Cole Porter (1891-1964) was an American composer and songwriter. Classically trained, he was drawn towards musical theatre. After a slow start, he began to achieve success in the 1920s, and by the 1930s he was one of the major songwriters for the Broadway musical stage. Unlike most successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote both the lyrics and the music for his songs.
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Berlin was one of the few Tin Pan Alley/Broadway songwriters who wrote both lyrics and music for his songs. Although he never learned to read music beyond a rudimentary level, he composed over 3,000 songs.
Duke Ellington (1899-1974) - Find A Grave...
Jazz Musician, Composer, Bandleader. One of the most prolific composer of the 20th Century, he wrote thousands of songs and dozens of works in symphonic form, as well as complete scores for ballet, theater and film. Born in Washington, D.C. he was nicknamed Duke because of the flashy way he liked to dress. Ellington...
Soundtrack Saturday: James Horner
Main title from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan "The Sinking" from Titanic (1997) "Jake's First Flight" from Avatar --------------------- Not film-related but it is music-related: my sister sent me a link to the blog of this cartoonist who does comic strip "music video" parodies, mostly of 80's videos. Pretty funny, too. Check it out.
Quincy Jones - IMDb
Quincy Jones, Producer: The Color Purple. Considered to be one of the greatest minds in music and television history, Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. was born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Sarah Frances (Wells), a bank executive, and Quincy Delight Jones, Sr., a carpenter. Jones found his love for music while he was enrolled in grade school at Seattle's Garfield High ...
Dreaming of more Hammerstein
THE SHOW "Oscar Hammerstein II: Out of My Dreams" WHEN | WHERE Tuesday at 8 on WNET/13 REASON TO WATCH Portrait of Broadway's greatest librettist and lyricist. WHAT IT'S ABOUT Oscar Hammerstein II wa
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897 – 1957) was an Austrian film and romantic music composer. While his compositional style was considered well out of vogue at the time he died, his music has more recently undergone a reevaluation and a gradual reawakening of interest. Along with such composers as Max Steiner and Alfred Newman, he is considered one of the founders of film music.