Charles Gerhardt

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    Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": IV. Presto - Allegro assai "Ode to Joy" (Theme) (Featured in "Dead Poets Society")Charles Gerhardt
    Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air (on the G String)Charles Gerhardt
    Die Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries (Featured in "Apocalypse Now")Charles Gerhardt
    The Barber of Seville: Overture (Featured in "Breaking Away")Charles Gerhardt
    Bagatelle in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise"Charles Gerhardt


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        Gerhardt was the first conductor to treat film soundtracks in the same manner as fine concert music. He re-recorded the music with a professional orchestra, thereby encouraging awareness of the many composers writing for the medium. He began to play the piano at the age of five and was already composing and orchestrating his scores at nine. His formal studies were undertaken at the College of William and Mary and the Juilliard School of Music. During World War II, Gerhardt, k... Read more

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