featured scores include: Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe's for "Megamind"; James Horner's for "A Beautiful Mind"; Mark Mothersbaugh's for "The Royal Tenenbaums"; Carter Burwell's for "Being John Malkovich"; Angelo Badalamenti's for "City of Lost Children"; Randy Newman's for "Awakenings"; plus music by Eric Serra for this week's featured new release: "Lucy".

The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's "The Bride of Frankenstein".

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44Ar Rahman20140830

Matthew Sweet profiles one of India's most succesful composers, the "Mozart of Madras", A.R. Rahman, whose film scores have changed the sound of Indian cinema. The programme coincides with the release of two new films featuring A.R. Rahman scores - "Million Dollar Arm" and "The Hundred-Foot Journey".

In this dip into the world of Rahman we hear music from "Lagaan"; "Roja"; "Bombay"; "Taal"; "Warriors of Heaven and Earth"; "Elizabeth - The Golden Age" and "Couples Retreat".

The Classic Score of the Week is A.R. Rahman's music for Danny Boyle's "Slumdog Millionaire".

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45Memory20140906

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the theme of memory, in the launch weekend of Rowan Joffe's "Before I Go To Sleep" with a new score by Ed Shearmur.

The Classic Score of the Week is Miklós Rózsa's music for "Spellbound".

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46Pride20140913

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of music for film inspired by the LGBT movement in the weeekend that has seen the release of Matthew Warchus's film "Pride", with a score by Christopher Nightingale.

47Pianos20140920

Matthew Sweet with a seletion of film music inspired by the piano to coincide with the launch of the thriller "Grand Piano".

The Classic Score of the Week is Richard Addinsell's music for "Dangerous Moonlight".

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48From The Small Screen20140927

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for film that began life on the small screen, including Harry Gregson-Williams's score for Antoine Fuqua's new release - The Equalizer.

The programme also includes music for big screen versions of "Mission Impossible"; "The Addams Family", "Zorro", "Twin Peaks", "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", "Star Trek", "Monty Python","The Avengers" and "The Muppets".

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week focuses on Barry Gray's music for Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds Are Go".

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49Guilty 'til Proven Innocent20141004

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for films on the subject of innocence and guilt prompted by the release of David Fincher's "Gone Girl" with a new score by Trent Reznor.

The programme also features music from "To Kill A Mockingbird"' "In The Heat Of The Night", "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", "The Green Mile" and "The Fugitive".

The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's for Hitchcock's "North By Northwest".

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50Of A Puzzling Nature20141011

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music for films inspired by puzzles and games prompted by this week's new release, "The Maze Runner" with music by John Paesano.

The Classic Score of the Week is Michel Legrand's music for "The Thomas Crown Affair".

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51Richard Attenborough Tribute20141018

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music in homage to the late Richard Attenborough. Matthew's guest is the composer George Fenton who collaborated with Attenborough on many films.

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52Biopics - Great Britons20141025

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music written for biopics about great Britons, in the week of the launch of Mike Leigh's new film about JMW Turner with a new score by Gary Yershon.

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53Live From The Free Thinking Festival: Breaking The Sound Barrier20141101

Matthew Sweet presents a live edition from Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at Sage Gateshead with composer Max Richter, whose credits include music for "Shutter Island", "Waltz with Bashir" and "Sarah's Key".

54The Fourth Dimension20141108

Matthew Sweet profiles scores for films inspired by notions of time, space and travel prompted by Christopher Nolan's new film "Interstellar".

The programme includes music by Bill McGuffie from "Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 AD"; by David Arnold from "Stargate"; by Alan Silvestri from "Back to the Future"; Miklos Rozsa from "Time After Time"; John Barry from "Somewhere In Time"; Nathan Johnson from "Looper"; and by Michael Andrews from "Donnie Darko".

The classic score of the week is Russell Garcia's score for the 1960 version of "The Time Machine".

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55Let The Games Begin20141122

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by contest and competition in the arena, from sporting prowess to the gladiatorial - including music for the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.

56Lorne Balfe20141129

Matthew Sweet meets Lorne Balfe, composer for the new animated comedy The Penguins of Madagascar. The programme explores how Balfe set about writing music for this offshoot to the one of the biggest movie franchises in recent years - the "Madagascar" series - and looks at some of Balfe's other work for film and for computer games.

The classic score of the week is Ralph Vaughan-Williams's "Scott of the Antarctic".

57British Sci-fi From The Bfi Days Of Fear And Wonder20141206

Matthew Sweet is joined by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price for a review of music written for British Sci Fi films, recorded on London's South Bank as part of the BFI Sci Fi Festival -"Days of Fear and Wonder".

Matthew and Steve begin there survey with Arthur Bliss's famous score for the HG Well's inspired film "Things To Come". They look at the work of James Bernard and Tristram Cary for the Quatermass films and reflect on scores for "The First Men In The Moon"; "2001 - A Space Odyssey"; "Alien"; "Brazil"; "Flash Gordon" "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy"; "Sunshine"; "Inception"; "Under The Skin" and "Gravity".

58Sagas20141213

With the latest instalment of Peter Jackson's Tolkien-inspired films launched on Friday, Matthew Sweet looks at film music and sagas.

59Ennio Morricone20141227

Matthew Sweet looks back on the career of the great Italian film composer Ennio Morricone with the Morricone expert Pasquale Iannone.

The programme includes music from much loved classics such as "A Fist Full of Dollars" and "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly"; "Cinema Paradiso", "1900", "The Mission"; and less well known scores such as "The Investigation Of A Citizen Above Suspicion"; "A Quiet Place In The Country" and Morricone's first score: "Il Federale".

The Classic Score of the Week is "Once Upon A Time In The West".

60In The Limelight20150103

Matthew Sweet introduces music written for films inspired by the acting profession hot on the heels of the launch of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's new drama, "Birdman - The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance".

The programme includes scores from "Shakespeare In Love"; "All About Eve"; "Being Julia"; "Theatre of Blood"; "A Double Life"; "Kiss Me Kate"; "42nd Street"; "Les Enfants du Paradis"; "The Last Metro"and "The Artist".

The Classic Score of the Week is Charles Chaplin's "Limelight".

There is also a chance to hear music by Johann Johannsson for the recent Stephen Hawking bio-pic "The Theory of Everything".

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62All That Jazz...20150117

Matthew Sweet with a selection of jazz inspired film music including Justin Hurwitz's new score for "Whiplash" and the Classic Score "A Streetcar Named Desire" by Alex North.

63Cities - Urban Landscapes20150124

Cinema's urban landscapes can be threatening and challenging. Matthew Sweet introduces film music evoking the darkness and the light of the city including "Metropolis" and "Bladerunner".

The Classic Score of the Week is Anton Karas' "The Third Man" and the programme also features music from "La Dolce Vita", Jacques Tati's "Playtime"; "The Dark Knight Rises"; "Roman Holiday" and "Wings of Desire".

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63Urban Landscapes20150124

Cinema's urban landscapes can be threatening and challenging. Matthew Sweet introduces film music evoking the darkness and the light of the city including "Metropolis" and "Bladerunner".

64Detective20150131

Matthew Sweet considers music written to enhance the character of the movie detective. The Classic Score of the week is David Raksin's 1944 music for "Laura" which features one of film music's most enduring themes.

The featured new release is Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" introducing Thomas Pynchon's LA detective Larry "Doc" Sportello - and a new score by Jonny Greenwood.

