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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Friday 1 November 2019 at 19:30
Jarre, Maurice (b. 1924)Film music from Lawrence of Arabia ((Lawrence of Arabia))
Rachmaninov, Sergei (1873-1943)Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvt 1 (Brief Encounter) ((Brief Encounter))
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791)Piano Concerto No. 21, Mvt 1 ((The Spy Who Loved Me))
Arnold, Malcolm (1921-2006)Suite ((David Copperfield))
Rota, Nino (1911-1979)Romeo and Juliet love theme ((Romeo & Juliet))
Bennett, Richard Rodney (1936-2012)Murder on the Orient Express Waltz ((Murder on the Orient Express))
Bennett, Richard Rodney (1936-2012)Love theme ((Four Weddings and a Funeral))
Bliss, Arthur (1891-1975)Suite ((Things to Come))
Anthony WeedenConductor
Piers LanePiano
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Film music was never just about Hollywood – and from Lawrence of Arabia to James Bond, Brief Encounter to Four Weddings and a Funeral, British cinema has created its own legends, to utterly unforgettable music. As part of our Isle of Noises season, film music maestro Anthony Weeden introduces a century of great British film scores. The elegance of Murder on the Orient Express, the visionary pre-war sci-fi of Things to Come; the sheer emotion of the Love theme from Romeo and Juliet: these are the soundtracks of all our lives: and you’ll never hear them played with more energy or flair.

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