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How Alfred Newman Inspired My Passion for Music in All Its Forms
Posted By: Frank Pagani 5/30/2013 - 8:00 AM
2013 marks the 80th anniversary of noted Hollywood composer, arranger and conductor Alfred Newman creating the iconic fanfare theme for Twentieth Century Films which was renamed Twentieth Century-Fox in 1935. It is also the 60th anniversary of when I first experienced Newman's motion picture soundtrack genius at the age of 10. It turned out to be an event that unquestionably set me on the path to what would become a thrilling, life-long musical odyssey.
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October 25
Alexander Courage's "Plato's Stepchildren," the last score composed for the original Star Trek series, is recorded (1968)
Benny Golson records his score for the Mission: Impossible episode “Blues” (1971)
Billy Goldenberg begins recording his score for Duel (1971)
Bronislau Kaper begins recording his score to The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
David Shire begins recording his score for Max Dugan Returns (1982)
Don Banks born (1923)
Konrad Elfers born (1919)
Recording sessions begin for Alex North's score to I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Recording sessions begin for Danny Elfman’s score for Good Will Hunting (1997)
Richard Hazard begins recording his score for Airplane 2: The Sequel (1982)
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