65Inherit The Earth20150207

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by heritage - the Classic score of the week is Copland's "The Heiress" and the new release, Michael Giacchino's score for "Jupiter Ascending".

66Obsession20150214

In the week of the much anticipated release of "Fifty Shades of Grey", Matthew Sweet features the Danny Elfman score and considers film music inspired by obsession.

The programme includes music from Of Human Bondage; American Beauty; The Talented Mr Ripley; Perfume: The Story of a Murderer; Peeping Tom; Lolita; Eyes Wide Shut; Fatal Attraction; Last Tango In Paris and Sleeping With the Enemy.

The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's "Vertigo".

69Women In Film20150307

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel created an influential means of measuring the significance of the role woman play in film: Does the film contain a conversation between two women about something other than a man?

Reflecting International Women's Day on Sunday, Matthew Sweet features music for films that pass the Bechdel Test.

Featured scores includes "Thelma and Louise", "Gone With The Wind", "Silence Of The Lambs", "The Portrait Of A Lady", "The Princess Mononoke", "Orlando", "Annie Get Your Gun". The Classic Score of the Week is Alfred Newman's "All About Eve".

Matthew also profiles scores by some of the foremost women film composers, including Lesley Barber, Lisa Gerrard, Doreen Carwithen, Rachel Portman, Anne Dudley, Jocelyn Pook, Laura Rossi and Debbie Wiseman.

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70Bafta Games Awards20150314

Matthew Sweet looks at music specially written for the important growth area of gaming and marks the 10th BAFTA Gaming Awards which were announced this week.

71Folk Tales20150321

Matthew Sweet features film music inspired by the folk tale in the week that sees the UK release of Isao Takahata's acclaimed Studio Ghibli animation The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

The programme also includes music from "The Company of Wolves"; "The Brothers Grimm"; "Blancanieves"; "Belle et la Bete"; "Excalibur"; "King Arthur"and "The Secret of Roan Inish".

The Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's "The Adventures of Robin Hood".

72Patrick Doyle20150328

Matthew Sweet meets composer Patrick Doyle for a look back on his film composing career to date in the week that sees the release of his new score for Disney's Cinderella.

73Down Under20150404

With the release of Russell Crowe's directorial debut in The Water Diviner, Matthew Sweet features some of its music and looks at a selection of film music with an antipodean connection.

75Classic Novels20150502

Matthew Sweet presents film music inspired by classic novels and short stories in the week of the launch of the new version of Thomas Hardy's "Far From the Madding Crowd" with music by Craig Armstrong.

The Classic Score of the Week is Alfred Newman's "Wuthering Heights".

76Forever Young20150509

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by stories of immortality in the week of the release of "The Age of Adaline" with music by Rob Simonsen. Simonsen is known for his work with Mychael Danna on "The Life of Pi", and he also scored the recent film "Foxcatcher" - he's been earmarked in the American Press as 'one to watch'.

The Classic Score of the Week is James Bernard's music for "She".

77The Ealing Comedies20150516

Matthew Sweet turns his attention to the celebrated Ealing Comedies and the composers who wrote the music for them, including Georges Auric, Benjamin Frankel, Tristram Cary, Henry Mancini and Ernest Irving.

78Is There Anybody Out There?20150523

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films inspired by the spirit world in the week of the release of "Poltergeist" with a new score by Marc Streitenfeld.

The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's "The Ghost and Mrs Muir".

79The Films Of William Walton20150530

Matthew Sweet looks back on the film career of William Walton who composed for 13 films between 1934 and 1969 including Escape Me Never; First Of The Few; Went The Day Well; The Battle of Britain; The Three Sisters and Olivier's Hamlet and Richard III.

The Classic Score of the Week - during this, the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt - features his music for Shakespeare's "Henry V".

80Spies!20150606

Matthew Sweet presents an edition of music from spy movies, featuring scores from gritty Carré-esque espionage films to James Bond action fantasies.

This week's new release is Paul Feig's "Spy", starring Melissa McCarthy, with a score by Theodore Shapiro.

Other featured films include "The Lady Vanishes"; "The Third Man"; "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"; "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold"; "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" and Matthew's Classic Score of the Week - Roy Webb's music for Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious".

81Prehistory20150613

Matthew Sweet excavates samples of prehistoric film music in the light of the launch of the latest movie in the Jurassic Park franchise - Jurassic World.

The programme features scores by John Williams and Michael Giacchino. The Classic Score of the week is Mario Nascimbene's music for One Million Years BC.

82Classical Voice Season20150620

Matthew Sweet brings the Sound of Cinema live from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as part of the BBC's coverage of Cardiff Singer of Year. He is joined by composer John Hardy and together they consider the movie world's relationship with opera, introducing a selection of recordings where the two genres come head to head. Laurel and Hardy in Fra Diavolo and The Bohemian Girl; the Marx Brothers with A Night At The Opera; Bernard Herrmann and Citizen Kane. Matthew looks at the use of operatic music in films such as Raging Bull, Gallipoli, Apocalypse Now, Pretty Woman, Diva, Fitzcarraldo etc. The programme also explores some of the Silver Screen's great voices.

The Classic Score of the Week is The Great Caruso.

83On The Wrong Side Of The Law20150627

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music written for characters who find themselves on the wrong side of the law in the week that has seen the release of John Maclean's "Slow West" with a score by Jed Kurzel.

Matthew's Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's 1935 "Captain Blood".

84The Age Of Machines20150704

Matthew Sweet on film music inspired by man and machine in the week of the launch of the latest in the Terminator series. Matthew joins composers Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe who talk about their new score for the film Terminator Genisys.

Also in the programme, James Horner's music for Bicentennial Man; David Arnold's Stepford Wives; Howard Shore's Hugo; Mark Mothersbaugh's Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs; Michel Sanvoisin's Little Dorrit (with a little help from Verdi); Philippe Sarde and Tess; Elmer Bernstein's Wild Wild West; Steve Jablonsky's Steamboy; and the Classic Score of the Week is Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times - a sneak preview of a soon to be released recording from Timothy Brock.

85James Horner20150711

Matthew Sweet presents a tribute to the film composer James Horner who died suddenly last month. A regular collaborator of directors Ron Howard and James Cameron, Horner was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won two for his work on Titanic. Famously prolific he scored more than 100 films, including numerous blockbusters such as Braveheart, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind and the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar.

86Real Lives And True Events20150725

Matthew Sweet turns his attention to music written for films based on real lives, in the weekend of the launch of "True Story" - a film about identify theft.

The Classic Score of the Week is Franz Waxman's "Taras Bulba".

87Marco Beltrami20150808

Matthew Sweet meets prolific American composer Marco Beltrami, pupil of Jerry Goldsmith and arguably the foremost creator of the modern horror film soundtrack. ("Scream", "Mimic","Carrie", "The Omen"). There is much more to Beltrami besides. His credits also include "I Robot", "The Hurt Locker", "The Woman in Black", "The Homesman", "Terminator 3", "3:10 to Yuma". Beltrami has just teamed up with Philip Glass to create the score for the new "Fantastic Four" film, released this week.

88The Sound Of Hitchcock20150815

Matthew Sweet with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Timothy Brock, present concert performances of classic scores from the films of Alfred Hitchcock, including "Rebecca", "North By Northwest", "Dial M for Murder", "Vertigo", Psycho" and "Spellbound".

