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How Alfred Newman Inspired My Passion for Music in All Its Forms
Posted By: Frank Pagani 5/30/2013 - 8:00 AM
2013 marks the 80th anniversary of noted Hollywood composer, arranger and conductor Alfred Newman creating the iconic fanfare theme for Twentieth Century Films which was renamed Twentieth Century-Fox in 1935. It is also the 60th anniversary of when I first experienced Newman's motion picture soundtrack genius at the age of 10. It turned out to be an event that unquestionably set me on the path to what would become a thrilling, life-long musical odyssey.
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