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August 19, 2004 Prolific Hollywood composer Elmer Bernstein, who wrote the scores for such films as The Ten Commandments and The Magnificent Seven, dies at age 82. Nominated for an Oscar 14 times, Bernstein won once.
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June 20, 2004 Weekend Edition Sunday music director Ned Wharton reviews the work of two artists with famous musician dads who're blazing their own unique paths: Emilie Berstein, daughter of film score composer Elmer Bernstein, and pianist Peter John Stoltzman, son of Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman.
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March 23, 2001 Pat Dowell reports on Elmer Bernstein who, after composing scores for more than 200 movies, is moving to writing concert music. Bernstein regrets the state of film music today — which he says lacks emotion, and is included primarily to create an atmosphere, rather than impart a grand musical theme.
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