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Benjamin Frankel
Birth: Jan. 31, 1906
Death: Feb. 12, 1973

Cmposer. One of the most important Britiah music figures of the 20th Century. Trained at Cologne, Berlin and London, from the age of just seventeen he was earning a living as a jazz fiddler, pianist and arranger in, with the likes of "Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra". He began to write scores for films in 1934, and went on to work on over a hundred scores for cinema, theatre and television. Frankel also worked as musical director on shows by C.B.Cochrane and Noel Coward in London's West end. His works for the concert hall gained recognition toward the end of the War, with a string of fine chamber works and, in 1951, the Violin Concerto "In memory of the Six Million" who had perished in the Holocaust. His reputation as a serious composer was gained by a series of eight symphonies and an opera, "Marching Song", from the play by John Whiting, all of which were composed between 1958 and his death in 1973. Amongst his many film scores were "The Importance of Being Earnest"(1952), "The Curse of the Werewolf" (1961) and "Battle of the Bulge"(1965).  (bio by: Kieran Smith) 
Golders Green Crematorium
Golders Green
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
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Originally Created by: Kieran Smith
Record added: Jun 06, 2004
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