LOS ANGELES — As part of its signature holiday programming, Classical KUSC 91.5 FM in Los Angeles presents a two-hour special marking the 50th anniversary of Elmer Bernstein’s most famous movie score, The Magnificent Seven.
Cast a Giant Shadow: The Music of Elmer Bernstein will broadcast Sunday, December 26th at 2 pm, both over the air and on-line at www.KUSC.org. The retrospective is written and hosted by journalist, USC faculty member and popular KUSC guest personality Jon Burlingame.
The program will feature excerpts from many of Bernstein’s film scores and concert works, as well as interviews conducted with the late composer himself, discussing his approach to the craft of film music along with specifics about many of his scores. Rarely heard, out-of-print recordings will also be featured.