Laurence Rosenthal: 'The Miracle Worker,' 'A Raisin In The Sun,' and More

« previous episode | next episode »

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Composer Laurence Rosenthal brings unusual musical sophistication, wide experience and subtle dramatic power to his film scores. Rosenthal's studies at the Eastman School of Music, and with famous Parisian pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, have led him create movie music that can have the integrity and depth of concert music.

With Rosenthal's 87th birthday coming up on Nov. 4, David Garland presents highlights from some of his many film and television scores, ranging from his work on such classics as "The Miracle Worker," "A Raisin In the Sun" and "Becket" to the more recent "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles."

Comments [3]

Kathie Brobeck from ?

I think the "Miracle Worker" score is magnificent, haunting, unique! In the closing scene, when the" hush little baby" tune segueways [sp?] with Rosenthal's main theme, I come emotionally unglued. - an epiphany!

Jan. 12 2015 12:38 AM
Stephanie J. Hughes from Manchester, NJ

David, what a fabulous evening! I have loved Rosenthal's "BECKET" score since I first saw the film! It has EVERYTHING and is so perfect! Just like the two actors - Burton and O'Toole! Thank you so much for a wonderful show every week, and for this simply terrific one!!!!

Nov. 02 2013 09:13 PM

where's Clash of Titans??

Nov. 02 2013 03:54 PM

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.