Hollywood Rhapsody Prom

Newman: Street Scene
Kaper: Confetti
Raskin: Laura – New Suite
Herrmann: Psycho Suite
Herrmann: Salammbo Aria (Citizen Kane)
Korngold: Robin Hood – Suite

Moross: The Big Country
Steiner: Casablanca – Suite
Various: Main Title – Song Medley
Waxman: A Place in the Sun
Bradley: Tom and Jerry at MGM
Rózsa: Ben-Hur – Suite
Waxman: Taras Bulba – The Ride of the Cossacks

Venera Gimadieva (soprano)
Matthew Ford (vocalist)
Jane Monheit (vocalist)
John Wilson Orchestra
John Wilson (conductor)

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Reviewed: 24 July, 2020

This evening’s concert, from 2013, features Proms favourites John Wilson and his orchestra in a celebration of classic Hollywood film scores.

Connecticut-born child prodigy Alfred Newman’s ‘Street Scene’, from the 1953 classic How to Marry a Millionaire, contrasts with the music of Jewish émigrés Erich Korngold, Max Steiner and Franz Waxman, with suites from Korngold’s swashbuckling score for Robin Hood, Steiner’s nostalgic music for Casablanca and Waxman’s brooding score for A Place in the Sun – all of them Academy Award-winners – making for a red-carpet event.

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(From BBC Proms 2013, 26 August)

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