Thursdays – American Composers of the 20th century
Instructor: Ira Miller
Jewish Film Composers by examining the work of Franz Waxman and Victor Young. Franz was both a jazz pianist and classical composer who won back-to-back Academy Awards for his work on Sunset Boulevard and A Place in the Sun. Victor Young, a beloved band leader who brought the notion of having a memorable popular song to his film scores, won his last Academy Award posthumously for “Around the World in 80 Days,” beating out Elmer Bernstein’s effort on the Ten Commandments.