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Reel Music
Monthly episodes: Friday, 9:00 p.m.

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WDAV's Reel Music returns with new monthly episodes! Host Matt Rogers shares some of cinema's best music and celebrates renowned film score composers.

Program Schedule
April 24, 2015
The Not-so-silent Era

Battleship PotempkinSo-called silent films often had terrific scores played live at the theater, sometimes with just a piano or organ, sometimes with a small ensemble, and sometimes with a full orchestra. Hear music from Battleship Potemkin, Metropolis, Napoleon, and other early films.

March 27, 2015
Comic Book Heroes

Dick TracyPOW! ZING! SLAM! Comic book heroes jump off the page and onto the big screen in this edition of Reel Music. Hear themes for Captain America, Batman, Spider-Man, Dick Tracy, and more!

February 27, 2015
Bad Movie, Good Score!

Batman and Robin 150Sometimes the film score is the only redeeming element in a movie. Take these turkeys: Willow, Supergirl, Raise the Titanic, Batman & Robin. All cinematic duds with film scores worth revisiting.

February 20, 2015
WDAV at the Oscars

OscarOur annual Oscar preview highlights the original motion picture soundtracks up for Best Score this year. And we’ll throw in some classic Academy Award winners, as well.
WDAV's Of Note Blog: And the Oscar For Best Original Score Goes To…
Matt Rogers previews the Oscar edition of Reel Music, and we ask for a hint for his annual prediction for Best Score. Who does he think will win this year?

January 30, 2015
Reel Music: Hollywood in Love
Love StoryValentine’s Day is not far off, which has us thinking of cinema’s great romances. Hear love themes from CasablancaTitanicRomeo and JulietLove Story, and more!
November 28, 2014
Bernard Herrmann: A Man of Many Genres

Citizen KaneHe scored what many consider the best film ever, the drama, Citizen Kane, but he was equally at home writing music for thrillers (Vertigo), fantasies (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad), and sci fi flicks (Journey to the Center of the Earth).
WDAV's Of Note blog: Bernard Herrmann, Man of Many Genres
WDAV’s Matt Rogers always loved movies. But it was Herrmann’s scores – Journey to the Center of the Earth’s, in particular — that fostered his appreciation for the art of film scores.

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