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Whether it’s original film soundtracks or classical music put to powerful effect on the big screen, Classic FM invites you on a weekly journey through the finest film scores, every Saturday at 5pm with Andrew Collins.
Each week, we showcase a selection of film soundtracks, from the latest releases by the likes of Michael Giacchino, Thomas Newman or John Williams to historic scores by Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams and Korngold.
Every few months we’ll broadcast a video game music special, too, making us pretty much the only radio station in the UK that regularly plays this popular genre.
Is it a bird, is it a plane – or is it two hours of the finest film scores? This week, Andrew Collins dons his cape in preparation for the very best music from superhero movies. From John Williams’ iconic Superman theme to Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s atmospheric music for The Dark Knight trilogy, along with recent hits including Thor: Ragnarok by Mark Mothersbaugh, Spider-Man: Homecoming by Michael Giacchino and Justice League by Danny Elfman.
Saturday 3rd March
The Academy Awards take place this weekend, and Andrew Collins will ensure we’re red carpet ready with two hours of music from the main contenders.
Tonight’s special Oscars programme will include all five nominees in the Best Original Score category: Dunkirk (Hans Zimmer), Phantom Thread (Jonny Greenwood), Star Wars: The Last Jedi (John Williams), The Shape of Water(Alexandre Desplat) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Carter Burwell).
Saturday 10th March
Voting in the Classic FM Hall of Fame, the world’s biggest annual poll of classical music tastes, closes this weekend. Tonight, Andrew Collins is rallying the last-minute voters with classical music that has been used to great effect on the silver screen.
From the definitive appearance of Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss in Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, to more recent films including Manchester By The Sea, The Death of Stalin and Bridge of Spies which used familiar pieces by Albinoni, Mozart and Shostakovich respectively, in key scenes, this should help you choose your three favourite classical works. Voting is open at ClassicFM.com