89Hammer20150829

Matthew Sweet explores the music of Hammer Horrors and other films made by the eponymous British production company. Founded in 1934 the company acquired the film rights to BBC radio series such as Dick Barton: Special Agent before going on to launch its iconic Horror series in the mid-fifties with hits including The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Mummy.

Featuring horror scores by composers James Bernard, Tristram Cary, and Benjamin Frankel, as well as music from Hammer's highly successful comedy films and only space western...

90The Criminal Mind20150912

Matthew Sweet features film music inspired by the dark world of the criminal mind - the Classic Score of the Week is Max Steiner's music for the 1949 film noir "White Heat", starring James Cagney.

Also featured in the programme is Martin Phipps's music from the 2010 version of "Brighton Rock"; Philip Green's "League of Gentlemen"; Quincy Jones's "The Italian Job"; Roy Budd's "Get Carter"; Ennio Morricone's "The Untouchables"; Elliot Goldenthal's "Public Enemies" and film noir scores by Andre Previn and David Raksin.

The featured new release is "Legend" with a new score by Carter Burwell.

91Head In The Clouds20150919

Matthew Sweet presents music from films about mountains and mountaineering. The featured new release is Everest, a retelling of the 1996 Mount Everest disaster starring Jake Gyllenhaal, with a score by Dario Marianelli.

92Scotland20151003

With the release this week of Justin Kurzel's new screen version of Macbeth, Matthew Sweet reflects on film music which revels in the history and culture of Scotland. The programmes includes scores from "Highlander"; "Rob Roy"; "Braveheart"; "The Ghost Goes West"; "Cloud Atlas"; "Death Watch" and the Classic Score of the Week - Mikolas Rosza's "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes".

93From Out Of The Shadows20151010

Matthew Sweet presents music from films featuring a range of assassins, hitmen and sharp shooters. Our classic score of the week is David Amram's 1962 score for The Manchurian Candidate, the Cold War thriller starring Frank Sinatra and Janet Leigh. The featured new release is Sicario with a score by Johann Johannson.

94Changing The Way We Think20151017

Matthew Sweet introduces scores for films that question the way we think, in the week that has seen the launch of Sarah Gavron's new biopic, "Suffragette", with music by Alexandre Desplat.

Matthew Sweet introduces scores for films that question the way we think about the cinema, and about other things as well -

The programme features music from Birth of a Nation; The Assassination of the Duke of Guise; Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; The Seven Samurai; The Magnificent Seven; The Robe; Midnight Cowboy; Taxi Driver; The Young Sherlock Holmes; Avatar;and the Classic Score of the Week - Jaws.

Matthew also considers whether film can change our ideas about society in the week that has seen the launch of Sarah Gavron's new biopic, "Suffragette", with music by Alexandre Desplat.

95Witchcraft20151024

Matthew Sweet introduces music for films exploring the theme of witchcraft prompted by the release of "The Last Witch Hunter" with music by Steve Jablonsky. The Classic Score of the Week is Roy Webb's "Cat People".

96Symphonic Bond20151031

As the new James Bond movie, "Spectre" reaches cinemas, Matthew Sweet is at London's Barbican Centre as part of "Sound Unbound" to celebrate the great music from this most beloved of movie franchises. Composer Neil Brand joins Matthew to look back over past Bond scores, plus we hear from Spectre composer Thomas Newman.

97Jocelyn Pook20151107

Matthew Sweet is joined by composer Jocelyn Pook, whose music features in Eyes Wide Shut, Heidi and Brick Lane to talk about her work in film.

98Bbc Films20151114

Matthew Sweet is joined by producer Christine Langan and composer George Fenton to celebrate 25 years of BBC Films in the week that has seen the launch of The Lady In The Van.

99Once More Unto The Breach...20151121

Matthew Sweet looks at film music inspired by the battlefield hot on the heels of the release of Hunger Games, Mockingjay 2. The Classic score of the week is Rosza's El Cid.

The programme also includes music from the films Troy, Alexander, Fury, Saving Private Ryan, Atonement, Ran, 47 Ronin, and The Lord of the Rings.

100The Cold War20151128

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the Cold War culminating in Steven Spielberg's new film "Bridge of Spies" with music by Thomas Newman.

101Northern Lights: Fire And Ice20151205

Matthew Sweet looks at film, music, and Iceland and is joined by the award-winning composer Johann Johannsson, whose scores include The Theory of Everything and Sicario.

102Northern Lights: Bergman And Beyond20151212

As part of Radio 3's Northern Lights season Matthew Sweet presents a selection of music from Swedish cinema including Erik Nordgren's scores for the films of Ingmar Bergman.

103Star Wars20151219

With the release of "Star Wars - The Force Awakens", Matthew Sweet looks back on John Williams's music for the celebrated movie franchise.

104God Bless Us Everyone20151226

Matthew Sweet presents music from film adaptations of the works of Charles Dickens: including scores for his festive favourite A Christmas Carol by Richard Addinsell and Danny Elfman.

105New Year New Music - Experimenting With Music For Film20160102

Matthew Sweet looks at some of the experimental ventures in music for film from composers who have strived to create new sounds and evoke new aural worlds to underscore the movies.

Recorded as part of Radio 3's New Year - New Music Season, the programme features scores by Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Philip Glass, Peter Maxwell Davies, Jon Brion, Bebe and Louis Baron, Mario Nascimbene, Hans Zimmer, Basil Kirchin, Mr Ozio, Carter Burwell and Nathan Johnson.

106Countdown20160109

Matthew Sweet counts down through some of great movie scores featuring numbers in the title in the week that has seen the launch of Quentin Tarantino's new film The Hateful Eight with a new score by Ennio Morricone.

The programme includes music from "Apollo 13", "Twelve Years A Slave", "The Ten Commandments", "9", "8 Femmes"; "The Seven Year Itch" alongside scores by Alfred Newman, Malcolm Arnold, Randy Newman and Elmer Bernstein, Philip Glass and Marco Beltrami, Jerry Goldsmith and Ennio Morricone.

107Rousseau's Forbidden Experiment20160116

Matthew Sweet with music for films about those cut off from conventional living. Those left to their own devices include Mowgli, Tarzan and Romulus and Remus.

The programme features music from "Edward Scissorhands"; "L'Enfant Sauvage"; "The Enigma of Kasper Hauser"; "Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan"; "Princess Mononoke"; "The Jungle Book (1942)"; "Romolo e Remo"; "Lord of the Flies"; "Tangled"; "Nell" and "The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe". The featured new release is Lenny Abrahamson's "Room" - with music by Stephen Rennicks.

108Rags And Riches20160123

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by images of poverty and riches in the week of the launch of "The Big Short" with a score by Nicholas Britell.

Nicholas Brittell's work with Hans Zimmer on the score for "12 Years A Slave" won him great praise, since which he went on to score Natalie Portman's directorial debut film, "A Tale of Love and Darkness".

109Reds And Beds20160206

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by ideas of McCarthyism in the week of the launch of Jay Roach's new film Trumbo with music by Theodore Shapiro.

110Enemy Of The People20160213

Matthew Sweet with music for films about whistle-blowers, Cassandras and Enemies of the People in the week that sees the launch of the Ibsenesque "Concussion" starring Will Smith.

The programme features music from "I Robot"; "When Worlds Collide"; "The Bible - In The Beginning"; "Noah"; "Silkwood"; "The Village" and "The Parallax View". The Classic Score of the Week is John Williams's music for "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind".

