- Monday, November 15, 2010
Martin Scorsese has selected 15 films by fellow Academy Award-winning director Elia Kazan for the Elia Kazan Film Collection, a new, 18-disc box set, capturing what NPR's Fresh Air recently described as "some of the most mythic performances in film history." Included are three films whose scores were recorded for the Nonesuch Film Series: A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata!, and East of Eden.
About Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman was an Emmy and Academy Award–winning composer famous for his scores to films including the two James Dean films East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause.
Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1924, Rosenman settled in California after serving in the Pacific in World War II. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley, and studied with Arnold Schoenberg, Roger Sessions, and Luigi Dallapiccola.
Nonesuch Records released the collection The Film Music of Leonard Rosenman in 1997, which includes pieces from both East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause performed by the London Sinfonietta and conductor John Adams.
Rosenman’s film and television credits also include The Fantastic Voyage, Star Trek IV, The Defenders, and The Twilight Zone. He died on March 4, 2008, in Woodland Hills, California.
July 25, 1997
This collection contains scores by Leonard Rosenman to two classic James Dean films, East of Eden and Rebel Without a Cause, performed by the London Sinfonietta and conductor John Adams. "These are scores in the classic Hollywood style: monumental, picturesque, lavishly orchestrated and unashamedly manipulative," said the New York Times. "That last quality is central, and depends on a language rich in familiar gestures."