Silent Film Music by William Perry Recorded for Naxos
August 3, 2010
American composer William Perry is credited with playing a pivotal role in the revival of interest in silent films. For twelve years he was Director of Music at the Museum of Modern Art in New York where he composed more than one hundred scores for the Museum’s silent film collection. His Emmy Award-winning television series, The Silent Years, with Orson Welles and Lillian Gish as hosts, introduced silent film classics to two new generations of film goers. And now Naxos, with the RTÉ National Symphony of Ireland conducted by Paul Phillips, has just recorded a full CD of Perry’s music derived from his silent film scores.