Matthew also casts a thought on this weekend's BAFTAs.

110Reds And Beds20160206

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music inspired by the fears of communist infiltration in Hollywood in the late 40s and 50s and the persecution of the "Hollywood 10" and others, in the week of the launch of Jay Roach's new film "Trumbo" with music by Theodore Shapiro.

The programme features music from "Red Dawn", "Silk Stockings", "The Day The Earth Stood Still", "High Noon", "Inherit The Wind", "The Eternal Sea", "The Caine Mutiny", "On The Waterfont", "Spartacus" and "Exodus".

112Malcolm Arnold20160220

Matthew Sweet looks back on the film career of Malcolm Arnold, including excerpts from "Hobson's Choice", "Bridge on the River Kwai", "Hard Times" and "Roots of Heaven". Matthew's classic score of the week is from "The Belles of St Trinian's".

113Crime And Punishment20160227

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by "crime and punishment" prompted by the Hollywood remake of "Secret In Their Eyes" with music by Emilio Kauderer. The programme also includes music from "To Catch A Thief"; "The Lavender Hill Mob"; "The Asphalt Jungle"; "Breathless"; "The Green Mile"; "Minority Report" and "Judge Dredd" and the Classic Score of the week is Duke Ellington's music for "Anatomy of a Murder".

114International Women's Day20160305

Ahead of Radio 3's International Women's Day celebration this Tuesday Matthew Sweet presents music from films made by female directors, from Hollywood big hitters Kathryn Bigelow and Jane Campion, to European auteurs Agnieszka Holland and Antonia Bird. He also talks to composer Olga Neuwirth, who writes concert works as well as hybrids of film, theatre and performance art, and who has written the score for Goodnight Mommy, an Austrian horror film released in the UK this week.

115Soulmates20160312

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films about soulmates in the week of the launch of Charlie Kaufman's "Anomalisa" with a new score by Carter Burwell.

The programme features music from "Amelie"; "An Affair To Remember"; "Casablanca"; "The Lake House"; "Love Actually"; "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg"; "The Lobster" and "The Double Life of Veronique".

116Son Of God20160319

Matthew Sweet with a programme of film music inspired by the life and times of Christ.

117Batman V Superman20160326

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the cinematic portrayal of Batman and Superman in the week in which the movies pit one comic strip hero against the other in Zack Snyder's "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice".

Matthew considers the background and origin of both cartoon superheroes and features some of the earliest Batman/Superman screen music - written by composers such as Sammy Timberg, Leon Klatzkin, Lee Zahler and Mischa Bakaleinikoff. And of course there are also the more familiar scores as well, from Neal Hefti, Danny Elfman, Shirley Walker, Elliot Goldenthal and Hans Zimmer.

The Classic Score of the Week is John Williams's iconic music for "Superman - The Movie".

118Powell And Pressburger20160402

Matthew Sweet looks at music for the films of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger who created some of Britain's best loved and innovative classic films.

The programme features music from "The 49th Parallel"; "A Matter of Life and Death"; "Black Narcissus" - and the Classic Score of the Week, Brian Easdale's music for "The Red Shoes".

119Genius20160409

Matthew Sweet features music for films on the theme of "Genius" including music for the new Matthew Brown film about mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan - "The Man Who Knew Infinity", with music by Matthew's brother, Coby.

Also in the programme, music by James Bernard, Alexandre Desplat, Stanley Myers, Harald Kloser and Thomas Wander, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Barrington Pheloung, Jeff Beal, Elliot Goldenthal and Gary Yershon. The Classic Score of the Week is Miklos Rozsa's music for the 1956 Van Gogh bio-pic "Lust for Life".

120Brian Tyler20160416

Matthew Sweet is joined by Award winning Hollywood composer Brian Tyler whose credits include over 70 films including blockbusters such "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Iron Man 3" and the "Fast and Furious" franchise. Brian has composed a new score for the film "Criminal" which was launched in cinemas this week, and in May he will be giving a concert of his music with the Philharmonia at London's Festival Hall.

Tyler is especially known for his large orchestral, high octane scores associated with the action thriller and the superhero genres. He talks to Matthew about his work to date, his affection for someof the great film composers of the past, and about creating music for some of the biggest selling box-office successes of our time.

121Sounds Of Shakespeare: Shakespeare On The Screen2016042320160827 (R3)

Matthew Sweet joins the BBC Concert Orchestra live in Stratford-upon-Avon for programme of film music inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare. Including music from one of the great Shakespeare collaborations of the 20th century, William Walton and Laurence Olivier's Henry V. Live on stage in front of an audience at Shakespeare's former school, King Edward VI school in Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

Also featured in the programme is music by Patrick Doyle for "Much Ado About Nothing"; Jocelyn Pook's score for Al Pacino's 2004 "Merchant of Venice" - the orchestra will be joined by singers Laura Wright and Tim Clifford Hill - Erich Korngold's music for the 1935 Max Reinhardt version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"; Michael Nyman's music for "Prospero's Books"; Miklos Rozsa's music for the 1953 Marlon Brando "Julius Caesar"; and Nino Rota's score for Franco Zeffirelli's "Romeo and Juliet".

BBC Radio 3 is marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare with a season celebrating the four centuries of music and performance that his plays and sonnets have inspired. Over the anniversary weekend, from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April, Radio 3 will broadcast live from a pop-up studio at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre and other historic venues across Stratford-upon-Avon.

Matthew Sweet joins the BBC Concert Orchestra in Stratford-upon-Avon for programme of film music inspired by the plays of William Shakespeare. Including music from one of the great Shakespeare collaborations of the 20th century, William Walton and Laurence Olivier's Henry V. Recorded in April in front of an audience at Shakespeare's former school, King Edward VI school in Stratford-upon-Avon, as part of Radio 3's Sounds of Shakespeare weekend.

122The Yellow Star20160430

Matthew Sweet presents music from films set in and after the Holocaust including Laszlo Melis's score to Son of Saul which won Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards, and Alfred Newman's music for The Diary of Anne Frank, our classic score of the week.

123The Entertainer20160507

Matthew Sweet introduces a film music inspired by the idea of the entertainer in the week of the launch of "Florence Foster Jenkins" with music by Alexandre Desplat.

124Imaginary Films20160514

Matthew Sweet explores the trend among composers of creating music for films that do not actually exist. Matthew looks at music for "Imaginary films", music written for films that don't exist and also scores for lost films. He interviews Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen from the production company "Two Steps From Hell" about the new phenomenon of "Epic Music" - a genre of orchestral music that has appeared from their creation of music for film trailers, which is often different from the music that features in the final film. The Classic Score of the week is from "Gaslight", a film that was nearly lost as Matthew explains.

125Mutants!20160521

Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by the idea of "mutant" beings in the cinema - from the science fiction, horror and the superhero genres.

As well as music from the new film X-Men Apocalypse, the programme features music from "Them!"; "Tarantula"; "Battle for the Planet of the Apes"; "The Omega Man"; "The Incredible Shrinking Man"; "Hunger Games: Catching Fire"; "The Amazing Spider Man" and "The Mutations". The Classic Score of the Week is the 1958 version of "The Fly".

126Alice20160528

Matthew Sweet looks at film music inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice in the week of the release of the new Alice Through The Looking Glass.

127Race20160604

Matthew Sweet looks at music for films that tackle the subject of racial prejudice in the week that has seen the launch of the film "Race" about the life of athlete Jesse Owens, with a score by Rachel Portman.

