Richard Robbins

Composer, Pianist, Musicologist
Born: 12/04/1940 in South Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Music (31)

White Countess 2005 (Movie)

(Music)

Spanglish 2004 (Movie)

("Ima Showem") (Song)

Le Divorce 2003 (Movie)

(Music)

The Mystic Masseur 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

The Girl 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

The Golden Bowl 2001 (Movie)

(Music)

Cotton Mary 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Place Vendôme 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

4 Million Houseguests 1997 (Movie)

(Music)

Surviving Picasso 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

The Proprietor 1996 (Movie)

(Music)

Jefferson in Paris 1995 (Movie)

(Music)

The Remains of the Day 1993 (Movie)

(Music)

Howards End 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Bail Jumper 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Mr. & Mrs. Bridge 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

The Perfect Murder 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Slaves of New York 1989 (Movie)

(Music)

Maurice 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

My Little Girl 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

My Little Girl 1987 (Movie)

("Alice's Song") (Song)

Sweet Lorraine 1987 (Movie)

(Music)

A Room With A View 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

The Bostonians 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Heat and Dust 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Quartet 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Jane Austen in Manhattan 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

The Europeans 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Love and Other Sorrows (TV Show)

Music
Director (1)

Sweet Sounds 1975 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (1)

The Bostonians 1984 (Movie)

Man Turning on Music (Actor)

EDUCATION

New England Conservatory of Music

Milestones

2005

Last Merchant-Ivory film to feature his music, "The White Countess"

2000

Final non-Merchant-Ivory film with his compositions, "The Girl"

1995

Composed music for "Jefferson in Paris"

1994

Directed another short documentary film "Street Musicians of Bombay"

1994

Collaborated with painter Michael Schell on "Via Crucis," a musical and visual collage representing the Stations of the Cross

1993

Garnered second Oscar nomination for "The Remains of the Day"

1992

Received first Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score for "Howards End"

1989

First feature credit on which Merchant-Ivory productions were not involved, "Bail Jumper"

1989

Composed music for PBS-TV's American Playhouse presentation of "Love and Other Sorrows"

1986

First feature credit in a film not directed by James Ivory, "My Little Girl," which nonetheless featured Merchant-Ivory Productions as one of its co-producers; also composed the song "Alice's Song" film

1984

Played a cameo role of a man turning on some music in "The Bostonians"

1979

First major feature film credit, composing music on Merchant-Ivory film "The Europeans"

1976

Directed documentary short film "Sweet Sounds," produced by Merchant-Ivory Productions

Became head of the Mannes College of Music prep school in New York

Received Frank Huntinton Beebe Fellowship to study musicology in Austria; also performed there

Bonus Trivia

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He was not to be confused with American actor Richard Robbins (1918-1969) who played a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock's "The Wrong Man" (1956).

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