Ennio Morricone

Q2 Music

Anything’s Possible: The Wild Imagination of Ennio Morricone

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Today, Q2 Music re-broadcasts its 24-hour celebration of iconic film composer Ennio Morricone. The day is hosted by Movies on the Radio's David Garland.

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Live Broadcasts

Tonight: The NY Philharmonic's Season Opener

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Join us tonight at 7:30 pm as WQXR brings you a live broadcast of the New York Philharmonic's season opener with Fleming, Bell and Groban.

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Movies on the Radio

Charlie Chaplin and Italian Cinema Classics

Saturday, September 13, 2014

This week, David Garland presents a suite of music from Charlie Chaplin's "Modern Times," works by Ennio Morricone, and music composed by Nino Rota for films directed by Fellini.

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Spinning on Air

Ennio Morricone's Wild Musical Imagination

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Composer Ennio Morricone has applied his wild musical imagination to over 500 film scores, creating a body of work that sounds like no other. His eccentric sense of instrumental color, his inventive ways of conveying mood and emotion, and his prolific creativity have assured his music is as surprising as it is powerful. David Garland celebrates Ennio Morricone's 85th birthday with an hour of highlights from Morricone's vast oeuvre.


Movies on the Radio

The Sensational Sounds of Italian Cinema

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Perhaps inspired by the dramatic emotions of Italian opera, the wide and wild world of Italian film music is particularly expressive and colorful.

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Movies on the Radio

The Long Shadow of the Atomic Bomb

Saturday, August 10, 2013

To commemorate the significant events of 68 years ago, host David Garland presents some powerful music for the films "Fat Man and Little Boy," "Above and Beyond" and "The Beginning or the End."

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Spinning on Air

Getting There

Sunday, July 21, 2013

It's always good to have a goal, and to feel like you know where you're headed, but, as they say, the real joy and adventure is in the journey itself. David Garland presents some music that takes us places and provides some beauty and mystery in the process of getting there. New music is heard from French composer Olivier Longre, Glaswegian troubadour Alasdair Roberts, and Princeton professor Dan Trueman, along with oldies by The Beach Boys and The Cryin' Shames, and more


Spinning on Air

Rhythm Composers

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Our lives are composed of rhythms--from the beat of our pulses and breathing, to our weekly and yearly schedules, we are subdivided and intersected by rhythm. David Garland presents a range of rhythms from composers such as Dan Deacon, Moondog, Ennio Morricone, Tujiko Noriko & Takemura Nobukazu, Julia Kent, and Motion Sickness of Time Travel, and Villagers.

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Movies on the Radio

More Spaghetti, Per Favore

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Here's another serving of music from Spaghetti Westerns. These spicy, robust film scores are full of musical nutrition, with heaping helpings of imagination and excitement.

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Movies on the Radio

The Maestros of Spaghetti Westerns

Saturday, June 09, 2012

As a Spaghetti Western film festival gets underway in New York, David Garland presents music by Morricone and composers of the genre, including Ennio Morricone, Carlo Savina and Riz Ortolani.

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Whistling - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

John Schaefer on whistling: less really is more.

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Studio 360

Yet another puzzle from Inception

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Like most moviegoers after Inception, I left the theatre with a lot of questions about the movie. Last week, we were presented with yet another.  Inception's soundtrack is comprised of two elements: composer Hans Zimmer's largely ambient, stringy score, and “Non, je ne regrette rien' – the classic chanson sung by Edith Piaf, which Leo and his crew use to communicate with their dreaming teammates.  It is just a tiny bit more complicated than that: Zimmer used a sample of the Piaf tune in the making of his score, which he confirmedlast Wednesday (after Internet speculation).

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