Top 10 Classical Music Moments in Cinema.

1) Brief Encounter (1945, dir David Lean)

A film of simmering passions, suppressed by a pair of very British stiff upper lips. Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto is a constant presence throughout the story, summing up perfectly a love affair that can never be realised. It’s one of the most romantic films ever made, teetering on the edge of melodrama, but always kept in check by the sincerity of Rachmaninov’s music.

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