Symphony No.8 in G major Opus 88 Antonin Dvorak
French movie music galore and the first radio play of the new Hobbit soundtrack.
Tonight, Howard Goodall presents a Gallic selection of movie soundtracks, as he champions the composers who he believes to be the finest France has produced.
Beginning with Ludovic Bource’s Oscar-winning score to The Artist, Howard goes on to profile his favourite French film composer, Alexandre Desplat.
We’ll also enjoy Maurice Jarre’s thrilling music for Is Paris Burning? and Georges Auric’s suite from the original Moulin Rouge.
And as an added non-Gallic bonus, Howard has the very first radio play of the soundtrack for the brand new Hobbit movie by Howard Shore.