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Events In Film Score History
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February 1: Alan Silvestri begins recording his score for The Perez Family (1995)
Herbert Stothart died (1949)
Howard Shore begins recording his score for The Score (2001)
Karl Hajos died (1950)
Lyn Murray begins recording his score for To Catch a Thief (1955)
Miklos Rozsa records his score for The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Rick Wilkins born (1937)
February 2: David Buttolph begins recording his score for Secret of the Incas (1954)
Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score for Take the High Ground! (1953)
Gerald Fried records his score for Cast a Long Shadow (1959)
Giuseppe Becce born (1877)
Mike Batt born (1950)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for Crisis (1950)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Richard Band begins recording his score for Parasite (1982)
February 3: Daniele Amfitheatrof begins recording his score for Lassie Come Home (1943)
Dave Davies born (1947)
Derek Hilton born (1927)
Lionel Newman died (1989)
Paul Sawtell born (1906)
Ray Heindorf died (1980)
Toshiyuki Watanabe born (1955)
February 4: Bronislau Kaper begins recording his and Heitor Villa-Lobos' score to Green Mansions (1959)
David Raksin begins recording his score for The Girl in White (1952)
Don Davis born (1957)
Hal Mooney born (1911)
J.J. Johnson died (2001)
Joe Raposo died (1989)
Kitaro born (1953)
Patton premieres in New York City (1970)
Von Dexter died (1996)
February 5: Al De Lory died (2012)
Bronislau Kaper born (1902)
Cliff Martinez born (1954)
Clifton Parker born (1905)
Douglas Gamley died (1998)
Elizabeth Swados (1951)
Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for The Rat Race (1960)
Felice Lattuada born (1882)
Guy Farley born (1963)
Jacques Ibert died (1962)
Kristopher Carter born (1972)
Michael Small begins recording his score for The Parallax View (1974)
Nick Laird-Clowes born (1957)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "When the Bough Breaks" (1988)
February 6: Akira Yamaoka born (1968)
Hugo Montenegro died (1981)
John Dankworth died (2010)
February 7: Alejandro Jodorowsky born (1929)
David Bryan born (1962)
Frans Bak born (1958)
George Bassman born (1914)
Gottfried Huppertz died (1937)
Ira Newborn begins recording his score for Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)
Jerry Fielding begins recording orchestral cues for Demon Seed (1977)
Laurie Johnson born (1927)
Marius Constant born (1925)
Shirley Walker begins recording her score for Willard (2003)
February 8: Akira Ifukube died (2006)
Alan Elliott born (1964)
Joe Raposo born (1937)
John Williams born (1932)
Johnny Mandel records his score for Drums of Africa (1963)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Earth II (1971)
Planet of the Apes released (1968)
February 9: Alfred Newman begins recording his score for The Counterfeit Traitor (1962)
Barry Mann born (1939)
Gregory Tripi born (1975)
Jean Constantin born (1923)
February 10: Billy Goldenberg born (1936)
Gordon Zahler born (1926)
Jerry Goldsmith born (1929)
Larry Adler born (1914)
Nathan Van Cleave records his score for The Space Children (1958)
February 11: Bernard Herrmann records his score for the Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode “Wally the Beard” (1964)
Don Davis begins recording his score for The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Heinz Roemheld died (1985)
Mike Shinoda born (1977)
Recording sessions begin for Leigh Harline’s score for The Desert Rats (1953)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "A Matter of Perspective" (1990)
The Adventures of Robin Hood released (1938)
February 12: Benjamin Frankel died (1973)
Bill Laswell born (1955)
Bruce Broughton begins recording his score for The Rescue (1988)
George Aliceson Tipton died (2016)
George Antheil died (1959)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Sky Riders (1976)
February 13: Erik Nordgren born (1913)
Fred Karger born (1916)
Fred Myrow begins recording his score to Soylent Green (1973)
Gerald Fried born (1928)
Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Funeral Home (1980)
Lennie Hayton born (1908)
Nino Oliviero born (1918)
Peter Gabriel born (1950)
W.G. Snuffy Walden born (1950)
William Axt died (1959)
February 14: Andre Previn begins recording his score for Challenge to Lassie (1949)
David Holmes born (1969)
Elliot Lawrence born (1925)
Frederick Loewe died (1988)
Jocelyn Pook born (1960)
Ken Thorne begins recording his score for Superman III (1983)
Merl Saunders born (1934)
Piero Umiliani died (2001)
Werner Heymann born (1886)
February 15: Georges Auric born (1899)
Harold Arlen born (1905)
Miklos Rozsa records his replacement score for Crest of the Wave (1954)
Pierre Bachelet died (2005)
Stephen Edwards born (1972)
February 16: Dennis Wilson born (1920)
John Corigliano born (1938)
Kunio Miyauchi born (1932)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for King of Kings (1961)
February 17: Alfred Newman died (1970)
Bear McCreary born (1979)
