Ernest Gold
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Instrument: piano
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Gold Ernest

Compositions

# Title Year of Originsort icon Instrumentation Category
1 "Schatzsuche in den Tiefen des Atlantiks " - music for the US television film 1986
2 "Raoul Wallenberg (Wallenberg: A Hero's Story)" - music for the US film 1985
3 "Alfred Hitchcock zeigt" - music for the US television series 1985
4 "Wallenberg: A Hero´s Story" - music for the US televison series 1985
5 "Eine irre Safari" - music for the US film 1982
6 "Ich, Tom Horn" - music for the US film 1980
7 "Letters from Frank" - music for the US television film 1979
8 "The Runner Stumbles" - music for the US film 1979
9 "Marciano" - music for the US television film 1979
10 "Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff" - music for the US film 1979
11 "Das Geld liegt auf der Straße" - music for the US comedy 1977
12 "Steiner - Das Eiserne Kreuz" - music for the US film 1977
13 "The Wild McCullochs" - music for the US film 1975
14 "Betrayal" - music for the US television film 1974
15 "The Small Miracle" - music for the US television film 1974
16 "Footsteps" - music for the US television film 1972
17 "Das Geheimnis von Santa Vittoria" - music for the US comedy 1969
18 Drei Miniaturen 1968
19 "Hawai Fünf-Null" - music for the television series 1968 - 1980
20 Band in Hand 1966
21 Boston Pop March 1966
22 "Das Narrenschiff" - music for the US motion picture 1965
23 "Ein Kind wartet" - music for the US motion picture 1963
24 "Eine total, total verrückte Welt" - music for the US comedy 1963
25 "Pressure Point" - music for the US drama 1962
26 "Rivalen um die Macht" - music for the US-motion picture 1961
27 "El Perdido" - music for the US-western 1961
28 "Das Urteil von Nürnberg" - music for the US motion picture 1961
29 "Wer den Wind sät" - music for the US-motion picture 1960
30 "Exodus" - music for the US motion picture 1960
31 "Der Mann aus Phiadelphia" - music for the US motion picture 1959
32 "Das letzte Ufer" - music for the US motion picture 1959
33 "Flucht in Ketten" - music for the US film drama 1958
34 "Gunsmoke" - music for the US television series 1955 - 1975
35 Klaviersonate 1954
36 Sonatina 1952
37 Trio 1950
38 Audubonische Ouvertüre 1949
39 Streichquartett 1948
40 Allegorische Ouvertüre 1947
41 Sinfonie Nr. 2 1947
42 Ballade für Orchester 1944
43 Symphonische Preludien 1944
44 Klavierkonzert 1943
45 Pan American Symphony 1941
46 Symphony for Five Instruments

General Information

Year of Birth:  1921
Date of Birth:  13. July 1921
Place of Birth:  Vienna
Country of Birth: 
Date of Death:  17. March 1999
Nationality: 

Education

PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1937 - 1938
1937 - 1938

conducting

1937 - 1938

composition

1939 - 1940

conducting (Leon Barzin)

1939 - 1940

composition (Otto Cesano)

1948 - 1950

Hollywood: composition (George Antheil)

Activities

PeriodActivityOrganisationLocation
1946

arranger

1948

composer for film music

1958 - 1960

Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra: conducter and musical director

Senior Citizens' Orchestra of Los Angeles: founder

Performances (Selection)

PeriodPerformanceCompositionOrganisationLocation

Carnegie Hall

Awards

PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation
1959

Golden Globe in the category Best Original Score

1960

Grammy Award for "Best Sound Track Album Or Recording Of Score From Motion Picture Or Television"

1961

Academy Award (oscar) in the category "Best Original Score"

Description of Style

Gold's Viennese origin becomes clear when opportunities occur, which require the appropriate music as in "Ship of Fools" [The Ship of Fools] (1965) and a terrific, exhilarating waltz theme, as in "Mad World" [It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World] [A totally, totally crazy World] (1963). His knowledge of German music is evident in "Judgment at Nurembu[e]rg" [Verdict of Nuremberg] (1961) and "Cross of Iron" [Steiner - The Iron Cross] (1977), that both use traditional material as a starting point. However, it would be wrong to start the impression that Gold's music was determined by his origin. There is nothing Viennese in his compositions for westerns like "The Last Sunset" (1961) and "Tom Horn" (1980) or in the heated, jazz influenced, soundtrack for "Pressure Point" (1962). But even in his concert music, "String Quartet", the "Piano Sonata", his "Symphony for Five Instruments" and his collection "Songs of Love and Parting" Viennese influences are rare. His film and concert compositions are the works of a talented and trained musician who was lucky to grow up in a city with legendary music tradition, and whose fate it was to make a connection between Hollywood and Old Vienna.

 

Tony Thomas, in Filmmusik. Die großen Filmkomponisten - ihre Kunst und ihre Technik. - Munich: Heyne, 1995. - P. 59