Adolph Green in Holywood - September, 1943

from Letter from Adolph Green to Leonard Bernstein, Sept 1943, page 141:

I’ve seen Uncle Aaron a few times since I’ve been here. He’s been working furiously finishing up his film [The North Star] – and the scoring was completed last night. Aaron let me come to the studio to watch. They had only five small scenes to complete, but the music sounded fine. There’s an especially cute little theme for Walter Brennan who seems to be portraying a crusty, lovable old peasant. It’s a sort of cross between a Slavonic dance and Schumann’s “Jolly Farmer”. Anyway, that’s the mood. The orchestra that recorded the score was largely made up of the Warner …   more >>
cite as

Adolph Green, Letter from Adolph Green to Leonard Bernstein, Sept 1943. In Nigel Simeone (ed.), The Leonard Bernstein Letters (City of New Haven, 2013), p. 141. accessed: 21 May, 2024

location of experience: Holywood


Listening to

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The North Star
written by Aaron Copland

Experience Information

Date/Time September, 1943
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Brennan plays the part of the pig-farmer Karp in the film

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:27:14 +0000