128Courtroom Drama20160611

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music inspired by the court room drama - including the classic score of the week - Franz Waxman's music for Hitchcock's "The Paradine Case".

129The American Civil War20160618

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the American Civil War including the Classic Score of the Week - Max Steiner's "Gone With The Wind.

130197020160625

With the release of Liza Johnson's new drama comedy "Elvis and Nixon" - a look at America in December 1970 - Matthew Sweet reflects on the score for this, and for other films actually made in this year. A year that brought us the likes of "Love Story", "Airport", "M*A*S*H", "Soldier Blue"; "Ryan's Daughter", "Kelly's Heroes", "A Man Called Horse", "Chisum"; "The Music Lovers", "Valerie and Her Week of Wonders" and "The Railway Children".

The Classic Score of the Week is Frank Cordell's music for "Cromwell".

131The Music Of Georges Delerue20160702

Matthew Sweet reflects on the film music of the great French film composer Georges Delerue, who composed over 350 scores including much of the music for the films of François Truffaut - a composer once described as "the Mozart of cinema".

The programme features scores from "Steel Magnolias"; "Hiroshima Mon Amour"; "Cartouche"; "Anne of The Thousand Days"; "Le Mépris"; "Day for Night"; "Tirez Sur Le Pianiste"; "Le Dernier Métro"; "Jules et Jim"; "Day of the Jackel"; "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and "Agnes of God".

132Jungle20160709

Matthew Sweet with film music with a jungle setting, including the Sherman Brothers' "Jungle Book", Ennio Morricone's "The Mission", Maurice Jarre's "Gorillas in the Mist", Jerry Goldsmith's "Rambo" and Max Steiner's classic 1933 score for "King Kong". This week's new release is Rupert Gregson-Williams's "The Legend of Tarzan".

133Man Overboard!20160716

Matthew Sweet with music from films mapping male anxiety.

134Roald Dahl20160723

Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by the works of writer Roald Dahl.

135From Ealing To Indiana Jones20160730

Matthew Sweet introduces music written for movies associated with the great British cinematographer, Douglas Slocombe, who died earlier this year at the age of 103.

The catalogue of his films includes some of the greats of the last 75 years - Matthew reflects on his career and pays tribute with music from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"; "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"; "The Lavender Hill Mob"; Kind Hearts and Coronets"; "The Man In The White Suit": "Dead of Night"; "The Servant"; "The Lion In Winter"; ""The Italian Job; "Rollerball"; "The Blue Max"; "Jesus Christ Superstar"; and "Julia".

Matthew Sweet introduces music for films associated with cinematographer Douglas Slocombe.

136The Modern Prometheus20160903

200 years ago this year, a group of English literati, holidaying in Switzerland, which included the poet Lord Byron and his physician Dr John Polidori, Mary Shelley, her step-sister Claire Clairemont, and her husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, decided to pass the summer evenings entertaining each other with the telling of supernatural stories. The seeds were sown for one of the most enduring of all horror tales - Frankenstein.

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the Frankenstein story in the week of the release of Luke Scott's debut feature "Morgan" with music by Max Richter. The programme highlights music from the Universal Studios series of films from the '30s and '40s; from the Hammer Collection of the '60s and '70s; and from some of the more recent cinematic incarnations of the story.

137Dario Marianelli20160910

Matthew Sweet meets the award winning film composer Dario Marianelli, creator of scores for films such as Atonement, Pride and Prejudice, Brothers Grimm and Anna Karenina, in the week of the launch of his latest score, for Travis Knight's fantasy film Kubo and the Two Strings.

138Gangsters20160917

Matthew Sweet introduces film music inspired by gangsters in the week of the launch of Brad Furman's new film "The Infiltrator".

As well as Chris Hajian's music from "The Infiltrator", the programme also features music from "The Godfather", "Once Upon a Time in America", "The Roaring Twenties", "Road to Perdition", "The Untouchables", "The Long Good Friday", "The Krays", "Bugsy Malone" and selections from this week's Classic Score, "Get Carter".

139Sound Frontiers: 194620160924

Matthew Sweet is live at London's South Bank Centre celebrating film music from the year 1946 - when the Hays Code determined the coulds and the could nots; when Noir was at its height; when UK cinema going was at its peak.

The films and music featured in the programme include Alfred Hitchcock's "Notorious" with a score by Roy Webb; Miklos Rozsa's "The Killers"; Max Steiner and "The Big Sleep"; Dimitri Tiomkin and "Duel In The Sun"; Georges Auric's music for Jean Cocteau's "Beauty And The Beast"; Allan Gray and "A Matter Of Life And Death; Alan Rawsthorne and "The Captive Hearth"; John Ireland's "The Overlanders"; Mischa Spoliansky's "Wanted For Murder" and Hugo Friedhofer's "The Best Years Of Our Lives".

140Music For Stanley Kubrick20161001

Matthew Sweet looks at music featured in the films of Stanley Kubrick with Richard Daniels of the Kubrick Archives live from Radio 3 Sound Frontiers at London's South Bank Centre.

141An Alternate Life20161008

Matthew Sweet presents music for films about people leading double lives.

142Howard Shore At 7020161015

Matthew Sweet marks the 70th birthday this weekend of Howard Shore, in conversation with the composer, with a look back on his many scores for films to date, which include titles like "The Fly"; "Silence of The Lambs"; "The Aviator"; "Hugo" and "The Lord Of The Rings".

Howard talks about his working methods; his collaborations with directors David Cronenberg and Martin Scorsese; about writing music for Tolkien; and he introduces some of his concert music too.

143Black British Cinema20161022

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music outlining a brief history of Black British cinema, from the work of Paul Robeson in the 1930s to recent films such as "Belle" and "Twelve Years A Slave".

The American actor and singer Paul Robeson made a terrific impact on the UK when he arrived here in the 1930s, performing Jerome Kern's "Showboat" at Drury Lane and appearing in British films of the period such as "King Solomon's Mines"; "Song of Freedom" and "Sanders of the River".

The programme goes on to feature music from films such as "Pool of London" from the 50s, and jazz infused social realist films such as "A Taste Of Honey" and "Sapphire"; to films such as "Babylon" and "Pressure" (the first feature-length drama to be directed in Britain by a Black film maker), and culminates in some of the more recent restorative history films such as "Belle" and "Twelve Years A Slave".

Broadcast as part of Radio 3's exploration of issues of diversity and inclusion, connecting audiences with pioneering music and culture.

144Carl Davis At 8020161029

Matthew Sweet celebrates Carl Davis's 80th birthday with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by the composer himself. The programme features some of Carl's best loved music for the screen including "The World At War"; "The Far Pavilions"; "Pride and Prejudice"; "Our Mutual Friend"; "Scandal"; "The Rainbow"; "Napoleon" and "The French Lieutenant's Woman".

145The Judgement Of Solomon20161105

Matthew Sweet with film music on the pleasures and pains of parenthood in the week of Derek Cianfrance's new film "The Light Between Oceans" with music by Alexandre Desplat.

The programme also features music from "East of Eden", "Big Fish", "Bicycle Thieves", "Two Women", "Room", "The Royal Tenenbaums", "The Parent Trap", "What Maisie Knew", "Kramer vs. Kramer", "Mrs Doubtfire", "Losing Isaiah" and "Solomon and Sheba".

