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Beethoven: The Man Revealed with John Suchet 9pm - 10pm
The Coen Brothers' regular composer lends a unique, quiet darkness to the Twilight franchise, and without baring his teeth once.
Despite his cutting his teeth (non-Vampiric, we hasten to add) on the left-field movies of the Coen Brothers, composer Carter Burwell took to the mainstream with gentle aplomb with his music for the cultural juggernaut that is the Twilight series. But how did he do it? Rather than opting for bland, anthemic, Hollywood bluster, he kept things dialled down low and opted for a softer approach - one that worked even better than you might imagine.
Perhaps the most interesting aspic of the soundtrack, though, is 'Bella's Lullaby' - a piece the Burwell admitted he had written long before Twilight. Originally, he'd written the piece after he'd had his heart broken by an old girlfriend: " She left me, I was heartbroken, and I wrote a piece of music that tried to express the thrill and pain of having my heart pierced."