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David Raksin

David Raksin Collection

David Raksin is one of the living legends of the golden age of Hollywood cinema. His score for Laura is a master work of scoring for film; the threme-song is one of the most recorded film scores ever written. Mr. Raksin traveled to Hollywood as a young man to assist Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times. Over the next decades Raksin worked closely with many 20th century giants, including Schoenberg, Stravinsky, Preminger, and Copland. Mr. Raksin's collection includes sketches, short-scores, and full-scores of his films, such as Laura, Forever Amber, Carrie, and Theme from Ben Casey.

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