Bruce Kimmel

Bruce Kimmel is a man of many talents; actor, writer, director and record producer. Based in Los Angeles he has produced numerous records in the past for Bay Cities and Varese Sarabande. In 2005 he set up the Kritzerland record label and has built up a substantial CD catalog featuring film music soundtracks as well…

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Ford A. Thaxton

How long have you been a part of Crescendo and how did you become involved? Formally I’ve been with Crescendo since April 1989. For 10 years I produced an ongoing weekly radio series of music for film and television called “Soundtrack Cinema” for KAOS Radio in Olympia, Washington. As a consequence of that I made…

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George Korngold

From February 12th to the 15th, John Scott, producer George Korngold and orchestrator John Fiddy were in the Bavaria Music Studio to record a film score for the Columbia picture THE RITES OF SUMMER (produced by Mark Tarlov, who was also present at the recording sessions). And from February 18th to 22nd, Elmer Bernstein and…

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James Fitzpatrick

James Fitzpatrick has been involved in the film music business for many years. After experience in the retail side of the business he co-founded Silva Screen Records in 1983 and produced a huge number of recordings for the label. In 2002 he decided to go freelance and set up his own orchestra contracting business Tadlow…

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John Steven Lasher

John Steven Lasher was born on October 18, 1943, in El Paso, Texas, the only son of a United States Army non-commissioned officer and domestic housewife. John’s aunt Moselle Donlevy, related to the late actor Brian Donlevy, introduced him to many Hollywood celebrities, who often visited her home in North Hollywood. John became interested in…

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Luc Van de Ven

Based in Mechelen, Belgium, Luc Van de Ven has been a familiar name to film soundtrack enthusiasts for 40 years, from his early days in publishing and editing Soundtrack! magazine to establishing the Prometheus record label. For many years he has also headed a record distribution business. Never one to rest on his laurels, a…

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Record Producer Nick Redman Speaks Out

In early February, 1994, my wife and I visited soundtrack producer Nick Redman of Fox Records at his office on the 20th Century Fox lot. The whole Los Angeles area has recently been ravaged by a devastating earthquake, and we had been forced to re-schedule our meeting to accommodate the rumbling and its after-effects. In…

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Udo Heimansberg

It takes courage to put your own money into a privately-financed recording of Miklos Rozsa’s music, and that is precisely what Udo Heimansberg and Bernd-Jurgen Schlossmacher have done. They are here now to attend the recording sessions of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by their countryman Rainer Padberg. After weeks of planning, they are witnessing…

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