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Miklos Rozsa - 100% match to Alex North

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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18 April 1907, Budapest, Hungary, d. 27 July 1995, Los Angeles, California, USA. An important composer for films from the early 30s until the early 80s, who had an equally distinguished career in the world of classical music, Rozsa began to play the piano at the age of five and soon added the violin to his studies. He gave his first public performance when he was seven, play Read more

John Barry - 70% match to Alex North

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Barry Prendergast, 3 November 1933, York, England. Renowned as one of the leading composers of film soundtrack music, Barry began his career leading the John Barry Seven. This rousing instrumental unit enjoyed several notable UK hits between 1960 and 1962, the best known of which were ‘Hit And Miss’ and a version of the Ventures’ Walk Don’t Run&# Read more

Maurice Jarre - 70% match to Alex North

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1924, Lyons, France. An important composer for films for over 40 years, as a youngster Jarre intended to become an electrical engineer, but changed his mind and studied music at the Paris Conservatoire in 1944. He joined the orchestra of the Jean Louise Barrault Theatre, and in 1951, composed the music for Kleist’sLe Prince De Homburg. Soon afterwards he mo Read more

Bernard Herrmann - 69% match to Alex North

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 June 1911, New York, USA, d. 24 December 1975, Los Angeles, USA. One of the most highly regarded composers and arrangers of background music for films, from the early 40s through to the 70s. Herrmann studied at New York University and the Juilliard School of Music, before joining CBS broadcasting in 1933. While serving as a composer conductor for radio documentaries and d Read more

Jerry Goldsmith - 68% match to Alex North

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jerrald Goldsmith, 10 February 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 July 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A prolific composer for films and television, from the late 50s through to the new millennium. Besides studying music at the University of South Carolina (under Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa), Goldsmith also took lessons in office practice and secured a job a Read more

Elmer Bernstein - 66% match to Alex North

Genres: Big Band & Swing Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 18 August 2004, Ojai, California, USA. An important and prolific arranger/conductor and composer of over 200 film scores. Bernstein was hailed as a ‘musical genius’ in the classical field at the age of 12. Despite being a talented actor, dancer and painter, he devoted himself to becoming a concert pianist and toured na Read more

Dimitri Tiomkin - 62% match to Alex North

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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10 May 1894, St. Petersburg, Russia, d. 11 November 1979, London, England. An important composer of film music from the 30s through to the 60s. After being coached in music by his mother as a small child, Tiomkin later studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He worked as a professional musician, playing on the concert platform and as a pianist in silent-movie theatres, b Read more

Leonard Rosenman - 61% match to Alex North

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s
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7 September 1924, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 March 2008, Woodland Hills, California, USA. A composer and arranger for films and television, who only studied music seriously after serving in the US Air Force during World War II. His first film score, East Of Eden (1955), was followed in the same year by another James Dean vehicle, Rebel Without A Cause. Rose Read more

Max Steiner - 60% match to Alex North

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Maximilian Raoul Steiner, 10 May 1888, Vienna, Austria, d. 28 December 1971, Hollywood, California, USA. A composer and conductor for some 300 films, from the late 20s through to the 60s, Steiner was often called the leader in his field. He studied at the Imperial Academy of Music in Vienna, and was awarded the Gold Medal. In his teens he wrote and conducted his own operetta Read more

Nino Rota - 54% match to Alex North

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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3 December 1911, Milan, Italy, d. 10 April 1979, Rome, Italy. Rota was a prolific composer for films from the early 30s to the late 70s. A child prodigy, he wrote an oratorio and an opera before he was aged 15. He studied at the Milan Conservatory, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, and, later, at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, eventually becoming its director from 1950-78. Read more

Danny Elfman - 53% match to Alex North

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Daniel Robert Elfman, 29 May 1953, Los Angeles County, California, USA. Elfman quit school in his late teens and with his older brother, Richard Elfman, spent time in France, then moved to West Africa. Back in the USA in the late 70s, he joined rock band Oingo Boingo, led by his brother, and also worked in 1980 on music for Richard’s 1980 film, Forbidden Zone, in which Read more

Basil Poledouris - 44% match to Alex North

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Michael Kamen - 43% match to Alex North

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s
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15 April 1948, New York City, New York, USA, d. 18 November 2003, London, England. A former member of the 60s rock/classical crossover band the New York Rock And Roll Ensemble, this prolific composer, conductor, and arranger worked predominantly in the world of film.After studying the oboe at the Juilliard School of Music, Kamen contributed some music Read more

Trevor Jones - 43% match to Alex North

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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George Fenton - 40% match to Alex North

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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George Howe, 19 October 1949, England. An important composer for the British theatre, films and television, from the 70s through to the 90s. After working on minor films in the 70s and early 80s, such as What Became Of Jack And Jill, You’re A Big Girl Now and Hussy, Fenton got his big break in 1982, when he collaborated with Ravi Shankar on the score for Richard Attenbo Read more


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