BACHARACH, BURT


BACHARACH, BURT
BACHARACH, BURT (1928– ), composer and pianist. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Bacharach studied cello, drums, and piano from an early age. He studied music at the Mannes College of Music in New York, at the New School of Social Research, and at McGill University in Montreal. Among his composition teachers were darius milhaud , Bohuslav Martinů, and Henry Cowell. He subsequently worked as an accompanist for several popular singers such as polly bergen , steve lawrence , Paula Stewart, and Marlene Dietrich from 1958 to 1961. He began composing popular songs in the mid-1950s, collaborating with the lyricist Hal David and later writing hit songs for Dionne Warwick. Bacharach's style includes heterogenous elements such as variable meter, pandiatonic and jazz harmonies, rhythmic ostinatos, and effects from black American styles. He won two Academy Awards for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) with the well-known song "Raindrops Keep Failing on my Head." In the 1990s he collaborated with Elvis Costello. His compositions include the musicals Promises, Promises (1968) and Lost Horizon (1973), the film score for Alfie, and many popular songs -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Grove online; B.A. Lohof, "The Bacharach Phenomenon: a Study of Popular Heroism," in: Popular Music and Society, I (1972), 73–82. (Israela Stein (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Bacharach, Burt — born May 12, 1928, Kansas City, Mo., U.S. U.S. songwriter and pianist. He studied under Darius Milhaud, Bohuslav Martinů, and Henry Cowell. In the 1950s he wrote arrangements for Steve Lawrence and Vic Damone and later toured with Marlene… …   Universalium

  • Bacharach, Burt — (n. 12 may. 1928, Kansas City, Mo., EE.UU.). Escritor de canciones y pianista estadounidense. Estudió con Darius Milhaud, Bohuslav Martinu y Henry Cowell. En la década de 1950 realizó arreglos para Steve Lawrence y Vic Damone y posteriormente… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Burt Bacharach — Infobox Musical artist Name = Burt Bacharach Img capt = Burt Bacharach c.1970s Img size = Landscape = Background = solo singer Birth name = Alias = Born = birth date and age|1928|5|12 Died = Origin = Kansas City, Missouri, United States… …   Wikipedia

  • Burt — /berrt/, n. 1. William Austin, 1792 1858, U.S. surveyor and inventor. 2. a male given name, form of Albert, Herbert, Bertram, Burton. * * * (as used in expressions) Bacharach Burt Burt Sir Cyril Lodowic Mayer Louis Burt * * * …   Universalium

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  • Burt Bacharach — en concert, en 2008. Burt Bacharach (12 mai 1928 à Kansas City, Missouri, États Unis ) est un pianiste et compositeur américain. Son nom est souvent associé à celui du parolier Hal David. Ils ont produit une œuvre c …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Burt Bacharach — (2008) Burt Bacharach [/bɝt ˈbæ.kə.ˌɹæk/] (* 12. Mai 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri) ist ein US amerikanischer Pianist und Komponist …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Burt — m English (U.S.): of various origins. In the case of the film actor Burt Lancaster (b. 1913) it is a short form of BURTON (SEE Burton), but it has also been used as a variant spelling of BERT (SEE Bert). The pianist and composer Burt Bacharach (b …   First names dictionary


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