Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer and conductor known for his film scores. In a career that spanned more than five decades, he composed "some of the most recognizable and memorable themes in Hollywood history", including over 150 original movie scores, as well as scores for nearly 80 television productions. Examples of his widely popular and critically acclaimed works are scores to The Ten Commandments (1956), The Magnificent Seven (1960), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Great Escape (1963), The Rookies (1972–76), Animal House (1978), Airplane! (1980), Heavy Metal (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), The Black Cauldron (1985), Cape Fear (1991), The Age of Innocence (1993), Wild Wild West (1999) and Far from Heaven (2002).
Bernstein won an Oscar for his score to Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) and was nominated for 14 Oscars in total. He also won two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy Award, and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Birth and Death Data: Born April 4th, 1922 (New York City), Died August 18th, 2004 (Ojai)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1955 - 1957
Roles Represented in DAHR: conductor, composer, arranger
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 41 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||89308||2/21/1956||Man with the golden arm-Main theme||Elmer Bernstein Orchestra||composer, conductor|
|Decca||89309||2/21/1956||Clark Street||Elmer Bernstein Orchestra||conductor, composer|
|Decca||102744||6/24/1957||The street||Elmer Bernstein||composer|
|Decca||L 8857||12/15/1955||Clark Street: The top ; Homecoming-1 ; Antek's||Elmer Bernstein||composer, conductor|
|Decca||L 8858||12/15/1955||Zosh||Elmer Bernstein||composer, conductor|
|Decca||L 8860||12/15/1955||Frankie machine-2||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8861||12/15/1955||The fix||Elmer Bernstein||conductor, composer|
|Decca||L 8862||12/15/1955||Molly||Elmer Bernstein||composer, conductor|
|Decca||L 8863||12/15/1955||Breakup: Flight/Louie's/Burlesque||Elmer Bernstein||composer, conductor|
|Decca||L 8864||12/15/1955||Sunday morning||Elmer Bernstein||composer, conductor|
|Decca||L 8865||12/15/1955||Desperation||Elmer Bernstein||composer, conductor|
|Decca||L 8866||12/15/1955||Audition||Elmer Bernstein||composer, conductor|
|Decca||L 8867||12/15/1955||The cure: Withdraw/Cold/Morning||Elmer Bernstein||composer, conductor|
|Decca||L 8868||12/15/1955||Finale||Elmer Bernstein||composer, conductor|
|Decca||L 9805||1/18/1957||Wild and crazy||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|Decca||L 9806||1/18/1957||Central Park-4 A.M.||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|Decca||L 9807||1/18/1957||Blues at five||Elmer Bernstein||composer, arranger|
|Decca||L 9808||1/18/1957||The poor people of Brazil||Elmer Bernstein||composer, arranger|
|Decca||L 9851||2/11/1957||Smooth||Elmer Bernstein||composer, arranger|
|Decca||L 9852||2/11/1957||Return of the man||Elmer Bernstein||composer, arranger|
|Decca||L 9853||2/11/1957||Exotica||Elmer Bernstein||arranger, composer|
|Decca||L 9854||2/11/1957||Just a little jazz||Elmer Bernstein||composer, arranger|
|Decca||L 10184||6/7/1957||Goodbye baby blues||Elmer Bernstein||composer|
|Decca||L 10185||6/7/1957||Hot dogs and juice||Elmer Bernstein||composer|
|Decca||L 10186||6/7/1957||Tangerine peel||Elmer Bernstein||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bernstein, Elmer," accessed April 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105487.
Bernstein, Elmer. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105487.
"Bernstein, Elmer." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 April 2021.
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