Leonard Rosenman

Composer, Conductor, Teacher
Academy Award-winning musician Leonard Rosenman led quite a successful career contributing to the soundtracks of major motion pictures. Rosenman worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career ... Read more »
Born: 09/07/1924 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (108)

Jeezum Crow 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

The Color of Evening 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

("March To The Dead City") (Song)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

("Lilliburlero") (Music Conductor)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

("Lilliburlero") (Music Arranger)

Jurij 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Levitation 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Mrs. Munck 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

Charlton Heston Presents The Bible 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music

Ambition 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Robocop 2 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Sylvia 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Celebrity 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

Heart of the Stag 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

Cross Creek 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Making Love 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

The Wall 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Music

Hide in Plain Sight 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Joshua's World 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Music

Nero Wolfe 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Music

The Jazz Singer 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Prophecy 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Promises in the Dark 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Rafferty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Music

The Lord of the Rings 1978 (Movie)

("Mithrandir") (Song)

The Lord of the Rings 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

9/30/55 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

An Enemy of the People 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Gibbsville 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

Holmes and Yoyo 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

The Possessed 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

Birch Interval 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Bound For Glory 1976 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Lanigan's Rabbi 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

The Car 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Barry Lyndon 1975 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Barry Lyndon 1975 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Barry Lyndon 1975 (Movie)

Music Adaptor (Music)

Nakia 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

Race With the Devil 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Sky Hei$t 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

Battle For the Planet of the Apes 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

In Broad Daylight 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

Primus 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

Banyon 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

The Men From Shiloh 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

Vanished 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

A Man Called Horse 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Todd Killings 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Music

Countdown 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Garrison's Gorillas 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Music

Combat 1962 - 1967 (TV Show)

Music

A Covenant With Death 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Fantastic Voyage 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Music

The Defenders 1961 - 1965 (TV Show)

Music

The Outsider 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Convicts Four 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Hell Is For Heroes 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

The Chapman Report 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Law of the Plainsman 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Music

The Bramble Bush 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Pork Chop Hill 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

Pork Chop Hill 1959 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Crowded Sky 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

The Plunderers 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

The Savage Eye 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

Hell Bent For Glory 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Bombers B-52 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

The Young Stranger 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

The Big Land 1956 (Movie)

("I Leaned On A Man") (Song)

East of Eden 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

Rebel Without a Cause 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

The Cobweb 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

Aftermath: A Test of Love (TV Show)

Music

Any Second Now (TV Show)

Music

City in Fear (TV Show)

Music

First Steps (TV Show)

Music

Friendly Fire (TV Show)

Music

Heartsounds (TV Show)

Music

Keeper of the City (TV Show)

Music

Kingston: The Power Play (TV Show)

Music

Mary White (TV Show)

Music

Miss Lonelyhearts (TV Show)

Music

Murder in Texas (TV Show)

Music

Nakia (TV Show)

Music

Promised a Miracle (TV Show)

Music

Shadow Over Elveron (TV Show)

Music

Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Show)

Music Conductor

Stranger on the Run (TV Show)

Music

Sybil (TV Show)

Music

The Bravos (TV Show)

Music

The Cat Creature (TV Show)

Music

The Face on the Milk Carton (TV Show)

Music

The Other Side of Hell (TV Show)

Music

The Phantom of Hollywood (TV Show)

Music

The Possessed (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Music

This Savage Land (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Where Pigeons Go to Die (TV Show)

Music
Actor (2)

The Hollywood Soundtrack Story 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

James Dean: A Portrait (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Convicts Four 1961 (Movie)

(to the producer) (Assistant)

Biography

Academy Award-winning musician Leonard Rosenman led quite a successful career contributing to the soundtracks of major motion pictures. Rosenman worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Bombers B-52" with Natalie Wood (1957), "East of Eden" (1955) starring Julie Harris, "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955), "The Big Land" (1957) starring Alan Ladd, "The Cobweb" (1955) and "The Young Stranger" with James MacArthur (1957). In the seventies, Rosenman devoted his time to various credits, such as "The Todd Killings" (1971) starring Robert F Lyons and "Battle For the Planet of the Apes" with Roddy McDowall (1973). Rosenman had a number of different projects under his belt in the seventies and the eighties, including "Promises in the Dark" (1979), "Prophecy" with Talia Shire (1979), "Hide in Plain Sight" (1980) starring James Caan and "The Jazz Singer" (1980). Rosenman also provided music for "The Color of Evening." Leonard Rosenman passed away in March 2007 at the age of 83.

EDUCATION

received a fellowship to study at Tanglewood, MA in the early 1950s; returned later as composer-in-residence

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California
attended

studied piano with Julius Herford and Bernard Abramowitsch; studied composition with Arnold Schoenberg, Roger Sessions, Ernest Bloch and Luigi Dallapiccola

Milestones

1997

World premiere of his Violin Concerto No 2 with the American Composers Orchestra and violinist Elmar Oliveira

1997

First feature film score in six years, "Levitation"

1995

Provided music for CBS movie, "The Face on the Milk Carton"

1990

Scored Michael Landon's TV-movie "Where Pigeons Go to Die"

1986

Fourth and final (to date) Oscar nomination, "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

1983

Earned Oscar nomination for score of "Cross Creek"

1979

Received a second Emmy for "Friendly Fire" (ABC)

1978

Scored "The Lord of the Rings"

1976

Brought home a second Oscar for "Bound for Glory" and an Emmy for "Sybil" (NBC)

1975

Won his first Oscar for adapting period music for Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon"

1969

Distorted old hymns to create the unsettling brutal world of "Beneath the Planet of the Apes"; also returned for "Battle for the Planet of the Apes" (1973), the last of the series

1969

"Scored "A Man Called Horse"

1966

Returned to Hollywood, writing the quirky, dreamlike score for "Fantastic Voyage", his first film project in four years

1962

Conductor in Rome, Italy (dates approximate)

1959

Twisted an ancient Chinese melody into a sardonic commentary on war for "Porkchop Hill"

1955

Reunited with Dean for "Rebel Without a Cause"

1955

Film scoring debut, Kazan's "East of Eden", starring Dean

1955

Composed first atonal score for a Hollywood commercial film, Vincente Minelli's "The Cobweb"

Served with US Army Air Force during WWII

Taught piano during the 1950s in NYC; one of his students was James Dean who introduced him to Elia Kazan

Bonus Trivia

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Rosenman has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony, Orchestra of RAI, Santa Cecelia Orchestra and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has taught and been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, California Institute of the Arts, University of Illinois, University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, University of Massachusettes, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Claremont College, Harvard University, New School in New York and Yale University.

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Awarded an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy by John F Kennedy University, Orinda, CA

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