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26 June 2021
Amsterdam
(Netherlands)
 

The Golden Age of Hollywood - Symphonic film music
Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest conducted by John Wilson - Concertgebouw


Program Info:
Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest
John Wilson, conductor
Howard McGill, saxophone

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra takes you to the heyday of Hollywood. Great cinema hits from the golden years of Hollywood come to life in the concert hall with almost a century of film music.

The Golden Age of Hollywood
The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra plays music from films from the golden years of Hollywood, from the comic adventures of Tom and Jerry to the historic spectacle of Ben-Hur . The Golden Age of Hollywood shows that music plays an important role in the success of a film. This is how Bernard Herrmann's shrill violins make the tension felt in Psycho . And his moving music for Citizen Kane fits perfectly with the threatening atmosphere of the film.

Film music
Even without moving images, film music immediately evokes romance, drama and excitement in these classics. In the heyday of the synthesizer, John Williams made the human drama sound by using the symphonic film music from the 1930s as a source of inspiration for the space classic Star Wars . And it is clear that Korngolds music was one of the most important examples for Robin Hood.

On the repertoire
John Williams - Music from 'Star Wars'
Bernard Herrmann - Music from 'Psycho' and 'Citizen Kane'
Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Music from 'Robin Hood'
Max Steiner - Music from 'Gone With the Wind'
Miklós Rózsa - Music from Ben-Hur


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Last edited: 22 February 2020 - 10:05 hours