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BRONISLAW KAPER

Bronislau Kaper was a musical prodigy who studied law and music in his native Poland before moving to Berlin to pursue music. He composed for German films, but as anti-Semitism increased he moved to Paris in 1933. There he was discovered by Louis B. Mayer who signed him to MGM.

From 1936 to 1940 he wrote songs for films: “Tomorrow Is Another Day,” “Cosi Cosa,” and “All God’s Chillun Got Rhythm” (now considered politically incorrect) for the Marx Brothers’ A Day at the Races (1937). By 1940 he was assigned complete scores. During a career that spanned over 30 years in Hollywood he scored an incredible variety of films from Gaslight(1944), a suspense drama, to Them! (1954), a horror film about giant ants, to Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956), a boxing film. With Herbert Stothart he served as music director for the operetta, Chocolate Soldier (1941), which featured his song, “While My Lady Sleeps” with Gus Khan’s lyrics.

In 1947 Kaper’s score for Green Dolphin Street produced a jazz classic, “On Green Dolphin Street”. He won an Oscar for Lili (1953), which contained the song “Hi-Lili Hi-Lo,” and was nominated in 1962 for the Mutiny on the Bounty score and its love song, “Follow Me” with Paul Francis Webster’s lyrics. Mutiny… did win a Golden Globe for best score as did A Life of Her Own (1950). With Webster, Kaper also wrote the haunting “Invitation” (1952), which would become an oft-recorded jazz standard.

Milestones for Kaper in 1958 include the “Overture” for Auntie Mame and the score for The Brothers Karamazov, where his intimate knowledge of Russian ethnic music added to the score’s authenticity. But large-scale scores such as Lord Jim’s (1965) were losing favor, so Kaper produced his last one in 1967 for The Way West.

-- Sandra Burlingame

Courtesy of JazzStandards.com

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KAPER, B.: Film Music (Bronislaw Kaper Plays His Famous Film Themes) Delos
FA8101
Film and TV Music, Instrumental, Film and TV Music, Vocal, Film and TV Music

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
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Film Music (German) - MACKEBEN, T. / HAENTZSCHEL, G. / GROTHE, F. / JURMANN, W. (Cologne Radio Orchestra) Capriccio
C49192
Film and TV Music
JURMANN, W.: Chansons (Belakowitsch) Orlando Records
OR0003
Film and TV Music, Vocal, Film and TV Music, Vocal
JURMANN, W.: Film Music (The Original Motion Picture Scores (Arp) Capriccio
C10737
Film and TV Music
KAPER, B.: Film Music (Bronislaw Kaper Plays His Famous Film Themes) Delos
FA8101
Film and TV Music, Vocal, Film and TV Music

Role: Non-Classical Composer 
Album Title
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ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET, PART 2 (PAL) Arthaus Musik
107055
Jazz DVD
ARCHIE SHEPP QUARTET, PART 2 (PAL) TDKDVD
DV-JASQ2
Jazz DVD
BAKER, Josephine: Un Message Pour Toi (1926-1937) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120630
Nostalgia
BJORLING, Jussi: Bjorling Collection, Vol. 2: Songs in Swedish (1929-1937) Naxos Historical
8.110740
Vocal
COLTRANE, John: Live in '60, '61 and '65 (NTSC) Naxos
2.119007
Jazz DVD
DEJAN TERZIC QUARTET: Four For One Naxos Jazz
86036-2
Contemporary Jazz
ELLINGTON, Duke: Echoes of Harlem (1936-1938) (Duke Ellington, Vol. 4) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120682
Jazz
GARLAND, Judy: Over the Rainbow (1936-1949) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120563
Nostalgia
LANZA, Mario: Mario Lanza (1949-1950) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120547
Nostalgia
LOUISE BELLSON QUINTET: Amazing Artistry of Louis Bellson (1954) Naxos Jazz Archives
9.81202JZ
Jazz
PETERSON, Oscar: Live in 63, '64 and '65 (NTSC) Naxos
2.119010
Jazz DVD
Piano Recital: Kessel, Susanne - RACHMANINOV, S. / BACH, J.S. / MILHAUD, D. / KRENEK, E. / HUPFELD, H. (Californian Concert) Oehms Classics
OC534
Instrumental
ROLLINS, Sonny: Live in '65 and '68 (NTSC) Naxos
2.119011
Jazz DVD
SANDBERG, Sven Olof: Pa toppen - 20 Original Recordings (1936-1937) Naxos Nostalgia
8.120797
Nostalgia
SFRAGA, Barbara: Oh! What a Thrill! Naxos Jazz
86047-2
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AIRMEN OF NOTE: Invitation Altissimo
75442253482
Contemporary Jazz
UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND JAZZ AMBASSADORS: Legacy of Hank Levy (The) Altissimo
75442260712
Contemporary Jazz
VAUGHAN, Sarah: Come Rain or Come Shine (1949-1953) Naxos Jazz Legends
8.120773
Jazz

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