The Silver Screen Soundtrack Hour – Oscars: The 1940s

Film music sets the mood and helps elicit the emotional responses that make a good movie a great movie. Each week on, The Silver Screen Soundtrack Hour takes a listen to music from the wide world of film scores.

Casablanca (1943)

Film music of the 1940s reflected the wide variety of film genres from that prolific decade, including film noir, romance, adventure, epics, and more. With Oscar-winning composers represented by legendary artists like Bernard Herrmann, Max Steiner, Miklos Rosza, Alfred Newman, and more.

This week’s edition of The Silver Screen Soundtrack Hour samples winners and losers from the decade, with selections from Pinnochio, The Best Years of Our Lives, The North Star, and many more.

Produced and hosted by Ken Nail, The Silver Screen Soundtrack Hour airs on every Thursday at 9 AM and 6 PM, plus Saturdays at Noon. Visit our Facebook page, or contact Ken on Twitter at @ken_classical.


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