Many 21st-century listeners' first and sometimes main exposure to classical composition is through movie scores. With this in mind, Classical MPR has developed programming that celebrates and explores the relationship between music and movies today and throughout the history of film. Enjoy Roll Credits on Monday nights at 7 p.m. and Flicks in Five on Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Flicks in Five™
Every Saturday at 10 a.m., Lynne Warfel takes a close look at great films, their scores and the stories behind the cameras... all in five minutes.
- Flicks in Five: Ben-Hur - The Epic Defined
With the best movie sequence of all time -- the chariot race -- 'Ben Hur' also boasts one of the longest musical scores ever written, recorded in one of the most epic recording sessions ever scheduled.January 27, 2015
- Flicks in Five: Billy Wilder, 'Some Like It Hot'
The Austrian born American director brought us many films in his trademark black and white, but it was his 1958 comedy starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe that earned him a place in the annals of film history.January 20, 2015
Another movie score summer with Roll Credits begins with a Fourth of July pre-function, Monday night at 7. Lynne Warfel, a personality as colorful as a shirt from our nation's 50th state, is joined once again by her sidekick Bill Morelock, a man with the relatively muted presence of George Gobel. They get along. The Independence Day playlist ranges from the patriotic to the picnic-related with a John Williams chase scene and maybe a Henry Mancini cocktails-at-six tune thrown in to complete the portrait of a very large and complex country's birthday.
Bill Morelock fell into radio as a refugee from graduate school. This was in Pullman, Washington, where Murrow learned how to speak like Murrow. A permanent inferiority complex developed. In 1988, he conspired with Bob Christiansen to create the daily classical music show, Bob & Bill. It was distributed nationally by NPR from 1991-1996. In Minnesota, Morelock has worked at WCAL in Northfield, and at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul. He writes an occasional piece of prose, occasionally funny, but not often enough to really annoy anyone.
Lynne Warfel returns to a 24-year radio career after a four-year hiatus. In this "Cavorts with Collies" period, she followed her lifelong passion for working with dogs as a trainer and behavior consultant. She started "Good Dog Productions," her in-home dog training business in 2006. Previous to The Dog Mutterer phase, she was one of the first national hosts back in 1995. She was also heard locally on Minnesota Public Radio from 1993-2005. While at MPR in her former incarnation, she hosted the Minnesota High School Music Listening Contest, Echoes of Christmas with the Dale Warland Singers, Sommerfest broadcasts, was a guest narrator with The SPCO and Minnesota Orchestra, and was a frequent guest host on The Morning Show with Dale Connelly and Jim Ed Poole.