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Elmer Bernstein - 100% match to Anton Karas

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

Henry Mancini - 83% match to Anton Karas

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Instrumental Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Enrico Mancini, 16 April 1924, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 14 June 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. Prompted by his father, a steelworker who loved music, Mancini learned to play several musical instruments while still a small child. As a teenager he developed an interest in jazz and especially music of the big bands. He wrote some arrangements and sent them to Benny Goodman Read more

Lalo Schifrin - 81% match to Anton Karas

Genres: Disco Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boris Schifrin, 21 June 1932, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schifrin was taught classical piano from the age of six but later studied sociology and law at university. He won a scholarship to the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Olivier Messiaen. In 1955 he represented Argentina in the Third International Jazz Festival in Paris. He met Dizzy Gillespie first in 1956 when t Read more

Maurice Jarre - 81% match to Anton Karas

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 - 80% match to Anton Karas

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

John Barry - 78% match to Anton Karas

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

Georges Delerue - 75% match to Anton Karas

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 March 1925, Roubaix, France, d. 20 March 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. An important composer of film music for well over 150 features, from the early 50s through to the 90s. Delerue won a scholarship to the prestigious Paris Conservatoire, where he was encouraged to develop his interest in music for the screen. In 1952 Delerue composed new scores for two early 20s s Read more

Ennio Morricone - 72% match to Anton Karas

Genres: Classical Country & Bluegrass Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 November 1928, Rome, Italy. A distinguished and prolific composer, whose revolutionary scores for ‘spaghetti westerns’ helped make him one of the most influential figures in the film music world, Morricone has scored hundreds of films in a career stretching over 40 years. Morricone studied trumpet and composition at Rome’s Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, bef Read more

Nino Rota - 72% match to Anton Karas

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

Marvin Hamlisch - 67% match to Anton Karas

Genres: Soundtracks
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2 June 1944, New York City, New York, USA. A pianist, arranger and conductor, who has made an indelible mark as a composer for Broadway musical shows and films, Hamlisch began as a child prodigy, and played the piano by ear at the age of five. When he was seven, he became the youngest student ever to be enrolled at the Juilliard School of Music. One of the first songs he wro Read more

Dimitri Tiomkin - 65% match to Anton Karas

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

Max Steiner - 65% match to Anton Karas

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

Randy Edelman - 64% match to Anton Karas

Genres: Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 June 1947, Paterson, New Jersey, USA. This US singer-songwriter won a large European audience in the mid-70s by writing and performing some classic love songs. A former staff writer at CBS Records, Edelman made his debut on the Sunflower label in 1971 with a self-titled album that went largely unnoticed. During the 70s, however, he slowly built up his reputation and final Read more

Trevor Jones - 61% match to Anton Karas

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Alexandre Desplat - 60% match to Anton Karas

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat, 23 August 1961, Paris, France. Desplat’s parents, French father and Greek mother, met while students in California, USA. After their marriage they moved to France where he was born. At the age of five, he began playing piano and also became proficient on trumpet and flute. He studied with Claude Ballif and Iannis Xenakis in France Read more


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