C4: Classics on canvas

Richard Strauss
Also sprach Zarathustra, symphonic poem, Op. 30

John Barry
James Bond

Nino Rota
The Godfather

Ennio Morricone
The Ecstasy of Gold

James Horner
A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 (2nd movement)

Bernard Herrmann

Béla Bartók
Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (3rd movement Adagio)

John Williams
Harry Potter

Howard Shore
Concerning Hobbits

John Williams
Star Wars

Richard Wagner
The ride of the Valkyries from the opera “Die Walküre”


Lada Bělašková – presenter
Vladimír Polák – presenter
Patricia Janečková – soprano
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Jan Kučera – conductor 


Strauss’s explosive musically philosophical reflections on the Nietzsche theme were noticed by a wide audience only after Kubrick’s film Space Odyssey (1968). Also, other successful films have helped a number of pearls of classics to get “among people”. Since then, film music has experienced a further increase in interest, the business with recordings has evolved and its separate segment of audience arose. Apart from the new lucrative compositions, many of the older ones have also experienced the iconic uses in the film industry.