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Alfred Newman (Composer)

Born: 17th March 1900, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Died: 17th February 1970, Hollywood, Ca. United States

Nationality: American

Alfred Newman was an American composer, arranger, and conductor of film music. From his start as a music prodigy, he came to be regarded as a respected figure in the history of film music. He won nine Academy Awards and was nominated 45 times, contributing to the extended Newman family being the most Academy Award-nominated family, with a collective 92 nominations in various music categories.

In a career spanning more than four decades, Newman composed the scores for over 200 motion pictures. Some of his most famous scores include Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How The West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and his final score, Airport, all of which were nominated for or won Academy Awards.

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Presto Music Classical Podcast, Episode 30: Music from the Golden Age of Hollywood with John Wilson

James is joined by conductor John Wilson for a look back at some of his recordings with Sinfonia of London, followed by an in-depth chat about their latest album of Golden Age film music, Hollywood Soundstage.

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