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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 »

Known For

The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music Music Department
(1965)
Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins Music Department
(1964)
West Side Story
West Side Story Music Department
(1961)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Music Department
(1971)

Filmography

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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) (musical director)
 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)
 1960-1962 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (musical director - 4 episodes)
- Episode #4.32 (1962) ... (musical director)
- Episode #4.3 (1961) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.13 (1960) ... (musical director)
- Episode #3.5 (1960) ... (musical director)
 1961 West Side Story (musical supervisor) / (orchestrator)
 1960 Candid Camera (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 October 1960 (1960) ... (musical director)
 1960 Diagnosis: Unknown (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Radiant Wine (1960) ... (musical director)
 1958 The Patrice Munsel Show (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1958) ... (orchestrator)
 1956 Stanley (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The New Year's Party (1956) ... (conductor)
 1956 The Adventures of Marco Polo (TV Movie) (arrangements by)
 1955 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie) (musical arrangements)
 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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Other Works:

Rex (1976). Musical. Music by Jay Blackton. Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Book by Sherman Yellen. Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Dance arrangements by David Baker. Choreographed by Dania Krupska. Directed by Edwin Sherin. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 25 Apr 1976- 5 Jun 1976 (48 performances + 14 ... 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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