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Irwin Kostal (1911–1994)

Irwin Kostal was born on October 1, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on The Sound of Music (1965), Mary Poppins (1964) and West Side Story (1961). He died on November 23, 1994 in Studio City, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 BBC Proms (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Prom 49: A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein (2010) ... (orchestrator - "Sound of Music" orchestrations, uncredited)
 1994 The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (Video documentary) (music arranger) / (music conductor)
 1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video short) (archive footage) / (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1985 The Making of 'West Side Story' (TV Movie documentary) (orchestrator)
 1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol (Short) (music conducted by)
 1978 The Magic of Lassie (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1977 Pete's Dragon (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1976 The Blue Bird (conductor)
 1974-1975 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) (musical director - 4 episodes)
- Episode #8.23 (1975) ... (musical director)
- Episode #8.14 (1975) ... (musical director)
- Episode #7.23 (1974) ... (musical director)
- Episode #7.21 (1974) ... (musical director)
 1973 Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973 Tom Sawyer (additional orchestrator - uncredited)
 1973 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie) (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1973 Charlotte's Web (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (conductor) / (music supervisor) / (musical director - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1968 Dick Van Dyke (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1967 Half a Sixpence (composer: songs "The Race" and "This Is My World") / (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The Wrong Man (1966) ... (conductor)
 1966 Brigadoon (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1965 The Julie Andrews Show (TV Special) (conductor)
 1965 The Sound of Music (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1964 Mary Poppins (music arranger) / (music conducted by) / (music supervisor)
 1962 Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (TV Special documentary) (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1961-1962 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.32 (1962) ... (musical director)
- Episode #4.3 (1961) ... (musical director)
 1961 West Side Story (musical supervisor) / (orchestrator)
 1956 Stanley (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The New Year's Party (1956) ... (conductor)
 1955 The Desert Song (TV Movie) (music arranger)
  Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1954) (music director - 1 episode, 1954)
- The Follies of Suzy (1954) ... (arranger) / (music director)
 1954 Lady in the Dark (TV Movie) (arrangements)
 1954 Satins and Spurs (TV Movie) (additional arrangements)
 1950 Your Show of Shows (TV Series) (conductor)
 1949 Fireball Fun-For-All (TV Series) (conductor)
 1940 Fantasia (conductor - 1982 rerecording)
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Stage Play: Fiorello! Musical. Book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott. Music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Musical Director: Harold Hastings. Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal. Dance arrangements by Jack Elliott. Assistant Musical Director: Mike Forman. Directed by George Abbott. Broadhurst Theatre (moved to The Broadway ... See more »
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In 1982, the soundtrack for Disney's "Fantasia" (1940) was famously re-orchestrated and re-released in digital stereo, conducted by Irwin Kostal. See more »

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