Podcast: Big Country (according to Hollywood)


Welcome to American Highways, hosted by Guy Livingston, for ConcertZender Radio, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Today’s show will feature music of Hollywood. Perhaps we should call it “the fictional landscape.”

[this is the last episode before summer vacation – see you in September! – Guy]

This is the thirteenth and last New World Symphonies show. This season finale of New World Symphonies is all about the panorama technicolor landscape. Most of this music is by American composers, but not all; how could we imagine our landscapes without Wim Wenders or Morricone?

Tonight: Bugs Bunny, Shara Nova, Glenn Kotche, John Luther Adams, Henry Mancini, Bernard Hermann, Raven Chacon, and more…

Theme Music:
Jan Jeroen (J.J.) Spijkervet & Immersive Sound
“American Highways” Jingle
Sounds About Right
composed for Concertzender

Charles Tobias, Eddie Cantor, Murray Mencher
Overture (Merrie Melodies Main Title Music)
Bugs Bunny and friends
Merrie Melodies ‎– 9 26494-2

The Colorado
1. Beginnings, by Glenn Kotche
8. Welcome to the Anthropocene, by Shara Nova
Roomful of Teeth, Glenn Kotche & Shara Nova
VIA/New Amsterdam 2016

John Luther Adams
The Light That Fills the World
Performers n/a
Cold Blue Music ‎– CB0010

Henry Mancini
Tender is the Night
Hollywood Orchestra
RCA ND89905

Bernard Hermann
The Rainstorm (from Psycho soundtrack)
Bernard Hermann conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Varèse Sarabande ‎– VSD-5765

Virgil Thomson
Louisiana Story: I – Pastoral
Westphalian Symphony Orchestra; Siegfried Landau, conductor
Vox Box 1160212

Harry Lubin
Canyons and Rivers (Trailer Music)
Hollywood Film Music Orchestra
LABEL unknown

Ry Cooder
Paris, Texas
Ry Cooder
Warner Bros 7599-25270-2

Raven Chacon
Black Streaked Humming
Raven Chacon
Bandcamp from the EP “Black Streaked Hum” (2009). [Originally released on 3″cdr (Lightning Speak) and cassette (Featherspines).]

Ennio Morricone
The Ecstasy of Gold (From “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly“)
Ennio Morricone conducts the Cinécittá Orchestra
Universal OM 102

Ferde Grofé
Niagara Falls Suite – 1. Thunder Of The Waters
William T. Stromberg: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Naxos 8.559007

Closing music: The Bad Plus

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