Using clips from several unidentified films of the preceding decade, featuring many well-known stars of the day, this short demonstrates that an endless variety of music to entertain all tastes can be heard when you go to the movies.
This short shows that no matter what type of music a person likes, he will find it at the movies. Short excerpts from over a dozen films are shown, with popular stars performing songs or classical works. Musical styles include popular, jazz, classical, Latin, big-band, and opera.Written by
David Glagovsky <email@example.com>
In the 1820s, young Frederic Chopin plays the piano in a small Polish village near Warsaw. Narrator Carey Wilson explains how we can experience great music at the movies. We begin with pianist Jose Iturbi's million-selling take on Chopin's "Polonaise in A Flat" (1945). Other musical interludes proceed from "boogie woogie" to opera, pop and jazz. Leopold Stokowski notes Tchaikovsky. Bing Crosby, then the biggest recording star in the world, appears from his "Road to Rio" (1947). After several additional musical stars appear, "Ziegfeld Girl" (1941) Judy Garland is used for the closing. Chopin could not have imagined what he started. "The music in our films offers entertainment to all ages, all tastes (and) all hearts," according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, so they want you to, "Go to the movies!"
*** Moments in Music (11/13/50) Carey Wilson ~ Jose Iturbi, Leopold Stokowski, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland
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