Film music sets the mood and helps elicit the emotional responses that make a good movie a great movie. Each week on CharlottesvilleClassical.org, The Silver Screen Soundtrack Hour takes a listen to music from the wide world of film scores.
This week we’ll be listening to music from American composer Michael Kamen (1948-2003). Kamen left us early, at age 55, but left behind an impressive body of work.
He began his career collaborating with musical acts like Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, and Eric Clapton, but moved into the world of film and television music, leaving behind some impressive and recognizable scores, with two Academy Award nominations along the way.
On this week’s show we’ll sample a variety of selections from Kamen, including music from Diehard, Mr. Holland’s Opus, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Produced and hosted by Ken Nail, The Silver Screen Soundtrack Hour airs on Charlottesvilleclassical.org every Thursday at 9 AM and 6 PM, plus Saturdays at Noon. You can enjoy previous editions of the show by visiting mixcloud.com/cvilleclassical. Visit our Facebook page, or contact Ken on Twitter at @ken_classical.