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Frank Lewin


Composer Frank Lewin was a Hollywood mainstay through the 1960s, especially credit scoring the acclaimed CBS dramas The Defenders as well as the Nurses. Blessed March 27, 1925, in Breslau, Germany, Lewin was 14 when his family members relocated to Cuba in air travel in the Nazis. In 1940 they resolved in NEW YORK, where he afterwards examined structure under Felix Devo on the Baldwin Conservatory. Lewin also examined with Jack port Frederick Kilpatrick and Hans David at Southern Methodist School with Roy Harris in Logan, UT, before gaining his Bachelor of Music level in the Yale University or college College of Music in 1951 under Richard Donovan and Paul Hindemith. After credit scoring episodes from the little-remembered 1956 dilemma I Spy (never to end up being baffled with the afterwards Bill Cosby group of exactly the same name), Lewin initial earned widespread see via the 1958 musical humor It’s Cultural. A season later, manufacturer Herbert Brodkin tapped him to rating the cop dilemma Brenner. For the time being, Lewin served being a audio editor on feature movies like the Great St. Louis Loan company Robbery and Splendor within the Lawn, pioneering compositional methods developed designed for theatrical Encircle Audio. In 1960, he also finished his Concerto for Harmonica and Orchestra. Although composer Leonard Rosenman authored the initial name theme for the Brodkin-produced legal dilemma The Defenders, Lewin was earned to rating the series between 1963 and 1965, getting to tv a newfound musical depth and thematic unity. Concurrently, he done Brodkin’s medical series The Nurses, successfully introducing digital music to leading time along with his focus on the event Gismo around the EEG. After rating Michael Roemer’s 1969 cult traditional feature The Storyline Against Harry — a criminally neglected film shelved for just two years — Lewin came back to Yale, teaching structure for film from 1971 to 1992. Between 1975 and 1989 he also trained the program Music in Contemporary Media in the Columbia University or college College of Arts. In 1993 Yale premiered Lewin’s Burning up Bright, an acclaimed opera influenced from the John Steinbeck book of the same name. He passed away of congestive center failing at his Princeton, NJ, house on January 18, 2008.

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Full Name Frank Lewin
Died January 18, 2008, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Profession Teacher, Film Score Composer
Education Yale University
Nationality Weimar, American
Music Songs Pixillation, Version II, America: The Artist's Eye, So Some Girls Play the Cello, All the Silent Voices, The Sign of Plexiglas, Drink Like a Lady, The Respect of One for Another, Is There Room for Edward?, The Whistling Shrimp, The Gismo on the EEG, Youths and Maidens on an Evening Walk, One Plus One, Animal Doctor, Sanctus and Pleni Sunt Coeli, The Witnesses, Brookhaven Spectrum, The Love of a Smart Operator, Dramatic Suite for New Violins, Introduction on a Psalm Tune, The Leopard Killer, A Year Toward Tomorrow, Textures and Finishes for Aluminum, The Angel Levine, The Forever Child, The Heroine, The Plot Against Harry, The Bum's Rush, The Warrior, Dramatic Suite for New Violins: Prelude and Chorale - Toccata and Passacaglia - Air - Fugato and Epilogue, The Suspect, Micro, Water's Edge
Albums Film Music By Frank Lewin
Movies The Plot Against Harry, J.T., Through an Open Window

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Music Department

Music Department

The Angel Levine 1970 music supervisor
Brenner 1959-1964 TV Series music supervisor - 7 episodes
The Goldbergs 1955-1956 TV Series music editor - 3 episodes
Man Against Crime TV Series music editor - 25 episodes, 1952 - 1953 musical editor - 5 episodes, 1952 - 1953
Short Short Dramas 1952-1953 TV Series music editor - 2 episodes
The Hunter 1952 TV Series music editor - 1 episode



Through an Open Window 1992 Short
The Plot Against Harry 1989
Trois visage 1977 Short
J.T. 1969 TV Movie
A Year Toward Tomorrow 1966 Documentary short
The Defenders 1963-1965 TV Series 6 episodes
The Doctors and the Nurses 1963-1965 TV Series 5 episodes
Brenner 1959 TV Series
I Spy 1955 TV Series 3 episodes

Sound Department

Sound Department

Jump 1971 sound supervisor
Splendor in the Grass 1961 sound editor
The Fugitive Kind 1960 sound editor
The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery 1959 sound editor



The Phil Silvers Show 1958 TV Series music - 1 episode

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