Saturday Night at the Movies - Saturday 16 May 2015, 5pm

This week, Andrew is celebrating classical pieces made familiar to many by their use in films.

Among the fantastic works that were given a second lease of life in the movies, Andrew has Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra and Johann Strauss II's By the Beautiful Blue Danube which were both used in 2001: A Space Odyssey (pictured). 

Apocalypse Now gave us Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries as American Chinook helicopters thundered over Vietnam, the setting also for Platoon and the heart-rending use of Barber's Adagio for Strings.

And Andrew explores how classical music has also been used in video games and adverts.

Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

Get Lucky Music History

Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' in every classical music style is both educational and impressive

Sunny Li Liszt Piano Workout

This pianist plays Liszt on four pianos and it's a full-on workout

Page turner concerto

This Concerto for Page Turner is breaking down barriers for page turners everywhere