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City Slicker
by composer Harry Rabinowitz, performed by Paul Franklin & his Orchestra
Harry Rabinowitz (1916 to 2016) was a South African-born British composer and conductor. Harold Rabinowitz was born on March 26th 1916 in Johannesburg, South Africa, and he was educated at the University of the Witwatersrand. His musical career began as a six-week stint playing sheet music for potential customers in a Johannesburg department store, and his first job conducting an orchestra was for a show called "Strike a New Note" in 1945 (using a rolled-up newspaper as a baton). Rabinowitz left Johannesburg for England in 1946 to study conducting at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, going on to be conductor of the BBC Revue Orchestra from 1953 to 1960, music director for BBC Television Light Entertainment from 1960 to 1968, and head of music for London Weekend Television from 1968 to 1977. Taking British citizenship, he conducted at the Hollywood Bowl in 1983/84 and led the Boston Pops Orchestra between 1985 and 1992, later going on to do the same with the London Symphony Orchestra and then the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He was also the conductor during the Orchestra of St Luke's "Ismail Merchant and James Ivory" 35th anniversary celebration at Carnegie Hall in September 1996. Rabinowitz conducted the cinematic scores for numerous films, including "Hanover Street" (1979), "Chariots of Fire" (1981), "Heat and Dust" (1983), "The Bostonians" (1984), "Return to Oz" (1985), "Lady Jane" (1986), "Maurice" (1987), "The Remains of the Day" (1993), "The English Patient" (1996), "The Talented Mr Ripley" (1999), and "Cold Mountain" (2003). He also composed music for television, including "The Frost Report" (1966), "I, Claudius" (1976), "The Agatha Christie Hour" (1982), and "Reilly, Ace of Spies" (1983). In June 2015, Rabinowitz was the "guest castaway" on BBC Radio 4's "Desert Island Discs". Harry Rabinowitz died at his retirement home in France on June 22nd 2016, aged 100. Married twice, he was father to two daughters and a son. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36606891
Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Rabinowitz
Posted: 18th July 2016
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