Denham Film Studios

Sep 23, 2017, 03:00 PM

Matthew Sweet looks at music associated with Alexander Korda's famous Denham Film Studios which between the 1930s and 50s were a major part of British cultural life bringing us films such as Things To Come, A Matter Of Life and Death, Henry V, Great Expectations and Brief Encounter as well as the famous "Denham Concerto". The Classic Score of the Week is Charles Williams's "The Dream of Olwen" from the 1947 film 'While I Live'. Matthew also looks at Denham's life post-1950 when it became one of the most important centres for recording film music - playing host to Bernard Herrmann, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams, among many others.