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Playing the Fool

Playing the Fool

Enjoy a celebration of films and the folks in them who make us laugh. Great screen comedies and their music include Some Like It Hot, Chaplin, Jack Lemmon films, Dr. Strangelove, The Pink Panther, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and a lot more. Lynne Warfel hosts.


It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: The Big W
Ernest Gold (composer)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Soundtrack (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:42

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Comedy Tonight
Stephen Sondheim (composer)
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Soundtrack From The Motion Picture (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Zero Mostel, Vocals (Soloist)
Duration: 3:31

The Belles of St. Trinian's: Comedy Suite
Malcolm Arnold (composer)
Rumon Gamba (Conductor)
Arnold: Film Music, Vol. 2 (Album)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 7:59

The April Fools
Burt Bacharach (composer)
Living Inside Your Love (Album)
Earl Klugh, Guitar (Soloist)
Duration: 3:44

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World: Main Theme
Ernest Gold (composer)
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Soundtrack (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:17

La Cumparsita
Gerardo H. Matos Rodriguez (composer)
Milos: Pasion (Album)
Milos Karadaglic, Guitar (Soloist)
Duration: 3:48

We'll Meet Again
Ross Parker/Hughie Charles (composer)
Songs of Comfort and Hope (Album)
Yo-Yo Ma, Cello (Soloist)
Duration: 3:03

A Shot in the Dark: A Shot in the Dark
Henry Mancini (composer)
The Ultimate Pink Panther (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:31

Big: Opening
Howard Shore (composer)
20th Century Fox: 75 Years of Great Film Music (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:52

Beetlejuice: Main Titles
Danny Elfman (composer)
Erich Kunzel (Conductor)
The Great Fantasy Adventure Album (Album)
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:05

City Lights: Suite
Charlie Chaplin (composer)
Chaplin’s Smile: Song Arrangements for Violin and Piano (Album)
Philippe Quint, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 8:16

The Apartment: Main Theme
Charles Williams (composer)
Arthur Fielder (Conductor)
Motion Picture Classics, Volume 2 (Album)
Boston Pops Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:33

Elmer Bernstein (composer)
Elmer Bernstein (Conductor)
Elmer Bernstein by Elmer Bernstein (Album)
Royal Philharmonic Pops (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:48

La Boheme: O soave fanciulla
Giacomo Puccini (composer)
Leonard Bernstein (Conductor)
Mad About Love (Album)
Saint Cecilia Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Angelina Reaux, Mezzo-Soprano (Soloist)
Duration: 4:25

Bells are Ringing: The Party's Over
Jule Styne/Betty Comden/Adolph Green (composer)
Broadway: The Great Original Cast Recordings (Album)
Original Broadway Cast Recording (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Judy Holliday, Vocals (Soloist)
Duration: 2:41

Victor/Victoria: End Credits
Henry Mancini (Composer)
Victor/Victoria Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:54

Mrs. Doubtfire: Main Title
Howard Shore (Composer)
Howard Shore (Conductor)
Mrs. Doubtfire: Original Soundtrack Album (Album)
Studio Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:00

Mr. Roberts: Suite
Franz Waxman (Composer)
Franz Waxman (Conductor)
Legends Of Hollywood: Franz Waxman, Vol. 2 (Album)
Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:21

The Odd Couple: Theme
Neal Hefti (Composer)
Paul Bateman (Conductor)
100 Greatest Film Themes, Take 2 (Album)
City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:11

Grumpier Old Men: End Credits
Alan Silvestri (Composer)
Erich Kunzel (Conductor)
Beautiful Hollywood (Album)
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:48

Young Frankenstein: A Transylvanian Lullaby
John Morris (Composer)
Nic Raine (Conductor)
A History of Horror: From Nosferatu to the Sixth Sense (Album)
City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:07

Philadelphia Story: Suite
Franz Waxman (Composer)
Charles Gerhardt (Conductor)
Sunset Boulevard: The Classic Film Scores of Franz Waxman (Album)
National Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 3:37

Flute Sonata: 1st Movement
Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer)
Bach: Flute Sonatas (Album)
Brasil Guitar Duo (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Marina Piccinini, Flute (Soloist)
Duration: 4:40

Shepherd's Hey
Percy Grainger (Composer)
Richard Hickox (Conductor)
Grainger: Vol. 1 - Orchestral Works 1 (Album)
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 2:05

William Grant Still (Composer)
Avlana Eisenberg (Conductor)
Still: Summerland - Violin Suite - Pastorela - American Suite (Album)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Zina Schiff, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 11:56

Piano Concerto No. 4
Sergei Rachmaninoff (Composer)
Antonio Pappano (Conductor)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4 (Album)
London Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Leif Ove Andsnes, Piano (Soloist)
Duration: 24:53

String Quartet No. 1
Chevalier de Saint-Georges (Composer)
Black Composers Series 1974-1978 (Album)
Juilliard String Quartet (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 9:27

African Suite: Waltz
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (Composer)
Kevin John Edusei (Conductor)
Coleridge-Taylor (Album)
Chineke! Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:37

Concerto for Oboe and Violin: 1st Movement
Johann Sebastian Bach (Composer)
Bach Concertos (Album)
Academy of St Martin in The Fields (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Julia Fischer, Violin (Soloist)
Duration: 4:58

Symphony No. 3
Sergei Rachmaninoff (Composer)
Leonard Slatkin (Conductor)
Rachmaninov, S.: Symphony No. 3 / Symphonic Dances (Album)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 39:52

Semper Dowland Semper Dolens
John Dowland (Composer)
Renaissance Favorites for Guitar (Album)
David Russell, Guitar (Soloist)
Duration: 3:49

Pastoral Suite: Villagers' Dance
Emmanuel Chabrier (Composer)
Yan Pascal Tortelier (Conductor)
Dukas: La Peri; L'apprenti Sorcier/Chabrier: Suite Pastorale; Espana (Album)
Ulster Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:42

Overture No. 3
Jean-Marie Leclair (Composer)
Leclair Locatelli - L'ange Et Le Diable (Album)
Rare Fruits Council (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 10:34

Piano Trio "Elegiaque" No. 1
Sergei Rachmaninoff (Composer)
Tchaikovsky & Rachmaninoff (Album)
Trio Solisti (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 14:00

Trumpet Concerto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Composer)
Frigyes Sandor (Conductor)
J Haydn, Mozart, Fasch: Quatre Concertos (Album)
Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Maurice Andre, Trumpet (Soloist)
Duration: 20:12

Symphony No. 1: 3rd Movement
Johannes Brahms (Composer)
Riccardo Chailly (Conductor)
Brahms: The Symphonies (Album)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (Orchestra/Ensemble)
Duration: 4:24

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