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 Posted:   Dec 10, 2020 - 1:26 PM   
 By:   dtw   (Member)

There are a couple of really nice CD/DVD compilations (called, imaginatively, Russian Film Music I+II and Russian Film Music III) from Bel Air Music (check out their hideous 90s-look website at http://www.belairmusic.com/BAM%20russian%20film%20&%20sacred%20music.htm) that have got tracks from all these guys and more, plus Tariverdiev as well as the more obvious Prokofiev/Shostakovich/Khachaturian... I first sought them out because I was trying in vain to get hold of Vladimir Dashkevich's Sherlock Holmes soundtrack album.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2020 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   luizau33   (Member)

what about lennie niehaus?
gerald calvi still alive?

Bill Conti born on 1942 but i think he is retired

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 11, 2020 - 11:21 PM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

what about lennie niehaus?
gerald calvi still alive?

Bill Conti born on 1942 but i think he is retired


Gerard Calvi passed away in 2015
Lennie Niehaus in May

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 14, 2020 - 10:55 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Bill Conti born on 1942 but i think he is retired

1942 is way too young. You'll have to be born in 1935 or earlier.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2021 - 7:17 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I (sadly) had to remove Abril from the list, as he passed away recently, but now that it's 2021, I've added 1936 to the list. So far only two composers I came up with for that year - Carl Davis and Klaus Doldinger. Feel free to suggest more, or to otherwise look through the list for updates.

By the way, I can't help but be impressed by that Ray Anthony fella. He's 99 now, 100 next year. And although not a composer, he played on many soundtracks, as previously noted. Here's a video from 2017 - on his 95th birthday - where he does a small gig in a bathroom, of all places:



The "proper" oldest film composers on the list, William Kraft and Johnny Pate, are still going strong at 97.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2021 - 11:44 AM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Nora Orlandi and Giacomo Dell'Orso are missing from the list.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2021 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Nora Orlandi and Giacomo Dell'Orso are missing from the list.

Never heard of either, although I found that Giacomo is Edda's spouse. I'll add them to the list.

 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2021 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Thor, Giacomo is a maestro, lovely man, edda's husband. They live in Rome. It was he who co-wrote n orchestrated most of Nico Fidenco's 60s scores. His brother Gianni is founder of GDM.

Nora had a rival choir to Alessandroni's Cantori Moderni but is a composer too. Check out 10,000 dollars for a massacre.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2021 - 12:08 PM   
 By:   slint   (Member)

Michel Portal was born in 1935 and still composing. He's quite famous with three C├ęsar awards! However, I haven't heard of any of his scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 1, 2021 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Thor, Giacomo is a maestro, lovely man, edda's husband. They live in Rome. It was he who co-wrote n orchestrated most of Nico Fidenco's 60s scores. His brother Gianni is founder of GDM.

Had no idea Michael Giamcomo was over 85. I love his score to "The Incredibles."

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2021 - 3:29 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Added Peter Schickele and Jules Bass to the list (they would have qualified last year already, as they were born in 35).

It also appears Kenneth V. Jones passed away in December, age 96, so he's been removed from the list. 1924 is now open.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2021 - 4:26 AM   
 By:   governor   (Member)

Claude Bolling passed away december 29, 2020.

 
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