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BBC Proms Hollywood Rhapsody Prom 2013

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Prom 59: Hollywood Rhapsody Prom 26.08.2013, 7.30pm, Royal Albert Hall Alfred Newman - 20th Century Fox Fanfare How to Marry a Millionaire - Street Scene Bronislau Kaper - Forever, Darling - Confetti David Raksin - Laura - Suite Bernard Herrmann - Psycho - Suite for Strings Citizen Kane - Salammbô's Aria Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The Adventures of Robin Hood - Suite Jerome Moross - The Big Country - Main Title Max Steiner - Casablanca - Suite Movie Theme Song Medley Franz Waxman - A Place in the Sun - Suite Scott Bradley - Tom and Jerry at MGM Miklós Rózsa - Ben-Hur - Suite Matthew Ford vocalist Venera Gimadieva soprano Jane Monheit vocalist John Wilson Orchestra John Wilson conductor John Wilson and his orchestra return to the Proms in a celebration of the Hollywood film scores that Wilson describes as 'literally unsung' and a medley of theme songs (featuring distinguished vocalists) from otherwise non-musical movies. Connecticut-born child prodigy Alfred Newman's 'Street Scene', from How to Marry a Millionaire, contrasts with the music of Jewish émigrés Erich Korngold, Max Steiner and Franz Waxman, with suites from Korngold's swashbuckling score for Robin Hood, Steiner's nostalgic music for Casablanca and Waxman's brooding score for A Place in the Sun - all of them Academy Award-winners - making for a red-carpet event at the Royal Albert Hall.