The Lustrous Sound of Ernest Gold

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Ernest Gold was born on July 13, 1921, in Vienna, Austria. He moved to the U.S. with his family in 1938, and composed nearly 100 film and television scores between 1945 and his death in 1999. His music seems to be an elegant combination of Hollywood and Vienna – full of drama, often in waltz rhythm.

Probably Gold's best known work is his Academy Award winning score for "Exodus," and David Garland presents highlights from that score, as well as some of Gold's music for films such as the zany comedy "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World," the gentle end-of-the-world story "On the Beach," and the jazzy psychological drama "Pressure Point."