146First Contact20161112

Matthew Sweet with music for films about contact with new worlds, new people and extra-terrestrials, in the week of "Arrival", a new Sci Fi film with a score by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

The programme features music from "The New World"; "1492 - Conquest of Paradise"; "The Mission"; "The Abyss"; "First Men In The Moon"; "The Terrornauts"; "The War of the Worlds"; "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"; "ET - The Extra Terrestrial" and "Arrival".

147James Newton Howard20161119

Matthew Sweet with music and conversation with one of Hollywood's most successful and prolific composers, James Newton Howard, whose latest score is for the JK Rowling inspired film "Fantastic Beasts, And Where To Find Them", which was released on Friday.

148Women At War20161126

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by the role of women during times of war in the week of the launch of "Allied" with a new score by Alan Silvestri.

The programme draws from films about historic women at the sharp end of battle, including music by Nina Humphreys for "Boudica"; Eric Serra and Mischa Spoliansky's music for films about Joan of Arc; and Craig Armstrong/AR Rahman's score for "Elizabeth - The Golden Age". The Classic Score of the Week is Erich Korngold's "The Sea Hawk".

Other scores in the programme include Stephen Warbeck's music for "Charlotte Gray"; Anthony Collins's "Odette" and Georges Delerue's "Mata Hari, Agent H21".

149First Peoples20161203

Matthew Sweet explores music for films reflecting the depictions of indigenous peoples in the week that has seen the launch of Disney's "Moana". In particular he focuses on Native Americans on the screen. Drawing on music from Peter Pan to the present, Matthew looks at how stereo-typical portrayals have gradually given way to more realistic representations. The programme includes music from the films of John Wayne; "A Man Called Horse"; "Dances With Wolves" and "The Revenant".

150In The Blood20161210

Matthew Sweet with music for films that explore ideas of heredity and genetics in the week of the launch of the Irish-British thriller "I Am Not A Serial Killer".

In Billy O'Brien's new film, based on Dan Wells's novel, a fifteen year boy, a diagnosed social-path, lives in fear that he is fated to become a serial-killer. The music for the film is by Adrian Johnston who has given us scores for "Becoming Jane" and the 2008 big screen version of "Brideshead Revisited" as well as music for some of Stephen Poliakoff's film dramas.

The programme also includes music from "The Elephant Man"; "The Island of Dr Moreau"; "Splice"; "Jurassic Park"; "Never Let Me Go"; "The Boys From Brazil"; "Gattaca" and "Creation". The Classic Score of the Week is Ernest Gold's music for "Inherit The Wind.

In Billy O'Brien's new film, based on Dan Wells's novel, a fifteen year boy, a diagnosed social-path, lives in fear that he is fated to become a serial-killer. The music for the film is by Adrian Johnson who has given us scores for "Becoming Jane" and the 2008 big screen version of "Brideshead Revisited".

151Ballet20161217

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the magic and romance of the ballet in the week that sees the launch of the Klaus Badelt score for "Ballerina".

The programme includes music from "Black Swan", "Mao's Last Dancer", "The Red Shoes", "The Intelligence Men", "Exposed", "The Bandwagon", "Black Tights" and the Classic Score of the Week is "On Your Toes".

154Breaking Free: Serialism And The Cinema20170107

Matthew Sweet looks at the influence of Schoenberg on film music - not least in the scores of Leonard Rosenman, Miklos Rozsa, Scott Bradley, Jerry Goldsmith, David Shire, Ernest Gold, Johnny Mandel, Humphrey Searle, Benjamin Frankel and Elisabeth Lutyens.

Although Schoenberg never wrote a score to accompany an actual film he was very interested in the medium and lived his final years in Hollywood where several of the leading Hollywood composers attended his composition classes. His revolutionary ideas about "twelve tone" composition made a sizable impact on film music as Matthew explores and illustrates in this programme.

155The 21st-century Musical20170114

Matthew Sweet looks at the 21st-century film musical in the week of the launch of Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" with music by Justin Hurwitz - who had a huge success with "Whiplash" a couple of years ago.

From the 1970s and 1980s, the film musical declined in popularity, but re-appeared with renewed vigour - darker, and with an edge - at the start of the new century, in films such as "Chicago" and "Moulin Rouge". The programme features music from "Chicago", "Les Miserables", "Moulin Rouge", "Mamma Mia", "Dancer In The Dark"; "London Road"; "Into The Woods", "Frozen" and "Nine" - and also features some of Justin Hurwitz's music for "La La Land".

1561963 - The Year Everything Happened20170121

Matthew Sweet features music by Mica Levi for the new film 'Jackie' in a focus on film music for the pivotal year 1963. The year in which JF Kennedy was assassinated, and when in the film world Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor gave us "Cleopatra".

The programme features scores from 'It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World', 'Charade', 'The Leopard', '55 Days at Peking', 'The Great Escape', 'The VIPs', 'Cleopatra', 'McLintock!', 'Promises! Promises!', 'Move Over, Darling' and 'The Birds'.

157Pacifism20170128

Matthew Sweet with music for films with a pacifist theme in the week that has seen the launch of Mel Gibson's new film "Hacksaw Ridge" with music by Rupert Gregson-Williams.

158Treasure Hunt20170204

Matthew Sweet introduces a selection of film music inspired by classic stories of secret maps and lost treasure in the week of the release of "Gold" with music by Daniel Pemberton.

159William Alwyn20170211

Matthew Sweet with Philip Lane on the film music career of William Alwyn, composer of over 70 scores including Desert Victory, The History of Mr Polly and The Crimson Pirate.

160The Moon20170218

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the moon in the week of the release of "Hidden Figures", with music by Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch.

The Moon features in a variety of ways in the history of film, from werewolves and romance to the stuff of hard science. It today's programme we hear music from "Road To Morocco"; "An American Werewolf in London"; "The Wolf Man"; "By The Light Of The Silvery Moon"; "The Princess Kaguya"; "Apollo 13"; "A Grand Day Out"; "The First Men In The Moon"; "Woman On The Moon"; "Iron Sky"; "2001 - A Space Odyssey"; "Moon"; "Destination Moon" and "Hidden Figures".

161The Family20170225

Matthew Sweet considers film music written to accompany films concerned with family matters following the release of "It's Only The End Of The World" with music by Gabriel Yared.

Producer Chris Wines.

16220170304

Matthew Sweet with film music inspired by the Raj in the week of the release of "The Viceroy's House" with a score by AR Rahman.

163Anne Dudley20170311

Matthew Sweet meets composer, conductor and arranger Anne Dudley for a focus on her music for film in the week of the launch of Paul Verhoeven's acclaimed new film "Elle". One time member of the 80s synth band Art of Noise, Anne has an extensive catalogue of film scores from across 30 years in the industry and is one of the few women to win an Oscar for her music.

The programme includes music from "Black Books"; "Buster"; "The Pope Must Die"; "Knight Moves"; "The Crying Game"; "The Grotesque"; "The Full Monty"; "American History X"; "Monkeybone"; "The Miracle Maker"; "Tristan and Isolde" and "Elle".

And Anne chooses the Classic Score of the week.

164The Eye20170325

Matthew Sweet explores the subject of the eye in cinema through an anthology of film music culminating in the music for Nicolas Pesce's new horror film "The Eyes of My Mother".

