David Raksin

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4 August 1912, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 9 August 2004, Van Nuys, California, USA. A composer, lyricist, and arranger for film background music, whose career spanned more than 50 years. Raksin was originally taught to play the clarinet by his father, and, after further studying at Pennsylvania University, where he was a soloist with the band, he performed and arranged for society outfits, and on the radio station WCAU. After further stints as a sideman-arranger with New York bands,... Read more

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contemporary classical
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