The Super Heroes of Women’s History Month save the day this week on Soundtrack!
Mild-mannered Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips introduces a classic Superman theme from John Williams, Maggie shares the Caped Crusader’s animated side with a score by one of Hollywood’s top female composers, and Greg Broderick shares more heroic videogame scores.
Maggie also discusses a recent documentary about three trail-blazing women composing during the 19th and 20th centuries, and shares some tracks from the film.
Shirley Walker: Batman: Mask of The Phantasm (1993)excerpts from original soundtrack.
John Williams: Main Theme/March from Superman (1978) The composer leading the London Symphony Orchestra.
Lena Raine: Little Goth, from the videogame, Celeste.
Lili Boulanger: D’un Soir Triste, Joann Falletta and the Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mel Bonis: Three pieces for solo piano. Phoebe, Pensees d’automne, Sevilliana Maria Stembolskaia, piano.
Fanny Mendelssohn: Overture (1830) JoAnn Falletta and the Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra.