David Raksin

David Raksin (August 4, 1912 – August 9, 2004) was an American composer who was noted for his work in film and television. With more than 100 film scores and 300 television scores to his credit, he became known as the "Grandfather of Film Music."

Birth and Death Data: Born August 4, 1912 (Philadelphia), Died August 9, 2004 (Van Nuys)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, director

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor D5VB-0824 10-in. 11/5/1945 Laura Dick Leibert Organ with harp composer  
Victor D6VB-2064 10-in. 5/6/1946 Laura City Slickers ; Spike Jones ; Other Orchestra [Spike Jones] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, sound effects, and comic interjections composer  
Victor D7VB-1353 10-in. 9/14/1947 Amber 20th Century Fox Orchestra, The ; David Raksin Orchestra composer, director  
Victor D7VB-1354 10-in. 9/14/1947 The king's mistress 20th Century Fox Orchestra, The ; David Raksin Orchestra director, composer  
Victor D7VB-1355 10-in. 9/14/1947 The white friar's music 20th Century Fox Orchestra, The ; David Raksin Orchestra director, composer  
Victor D7VB-1356 10-in. 9/14/1947 The idyll at Chiverton cottage 20th Century Fox Orchestra, The ; David Raksin Orchestra director, composer  
Victor D7VB-1357 10-in. 9/14/1947 The great fire of London 20th Century Fox Orchestra, The ; David Raksin Orchestra director, composer  
Victor D7VB-1358 10-in. 9/14/1947 Forever Amber 20th Century Fox Orchestra, The ; David Raksin Orchestra director, composer  
Victor D7VB-1835 10-in. 10/29/1947 Forever Amber Earle Hagen Orchestra ; Tony Martin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D7VB-3049 10-in. 12/28/1947 You can't run away from love Marcy Lutes ; Ray McKinley Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8198 10-in. approximately 1946 Laura Musique Douce (Alec Siniavine) ; Alec Siniavine Piano solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Raksin, David," accessed April 23, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/358861.

Raksin, David. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 23, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/358861.

"Raksin, David." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 23 April 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/358861

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