Program Details

Harry Warren and Henry Mancini:  Two of Hollywood's Most Successful Composers

Instructor
Harvey Granat
Category
WPL03033
Video Catch-up
Available

Course Description

Harry Warren wrote more film songs than any other composer and won three Academy Awards along the way. His songs have been featured in more than 300 films and include “Lullaby of Broadway”, “You'll Never Know”, and “At Last”. Henry Mancini won four Oscars, a Golden Globe, and 20 Grammy Awards for his unforgettable film and TV work. His award-winning songs include “Moon River”, “Charade”, and “Days of Wine and Roses”, to name a few. Both composers were raised by Italian immigrant parents and rose from poverty to become two of America's most successful songwriters. Through a combination of live performance, lecture, and rare videos of the greats of the entertainment world, the audience will gain an appreciation of these two national treasures.


About the Instructor

  • Harvey Granat leads an exciting life as a performer and music historian. He performs at various supper clubs, resorts, and other cultural venues, including Lincoln Center, Norton Museum, Feinstein's at the Regency, Metropolitan Room, Birdland, and Canyon Ranch, where he has performed more than 250 shows. He presents a very popular series on “The American Songbook” at The 92nd St Y in NYC, now in its 7th year. His shows are unique in that they focus on a composer or lyricist, combining the performance of their songs with fascinating inside stories from their lives. Granat produced four-time Academy Award winner Sammy Cahn on Broadway in the very successful “Words and Music”. His friendship with Cahn led to his serving on the Board of The Songwriters Hall of Fame with Cahn.


Upcoming programs presented by Harvey Granat.

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