The Legacy of Hollywood Giant Johnny Green

June 26, 2021, 9:28 am

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Composer/Conductor/Arranger  and Academy Award-winner Johnny Green was behind nearly every major movie musical produced by MGM in the 1940’s and 50’s.  Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips shares tracks from Royal Wedding and Brigadoon, and Maggie continues the tribute with music from West Side Story and An American in Paris.

Greg Broderick shares Gareth Coker’s dreamy score for the videogame Ori/Sunken Glades.

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The MGM Studio Orchestra led by Johnny Green in recordings of Sunday Jumps from Royal Wedding (1951) and The Heather on The Hill from  Brigadoon (1947)

Leonard Bernstein leads the New York Philharmonic in George Gershwin’s An American in Paris.

Katia and Marielle Labeque perform a piano suite taken from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story with assistance from percussionists Raphael Seguinier and Gonzalo Grau.