GAMEPLAY: Arnie Roth
Grammy-winning conductor Arnie Roth is one of today’s foremost interpreters of video game music, leading orchestras worldwide in sold-out concerts featuring themes from Final Fantasy and more.
This week on GAMEPLAY, we talk with Roth and share some of the groundbreaking recordings he’s conducted.
Generous support for the music heard on this program comes from the Robert T. and Ruth Haidt Hughes Memorial Acquisitions Fund.
Thanks to Michael Culler for engineering assistance and to Christine Kyprianides and Delia Zaleski for production assistance.
Amanda Sewell is IPR's Music Director, and Keith Brown is GAMEPLAY’s host and executive producer.
Special thanks to Arnie Roth and to Leanne Araya and Laura Adkins at AWR Music for their assistance in facilitating this interview.
All selections conducted by Arnie Roth
Nobuo Uematsu - Tifa's Theme - Seventh Heaven (FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE) - Shinra Symphony Orchestra
Nobuo Uematsu - Prima Vista Orchestra (FINAL FANTASY IX) - Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
Yoko Shimomura - Fantasy I: Kingdom Hearts (KINGDOM HEARTS Series) - WDR Rundfunkorchester Köln; Benyamin Nuss, piano
Nobuo Uematsu - Dark World (FINAL FANTASY VI) - Distant Worlds Philharmonic; Arnie Roth, violin, Nobuo Uematsu, organ
Nobuo Uematsu - Opera “Maria and Draco” (FINAL FANTASY VI) - Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus; Laura Strickling, soprano; Kyle van Schoonhoven, tenor; David Govertsen, bass-baritone; Eric Roth, narrator
Hitoshi Sakimoto - The Dalmasca Estersand (FINAL FANTASY XII) - Distant Worlds Philharmonic
Nobuo Uematsu - One-Winged Angel (FINAL FANTASY VII) - Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Allmänna Sången, chorus