Adventurous American Heroes in Literature and Music

April 3, 2021, 8:55 am

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Ernest Hemingway

This week on Soundtrack, a very special preview of the new Ken Burns/Lynn Novick film, Hemingway, featuring a piece from the film score and commentary by Burns/Novick collaborator and award-winning producer, composer, and violinist, Johnny Gandelsman.  Also a look back at a classic score by Bernard Herrmann based on an iconic Hemingway novel.

For even more music inspired by the works of Ernest Hemingway, check out this exciting playlist!

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips continues the countdown to The 93rd Academy Awards, and Soundtrack producer Greg Broderick features an heroic character (and accompanying score!) from the world of gaming.

Soundtrack on Classical WFMT: Screen time that is actually good for you!

Portions of the music heard on Soundtrack each week come from the Fred Holmes Jr. Memorial Film Score Library.


Johnny Gandelsman: The Garden of Eden, from the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick PBS documentary, Hemingway.

JS Bach:  Violin and Oboe Concerto in d, BWV 1060R, featuring violinist Johnny Gandelsman and oboist Adam Holland.

Bernard Herrmann: excepts from The Snows of Kilimanjaro, original motion picture soundtrack.

James Newton Howard: End titles from News of the World, original motion picture soundtrack.

Emile Mosseri: Grandma Picked a Good Spot, from Minari, original motion picture soundtrack.

Falk Au Yeong: Vs. YINU, from the video game, No Straight Roads.

Roger Edens/Irving Berlin: A Couple of Swells, and End Title theme, from Easter Parade; Jdy Garland, Fred Astaire and the MGM Studio Orchestra and Chorus, from the original motion picture soundtrack.