"The eye is a magical, paradoxical organ. Soft, vulnerable, worryingly penetrable - and yet an instrument of mastery and control." Matthew explores the many ways in which the eye takes a central role in film and features music from Polanski's "Macbeth"; Maurice Jarre's score for "Les Yeux Sans Visage"; Cocteau's "Orphee"; the 1981 and 2010 versions of "Clash Of the Titans"; Les Baxter's music for "The Man With The X-Ray Eyes"; "Clockwork Orange"; "The Parallax View"; "Nineteen Eighty-Four"; "Eye In The Sky"; "Lost Highway"; "Peeping Tom" and "The Eyes Of Laura Mars". The Classic Score of the Week is Bernard Herrmann's "Psycho".

165Rainer Werner Fassbinder20170401

Matthew Sweet marks the BFI's retrospective of the films of the pioneering German director and screenwriter Rainer Werner Fassbinder with a look at his collaboration with composer Peer Raben. Plus music from some of Fassbinder's favourite films including Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, The Night of the Hunter, and Johnny Guitar.

166Rank20170408

Matthew Sweet presents a programme of film music marking Radio 3's Uproot festival, held in Hull - the 2017 UK City of Culture. The programme is inspired by films associated with one of the driving forces of British cinema, Hull-born Joseph Arthur Rank. His Rank Organisation films were famously prefaced with a sequence featuring a man striking a giant gong, and they brought us some of our best loved titles, and with them, some great scores: "In Which We Serve", "Brief Encounter", "A Matter of Life and Death", "Genevieve", "Reach for the Sky", "Carve Her Name with Pride" etc.

167Eastertide20170415

For the Easter weekend Matthew Sweet goes on a cinematic egg hunt encountering music by Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin and Bernard Herrmann along the way. There are some bunnies too, courtesy of Donnie Darko, Watership Down and Fatal Attraction... The 1948 Oscar-winning score to Easter Parade is the classic score of the week.

168Their Finest Hour20170422

Matthew Sweet with a selection of film music reflecting wartime propaganda in the cinema and the wartime spirit, inspired by Lone Scherfig's new film "Their Finest" with a score by Rachel Portman, released in cinemas this week.

Matthew Sweet presents a selection of film music reflecting 'the wartime spirit'.

169Sourced By The Bard20170429

Matthew Sweet with a selection of music inspired by films that take inspiration from the works of Shakespeare in the week of the release of William Oldroyd's film "Lady Macbeth".

While the cinema has brought many famous adaptations of Shakespeare's plays to the screen, the story of The Bard's influence on film is far greater. Matthew Sweet presents a selection of soundtracks for films that have taken Shakespeare's stories as the source material for new plots - some quite literal, others a little more subtle. The programme features a Spaghetti Western versions of Hamlet, a submarine reworking of Romeo and Juliet, and a mediaeval Japanese take on King Lear.

Featured film scores include music for 'Theatre Of Blood', 'Chimes At Midnight', 'All Night Long', 'Forbidden Planet', 'Prospero's Books', 'McLintock' and 'The Lion King'.

The Classic Score of the Week is the film soundtrack to Leonard Bernstein's 'West Side Story'.

AO301Walt Disney And Ingmar Bergman20130930

Sound of Cinema. Penny Gore presents a week of music used at the cinema

All this week in Afternoon on 3 Penny Gore looks at music choices made by movie directors. Music can set the scene, convey mood, define a character - all manner of things in movies, and many directors have had strong views on what they want - or don't want. This week Penny Gore presents in complete performances music used by some of the master movie directors.

Monday:

Walt Disney and Ingmar Bergman

Walt Disney's "Fantasia" has probably introduced more people to Classical music than any other film, and Mickey Mouse as the hapless and helpless Sorcerer's Apprentice is a good example of image and music working supremely well together.

On the other hand Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and particularly the "Ode to Joy" final movement and its clarion call for universal brotherhood have obvious appeal, but perhaps the scale and brilliance of the music make its appearances on film less satisfying - from Andrei Tarkovsky's "Nostalghia" and Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange" to "Ace Ventura Pet Detective".

Ingmar Bergman had a very particular relationship with music - he is quoted as describing himself as the conductor of a movie rather than a director, and when asked which sense he would rather lose - vision or hearing - he chose sight as he said he couldn't live without music. In "Saraband" (2003) tangled family and generational relationships founder and the sarabande from Bach's 5th Cello Suite is at the core of the plot of loss, mental illness and attempted suicide.

We end the afternoon in New York - Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro opens John Landis's comedy "Trading Places" in which rich city banker Dan Aykroyd and down-and-out Eddie Murphy reverse roles one winter in a morality tale set against the backdrop of the New York Stock Exchange. And Woody Allen's 1979 film "Manhattan" was inspired in part by Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue - New York is the backdrop to the movie but it becomes more like one of the characters.

2pm

Max Steiner

Overture and Tara's Theme from "Gone with the Wind"

Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, John Axelrod

Gershwin arr. Schoenfield

I got Rhythm variations from "Girl Crazy"

Louis Lortie (piano), Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, Yan Pascal Tortelier

2.20pm

Dukas

Sorcerer's Apprentice

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Marc Albrecht

2.30pm

Beethoven

Symphony No.9 in D minor (Op.125) "Choral"

Diana Damrau, soprano

Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano

Piotr Beczala, tenor

René Pape, bass

Westminster Symphonic Choir

West-Eastern Divan Orchestra

Daniel Barenboim

3.35pm

Bach

Suite for solo cello No.5 in C minor (BWV.1011)

Jean Guihen Queyras

4.10pm

Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

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Matthew Sweet's weekly celebration of film music looks at scores inspired by our relationship with the sea, including this week's new release, Paul Wright's "For Those In Peril".

"For Those In Peril" attracted a lot of acclaim at its premiere during this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. It goes on general release this week. Writer and Director, Paul Wright, says of it:

"I remember when I was little, the mums and dads used to tell all the little kids about the devil in the ocean, how it had cursed the town and all the people in it."

Eric Enocksson has composed the score for the film and there will be an opportunity to hear part of it in the programme.

Using this as his starting point, Matthew looks at how the sea has shaped scores from the likes of Dmitri Tiomkin, John Barry, Mychael Danna and Alan Silvestri' for films such as "Abyss", "The Old Man and the Sea"; "The Life of Pi" and "The Deep".

An edited version of the programme will be available as a podcast from Monday lunchtime.

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"For Those In Peril" attracted a lot of interest at its premiere during this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. It goes on general release this week. Writer and Director, Paul Wright, says of it:

Eric Enocksson has composed the score for the film.

An edited version of the programme will be available as a download after the transmission.

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Sound of Cinema. Penny Gore presents a week of music used in movies.

Werner Herzog and Roman Polanski

At the Oscars ceremony in the spring of 1985, Maurice Jarre - winner of the award for Best Original Score (A Passage to India), remarked that we was glad that an obvious contender was not eligible in the category. This was the year of "Amadeus" - Milos Forman's screen adaptation of Peter Schaffer's play which came away with 8 Oscars including the Best Actor award for F Murray Abraham as Salieri. In one scene Constanze Mozart is looking for Salieri's support for her financially struggling husband. She shows him some of her husband's scores, and we hear the opening of Mozart's Symphony No 29 in A as Salieri becomes more and more dumbfounded by Mozart's ability.

From the Imperial Austro-Hungarian Court to the Brazilian jungle.

