April 16, 2012
Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer won the Oscar for original song for "Moon River" from 1961's "Breakfast at Tiffany's. " Mancini also had another nomination in that same category that year with lyricist Mack David. What was the song and what film did it come from? "Bachelor in Paradise" from "Bachelor in Paradise. "
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June 25, 2011 |
Television and film music composer Fred Steiner, creator of the bold and gritty theme for the "Perry Mason" TV series and one of the composers of the Oscar-nominated score for "The Color Purple," has died. He was 88. Steiner died of natural causes Thursday at his home in the town of Ajijic in the Mexican state of Jalisco, according to his daughter Wendy Waldman, a singer-songwriter. One of the busiest composers working in Hollywood in the 1950s and '60s, Steiner also crafted music for "Gunsmoke," "The Twilight Zone," "Star Trek," "Have Gun, Will Travel," "Rawhide," "Hogan's Heroes" and other TV series.
February 24, 2011
Grammy number cruncher: A graphic that accompanied an article about Grammy Award statistics in the Feb. 12 Calendar listed the six artists who were said to have received the most awards in the top three Grammy performance categories: album of the year, record of the year and best new artist. In fact, the list was for most nominations in those categories. Several of the figures were wrong. Frank Sinatra received 15 nominations, not 14; Henry Mancini received seven nominations, not eight; and Paul Simon received 12, not 11, including four, not three, as part of Simon & Garfunkel.
November 21, 2006 |
The Henry Mancini Institute, an organization that provided training for Los Angeles-area music students, said Monday it would close at the end of the year. Ginny Mancini, president of the institute's board of directors and widow of the famed composer for which it was named, said the decision was necessitated by the conflict between escalating costs and "the ominous landscape of funding for the arts."
July 24, 2006 |
The real stars of the annual Henry Mancini Institute concerts are always the talented young players of the HMI Orchestra. And Saturday night's season-opening event at Royce Hall was no exception. After only five days of rehearsals, the full orchestra sounded remarkably good, the strings vibrant and alive, the winds articulate and beautifully textured. Only a few small uncertainties -- mostly in tricky metric passages -- betrayed the players' relative unfamiliarity with one another.
February 9, 2006 |
Stevie Wonder, Alison Krauss and U2 vaulted a few places up the ladder of all-time Grammy winners with their victories Wednesday. Wonder's 23rd and 24th Grammys keep him in fifth place but move him just behind Pierre Boulez and Vladimir Horowitz, who both have 25. Only Georg Solti (31) and Quincy Jones (27) have more. With its five wins, U2 leapfrogs a host of acts and moves past Henry Mancini with 22, just behind Wonder.