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Disney For Scores

English, Music, 3 seasons, 45 episodes, 22 hours, 53 minutes
In For Scores, host Jon Burlingame takes listeners on a magical journey into the world of film and television composers, revealing never-before-heard special moments behind many of today's most beloved scores. This season, you'll hear personal stories from the composers of Marvel Studios Avengers and Pixar's Toy Story films, Captain Marvel, Coco, Ralph Breaks the Internet, and so much more!
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John Williams

Legendary composer John Williams talks with host Jon Burlingame about his latest film score for Disney's Indiana Jones  and the Dial of Destiny. The two discuss an amusing story shared by Harrison Ford about the oddest place he ever heard Williams' iconic march, to the particulars of writing music for Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s mysterious character, Helena. Williams also reveals how he has successfully collaborated with some of the foremost filmmakers of the last two centuries to create many of the most recognized film scores of all time— with no signs of slowing down after nearly seven decades in the studio. 
10/11/202334 minutes, 57 seconds
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Thomas Newman

Host Jon Burlingame sits down with Thomas Newman, the iconic composer whose latest work can be heard in Pixar’s new film Elemental. They talk about how Newman went about creating music and introducing vocal elements for the imaginary world of the film, as well as reveal the helpful advice Thomas’ cousin, the legendary Randy Newman, once gave him. 
7/19/202331 minutes, 26 seconds
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John Murphy

 Host Jon Burlingame sits down with composer John Murphy to talk about his film score for “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and collaboration with director James Gunn. They discussed the use of opera, the influence of Renaissance music and the reveal where the best percussion sound came from, as well as the challenge of writing music to the tonal shifts of the story.
5/17/202331 minutes
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Joe Shirley

Host Jon Burlingame sits down with composer Joseph Shirley to talk about his work on Season 3 of the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, and the overall soundscape of the series, the Star Wars legacy and his longtime collaboration with Ludwig Göransson.
4/19/202332 minutes, 30 seconds
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David Newman

Host Jon Burlingame speaks with conductor and Academy Award® nominated film composer David Newman about his role in translating Leonard Bernstein’s original music to Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” Newman explains how the team’s respect for the classical music canon and Broadway traditions led them to preserve as much original score as possible, with changes mostly confined to arrangement and placement.
1/19/202215 minutes, 54 seconds
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Matt Sullivan

Grammy® nominated music producer and supervisor Matt Sullivan sits down with host Jon Burlingame to discuss his role as executive music producer on Steven Spielberg’s newest film, “West Side Story.” Sullivan explains how he worked with legends like John Williams and Stephen Sondheim to coordinate music’s unique role in the rehearsal and filming process, and how he felt seeing his work translated to the screen.
1/19/202215 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lin-Manuel Miranda and Germaine Franco

In this special episode, Host Jon Burlingame sits down first with award-winning composer, lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda to discuss how his large family, The Little Mermaid and Colombian musician Carlos Vives influenced his work on Disney’s latest animated film, Encanto. After Lin reveals the inspirations behind his songs, Jon talks with composer Germaine Franco about how she integrated them into her score, along with the sounds of Colombia and magical realism.
12/15/202138 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ramin Djawadi

Iron Man and Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi joins host Jon Burlingame to talk about his most recent partnership with Marvel Studios on Eternals. Djawadi reveals what it was like to work with Academy Award® winning director Chloe Zhao to create the timeless backdrop for a narrative that spans centuries and cultures. He also explains how a lucky coincidence changed the course of his career when he was offered the opportunity to work under Hans Zimmer. 
11/17/202131 minutes, 43 seconds