Many Movie directors have at some point tried their hand in opera houses. Werner Herzog produced Wagner's Lohengrin at the Bayreuth Festival in 1987 - he also made a film of "Wozzeck" which Berg had set to music a generation before. In Herzog's film "Fitzcarraldo", Klaus Kinski, aided by local tribesmen, tries to drag a steam-powered paddle steamer up a hillside in the Brazilian jungle while a wind-up gramophone plays records of the great tenor Caruso, but tucked away in there as well is Richard Strauss's score of Death and Transfiguration.

Roman Polanski has first-hand experience of the Nazi treatment of Jews in Krakow and made "The Pianist" in 2002 - a film account of the wartime experiences of Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman. In "Death and the Maiden" (1994) the scene is moved to an unnamed South American republic, but the same brutality is here as Sigourney Weaver tries to find out whether Ben Kingsley is the ex-fascist who tortured her in the past. All played out to the strains of Schubert's quartet.

Finally, many Classical works have been given nicknames - "Emperor" Concerto,"Pathétique" and "Surprise" symphonies - but is there another Classical work whose nickname comes from a movie title?

Mozart's "Elvira Madigan" concerto only became known as that after the 1967 film about a Danish circus tightrope dancer - who'd have thought it?

2pm

Strauss

On the Beatiful Blue Danube, Waltz Op. 314,

Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna, Manfred Honeck

2.10pm

Mozart

Symphony No.29 in A (K.201)

Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, Jeremie Rohrer

2.35pm

Richard Strauss

Tod und Verklärung

Suisse Romande Orchestra, Neeme Jarvi

Wagner

Prelude to Parsifal

West-East Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

3.20pm

Schubert

Quartet No.14 in D minor (D.810) "Death and the Maiden"

Apollon Musagète Quartet

4pm

Piano Concerto No.21 (K.467) "Elvira Madigan"

Maurizio Pollini (piano), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Thielemann.

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From the mid 50s to the late 60s Visconti produced several landmark Verdi operas in La Scala, Spoleto and the Royal Opera House. He had been part of the Italian neorealist cinema movement, along with Roberto Rossellini and Federico Fellini. But by the time he made "Death in Venice" in 1971 he was making more personal films in which decadence, decline and "beauty" become key aesthetics. In Thomas Mann's original novella the role of Aschenbach (Dirk Bogarde) is an author, but Visconti makes him a composer and the Adagietto from Mahler's 5th Symphony appears again and again as Aschenbach watches the "beautiful" youth Tadzio. from afar.

Verdi

Overture La forza del destino

West-East Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Mahler

Symphony No.5

West German Radio SYmphony Orchestra, Jukka Pekka Saraste.

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Matthew Sweet takes Carter Burwell's score for the new release, "The Fifth Estate", and profiles music for films reflecting journalism, from Citizen Kane to Frost/Nixon.

The Fifth Estate is Bill Condon's new drama based on the WikiLeaks story, with music by Carter Burwell. Matthew Sweet looks back at some of the great film scores created for movies inspired by the world of journalists and journalism, including Bernard Hermann's celebrated music for Citizen Kane; Nino Rota's music for La Dolce Vita; and Hans Zimmer's music for Frost/Nixon.

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Matthew Sweet captures the action packed world of the thriller including film music inspired by hijacking, the subject of this week's featured new film release, Captain Phillips.

Captain Phillips is a biopic directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks recalling the story of Captain Richard Phillips who was taken hostage by Somali Pirates during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009.

Matthew features some of Henry Jackman's music for this film, as well as his music for other films, and looks back on scores from some of the great thrillers inspired by the hijack theme, including: "The Hunt For Red October"; "Airforce One"; "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3".

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Director Stanley Kubrick has one of the most interesting relationships with music in film and we begin today with a score which Kubrick used to signify the moment "ape" becomes "man" in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Film and music express a similar idea of man being guided by a higher unseen and unknown power.

After 2001's success, Kubrick was able to borrow from NASA special camera lenses which enabled him to film at the lowest light levels and he made "Barry Lyndon" - after Thackeray's tale of an Irish adventurer in the late 18th century. All the internal shots were lit as naturalistically as possible by candle light and filmed using NASA's lenses, which lends the film a unique ambience.

Ryan O'Neal plays the part of Barry Lyndon, and the movie follows his move up the social ladder and his eventual fall. In one scene Barry Lyndon, comfortable country squire, is standing at the balustrade of his luxurious home looking out at the lush parkland beyond. It looks like Barry Lyndon has reached his life's goal, but as the narrator (Michael Hordern) has already told us moments before, Barry Lyndon came from nothing and he will return to nothing... and at this moment Kubrick uses the slow movement from Schubert's Trio to catch the mood.

British director David Lean took Noel Coward's one-act play Still Life and transformed it into the 1945 film "Brief Encounter". Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson meet at a railway station and dream about leaving their lives behind and running off together. The slow movement from Rachmaninov's 2nd Piano Concerto captures this doomed love.

2pm

Strauss

Also sprach Zarathustra

North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo

2.40pm

Schubert

Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat, D. 929

Vienna Piano Trio

Takemitsu

3 Film Scores for String orchestra

Suisse Romande Orchestra, Kazuki Yamada

3.55pm

Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No.2

Olli Mustonen (piano), Finish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo.

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Matthew Sweet introduces music from this week's featured new release, Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game" with music by Steve Jablonsky, alongside a selection of film scores on an apocalyptic theme.

Steve Jablonsky is from the Hans Zimmer stable of American film composers, at Remote Control Productions, and is perhaps best known for his music for Michael Bay's "Transformers" series of films.

As well as music by Jablonsky, this week's programme also features apocalyptic scores by David Arnold, Danny Elfman, Jerry Goldsmith, Russell Garcia and Bernard Herrmann.

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Matthew Sweet looks at music inspired by the theme of lost children prompted by this week's new release, Stephen Frears's "Philomena", with music by Alexandre Desplat.

"Philomena" won Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope the Best Screenplay award at the 70th Venice Film Festival, and Dame Judy Dench's central performance has been widely tipped for a best-actress award. The film is a moving account of a mother's loss of a child, sold for adoption. The film score is by the enormously succesful French composer, Alexandre Desplat, who also wrote the music for "The King's Speech", "The Girl with a Pearl Earring" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

Philomena is Radio 3's Sound of Cinema's featured new release of the week, and as well as offering a chance to hear music from the film, plus other scores by Desplat, Matthew takes the subject of the lost child to reflect other film scores inspired by this subject, including music by Angelo Badalamenti, Rachel Portman, Max Richter and Franz Waxman

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Film music on the theme of lost children, inspired by the new release Philomena.

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Matthew Sweet introduces music from this week's featured new release, Alfonso Cuarón's space adventure "Gravity", with music by Steven Price. This week's theme looks at film scores created for films about exploration and adventure - at the edge.

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Matthew Sweet introduces film music about exploration and adventure on the frontier.

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Matthew Sweet looks back at scores from the films of the distinguished British director Sir Ridley Scott whose new film "The Counsellor" is released this week.

Ridley Scott's wide ranging output includes The Duellists, Alien, Bladerunner, Legend, Thelma and Louise, 1492 - Conquest of Paradise, Heaven of Heaven, Hannibal, GI Jane, Prometheus, Robin Hood, Gladiator and he's collaborated with some of the greatest film composers of our time, including Jerry Goldsmith, Vangelis, Michael Kamen, Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson Williams. His latest project, The Counsellor, arrives in cinemas this week with a score by rising British star, Daniel Pemberton.

Matthew Sweet explores scores from films of distinguished British director Ridley Scott