Flicks in Five: Gone With The Wind

by Lynne Warfel, Minnesota Public Radio
December 17, 2011
LISTEN

St. Paul, Minn. — Margaret Mitchell's epic novel had taken America by storm. By 1938 it was a runaway best-seller, and by 1939 it premiered in Atlanta as a big-budget epic movie that went on to become as popular as the novel.

Gone with the Wind, the movie, took its toll on directors and producers, nerves were frayed and careers called into question, but there was only one composer, Max Steiner, whose music takes us from Scarlett and The Tarleton Twins flirting on the porch of Tara, through the burning of Atlanta and Rhett's final departure. GWTW and Max Steiner on Flicks in Five.

On Now

Listen to the Stream
  • Lakme: Flower Duet 3:14 Leo Delibes
    Christopher O'Riley, piano
    Buy Now
  • Flute Concerto No. 1 "La Tempesta di mare" ("Storm at Sea") 3:06 Antonio Vivaldi
    Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
    Patrick Gallois, flute
    Buy Now
Playlist
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.