Bernard Herrmann records his score for The Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode “Death Scene” (1965)
Fred Frith born (1949)
Jerry Fielding died (1980)
Karl Jenkins born (1944)
Ron Goodwin born (1925)
Samuel Matlovsky died (2004)
February 18: John Bisharat born (1964)
Lalo Schifrin begins recording his score for Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
Nathan Van Cleave records his score for The Colossus of New York (1958)
Nathaniel Shilkret died (1982)
Tommy Tallarico born (1968)
February 19: Charles Bernstein begins recording his score for Gator (1976)
Claudio Simonetti born (1952)
Donald Rubinstein born (1952)
Marvin Hamlisch begins recording his score for I Ought to Be in Pictures (1982)
Saul Chaplin born (1912)
Shigeru Umebayashi born (1951)
Teo Macero died (2008)
February 20: Michael A. Levine born (1964)
Recording sessions begin on Jerry Goldsmith's score for Alien (1979)
Toru Takemitsu died (1996)
Toshiro Mayuzumi born (1929)
William Lava died (1971)
February 21: Basil Poledouris begins recording his score for Flesh + Blood (1985)
Laurence Rosenthal begins recording his score for Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978)
Miklos Rozsa begins recording his score for The Story of Three Loves (1952)
Morton Gould died (1996)
Ron Grainer died (1981)
February 22: A.R. Rahman wins the Original Score and Song Oscars for Slumdog Millionaire and its song "Jai Ho" (2009)
Alexandre Desplat wins his first Oscar, for The Grand Budapest Hotel score (2015)
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino born (1909)
Gary Chang born (1953)
James Horner begins recording his replacement score for Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score to Hawkins on Murder (1973)
Maurizio De Angelis born (1947)
William Loose died (1991)
February 23: Alfred Newman and Bernard Herrmann begin recording their score for The Egyptian (1954)
Allan Gray born (1904)
David Buttolph begins recording his score for The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold wins Original Score Oscar for The Adventures of Robin Hood, the first year the award goes to the composer instead of the head of the studio's music department; Alfred Newman wins Score Oscar for Alexander's Ragtime Band (1939)
Jerry Fielding begins recording his score for Hunters Are for Killing (1970)
Lorne Balfe born (1976)
Rachel Elkind born (1939)
Ron Jones records his score for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Offspring" (1990)
February 24: Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score to The World of Henry Orient (1964)
Franz Waxman died (1967)
Fred Steiner born (1923)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for Crosscurrent (1971)
Michel Legrand born (1932)
Mychael Danna wins the Original Score Oscar for Life of Pi (2013)
Paul Sawtell and Bert Shefter record their score for It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)
Roy Budd begins recording his score to The Carey Treatment (1972)
Rupert Holmes born (1947)
Walter Scharf died (2003)
February 25: Ennio Morricone wins an Honorary Oscar, "for his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music;" Gustavo Santaolalla wins his second consecutive Best Score Oscar, for Babel (2007)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold begins recording his score for The Sea Wolf (1941)
George Duning born (1908)
George Harrison born (1943)
Haim Mazar born (1983)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Outland (1981)
Laurence Rosenthal records his score for To Heal a Nation (1988)
Penka Kouneva born (1967)
Victor Reyes born (1962)
February 26: Bernard Herrmann wins his only Oscar, for the All That Money Can Buy score (1942)
Hagood Hardy born (1937)
John Lanchbery died (2003)
Ludovic Bource wins the Original Score Oscar for The Artist (2012)
February 27: Elmer Bernstein begins recording his score for True Grit (1969)
George Duning died (2000)
Leigh Harline, Ned Washington, Paul J. Smith win Best Score Oscar for Pinocchio (1941)
Mort Glickman died (1953)
Nathan Scott died (2010)
Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score to A Life of Her Own (1950)
The first score Oscar is awarded, to Victor Schertzinger and Gus Kahn's score to One Night of Love; however, Academy policy at the time awards the Oscar to the head of the studio's music department, Louis Silvers (1935)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross win the Original Score Oscar for The Social Network (2011)
February 28: Albert Elms born (1920)
Armando Trovajoli died (2013)
Charles Bernstein born (1943)
David Raksin begins recording his score for The Next Voice You Hear (1950)
Edward Shearmur born (1966)
Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Jerry Goldsmith records his score for the "It's a Good Life" segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
Loek Dikker born (1944)
Mike Figgis born (1948)
Murray Gold born (1969)
Pierre Jansen born (1930)
February 29: Herbert Stothart wins Original Score Oscar for The Wizard of Oz (1940)
Mervyn Warren born (1964)
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