Classic FM’s Movie Music Weekend: What’s on and when to listen
29 August 2020, 07:04
Here’s all you need to know about Classic FM’s Movie Music Weekend. Get the popcorn ready...
This weekend (Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August), we’ve got a selection of special programmes planned for our Movie Music Weekend.
We’ll be counting down The Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame in partnership with Radio Times – revealing the top 100 film scores you voted for across the whole weekend.
There will also be a special interview with award-winning composer Rachel Portman and a bumper edition of Saturday Night at the Movies – celebrating recent blockbusters and the best up-and-coming composers of the silver screen.
Classic FM’s Movie Music Weekend
Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame
After that, there’ll be one entry per hour from 7pm to 7am across Saturday and Sunday.
Moira Stuart’s Hall of Fame Concert
As part of the Movie Music Weekend, Moira Stuart has a special programme of classical music famously used in films.
She’ll play Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana, used to great effect in Martin Scorsese’s 1980 film Raging Bull, and a beautiful concerto forever associated with Brief Encounter.
Listen from 3pm on Saturday 29 August, and find out more here.
Alexander Armstrong introduces The Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame
Saturday Night at the Movies with Andrew Collins
He’ll also gaze into his crystal ball to reveal the composers he thinks will be the legends of the future.
Music includes Ramin Djawadi’s theme to the small-screen hit Game of Thrones, Ryuichi Sakamoto’s searing cues to 2015’s The Revenant, and Dario Marianelli’s Oscar and Golden Globe-winning score for Atonement.
Join Andrew from 5pm on Saturday 29 August, and find out more here.
David Mellor celebrates legendary film composers
Erich Korngold’s score to Escape Me Never features, along with William Walton’s music to Richard III.
Two further entries from the Classic FM Movie Music Hall of Fame will also be unveiled in the programme.
Listen from 5pm on Sunday 30 August, and find out more here.
Moira Stuart Meets…Rachel Portman
Sunday’s movie music celebrations close with Moira Stuart Meets….
Moira Stuart meets Oscar-winning composer Rachel Portman, who has written over 100 scores for film, television and theatre, and who in 1996 became the first female composer to with an Academy Award for Best Original Score.
They discuss Portman’s earliest musical inspirations, from when she first began composing at the age of just 14, and her many memorable scores, from Emma, to The Cider House Rules and Never Let Me Go.
Listen from 9pm on Sunday 30 August, and find out more here.