WQXR’s Movies on the Radio to Broadcast World Premiere Of John Williams’ Soundtrack for “War Horse”

Saturday, October 22 at 9pm on WQXR 105.9 FM in New York and www.wqxr.org


On Saturday, October 22 at 9pm, MOVIES ON THE RADIO – WQXR’s Saturday evening program devoted to film music, produced and hosted by David Garland – will present the exclusive premiere of the five-time Academy Award-winning composer’s soundtrack for the forthcoming Spielberg film, War Horse. Slated to open Christmas Day 2011, War Horse – based on Nick Stafford’s best-selling novel and now a hit Broadway play – tells the inspiring story of a brave young man and his bond with an extraordinary horse, set against the backdrop – and on the frontlines of – World War I. Listeners will hear tones of beauty and quiet majesty in the score, inspired by the dramatic countryside of the British landscape.

“I’ve always been impressed by the range of John Williams’ mastery,” said Garland. “From comedies to thrillers, sci-fi epics to love stories, he always finds the most expressive way to enhance a film with his music. War Horse may be one of his most soulful scores.”

Additionally, Garland will present highlights from another upcoming Spielberg/Williams collaboration, The Adventures of Tintin, as well as familiar pieces from their previous films.

MOVIES ON THE RADIO airs live on Saturdays at 9pm on Classical 105.9 FM WQXR in New York. It will be available for both live and subsequent on-demand listening at http://www.wqxr.org/#/programs/movies/ and via the WQXR mobile app, available in the iTunes Store.

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