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Finding Aid for the Richard Markowitz Collection of Music Manuscripts and Recordings, 1958-1991
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This collection contains scores and recordings of film and television music of the composer Richard Markowitz.
Richard Markowitz was born in Los Angeles, California on Sept. 3, 1926; after graduating from Santa Monica High School he attended the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music (1946-48), the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris (1948-50); he studied composition with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Ernst Krenek, Arnold Schoenberg, Arthur Honneger, and later, George Tremblay. Markowitz began his career in professional music as a dance band leader, pianist, and singer in the 1940's and early 1950's, working both live and on records; as a composer and arranger he worked for the BBC and the Katharine Dunham Ballet Company between 1950 and 1955. Markowitz began his film and television career in the late 1950's and his work includes music for the following: The Wild, Wild West (theme), The Hot Angel, Cry of Battle (feature film scores), television series Barnaby Jones, The Streets of San Francisco, Hawaii Five-O, Quincy, Police Story, and over 50 episodes for the long-running series Murder She Wrote. Richard Markowitz died on December 6, 1994 in Santa Monica.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Performing Arts Special Collections. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to Performing Arts Special Collections Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Performing Arts Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained.
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